“A series of hollowed-out television sets frame beguiling scenes imagined in Xiangxi’s works, begun while studying sculpture at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art.
Situated in a small creative community in Hei Qiao Cun on the northeastern edge of the city, his studio is littered with second-hand appliances like washing machines, which become the sites of miniature worlds inspired by locations such as his old workspace in Guangzhou, the workers’ dormitory he once lived in, his parent’s sitting room, the interior of a train carriage—even his dream home. They are replicas rendered faithfully, but playfully, often using the cement, brick, glass, stone or paper materials found in their life-sized equivalents.”
Caleb Brown (b.1981, USA) - Shark Drop. Oil on Canvas (2009-2010)
New York based artist Caleb Brown was born in Washington State where he was raised and started drawing and painting at a very young age. His paintings are cultural allegories that aim to reflect his view of the modern world. He combines themes and elements of contemporary life (such as media culture, genetic engineering, globalization, etc.) and expands into completely ridiculous scenes that depict a fictitious near-future or alternate reality. Brown’s hope is that by employing this editorial and often satirical method of expression, rather than using a more journalistic approach, he might communicate his observations and feelings about our modern existence more aptly than by painting actual images of contemporary life. Great thanks to the artist for sending this over.
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Surreal Art (by George Christakis)
Oscar-Winning Django Unchained, by Quentin Tarantino.
Thousands of Microphones and with multi channel audio -singing clouds Installation by Shilpa Gupta
DEEP SKY OBJECTS BY GERALD RHEMANN
Astrograph Gerald Rhemann - “I am specialized in deep, wide-field vistas of the Milky Way using short-focal-length telescopes and large-format CCD cameras. In partnership with my friend Michael Jäger we are searching the sky for undiscovered comets and record those which are currently visible. I have been sky-shooting since 1989. I photograph under the clear skies of the Austrian Alps, the Canary Islands, and the deserts of Namibia. I was born in Vienna, where I owned a camera store. Currently I work as a sales manager and consultant for Astro Systeme Austria, which is a company producing high quality Astrographs.”
Object: NGC 7293 Helix Nebula/Aquarius
Object: Objects around Antares/Scorpius
Object: IC 4592 / Scorpius
Object: NGC 6559 Sagittarius
Object: IC2177/Constellation Monoceros_Small Version
Object: Reflection and Emission Nebulas Scorpius/Ophiuchus IMAGE DETAIL
Object: Sh2-1 Scorpius
Object: Reflection and Emission Nebulas Scorpius/Ophiuchus OVERVIEW