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Guest curator: Dave Pitman  Founder, Artistaday.com



Dave's selections


Andreas Englund

Stockholm, Sweden

"There is something I find incredibly comical about Mr. Englund's work. Sure the everyday situations the hero finds himself in are funny, but I can relate to the aging of the Hero. I'm from the generation where all super hero's wore tights, capes, and probably fly. They fit Mr. England's hero to a tee. But at some point, like all of us, the hero grows older, practice hobbies, go to the dentist, grocery shops and even enjoys a quiet movie night on the couch."

Scott Eagle

Greenville, NC

"Mr. Eagle's work is as dark as it is beautiful. I have had the privilege of studying under Professor Eagle and have personally seen his work. Viewing it up close gives you a completely new appreciation for it. His process of using many thin layers of paint is a delicate one. It's in complete contrast to the subject matter that is often very frightening. Elegant destruction."

Kumi Yamashita

New York, NY

"To use a medium to produce a piece, that won't physically make a mark, is something I'm still trying to get my head around. Kumi Yamashita's work uses light shown onto unassuming object to cast shadows of realistic figures. How scattering random household objects can form such perfect silhouettes is beyond me. Well done Kumi. Well done."

Steven Spazuk

Ville de Lery, QC, Canada

"I've been told that the process is often more important that the product. This is especially true with Steven Spazuk's work. At first glance, his work is impressive in it's own right. It's well rendered. It's size is enormous. You notice it's made of cards assembled on a wall, that can be broken down and placed into a box. Then you realize that each cards has been purposely burnt with a candle and then scratched out to create the images. There is something very primal in Mr. Spazuk's talent to create such high caliber pieces with such crude tools."

Kris Kuksi

Lawrence, KS

"Let's face it—Kris Kuksi's work is scary, and a reaction (positive or negative) is guaranteed. It's made up of a very intricate network of machines, people, skulls, ornate frames, etc. You could spend hours looking at his sculptures, finding some new figure, animal or element each time. The final composition of found objects looks as if they left their own creepy purpose for a higher unsettling one. As you can tell, my reaction was positive."

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