Foxbird (Engineered For Mysticism Not Food)

Foxbird (Engineered For Mysticism Not Food)

Space Trash (What Remains)

Space Trash (What Remains)

Travis Patterson is primarily a fine art photographer but also creates mixed media artworks such as these. These pieces are in large part made of acrylic paint, newspaper, gel medium, permanent marker, and ink aid. They explore contemporary American unsustainability.

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There’s a pervasive toxicity to billboard ads (or moreso advertising in general). Whether you’re of a different opinion in qualifying advertising as ‘toxic’, it’s undeniable that they fill the visual space around us — on metro walls, sidewalks, screens, and even in some rare and unjustified cases being draped over people’s apartment windows.

I have a feeling Berlin-based artist Vermibus also feels a slight toxicity emanating from advertising posters. In fact, he takes this idea of ads being toxic in a very literal ways: after grabbing the posters from behind their glass frames, he uses chemicals like gasoline, thinner and acetone to mutate the faces and skin of the featured models.

 via Empty Kingdom

 

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“A set of risographs [by Rosie Eveleigh] based on Satre’s Nausea from component layers; an act in colour and form layering, finding images in repetition.” (more on Rosie’s creative process here)

‘My gaze travels slowly and wearily down over this forehead, these cheeks: it meets nothing firm, and sinks into the sand. Admittedly there is a nose there, two eyes and a mouth, but none of that has any significance, nor even human expression.’

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