Jack London’s study
You have probably seen one or even several of his Lomographs that showcase lovely buildings and structures around Europe — all of them stunning and done in pure analogue!
But behind all of these buildings that is a big part of his life, real-life architect, artichekt, or Tim outside the Community has made Lomography a very essential part of his life. Lomography has made him see life and the world that surrounds him in a very lovely light.
Joshua Nissen King | on Tumblr (b.1987, USA)
Born in Mississippi, Joshua Nissen King is a young artist living and working in San Francisco. Depth, facade and deconstructive, he intend to express through his work an overall sense of questioning their surroundings to drop their walls and feel uncomfortable for a second or more: “We all employ defense mechanisms to guard what resides in the depths of us. Whether these façades are intentional or not they still exist. We wear many masks depending on our surroundings; we are chameleons in that sense. In my paintings, the figures get pushed back into space as flat color dictates their immediacy. The atmosphere is abstract and ambiguous, lending little information as to the context of the figure.” (Interview with artist by ARTchipel Sep-2012) Please visit his Tumblr for more work.
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Jozef Mrva - Masks
“I consider these masks as experiments with identity, especially in the rituallistic way. The bearer is intended to accept his new archetypical identity and immerse oneself in his role. Animal masks may resemble skulls, remains or abominations. They bear shamanic, dionisian or satanic symbolism. The form, material and overall execution is primitive, harsh and expressionistic. They are made to inspire the inner forces of man and allow behavioral self-expression through identity alternation.”