Hans Silverster and the people of the Omo River

1 08 2011

These pictures are incredible. These people use their bodies as canvas for art. One could argue that they are not alone in this. I have 2 teenage daughters. But this work is different and very special. Check out this article if you would like to read someone who has more expertise in this than I.

http://janefultonalt.blogspot.com/2009/02/photography-of-hans-silvester.html

There is also a wonderful video on these people.





Merve Morkoc

1 08 2011

This artist is from Turkey. And that’s what I know. I think I have a picture of her in front of one of her pieces. Which means that she looks like she’s in her mid 20s. She has a distinctive style. Like a signature. The work itself is hard to nail down. It has collage like visual ideas. But they are painted. Her work contrasts innocence and a kind of violence. Or at least things that seem out of sync. I don’t know enough about Turkey to know if this reflects a social conflict in that society or if these conflicts are of a more personal type.

She has a blog.

http://lakormis.blogspot.com/

‘Merve MorkoƧ, also known by her pseudonym Lakormis, is attempting to break these barriers by creating street art across Istanbul while also entering the gallery environment with exhibitions at the Milk gallery and Galerist. Her work ranges from themes of dreams and gore, while her style represents contrasts and often mirrors the macabre, unknown and sometimes frightening.’

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