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Colorful and Delicious Self-portraits by Cristina Otero
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Spanish photographer Cristina Otero uses colorful fruits in self-portrait series called "Tutti Frutti". Cristina became interested in photography when she was just 13. Couple of years later her work was exhibited in some of the major art galleries in Spain making her the youngest Spanish artist showcased in art gallery. More of Cristina's work on Flickr. Photography by Cristina Otero     [...]
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Imaginary barriers and virtual segregation in Hector Arnau’s “In Boxes”
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Compare our world of today to the one as recent as 20 years ago. Thanks to internet, social media, "artificial" online friends, gratification of instant contact - world "shrunk", brought us closer - virtually. But are we really closer? Barcelona based photographer Hector Arnau in his photo series called "In Boxes", explores theme of human compartmental segregation - often self imposed. "In Boxes" provides not so modest narrative on false virtual lives many of us live. We separate ourselves by artificial ("cardboard") barriers, not allowing, or maybe forgetting of real human contact and not able to show who we truly are inside. Characters in the pictures making an effort to get out of their confined spaces, unable to break imaginary barriers, separations that we've created to protect vulnerable selves. Aren't we similarly trying to escape claustrophobic state of starvation for human contact, and then in futile desperation reach out to online worlds just to be-friend this faceless avat [...]
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Weird comic-like drawings by Josan Gonzalez
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Barcelona based artist Josan Gonzalez in his drawings creates unusual situations, some to the point of weirdness and others only noticeable under closer examination. Great pop-storytelling from an imaginative artist. More info visit Josan Gonzalez [...]
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Ferran Vizoso Architecture frames a derelict church
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When using new technologies and materials to preserve, extend, or otherwise replace existing architecture one is always faced with the question of how invasive the intervention will be. It is of particular interest because there are so many factors apart from the architect's own language that need to be considered: the state of the decrepit structure, the types of contemporary materials used, and the ideas the architect wishes to express with the melding of the two worlds. Spanish architect Ferran Vizoso recently completed the restoration of the town church in Corbera d’Ebre near Tarragona, Spain, whose roof structure was entirely non-existent. [...]
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