South Korean artist and student Park Ki Pyung explores what it means to be human in his series of striking life-sized sculptures. Crafted from materials including cement, resin, and steel, the fractured figures are arranged in grand installations as well as intimate two-person groups. But large or small, each of Pyung’s sculpted people wrestle (sometimes literally) with concepts like conformity, identity, and self doubt. Pyung’s portfolio is inspired by personal reflections that mark existential fret.
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Environmentally-conscious artist Victoria Wagner uses reclaimed wood to create colorful sculptures.
Love is a universal language, but sometimes, saying a simple “I love you” doesn’t accurately express what you really feel.
Minneapolis-based artist Leslie Barlow creates oil paintings with a purpose. Employed as a means of studying identity, multiculturalism, and issues of representation, her “otherness” art often incorporates figurative portraits of everyday people. In her recent series, Loving, she explores ordinary moments between real-life interracial couples. Cleverly named after Loving v. Virginia, a groundbreaking, anti-discrimination Supreme Court case, the series of mixed media paintings presents the daily ins-and-outs of interracial couples from Minnesota.
In her enchanting Floral Tea Story series, Russian artist and tea lover Marina Malinovaya arranges flowers and leaves in a whimsical way.
Traditional tattoos are typically characterized by thick, black lines, solid blocks of color, and straightforward shading.