Makeup Artist Laura Jenkinson, Turns Her Lips Into Cute Cartoon Characters*
Laura Jenkinson, a hair and makeup artist based in London, has come up with a creative form of lipstick makeup art that we’ve never seen before. She uses lipstick and paint to create all sorts of cute characters on her face, turning her own lips into theirs.
Jenkinson depicts a variety of cute subjects in her lip art pieces, but the majority of them are cute cartoon characters from popular shows and movies like Family Guy, The Simpsons, and various Disney titles.
Sculptures Made from Wild Plants and Weeds by Émeric Chantier
Emeric Chantier is a French sculptor/installation artist from Paris, France who evolves plants into skulls, weapons, people, foetus, face, and other objects that reflect society.
Josh Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray.
Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.
In collaboration with curator, Karen Heuter, the photographers, Carmen Freudenthal and Elle Verhagen, exhibit their new works about loved ones and life. The work by Freudenthal/Verhagen consists of 2 and 3 dimensional photographic images and installations. Different techniques and divers mediums have been used to create a new, surreal world. The viewer is instigated, is it real or not, art or fashion, ugly or beauty?
Ancestral Flow ~ Cast Bronze/Hot Cast Glass by Miles Van Rensselaer
Valerie Hegarty’s Deconstructed PaintingsPaint slipping off the canvas, woodpeckers poking holes through landscapes, and watermelon paintings rotting right off the stretchers are all images that can be found in the beautifully decaying paintings and sculptures of Valerie Hegarty. See more deconstructed, mutilated, and decomposing artworks after the jump
Magnus Gjoen ’s prints examines how to change peoples relationship and preconceived notions of objects. Something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. It’s this misconception of beauty which Magnus Gjoen wants us to see in a different light, being it weapons, animals or the human race itself. The latter which is capable of creating immense beauty but also capable of destroying it all. Taking inspiration from street and pop art and juxtapositioning it with fine art, he creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces or manipulates something powerful and strong into something fragile but beautiful. He often questions the correlation between religion, war, beauty & destruction in his art.
Multilayered Portraits - By Lucas Simoes
Lucas Simões is an artist living and working in Sao Paulo. The majority of his works revolve around the combination of both geometric and organic shapes overlaid to create curious patterns.
In this series he invited close friends to tell him a secret as he photographed them. His sole intention was to capture each persons expression as they told the secret. At the end of the photo session he chose 10 different pictures then cut and layered between acrylic sheets.
A Tropical Explosion
"Self Portrait" , by Jessica Harrison
Interesting work by Jessica Harrison; an artist who focuses on the body and its senses, in particular the role of touch and how we explore and interact with the world around us… particulary like the porceline figurine pulling her guts out…
Wooden Sculptures Express Vulnerability Through Holes by Paul Kaptein
Australian-based artist Paul Kaptein explores the notion of “now” in his wooden sculptures. While beautifully crafted, each piece has something strange about it. Notches and rectangular holes are cut into the figures and show that there’s emptiness to his subjects. His work is metaphor for the present and the uncertainty that goes with it.