Land art by Hannah Streefkerk

Land art by Hannah Streefkerk

Fibre artist Hannah Streefkerk is inspired by natural elements such as water, land formations, trees, flowers and rocky landscapes. With a certain sensibility towards structures and patterns, she extracts the essences of various forms in nature and translates them into site-specific works of art. Streefkerk’s work often uses a strict geometric vocabulary, reducing forms to squares, circles and lines.  

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Erin O’Keefe, American Quarto

Erin O’Keefe, American Quarto

When I first glanced at Erin O’Keefe’s series, American Quarto it looked like an amazing series of abstract paintings, but, these are in fact, photographs of tabletop arrangements of letter size inkjet prints. O’Keefe’s intention was to exploit the potential of her mundane inkjet printer in a series photographs that challenges our understanding of what is photographic. Manipulating these images in photoshop, O’Keefe imbued these photographs with painterly elements; however, still life subject matter is …

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Leandro Erlich, Dalston House

Leandro Erlich, Dalston House

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is internationally know for creating captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions. Back in 2013, the Barbican in London commissioned Elrich to create Dalston House, the work resembles a movie set, featuring the facade of a late nineteenth-century Victorian terraced house. The life-size facade on the ground with a mirrored surfaced positioned overhead at a 45-degree angle. By sitting, standing or lying the horizontal surface, visitors appear to be scaling or handing off the …

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Italian photographer Walter Niedermayr

Italian photographer Walter Niedermayr

Italian photographer Walter Niedermayr investigates space as a reality occupied and shaped by man, questioning the ephemeral realm between representation and imagination. I like this almost monochromatic selection of Niedermayr’s work taken from multiple different series. You can check out his latest series, Aspen here

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Celia Hempton, Random Chat

Celia Hempton, Random Chat

British artist Celia Hempton‘s paintings stand out as a direct and unfussy representation of online culture. Hempton uses the website Chat Random to interact with strangers across the globe with one hand, while she paints what she can see of them with the other. Due to the nature of this website, sometimes paintings are unfinished, often depicted with large gestural brush strokes or extremely graphic (incase you didn’t notice).

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Colombian artist Camilo Restrepo

Colombian artist Camilo Restrepo

Colombian artist Camilo Restrepo has built a vibrant and robust body of work addressing contemporary issues within Colombian society and the world at large for that matter. With ink, wax pastels, and miscellaneous other media, Restrepo illustrates wild, cartoonish scenes, whose colourful appearance and absurd characters make a mockery of its serious subject matter. I have chosen a selection of works from the series A Land Reform, which pokes fun at the aliases used by …

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New York-based painter Cynthia Daignault

New York-based painter Cynthia Daignault

In 2012, New York-based painter Cynthia Daignault spent entire year making recording the sky for her work I love you more than one more day (2013). Contemplating time, doing time, spending time, the passing of time, from this she then assembled a collection of charcoal sketches, pencil drawings, pastels and photographs to produce a painting for each day of the year, until all 365 were finished. As I saw it at the OFFICIELLE art fair …

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Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija

Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija

Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija uses the mediums of photography, video, sound and sculpture to capture the aesthetic experience of time. With almost nihilistic humour, he explore the futility of life, often focusing on the vertiginous possibilities of frozen moments.

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Australian artist Kirra Jamison

Australian artist Kirra Jamison

  Australian artist Kirra Jamison’s incredible use of colour makes her paintings very memorable. Pale pastels and deep midnight blues are layered with vivid blocks of colour and looping linework, creating an incredible sense of buzzing movement and energy.

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Plexus by Gabriel Dawe

Plexus by Gabriel Dawe

Texas-based Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe has made quite a name for himself making mind-bending thread installations that compose his “Plexus” series. Dawe brings a new dimension to the light and delicate medium of thread in each site specific installation, where colourful thread twists and climbs its way through space. You should also check it his relics, they’re amazing!

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