ART WITH A TWIST BY TRAVIS CHAPMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Travis Chapman describes his work as ‘art with a twist’ and it is exactly that. His paintings often contain pop and celebrity culture themes in ironic situations such as Edward Scissorhands in a blow up lifeboat. His beautifully painted landscapes sometimes include intentional tongue-in-cheek additions to subtly mention current moments in the news.

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THE EERIE INK DRAWINGS BY BENZE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Hungarian artist Benze produces intensely detailed ink drawings by fusing aspects of tattoo art and objects from the natural world, components the artist views as an important way to continuously open his work to new meanings and interpretations.

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The excruciating detail achieved through stippling and cross hatching with fine pens is stunning whether viewed in its entirety or zoomed in on various sections—simultaneously existing on a macro and micro level.

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THE PROVOCATIVE MISFORTUNE OF WASTED RITA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Graphic designer and illustrator based in Lisbon, Rita Gomes, was born with a natural tendency to provoke, using sarcasm as a weapon and the power of full-time thinking to write about the most common things of all possible things: life and human beings, the inbetweeners, and the all arounders.

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She achieved a huge internet visibility for her sense of humor and honest hand lettered statements. Her work has been featured in countless art & graphic design websites, several magazines and a few books, and exhibited worldwide ever since.
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Her work can be described as an intimate journey to the personal universe of the artist who presents herself as an “emotional terrorist and agent provocateur” as well as a “biting visual narrative that will help us understand, in an unequivocal yet poetic way, why each of us is also God’s only mistake.”
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THE PERISTAL SINGUM: A GIANT ART LABYRINTH

by Ariadna Zierold

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The Peristal Singum, which will be shown at the Aus Berlin Festival in Tilburg on the 28th of November, is a larger-than-life installation that allows visitors to walk, climb, and crouch through an artsy wonderland containing over ten different chambers.

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The labyrinth was such a huge success in Berlin, the curators were forced to build a bigger version. Even after that, people still had to queue up for over three hours to get lost in the labyrinth.

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The artist behind Peristal Singum is the German Tim Henrik Schneider. Painting is what Schneider normally does , but he felt a ‘normal’ exposition at the museum wouldn’t do his latest project any justice.

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“Peristal Singum is a metaphor of the human digestive system. Nowadays people don’t take the time to process art. They consume it like junk food instead. Art can be confusing and has the power to alter your assumptions. I want people to discover that feeling in the Peristal. [The] physical experience of art is the only way people will start to self-reflect.”

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