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Wild. Delicate. Tempting. NEW art by Andrea Hrnjak from Vienna

Andrea Hrnjak is a Vienna artist and illustrator with a love for wild animals and a penchant for the icy girls. Her works are wonderfully beguiling, evocative and sensual. Her works are a window into a world we once knew, where the union between human and animal is harmonious and calm, a radiant and carefree spirit that we crave today. Nature has its own rhythms and orders. The images of chilly high mountains and tempting misty nights remind us that the world doesn’t just revolve around human competitions, they invoke a modesty in us.

Andrea’s work comes highly recommended as your daily tonic of wildness, perfect as your work desk buddy or for the walls of your study. Look up at these artworks when you need an escape from human dramas, clear out your head and step into a forest wilderness.

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clicheblog

Don’t be cliché, words of wisdom from Marcel Proust.

Whenever we hear a cliché or buzzword our eyes start to glaze over. Clichés seem superficial and insincere, buzzwords are pretentious and temporarily trendy expressions. Marcel Proust couldn’t help but cringe at people who used cliché phrases. His sentiments are as relevant today as they were in his time, social media incessantly feeds us stock expressions, the media churns out shallow portrayals of life. We must disenthral our minds from the trite, conventional ways of expression and unravel ourselves from our habit of imitation — Proust thought art can help us to that. Art reminds us to try a little harder to be authentic, and helps us find a deeper, more genuine way of expressing ourselves.

proustphoto“Our vanity, our passions, our spirit of imitation, our abstract intelligence, our habits have long been at work, and it is the task of art to undo this work of theirs, making us travel back in the direction from which we have come to the depths where what has really existed lies unknown within us.”

— Marcel Proust, Time Regained

 

 

 

 

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kwuhwangblog

Sky gazing and rain jostling with KYU from Seoul.

KYU is a young artist based in Seoul, Korea. His paintings contain short and sweet snippets of humor and wisdom about the familiar anxieties of modern life. They capture the nuances and habits of our generation, like sky gazing, rain jostling, spontaneous wandering and practicing how to be alone with one’s thoughts. The tree stumps waving is so cute it hurts! The most aww-inducing image is Tree Whale — aren’t we all slightly suffering? Another favorite is Go Away, an elegant piece which reminds us that having our head in the clouds is not a bad thing, we’re likely to come out of there recharged and laden with inspiration!
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