Pop Art Photography by Vesa Lehtimäki

Digital Photography by Vesa Lehtimäki
Digital Photography by Vesa Lehtimäki aka Avanaut

 

Avanaut (Vesa Lehtimäki) is a Finnish photographer who takes amazing photos of toys. That doesn’t begin to describe the beautiful pop art that he creates. His latest creations are Star Wars inspired. The toy part disappears into Lehtimäki’s artistry.  You can see Vesa’s portfolio on Flickr and more of his work HERE.  My original post of Vesa Lehtimäki’s work is on Cross Connect Magazine.

 

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Unraveling – Ceramic Sculpture by Haejin Lee

Ceramic Sculpture by Haijin Lee
Ceramic Sculpture by Haijin Lee

 

Haejin Lee is a ceramic artist from South Korea. Now working in Vancouver BC, she creates beautiful tableware in addition to contemporary sculptures. Winner of multiple awards, Haejin Lee’s work has been seen around the world.  See all of Haejin Lee’s work on her website HERE.  See my original post on the Cross Connect Magazine Site.

 

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Ceramic Sculptur by Haejin Lee

 

 

 

 

They Live Among Us – More Speculative Art by Simon Stalenhag

January 1995 - Simon Stalenhag
January 1995 – Simon Stalenhag

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Simon Stalenhag of Sweden continues to chronicle and alternate reality with wonderful art.  In this world giant robots litter the landscape, interacting with humans and taking up space in their world.  Also robots have gone native – adopting a quasi Native American appearance and living as outcasts.  Dinosaurs also exist in this world – see my previous post with Simon Stalenhag’s work.  You can purchase many of Simon’s works as prints.  There are links from his website.  Also visit his Tumblr for new updates.

 

Vagrant with Pheasant - Simon Stalenhag
Vagrant with Pheasant – Simon Stalenhag

 

 

 

 

Pictures of Protest – Summer 2015

Protests in Lebanon - Photo Credit - Hassan Amar/AP
Protests in Lebanon                                                                           Photo Credit – Hassan Amar/AP  VIA

 

Indigenous people in Ecuador protest  President Rafael Correa’s refusal to consult them on mining and oil drilling on their traditional lands VIA

 

Protests Erupt After St. Louis Officers Fatally Shoot Mansur Ball-Bey Photo credit  Kenny Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
Protests Erupt After St. Louis Officers Fatally Shoot Mansur Ball-Bey Photo credit Kenny Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

 

Photo Credit: Kenny Bahr/Reuters
Photo Credit: Kenny Bahr/Reuters

 

 

Government workers protesting in India Photo Credit: Danish Ismail/Reuters
Government workers protesting in India                                           Photo Credit: Danish Ismail/Reuters

 

Protesters in Lebanon VIA

 

Protesters in Brazil against President Rousseff Photo Credit: Euronews
Protesters in Brazil against President Rousseff                                                      Photo Credit: Euronews

 

Annual Topless Parade/Protest in NY city.  Photo Credit Todd Maisel/New York Daily News
Annual Topless Parade/Protest in NY city.                     Photo Credit Todd Maisel/New York Daily News

Fantasy Art by Japanese Artist Miho Hirano

 

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Miho Hirano is a Japanese artist living in Abiko, Chiba.  She is a graduate of Musashino Art University.  The fantasy world Miho paints is inhabited by ephemeral women who seem to be merging with their environment as their hair flows into flowering tree limbs, bird filled bushes, and drifting seaweed.  Not knowing all the cultural significance of the natural world in her paintings makes it hard to truly appreciate her work, but it is easy to fall in love with the wonderful women and world that she has created.  Miho Hirano’s work was in a group display at the Jiro Miura Gallery in Japan until August 15, 2015.   You can see more of Miho Hirano’s portfolio at HERE, HERE, and on her Facebook page. Reblogged from my post on Cross Connect Magazine.

 

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Ethereal Artwork by Endre Penovác

untitled drawing by Endre Penovác
untitled drawing by Endre Penovác

 

Serbian artist Endre Penovác is a master of many mediums. His works in watercolor are ethereal and seem rather ghostly – some of them mix ink and and watercolor.  His watercolor and ink cats have garnered alot of attention.  Endre’s drawings and his oil color paintings are equally lovely.  You can see more of Endre Penovác’s work HERE, HERE and on his website HERE.

 

 

Lily and Madeleine – Back to the River

 

 

Seattle Art Fair 2015

Universe of Water Particles - Team Lab at the Pace Gallery
Universe of Water Particles – Team Lab at the Pace Gallery  – Previous post on Team Lab

The 1st Annual Seattle Art Fair was at the end of July (July 31 – August 2) and it was an outrageous success. Over 60 art galleries from around the world showed the works of hundreds of artists. In addition to sculpture and painting the fair included multimedia art, virtual reality exhibits, performance art, and immersive digital art. (See my cross post at Cross Connect Magazine) In addition the Art Fair raised thousands of dollars for local arts charities. There were also additional satellite activities showcasing local art and museums, including the Seattle Art Museum.

 

Rusty Cake - Sculpture By Peter Millett
Rusty Cake – Sculpture By Peter Millett

 

 

 

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