les mousses by Etienne Gros

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 23 September 2011

French artist Etienne Gros created these amazing ‘mousses’ out of plastic foam. It blows my mind how he was able to create such life-like forms from such a simple material.

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Natalya Lobanova diary art

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 23 September 2011

Despite my having been very interested in poetry for a lot of my life, I’ve resisted the urge to incorporate text into my art because I sometimes feel it’s cheap way to force and narrow the meaning of a visual work. Lately though, I’ve been inspired by some artists working with text such as Natalya Lobanova, whose work is an intersection between poetry, comics, and diary art.

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Pocket Chainsaw

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Friday 23 September 2011

This pocket chainsaw (non motorised, obviously) weighs only five ounces, but can cut through a three-inch-thick tree limb in less than 10 seconds. I will need one of these for the zombie apocalypse.

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Brendan Danielsson portraits

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 23 September 2011

Picasso’s portraits of his wives and lovers changed as his feelings towards them changed, with his paintings becoming grotesque as his relationships tanked. Brendan Danielsson seems to have a permanently dysfunctional relationship with all of humanity judging by his horrific, monstrously bulbous and mutated portraits of people.

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Melanie Authier abstract paintings

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 23 September 2011

The depth, lighting, and detail of Melanie Authier’s paintings create an illusion of representation where there is none, and the viewer is compelled to assemble something out of the abstraction like one might find a face in the clouds.

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Chrissy Angliker

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 15 January 2010

At the beginning of last year, I was doing a lot of relatively large-scale, drippy paintings. I did one based on a photograph I took of a slaughtered donkey in China that looks remarkably like one of Chrissy Angliker’s paintings. I had never heard of Angliker before, and it’s funny how two perfect strangers working in complete isolation can come produce such similar work. I’d like to believe that our work has nuances that differentiate us, but that’s for the viewers to decide. My piece is at the bottom of this post.

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Cell Phone photography

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 9 April 2008

I’m one of those people who lament the death of analog film as a medium, not because I romanticize the process, but because I love the unpredictable imperfections inherent in non-digital formats.

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Anagram Genius

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 March 2008

If you dug deep and mixed it up a bit, you might see Lost At E Minor as just a ‘toilsome rant’, churning out ‘radiant scum’ (music and art) on a daily basis. Contributors such as Gerry Mak (nothing but a ‘grey mark’) and ‘teeny hunk’, Kenneth Yu, are fuelling ‘the eminent rattling’ (light entertainment), […]

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