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Everything is a self portrait.

We’re always searching… The journey to self knowledge is long. We want to be wise beyond our years, yet forever playful. We refuse to fit in into stereotypes, we’re perplexed by our own paradoxes. Your handwriting, gait, the music and art you love — they’re all self portraits — mixed and matched into hundreds of permutations. Art helps us navigate deep into the niches of our minds. They help us sublimate our muffled intuitions into insightful, nuanced expressions, so that we can better articulate our own feelings. We look at art, brimming with hope, to celebrate our differences, and marvel at all the ways we’re the same.
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Art that launches dreams: Karoline Kroiss from Berlin

Art by Karoline Kroiss slows down time and launches dreams. In everyday life, we’re weighed down by unsolved equations and over thinking. These artworks are the perfect remedy to clear the air. The feathery dots and effervescent circles are floating from the figures, harmonized to the rhythm of a calm heartbeat — a wonderful metaphor for the moment of bliss before a dream. Our favorites are the girls reading, as foggy and dull feelings are replaced by beautiful stillness. This is the kind of art that gives you pause, they remind us to take a break from doing everything faster to live in the possibilities of now.

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Perfectly imperfect.

The most sincere stories and artworks hint at human unease. Today, we cringe over Photoshop exaggerations of perfectionism. Art helps us appreciate the imperfections over an ideal. We’re all freckled and flawed and that’s endearing, it’s what connects us. Art magnifies the emotions, tears, asymmetry and roughness. We love art because it highlights the irregular, impermanent and incomplete. It’s the incidental details that sink deep into the heart, they allow us to experience true beauty and depth.

Art reminds us to be unapologetically ourselves, comfortable in our perfect imperfections.

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This is where it gets interesting.

Quirks are the pièce de résistance of your personality. Art, internet and weirdness fit together like a stained glass window, they create a colorful, more complete picture of our generation. It’s the imperfections, the paradoxical and the unquantifiable moments that makes up the essence of life. In these artworks, the dark humor, extraordinary scenarios and offbeat characters give life levity. There’s inherent weirdness in all of us and we think it’s a great resource. Art celebrates the weirdest, most unique qualities in ourselves and in others.

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