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SHFT Pop Up Gallery: A Few Pieces

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A closer look at some of the artists and their work.

Our pop-up gallery in downtown LA brought together 25 artists whose work shares the loose theme of man's relationship with nature. Some of the work is violent, some of it beautiful, but taken as a whole, they reflect man's increasingly fragile relationship to our planet. Here is just a handful of what our SHFT online 'gallery' can accomodate: Deb Ris (a.k.a. Anne Shackman):......read more

Conceptual Landscape Paintings by Jonathan Zawada

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Large-scale neon landscapes interpreted from digital data.

Fact: The more pot high school seniors smoke, the more music they buy. That's just one of the many offbeat sociological observations made by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada in Over Time, a series of oil paintings that recently wrapped its run at Prism Gallery in LA. A self-described "tech junkie," Zawada collected random bits of data — like the value of land over time in Dubai vs. in......read more

Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

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Artist Rogan Brown's Surprising Exploration

Many of nature’s objects feature recurring patterns and motifs described as fractals, which can be seen repeating themselves at increasing levels of magnification. Inspired by this phenomenon, artist Rogan Brown creates intricately cut paper art that mimics and compares various organic formations such as cell structures, microbes, shells, and fossils. His latest series,......read more

Fresh Water Swimming Pool for London Cleansed by Plants, Not Chemicals

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From Rotterdam Studio, Ooze Architects, and Artist Marietta Potrc

Londoners will have a freshwater, natural pool at their disposal in King's Cross beginning in May. Designed by Rotterdam Studio, Ooze architects and artist Marietica Potrc the chemical-free outdoor pool is the first of its kind in the UK.  The King’s Cross Swimming Pool is a manmade, freshwater pond kept clean and filtered through natural processes. At forty meters long, the pool will......read more

Environmental Sculpture

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From South Korean Artist Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim creates installations that deal with nature and are at once natural and unnatural. With the occaisonal man-made pieces colliding with natural elements he concots surreal dreamlike spaces. Myeongbeom Kim received his MFA in sculpture from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 after studying environmental sculpture at University of Seoul, South Korea. He often......read more

Natural Skateboarding by Monsieur Plant

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French artist crafts a skate deck in tree bark

Paris artist Christophe Guinet (aka Monsieur Plant) has been obsessed with vegetation since an early age. Today, that passion for plants drives his art practice, which typically makes use of living materials like trees, grasses, flowers and seeds. In this work, dubbed "Natural Skateboarding," he combines  his other obsessions -- skating and urban culture -- to create a 32" skate deck from a......read more

Fantastical Landscapes by Melissa Loop

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A Midwestern artist conjures exotic worlds in paint

Minneapolis-based painter Melissa Loop borrows from and subverts Romantic ideas about landscape art in these stunning, fantastical works that speak to the artificality of imagined paradises. The hyper-colored canvases present exotic locations as if conjured from some dystopian dream, complete with haphazard drips, neon spray paint and jumbled digitized shapes. From the artist: By using the......read more

Jim Vecchi: Markings

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Photographer discovers artistic patterns at his feet in SF's Sunset District

It's always cool when images reveal the beauty in the everyday, the things we may otherwise overlook going about our daily business. Jim Vecchi does just that with Markings, a series of photos that uncover the shapes, patterns and colors of sidewalks and driveways in San Francisco's Sunset District. The photos are just one part of a three-part series Vecchi calls The Sunset Trilogy. In his......read more

Conceptual Photos of Bolivia by Scarlett Hooft Graafland

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Dutch artist combines photography and installation on the Bolivian salt flats

Inspired by “the wonder of creating situations that have never existed before and will probably never exist again," Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland ventures deep into remote territories to create strange, captivating images that combine photography with performance and installation. From 2010 through 2011 her place of work was the Bolivian Altiplano, where she incorporated local......read more

Seabed Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

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Artist collaborates with coral to create underwater museum

Jason de Caires Taylor's underwater sculptures serve a dual purpose. Not only do the figures and busts attract human admirers, but they also serve as habitat for marine life. Constructed from concrete and steel, the sculptures are bolted to the ocean floor where they act as artifical reefs that offer "an ideal habitat for filter feeding organisms."   The British artist's various......read more

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