Anita Wong – Preserved

Fine artist Anita Wong recently came out with a new body of work entitled “Preserved”. The series of pieces were created with rice paper paintings placed in a 3D shadow box. Here’s what the artist had to to say about the project:

“A broken butterfly wing, a bunch of fallen leaves on the path way, a cicadas shell on a tree, some strangely grown twigs and pressed flower bookmarks from my childhood friend: I find these preserved objects beautiful and precious. I have preserved these strange finds from nature under glass with backgrounds of “Guo hua”, rice paper paintings, one of the oldest art form that honors Nature. They are given a second life and are frozen in time with new meanings under the glass, they tell stories of their existence and lives.

Rice paper painting along with Calligraphy was once a common practice among all Chinese is seen by some as a dying art form. As a Chinese American artist, I want to preserve it, cherish it and bring it to life with new ideas and creative thinkings. The title “Preserved” contains the meaning of preserving Nature as well as the traditional art form of “Guo hua”, both fragile but beautiful, both need to be protected and preserved.

Please note: * All Insects were gifts, finds or purchases from stores that supports cruelty free Insect and butterfly farms, they all lived in their habitat for a full life cycle before being preserved into another beautiful form.*”

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Lucy Williams – Architecture Landscape Collages

British artist Lucy Williams creates incredible collage work of 20th century architecture. The architectural landscapes are realized after hours of meticulously cutting and assembling various materials such as paper and cardboard, which makes the work appear photorealistic.

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Gabriel Schama – Intricate 3D Laser-Cut Carvings

Gabriel Schama is an artist, living and working in Oakland, CA and owns a big laser cutter. Schama uses it to make a lot of work hand-cutting paper, but now is now mostly focused on using creating work out of plywood, acrylics and leather.

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Mark Jenkins’s – “Moment of Impact” @ Lazarides Gallery

To kick off 2015, Mark Jenkins returns to London with his debut solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. The show entitled “Moment of Impact” extends the American artist’s multidisciplinary practice and thought-provoking interventions into the gallery space for the very first time. The innovative artist presents a new body of hyperrealist 3 dimensional work, comprising of a compelling series of unseen canvases and life-sized figures created exclusively for the show in the UK.

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Crystal Wagner – Paper Sculptures

Crystal Wagner received her MFA from the University of Tennessee in 2008, her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004, and her AFA from Keystone College in 2002. She is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA. Wagner’s interest in combining 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms, alternative use of materials, and hybrid approaches to printmaking, and massive site-specific installations, have led to her artwork being exhibited extensively in the U.S and abroad. Her most recent commissions includes a large-scale installation for the internationally recognized band The Flaming Lips and a large shadow box for GNU a snowboard company out of Portland, OR. Wagner actively visits universities across the U.S as a visiting artist. Past and upcoming ventures have had her at The University of Kansas, KS, Bowling Green State University, OH, Georgetown College, KY, Texas Tech University, TX, University of Iowa, IA, University of Hawaii, HI, University of South Carolina, Southeast Missouri State University, MO, and upoming at The University of Syracuse, NY.

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Hopare – Music For The Eyes

Graffiti artist Hopare brings true innovation to the street art game in his new piece entitled “Music For The Eyes.” The French artist created a beautiful portrait mural and then adds objects to the piece to create an explosive three dimensional look.

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