Jessica Harrison

Delightfully Disturbing Porcelain Carnage

In a kind of haute carnage, Jessica Harrison takes found porcelain dolls and alters them in ghastly, macabre ways, painting on blood splatters and adding internal organs to the exterior.

One figurine looks as if she's plunged her hand into her chest and pulled out her own heart as a kind of sacrifice, while another holds her eyeballs after ripping them from their sockets.

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Jun 30, 2017 09:19:00
Sandro Giordano

Epic Face Plants

Breaking Instagram one satirical image at a time, Italian photographer Sandro Giordano builds elaborate setups involving people falling down and their stuff flying everywhere. For his 'In Extremis (Bodies With No Regret)' series, he recruits live models to pose for hours on end while he arranges the fallout of their falldown all around them. That's it — that's his thing. And why not? Epic face plants are funny, they just are.

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Jun 03, 2017 17:27:00

Weird and Wonderful Album Art

Some intentionally absurd, others seriously absurd, we bring you a selection of weird and wonderful album art of yore...

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May 21, 2017 10:23:00
Photographer Hal

Plastic-Wrapped Love

Japanese artist Haruhiko Kawaguchi, aka Photographer Hal, packs people into futon covers, which he then vacuum-seals (without hurting anyone). He thus transforms loving couples into gruesome twosomes, like wrapped meat from a supermarket...

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May 16, 2017 15:26:00
Fantich & Young

Shoes With Bite

Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, who hail from Ukraine and the UK, respectively, are East London-based artists better known as Fantich & Young.

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Apr 27, 2017 16:11:00
Björk in James Merry masks

Meet Björk's Mask-Maker

Like all in Björk's creative coterie, mask-maker James Merry (what a name!) works with the hand of a craftsman and the soul of an artist. For the British native — who splits his time between bustling New York and a remote cabin in Iceland, surrounded by mossy outcroppings and fields of lavender — it's all about quiet contemplation and profound transformation.

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Apr 25, 2017 17:32:00
Faig Ahmed

Fun with Rugs

Living and working in Baku, Azerbaijan, artist Faig Ahmed distorts and deconstructs the patterns and shapes of traditional Azerbaijani rugs, incorporating modern motifs — glitches, melts, spikes — to create mesmerizing optical illusions. A graduate of sculpture from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art, Ahmed and his merging of traditional and experimental textiles are a very real carpet ride.

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Aug 24, 2016 19:55:00
Squatting Slavs in Tracksuits

Squatting Slavs in Tracksuits

Slavs like tracksuits and they like to squat. They squat to chat, imbibe, appreciate art. They squat in submarines, on skis, under car hoods — invariably in a tracksuit. Here, a near-endless gallery of squatting Slavs in tracksuits. They are, of course, an internet sensation...

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Jun 29, 2016 11:23:00
Benjamin John Hall

Shoes for High-Level Espionage

Part shoe designer, part inventor, Benjamin John Hall produces highly conceptual footwear — in London, by hand — that challenges traditional notions of cobbling. Following shoes that self-destruct, his latest avant-garde venture is Laboratory 12, a seven-piece collection of experimental shoes, each highlighting a covert tactic used by the KGB and other secret police.

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Jun 21, 2016 13:36:00

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