William Mortensen

16 07 2012

William Mortensen seems preoccupied with sexual themes in his work. He is often contrasting ideal beauty with ideal ugliness. In my view he is contrasting a kind of idealized existence that humans imagine themselves living in against the real ugliness and indifference of life. His work is arresting. And there is a voyeur aspect to it. And in that sense we are on the outside looking in. The viewer is not part of either of Mortensen’s views (beauty/ugly) (madonna/monster). Mortensen’s work is all photographic. By that I mean he doesn’t appear to use cut and paste.

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Yulia Brodskaya

16 07 2012

Artist Yulia Brodskaya carefully cuts and folds colorful pieces of paper to create stunning portraits and pictures. The Moscow-born artist has mastered the art of quilling, which is the practice of creating illustrations by bending strips of paper rather using than toxic paints. Brodskaya makes meticulously crafted paper creations for clients around the globe, and she has also developed her own series of personal portraits.

Just thinking about the process involved gives me a headache. But they are beautiful.

Yulia Brodskaya

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