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Pearl Farm Underwater II, 2007, acrylic with pearl on canvas

Pearl Farm Underwater II, 2007, acrylic with pearl on canvas

‘ I look for certain oddities – sometimes tragic, sometimes comic – that are so emblematic of […] this corporate and makeshift land that they are really far from odd’  Lisa Sanditz

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Calm before a Storm

Calm before a Storm

Paul Balmer Cityscapes

“Two of my favorite painting subjects (at the moment) are still lifes and cityscapes. I like that the subject doesn’t have to be that interesting to make an interesting painting, meaning that the best still life and cityscape painters are really alchemists. Ordinary pots and pans or congested and polluted city views can be turned into paintings of great beauty.” Read the rest of this entry »

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tree-11-from-the-series-photography-act-2007

Myoung Ho Lee is a student, lecturer and photographer based in Seoul, Korea. He attracted international acclaim in 2007 with his series Tree.

Myoung Ho Lee creates elaborate, unlikely large-scale temporary installations but his constructions are built for the purpose of photographing the results.

The concept of his Tree series of photographs is rather simple but the impact generates intriguing questions about representation, reality, environment and seeing. He isolates each tree from immediate environment by an immense white canvas backdrop, creating in effect “a temporary monumental door art installation” (Jim Casper). Read the rest of this entry »