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THE MODERN HUMAN CONDITION BY ROBERT PROCH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Poznan, Poland based Robert Proch is a painter, muralist and animator. He was educated at the Akademy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland. Proch’s style is inspired by state-of-the-art animation as much as classic caricature, and impressionism as much as modernist graffiti. The mini-narratives he paints examine the modern human condition using vivid colors and tangible emotions. Sentimentality, ambition, fear, loss, hubris, greed and friendship play their roles in snapshot dramas set in coffee shops and shopping malls; or during pregnancies and suicides.

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NARRATIVE CERAMICS BY LEE YUN HEE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Lee Yun Hee creates narrative ceramic pieces inspired by literature and story telling. She uses both Western and Eastern influences, creating a style of her own that is striking, unique and undoubtably contemporary. Her work is fragile and flawless, almost creating an aura of effortlessness. She uses her work to reflect upon stories of everyday people; their struggles, fears, hopes, and anxieties.

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Hee’s work is mystical and fantastic. Though balancing modern, classic, Eastern, and Western styles, she has creating an epic body of art that is honest, profound, and truly unique. Her work acts as windows into her own version of a fairy tale; she is able to re-create morality stories within her own framework.

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MATERNAL AMBIVALENCE BY REBECCA HASTINGS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Rebecca Hastings’ work explores themes of maternal ambivalence and subverts the sentimental romantic ideal of motherhood. Transgressing the traditional image of mother and child, Hastings charts the complexities and contradictions of motherhood, where emotions see-saw between ambivalence, affection and aggression.

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She describes her works as “psychologically charged images which beckon us into an unsettling and perhaps not-so make-believe world, in which the child is strange, other-worldly, confrontational and playful.” Rebecca’s work speaks of the uncomfortable and often conflicting emotions that can accompany motherhood, employing humor and a generous sense of play to diffuse darker themes that permeate her paintings.

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ANIMATED OBJECTS BY RONIT BARANGA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ronit Baranga‘s  sculptures animate every day objects such as dishes, tea cups, and saucers, offering them the ability to express the full spectrum of human emotions. Even her humanoid figures sprout new body parts as if their skin has a mind of its own. Baranga’s works express an undercurrent of pain, violence, joy, and tranquility.

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“I took the simple utensil- the utensil we take for granted, the passive utensil- and I gave it the limbs with which we use it. So, now the utensil is in a different place. It is active. It can decide whether to use itself, whether to allow me to use it, or whether to run away.”

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CONVERTING EMOTIONS TO COLORS BY AKVILE MAGICDUST

by Ariadna Zierold

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Akvile Magicdust (Akvile Miseviciute) is Lithuanian artist currently living in Bruxelles, Belgium. Her works varies from comics and fanzines, commercial illustration and exhibitions of acrylic paintings. But to describe her just as an illustrator is to sell her talents short – comic-maker/zinester, photographer, urban muralist, she is definitely not one to limit her creative output to just one medium.

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