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Art Rules

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Spinetingler

Cape Town-based artist Barbara Wildenboer crafts dynamic sculptural works by flaying and dissecting discarded books creating a new narrative form. Slicing, folding, cutting, and gluing, Wildenboer reconceptualizes the abandoned encyclopedias and textbooks as art objects.

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Geography never stands still

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The Art of Reading

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Go to the Gallery

Miriam Elia is a London-based visual artist, writer, radio personality and comedian. Her latest project, “We Go To The Gallery” (see below) is a sardonic look at the art world . If you’re intrigued by the sample, you can see more of … Continue reading

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Transformative Cartography

I was captivated by Madrid-based artist Fernando Vicente’s intriguing series called “Atlas”, which is based on antique maps. The translucent painting allows the original geographic features of the old maps to remain visible while simultaneously creating a completely new unified … Continue reading

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Biblio-Surrealism

Russian-born, U.S.-based artist Vladimir Kush describes his work as “metaphorical realism”, but his literary themed paintings could easily be called biblio-surrealist. Working primarily in oil on canvas or board, Kush also is known for lyrical sculpture pieces. The artist’s work is … Continue reading

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Try This With An Ebook

San Francisco-based sculptor and installation artist Alexis Arnold has a unique approach to the exploration of nature and time on common objects. Arnold transforms books and magazines into mysterious crystaline forms using borax crystals, water and time.For the artist, “The … Continue reading

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First Cut Is The Deepest

Michigan-based artist Thomas Allen creates exceptional lively and entertaining illustrations using figures that he cuts and folds from secondhand and castaway books. Some of his earlier book art was based on the always saucy cover art from pulp fiction paperback novels … Continue reading

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5,000 Books (more or less)

Madrid-based artist Alicia Martín’s amazing installation at Casa de America cultural center in the heart of Madrid appears to pour out of the building like an avalanche of literature. This piece is part of an ongoing series of installations around … Continue reading

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