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Mixed media art by Ayame Bullock

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By Clara Lieu in New Art on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Ayame Bullock’s striking mixed media pieces investigate toxicity and the self-destructive nature in humans. Straddled between landscape and abstraction, her pieces address social issues such as consumerism and the disposal nature of our culture. With intense energy and focus, Bullock weaves together land-fill bound plastics into environments fabricated from traditional art materials.

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Feral: a new animated film by Daniel Sousa

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By Clara Lieu in New Film on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Feral is a 13 minute fictional animated film which explores historical accounts of abandoned children. Traditional drawn elements and digital composites articulate the powerful narrative. With its alluring elegant and abstract images, Sousa creates sophisticated layers of visuals which weave together a beautifully poetic statement.

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New oil paintings by Jonathan Viner

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By Clara Lieu in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

The psychologically charged figurative oil paintings of Jonathan Viner stimulate intrigue and mystery with their unusual and strange visual narratives. He uses a bold, spontaneous process that allows for a painting to slowly generate and reveal itself. Inspired by old master paintings, contemporary illustration, to 1970′s film, and internet images, Viner has fabricated a world of heightened realism and intensity.

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Falling: self-portrait sculptures by Clara Lieu

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By Clara Lieu in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

I am obsessed with the human face and its infinite capacity for extremes of emotional expression. Falling is a series of portrait sculptures that explore my personal experience with depression and anxiety. Cast in translucent beeswax, and manipulated digitally, these anguished faces slowly emerge from hiding in the darkness.

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Whimsical sculptures by Jessica Straus

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By Clara Lieu in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Sculptor Jessica Straus sees remarkable visual and narrative potential in discarded objects, and re-contextualizes these objects with humor, precision, and innovation. Whimsical and intelligent, her pieces reference toys, tools, sculpture, and everyday objects with their playful nature. With her meticulous and inventive technique, wood is carved and transformed in witty visual statements.

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Mathematical art by David Hart

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By Clara Lieu in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Assuming the dual identities of a computer scientist and visual artist, David Hart’s endlessly mesmerizing digital images fascinate and inspire a sense of awe. Working with a process that involves interactive artificial evolution, a computational analogy to natural selection, Hart ‘grows’ his images using mathematical equations and software that he has written himself.

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Disturbing head sculptures by Anthony Janello

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By Clara Lieu in New Art on Saturday 28 July 2012

Anthony Janello creates deeply emotional, distorted, and disturbed head sculptures which both stun and amaze with their astounding presence. Paper towels and cut up cardboard tubes are masterfully transformed into stone-like sculptural faces that puzzle and intrigue with their sense of mystery. Simultaneously beautiful and brutally twisted, his sculptures breathe with emotion.

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