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paint my portrait

really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the images for sources / artist

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tauba auerbach

tauba auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. she then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect… examine the works’ surfaces closely and you find that they are perfectly flat, the apparent deformations skillfully spray-painted on.

- from the whitney museum & the new york times

i can only imagine what these look like in real life, but they are big – some over 2.5 metres high

i also really love her typographic pieces (marvel at the anagrams).

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simen johan

in his ongoing series until the kingdom comes, simen johan depicts a natural world hovering between reality, fantasy and nightmare.  merging traditional photographic techniques with digital methods, johan’s images are crafted over time and may include a synthesis of landscapes from various geographical locations and animals photographed in captivity or in the wild.

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eric ravilious

eric ravilious (1903 – 1942) was an english painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver. i especially love his design work for wedgwood ceramics. though this first image is what caught my eye…

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