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We shape our rooms; therefore they shape us.

Artists love depicting interior scenes because rooms are landscapes for emotion, journals of how we live today and echos of memory. It’s the shadows, empty spaces and miscellaneous furniture that are most intriguing. Sarah Schneider’s interior scenes capture the uncanny sensation of familiar rooms, the intrusion of mystery and beauty in spaces late at night. Alba Blázquez and Tim Furey carve out quirky tales of our modern reality. Their art urges us to reflect on our surroundings to see how they shape us and how we shape them. (more…)

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Spectacular South America: artists from Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and more!

Get a mid-week power up with art from South America! The exuberant array of characters, electric colors and surreal elements summarizes the most iconic imagery of our generation. The undoubtedly exciting comic book art scene from this region pinpoints the values and concerns of life in 2015. It is as though these artists were born with an instinctive sense of humor, endearing geeky tendencies and natural wit. On a more serious note, the artworks act as bridges between continents, they pinpoint the universal power struggles, inequalities, vulnerabilities and human predicaments that we all face.

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Wildly fun space interiors and alien party goers: Tim Furey from New Jersey

Intergalactic travel, neon alien interiors, shifting realities and glittery cosmic raves: the weird and funny alien world of Tim Furey isn’t actually that far from contemporary life — they are familiar and alien at the same time. We think he’s made out of disco balls and mischievous smiles! We love his collage aesthetic and the late 80s early 90s influences, especially the retro arcade game and Atari references. His imagination becomes the universe. Don’t miss the funny descriptions!

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Mind-boggling thrills: Graphic artist Marco Tóxico from La Paz, Bolivia

Marco Antonio Guzman Rocabado aka Marco Tóxico is an artist, illustrator and comic whiz from La Paz, Bolivia. Psychedelic babies and a two headed boy with raptor arms, Marco’s works have our minds racing and our eyes balls bulging! Taking cues from comic books, his bold characters are set in hallucinatory environments. A second look exposes a hilarious critique of the everyday affairs and issues that dominate our generation, poking fun at ourselves.

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Interstellar travel, dinosaurs…and dancing! by Paul Loubet from Buenos Aires

Brace yourself! When hopping through interstellar space, watch out for the wormholes! Illustrator Paul Loubet is a young Frenchman living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His funny parallel universes and dinosaurs are filled with unabashed science-fiction geekiness, throwback to 1990s video games and epic bygone era comic books! They take you on a joyride through a miscellany of pop culture references, playful street art and satire of taste and culture. We love how he doesn’t take himself too seriously, as if the world is seen through the eyes of a precocious teen.

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