Photos by Los Angeles based photographer Julian Murray.
“New York-based painter Kelsey Henderson has devoted her latest works to the theme of â€śplatonic crushâ€ť. This is the idea of being immediately attracted to someone, without a primary focus on sexual attraction. They reflect encounters with people that you want to look at for a longer period of time, rather than just brushing past them in the street.
This is why Kelsey selected people she was attracted to in this way, they may not be â€śbeautifulâ€ť to everyone, but certainly attractive through their uniqueness. They are raw and real beauties, which captivate the viewerâ€™s attention.”
“Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system â€śthat refuses to teach scientists to draw.â€ť He abandoned biochemistry because, â€śI thought I was going to be there for a few months to get myself some money. Three years later I was left wondering if I had become what I always despised â€“ the funny guy at the water cooler â€¦ except not so funny. I was the confused, not so funny guy at the water cooler.â€ť Scienceâ€™s loss is artâ€™s gain.â€ť
Read more and watch a short documentary about him and his work produced by “The Creative Lives” after the jump.
“Artist Yasmina Alaoui and photographer Marco Guerra love to tantalize their audience. In their life-sized photographic series “one thousand and one dreams“, statuesque bodies appear frozen in time, covered from head to toe in meticulously detailed, contemporary Arabic Henna patterns. Captivated by the realism and sculptural quality of each human form, the viewer becomes lost in an illusion. Each artwork begins with a black and white nude photograph by Guerra. Layers of Alaoui’s complex ink drawings are then fused with the portrait, with breathtaking results. Originally from Chile and Morocco respectively, the couple were inspired by the Thousand and One Nights – a legendary collection of tales from the Middle east – and the magic surrealism of South American literature.”
Cocosuma’s stop-motion animation for Miracle Man. Art direction by Jack.
Full still images after the jump.