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Art / Tips - 9 months ago

Mernet Larsen’s New, Shifting Contemporary Scenes

Mernet Larsen’s paintings shift perspectives and reimagine our world in a manner that recalls early computer-generated modeling. Offering both corporate and domestic environments, the acrylic and mixed-media works both convey the humanity of thes...

Art / Tips - 9 months ago

Sebastian Martorana’s Sculptures Forged in Reclaimed Marble

Sebastian Martorana uses salvaged marble to craft seemingly soft objects and characters. Works like “Homeland Security Blanket” and “Permanent Separation Anxiety” (above) show how the artist is able to use the dissonance between the object and the...

Art / Tips - 9 months ago

Tof Vanmarque’s Recent Acrylic Paintings

Tof Vanmarque continues to evolve the shifting perspectives and details of his elaborate acrylic paintings. One of the hallmarks of Vanmarque’s style is blending lush hues with makeshift bodies and eroding structures, each scene its own strange nar...

Art / Tips - 9 months ago

John Byrd Recontextualizes Decorative Animal Sculptures

John Byrd works with taxidermy, hand-built ceramics, cast plastic, and other materials to create works that recall decorative souvenirs and knick-knacks. The artist says that “within a domestic space, I’m intrigued by the ability of an encapsulated...

Art / Tips - 9 months ago

Justin Favela’s Massive Piñata Sculptures, Installations

Justin Favela’s large-scale projects are inspired by the texture, vibrancy, and cultural context of the piñata, whether adorning massive buildings or creating life-sized car sculptures. The Las Vegas-bred artist “critiques stereotypes by assessing...

Art / Tips - 9 months ago

Arch Enemy Arts Group Show Celebrates Collage

John Vochatzer A group show running at Arch Enemy Arts highlights artists either inspired by or directly working in collage. Running until Aug. 25, “Mélange” brings a diverse array of creators to the Philadelphia space. The show features Alex Eckma...

Art / Tips - 10 months ago

The Miniatures of Leah Yao

Leah Yao’s talents in crafting miniatures have taken both bright and bleak forms, with the recent “Mini Memento Mori” representing the latter. More often than not, the artist’s Instagram bio aptly describes her output: “I make clay food.” The RISD...

Art / Tips - 10 months ago

Interactive, Disturbing Sculptures of Mireia Donat Melús

The disturbing, seemingly organic forms created by Mireia Donat Melús take on an interactive edge with works like “Trou,” an installation that invites the viewer’s hand into the work and shows its exploration using an interior camera. His sculpture...