Marco Mazzoni‘s new show, River of Milk, is currently exhibiting at Roq La Rue. Bright, startlingly vivid, and poetic, these vibrantly colored pieces are dreamlike and evoke a sense of poignancy, such as the almost stunning emotion and visual impact given off by the vision of the crow-wreathed face in Medusa (below). See the entire show here.
Last but not least, not included in the show, this is an image posted on Marco Mazzoni’s Tumblr page of a stunningly gorgeous triptych entitled The Songwriters (click for larger image):
Ghostly, sinuous, beautifully illustrated apparitions with elongated, eerie, torturously expressive wraith-like hands figure prominently in Mia Calderone‘s exquisite and highly personal ink drawings. Her influences and inspirations include Catholicism, medieval illuminated Bibles, Art Nouveau (particularly Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley), and contemporary artists Takato Yamamoto and Laura Laine.
Tags: articulate hands, black and white, dark fairy tales, emotive, exposed anatomy, expressive, femininity, flowers in hair, ghostly, hair, inky, intricate line drawings, neo-victorian, sexuality, twins/doppelgangers/doubles, victorian
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Jungle Cookie is an artist whose style I love, and these are a couple of concert posters she’s created for her band TW!Am.
Detailed, delicate, and meticulously crafted, the beautiful, gently surreal drawings of Courtney Brims portray twists on fairy tales, featuring maidens entwined and fused with nature. She cites her influences as “Victoriana, ghost stories, old photographs, daydreams and nightmares.”
Ellen Rogers‘ gorgeous, experimental film photography, reminiscent of 19th-century hand-colored pictures, always makes me feel like I’ve entered an ethereal dreamland that combines the past and the present seamlessly, where beautiful princesses come out of the shadows and mists and lure you. Rogers does everything with analog cameras, film, and darkroom techniques only, with the resulting images being sometimes blurred, overlaid, and having other interesting and charmingly individual effects. Sometimes black-and-white, sometimes with the unreal, super-saturated color of vintage photos, her work is delightful and dreamy and piquant.
I love photographer Mary Kuzmenkova’s flower headdress series, unnaturally-enlarged-doe-eyed portraits that are playful, sad, and moving, by turns. Below are some more examples of her work – I especially love the tenderness that she captures in her subjects, and I feel as if her work represents the zeitgeist of our age in some way, at least some part of it – a nameless, languid yearning.
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