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#artcubeloves 'La Linea Roja' (Spanish for 'The Red Line') by French photographer #NicolasRivals, shot somewhere in the Spanish countryside #artcube
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#artcubeloves 'la linea roja' (spanish for 'the red line') by french photographer #nicolasrivals, shot somewhere in the spanish countryside #artcube
'Elvis’, @shok_1 
Pioneer of aerosol X-ray art SHOK-1 has produced a new conceptual painting entitled ‘Elvis’ at the Truman Brewery in London. The piece is rendered entirely in freehand spraypaint and depicts a closeup X-ray of the pelvis of Elvis Presley.

The work examines cultural appropriation; the artist describes it as a kind of imaginary debate between Chuck D, Warhol and himself.  Elvis has been accused of appropriating black culture and popularising it for a mainstream audience. In his time, his sexualised dance moves earned him the nickname ‘Elvis the Pelvis’. Although initially considered shocking and disgusting by the establishment, they also greatly helped his rise to fame. 
The piece could be seen as an allegory for the relationship between graffiti and street art - the latter could be viewed as a mainstream, acceptable version of the grimier and less palatable former.

The painting is presented in black on a silver background, referring to the palette of the famous Elvis paintings by Warhol. The silver was said to refer to the ‘silver screen’ of Hollywood and related to Warhol’s obsession with fame. Shok uses the colours to make a wry point : ‘Silver and black are also the backbone of orthodox graffiti, often used in pursuit of fame - ironically the Writers’ own silver screen”.
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'elvis’, @shok_1 pioneer of aerosol x-ray art shok-1 has produced a new conceptual painting entitled ‘elvis’ at the truman brewery in london. the piece is rendered entirely in freehand spraypaint and depicts a closeup x-ray of the pelvis of elvis presley. the work examines cultural appropriation; the artist describes it as a kind of imaginary debate between chuck d, warhol and himself. elvis has been accused of appropriating black culture and popularising it for a mainstream audience. in his time, his sexualised dance moves earned him the nickname ‘elvis the pelvis’. although initially considered shocking and disgusting by the establishment, they also greatly helped his rise to fame. the piece could be seen as an allegory for the relationship between graffiti and street art - the latter could be viewed as a mainstream, acceptable version of the grimier and less palatable former. the painting is presented in black on a silver background, referring to the palette of the famous elvis paintings by warhol. the silver was said to refer to the ‘silver screen’ of hollywood and related to warhol’s obsession with fame. shok uses the colours to make a wry point : ‘silver and black are also the backbone of orthodox graffiti, often used in pursuit of fame - ironically the writers’ own silver screen”.
Lise Lying on the Couch
3B pencil and white Prismacolor pencil on Rives BFK Tan Heavyweight Printmaking Paper, 15
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The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
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written by Fernando Pessoa
artwork by Gao Xingjian
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Part of my show LONGING IS THE SOUND OF, running on my Instagram from October 16 to October 21.
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#contemporaryartist#booklove#artschool#artista#artporn#bookstagram#paint#illustrationart#arttherapy#booknerd#artistlife#instapoet#painting#paintings#poem#drawing#writerslife#artgallery#creative#draw#sketching#artist#instaartwork#instaart#poetryisnotdead#artists
15 1,593 14 hours ago
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. all these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are. ••• written by fernando pessoa artwork by gao xingjian ••• part of my show longing is the sound of, running on my instagram from october 16 to october 21. ••• don't forget to tag someone who needs this post in someway. ••• #contemporaryartist#booklove#artschool#artista#artporn#bookstagram#paint#illustrationart#arttherapy#booknerd#artistlife#instapoet#painting#paintings#poem#drawing#writerslife#artgallery#creative#draw#sketching#artist#instaartwork#instaart#poetryisnotdead#artists
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"outside taos", 16x20🦋🦋🦋
Rock-paper-scissors ✌️
Double Tap if you like it!
Follow @ihadthoughts for more!
📷 by Unknown
All rights and credits reserved to the respective owner(s).
#rock #paper #scissors #play #playing #kids #stairs #stairway #stair #street #art #streetart #streetarts
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Rock-paper-scissors ✌️ double tap if you like it! follow @ihadthoughts for more! 📷 by unknown all rights and credits reserved to the respective owner(s). #rock #paper #scissors #play #playing #kids #stairs #stairway #stair #street #art #streetart #streetarts
A crazy awesome painting by a crazy awesome artist. This is Green Room, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 97x89 inches by the incredible Jonas Wood.
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A crazy awesome painting by a crazy awesome artist. this is green room, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 97x89 inches by the incredible jonas wood.
Memories of the matrix
2017
Mixedmedia on canvas
#abstraktekunst#abstractexpressionism#malereiabstrakt#abstraction#artcollectors #artgalerie#artgallery#fineartgallery#artsy #luxuryart#luxurylifestyle#contemporaryartist#artcontemporain#dailycollector#artcontemporain#artparis#arthongkong#
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Memories of the matrix 2017 mixedmedia on canvas #abstraktekunst#abstractexpressionism#malereiabstrakt#abstraction#artcollectors #artgalerie#artgallery#fineartgallery#artsy #luxuryart#luxurylifestyle#contemporaryartist#artcontemporain#dailycollector#artcontemporain#artparis#arthongkong#
@aminaeld is my first feature for the artist interview piece! Check out my interview with this talented artist and show some support!! Link in bio 🎨
1 5 8 minutes ago
@aminaeld is my first feature for the artist interview piece! check out my interview with this talented artist and show some support!! link in bio 🎨
Getting ready for the arts trail and retouching old pieces. This one is called Paua child and redid outside in minty green as well as retouching elements inside. It was from my classical elements series 2 yrs ago. Never exhibited. Inks and acrylics on paper #contemporary #contemporaryartist #artstrail #inksonpaper #paintingsinprogress #paintings #artcollectors #artdealers #kapiti #wellingtonart #conremporaryarts #largepainting #paintingsinstudio #studio #art #artist #artblog #dailyart
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Getting ready for the arts trail and retouching old pieces. this one is called paua child and redid outside in minty green as well as retouching elements inside. it was from my classical elements series 2 yrs ago. never exhibited. inks and acrylics on paper #contemporary #contemporaryartist #artstrail #inksonpaper #paintingsinprogress #paintings #artcollectors #artdealers #kapiti #wellingtonart #conremporaryarts #largepainting #paintingsinstudio #studio #art #artist #artblog #dailyart
Turi Rapisarda- Bellissima #turirapisarda #bellissima #photography #contemporaryartist #rizzutogallery
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"why walk, if you can dance?" . getting ready for show nr 4th of the week here in feldkirch 💛 (how many more times, by walktanztheater.com). accompanied by another behind the scenes photo of massive zebra's musicvideo synkope, coming up 🔜 #letsdance #lovemyjob . . (c) www.philographics 📷 @philo.graphics 💿 @massivezebra
Night Secrets is now all framed and ready to join me at @elmsliehousemalvern for the Blue Magpie Designer-Maker Market this Saturday and Sunday. 10.30 till 4.30. .
#elmsliehouse #bluemagpie #designermakermarket #craftmarkets #designers #malvern #contemporaryartist #contemporarywatercolour #framedartwork
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Night secrets is now all framed and ready to join me at @elmsliehousemalvern for the blue magpie designer-maker market this saturday and sunday. 10.30 till 4.30. . #elmsliehouse #bluemagpie #designermakermarket #craftmarkets #designers #malvern #contemporaryartist #contemporarywatercolour #framedartwork