Artist Spotlight: Nathalie Du Pasquier

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A selection of paintings by Milan-based French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier. More images below.

Unpacking all the cult references in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

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Beyoncé's conceptual album has a multi-faceted narrative that brings together the cult of celebrity and the sparks of a political debate: as many analysed just who ‘Becky with the good hair’ was as there were people delving into her explicit indictment of American society. Kevin Allred, a Rutgers University professor who runs a Politicising Beyoncé class read more »

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Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray

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A selection of paintings by San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray (previously featured here). More image below.

Illustrator Spotlight: Owen Gent

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A selection of work by Bristol-based illustrator Owen Gent. More images below.

How & Nosm Debut Intricate New Paintings and Mural in Detroit

It's a common belief that twins share some sort of unexplained mental, even spiritual connection. Identical twin brothers and artists How and Nosm (Raoul and Davide Perre) were raised together and also sharing the passion for art, have a connection and dynamic that is unique. It certainly explains their highly singular vision: dynamic artworks and massive, global murals that are instantly recognizable for their use of red, black and white based imagery featuring intricate patterns and shapes.

Police issue warning over dangerous ‘Mastercard’ drug

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A 17-year-old girl has died after taking a “Mastercard” ecstasy pill this weekend, prompting police to issue an urgent health warning to any other potential users.

The Manchester teenager reportedly had an adverse reaction to the small pink drug – seen above – during the early hours of Monday morning. According to The Guardian, police were called to…

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Digital Explosions by ShowStudio

This dynamic video & editorial by Showstudio really captures the chaos of the web by layering digital iconography into these visual explosions.

Fascinated by the visual language of the internet, Nick Knight collaborated with stylist Simon Foxton to create a menswear editorial for VMAN magazine and a fashion film that explore the impact of our exposure to this imagery on a daily basis. In keeping with Knight and SHOWstudio’s preoccupation with newness and immediacy in both technology and imagery the #asif film and editorial draw together the new unique aesthetics, obsessions and semiotics of the web.









Colorful and Liquescent New Paintings by Brian Donnelly

For Toronto based artist Brian Donnelly, featured here, painting is a risky business. At first beautifully rendered in oil, he then sprays his subjects with turpentine and hand sanitizer until their faces are distorted beyond recognition, to a more limited expression. Donnelly's work is all about embracing limitations: "I ask a lot of questions about art and how we define it," he says. "How far away from the original state can we go before we stop calling something art? In the process, I end up drawing a parallel between the fragile nature of artwork and the human condition."