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Antoine Cordet Paintings

Artist on Tumblr, Saatchi Art

A striking feature of Antoine Cordet’s body of work is that nearly all of his subjects are male. In an image culture where the bare, female body is used as a story-telling medium in everything from art to advertising, this aspect of Cordet’s work is refreshing. The Parisian painter’s artworks resemble discarded party polaroids that have taken a serious beating. Snapshot-like portraits of dejected youths, the paintings spell out agony and confusion with muddled brushstrokes and dripping paint splatters — like a visualization of a secret quickly whispered in passing. See more of Cordet’s paintings below.

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New Generation of Colombian Beauty
People of visible African ancestry are all but invisible in the Colombian media, despite them making up at least a quarter of the country’s entire population. This photo-shoot was made to promote models from the city of Quibdó; the capital of Chocó, which is the Colombian province with the highest population of Afro-descendants per capita.

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New Generation of Colombian Beauty

People of visible African ancestry are all but invisible in the Colombian media, despite them making up at least a quarter of the country’s entire population. This photo-shoot was made to promote models from the city of Quibdó; the capital of Chocó, which is the Colombian province with the highest population of Afro-descendants per capita.

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When Colour Occupies Space: Paint Chip Art by Peter Combe

San Francisco-based visual artist creates three-dimensional artworks using household paint swatches as his prime matter, usually hand-punched into small disks. He then fits these disks into bevel-cut grooves on a specially prepared archival material in order to create his pieces, ranging from abstract pattern-based colour compositions to realistic portraits of people. Apart from producing portraits commissioned by collectors, Combe also likes to work with images found on social media, especially Instagram

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Natural sculptures by Andy Goldsworth

“Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy, records his work in superb colour photographs.”