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The Highest Pass: a documentary set in the Himalayas

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By Davide Luciano in New Film on Friday 4 May 2012

This is a great documentary about a swami taking a group of spiritual bikers up to the highest road in the world in the Himalayas. Inspiring and spiritual, the film shows how everyone can conquer their fears and move on. It shows India in all its chaos and beauty. Playing in Pasadena and Santa Monica at the […]

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Mark Jenkins: the Urban Prankster

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By Davide Luciano in New Art on Friday 4 May 2012

People lying in the street or on rooftops and in rivers have led to worried calls to police, paramedics and firefighters. This is the work of the ’urban prankster’ Mark Jenkins. He refers to the ‘street as a stage’ where passers by become the actors. He said his aim is to get people to look up from their mobile phones for a split second and engage with the world around them.

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Surrealist London Olympics posters by Oli Kellett

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By Davide Luciano in New Art on Thursday 3 May 2012

As the 2012 London Olympics are fast approaching, Oli Kellett has created a series of athletes that would surely have its share of world records. Each member of Team Vodkovia has been given surrealist proportions to exaggerate physical characteristics. Each athlete’s body is reshaped to enhance their natural talents.

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Sheep Nation: a photo series by Davide Luciano

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By Davide Luciano in New Photography on Wednesday 25 April 2012

Do you follow the herd? Whether we like it or not, we are all ‘sheeple’. My new large-scale photographic series Sheep Nation includes 23 intimate and introspective portraits of sheeple. Behind every mask lies a personal truth: an innocence, a sense of individualism, a longing to be seen and heard. The 6 mises en scène depict people unable to think for themselves, allowing the influences of different forms of media to undermine their own identity and wander mindlessly in herds, like sheep.

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Illusion photography by Pol Úbeda Hervàs

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By Davide Luciano in New Photography on Wednesday 25 April 2012

An amazing example of illusion in photography, Pol Úbeda Hervàs has created a wonderful photographic series called I’m Not There. This is a series of images that displays a man looking at his shadow. The only thing is that the man has been removed from the pictures and all that is left is a pair of sneakers and a reflective dark shape.

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Bizzarre found object sculptures by Nancy Fouts

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By Davide Luciano in New Art on Tuesday 24 April 2012

I am a huge fan of these bizarre sculptures by American artist Nancy Fouts. She creates sculptures using real found objects and combines them with a great sense of humor and a surreal conceptual twist.

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