A series of paintings contending with competing conceptions of masculinity and the complexities of identity by artist Paul Richmond from Monterey, California. As he describes:
“I have felt at odds with traditional notions of masculinity my entire life. What it means to be a man in 2018 is different than what I was taught growing up in the early 1980’s. Since painting is my way of understanding the world, this series of all-male portraits is an exploration of masculinity in a variety of manifestations – from the toxic to the fragile.”
More incredible work exploring the intersection of beauty and decay by artist RONE (previously featured here). See more of RONE’s below.
German photographer Alma Haser takes individual portraits of identical twins and transfers them onto 500 and 1000-piece puzzles. She then plays with different combinations of pieces from each to construct trippy assemblages that are often indistinguishable aside from the subtle swapping of pieces. See more from Haser’s mind-melding series below.
A selection of work by Barcelona-based photographer Javier Castán. See more images below.
New work from London-based artist Mark Powell (previously featured here). Powell draws with a bic biro (medium black) pen and consistently chooses an array of vintage paper, from old maps to magazine covers, on which to display his incredibly detailed portraits. More images below.
Moscow-based photographer Julia Tatarchenko tries to capture the unique personalities of birds in this series of portraits. Discovered via our new Submissions platform and selected as an Editor Pick. Click here to submit work of your own. See more images below.