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8:55am April 18, 2014

artchipel:

Artist on Tumblr

Mattias Snygg | on Tumblr (Sweden) - Animals

Swedish artist Mattias Snygg is a creative professional with a background in fine art. He has worked as an illustrator, art director and narrative director on AAA video games at video game developer Starbreeze. As a freelancer he has created art for various projects, books and films.

© All images courtesy the artist

[more Mattias Snygg | artist found at Behance]

8:54am April 18, 2014
tractionism:

rui, february 2014 (by leonorvalente)

tractionism:

rui, february 2014 (by leonorvalente)

10:10pm April 16, 2014
10:03pm April 16, 2014

surimistick:

you-look-beautifuller:

HAVE ANY OF YOU GUYS SEEN THIS
OH MY GOD

i pressed reblog like 10 seconds into this

5:50am April 16, 2014

mallydormouse:

princessjaneece:

Amazing Disney Lyrics : I’m Still Here - Treasure Planet  [more]
They can’t break me …

this song has helped me get through so much 

6:20am April 15, 2014

“I am under no obligation to make sense to you.”

— Neil DeGrasse Tyson (via thatkindofwoman)
6:19am April 15, 2014

thebrightstar:

leptocephalus:

hey, remember that photoset that got deleted?

photo credit to rochelle ulloa

Me and my flawless fiancé’s engagement photos.

6:18am April 15, 2014
lost-in-ecstasy:

nonpaura:

This has to be one of my favorite post on tumblr.

wow this is so clever

lost-in-ecstasy:

nonpaura:

This has to be one of my favorite post on tumblr.

wow this is so clever

6:17am April 15, 2014

rocketssurgery:

stjimmyjazz:

butterscotchcreys:

wytchprincess:

gender-inverse big bang theory with a bunch of smart girls who act condescending to their hot male neighbor

     

If this was the show, I would actually watch The Big Bang Theory

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7:54am April 13, 2014

artchipel:

EXHIBITION

Fuco Ueda (b.1979, Japan) - Kioku No Hana (Flower of Memory)

Ueda is renowned for her surreal narrative paintings of slight girls surrounded by all manner of lush hyper-colored flora and fauna. The artist’s work conveys a feeling of ambivalent rapture, as her dreamy subjects are suspended in varying states of silent revelation and resignation; quiet witnesses to recondite mysteries. Drawing from the coexistence of oppositions, the sickly sweetness of Ueda’s imagery is often offset by the inclusion of disturbing or unexpected juxtapositions. Her young girls are frequently staged in secret communion with sea creatures and land beasts, and appear in equal states of threat and calm. Beauty lives and thrives in Ueda’s surreal universe – a place of unlikely kinships and unsettling recesses – as the artist forges a precarious harmony between light and dark, loneliness and friendship, emptiness and largess.

Kioku No Hana is the artist’s first solo exhibition with Thinkspace Art Gallery. This body of work is largely based on the cultural motif of the chrysanthemum flower: a symbol of lamentation and grief in Japanese culture. Ueda draws from the recurrence of this symbol to create beautifully lush tableaux – at once rich and ornate, while also suggestive of absentia and loss. Throughout, Ueda’s illustrative representation of the chrysanthemum is symbolically heightened to a supernatural pitch. While familiar and clearly derived from the recognizable world, her stylized renditions become beautifully excessive and seemingly imbued with a talismanic power beyond our recognition.

Ueda creates these highly saturated works with the meticulous application of acrylic washes and mineral pigments on paper, cloth and wood. Delicate, and yet simultaneously forceful and unsettling, the works seem to hover in a dream state of surfeit and exaggeration. Ueda’s technique is distinctly her own, and her palette and imagery are undeniably iconic. In Kioku No Hana the artist weaves a visual imaginary of plentiful loss, as her work deftly hovers somewhere between joy and exquisite sadness.

Solo exhibition Flower of Memory @ Thinkspace Art Gallery
29.03-19.04.2014

© All images courtesy the artist

[more Fuco Ueda | artist found at red-lipstick]

6:41am April 13, 2014
flat-adverb:

lucillebruise:

stunningpicture:

Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.

I am getting this framed and hung over my fireplace goddamn.

Same.

flat-adverb:

lucillebruise:

stunningpicture:

Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.

I am getting this framed and hung over my fireplace goddamn.

Same.

9:13am April 12, 2014

“Not queer like gay. Queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. Queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like…and pursue it.”

— Brandon Wint (via ethiopienne)