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Paintings by Isaac Maimon

Paintings by Isaac Maimon

August 27th, 2015

Isaac Maimon is an Israeli Artist born in 1951. Isaacstudied at the Avni Institute of Fine Art in Tel Aviv. In 1980, he started teaching at the School of Visual Arts in Beer-Sheeba and later that year the Kaye Art Academy. …

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Kids Playing Star Wars

August 26th, 2015

Kids Playing Star Wars paintings by Craig Davison. More Kids Playing Star Wars paintings here.

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Dirty Car Art by Scott Wade

Dirty Car Art by Scott Wade

August 26th, 2015

San Antonio, Texas based artist Scott Wade is always experimenting new ways to express his artistic views and known for his popular pieces of Dirty Car Art. He created variety of artistic drawings on the canvas of car windows …

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Childish Pokémons

August 25th, 2015

Childish Pokémon illustrations series “Tiny Monsters” by Karolin Gu. More childish Pokémon illustrations here.

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30+ Dandelion Nail Art Designs

30+ Dandelion Nail Art Designs

August 24th, 2015

A dandelions is one of the most beautiful flowers that we can see today. It has a wonderful color and simply stands out on the field. There are a lot of beautiful flowers around the world, so what makes dandelions unique …

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Floating

Is it possible to view space without positioning humans in it? Humans – that is ourselves. Can we look at space in its purity without instinctively projecting human situations, relations onto it? Looking at the artworks, one might get the impression that the series examines the relationship between mankind and space given that the pictures depict solitary figures floating in vast spans of space. But as the concept of solitude describes the relationship between the individual and the outside world – i.e. the first person singular and them -, so do the figures in the pictures depict the relation between the individual and the outside world rather than that of mankind and space. Physical space is merely a segment of the world but the backgrounds depicted symbolise the outside world in a much broader sense.

All the photographs show humans in an artificial, man-built environment, which offers a number of possible associations: man versus building as small versus large, temporary versus permanent, living versus lifeless. The spacious buildings shown in the pictures provide the background to social relationships. Serving as social settings, they inherently require a certain set of behavioural patterns, a degree of self-control and adaptation of man, which will – in all cases – be coupled with a certain level of sacrifice. This is particularly true of the old buildings, whose venerable elegance, monumental character invoking ancient times and ancestors enhance the sense of pressure to display behaviour that is considered acceptable and desirable. Spaces thus become symbols of these restrictive conditions of belonging to a community, barriers of self-expression and self-assertion, and limitation on our independence. The figures depicted in the photographs are physically detached from every single corner of the given building serving as backgrounds as if freeing themselves from barriers of communal existence. Their relaxed posture, however, tells about their loneliness being a more deliberate and calm introversion, a kind of self-imposed temporary solitude rather than hopeless and aggressive isolation. They seem to be floating in a surreal freedom of their own making.

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