Jennifer Gori June 11, 2014 BLACK & WHITE, DIGITAL, PHOTOGRAPHY

THE CLOUD ATLAS OF SILVIA GRAV

No artist would expect to get so much attention at the age of 20, however Silvia Grav should get used to it. Indeed, this self-taught Spanish photographer, video maker and aspiring director has already produced a very promising body of work. Silvia’s digital collages combine multiple exposures and elemental effects, edited with Photoshop, to create surrealist photographs, in black and white or soft tones.

Her work is a fascinating mix of conceptual portraiture and ominous horror movie scenarios. It is impossible to decide if flesh is evaporating or clouds taking the shape of human bodies. Between dream and angst, bliss and pain, the young models are each telling short stories about angels, star-crossed lovers and exorcism … Around those ghostly heroes, the setting hesitates between haunted houses and galaxies, increasing the impression of unreal and trance. Inside this map of clouds and dreams, the beholder is making his way, into the fantastical world of Silvia’s creation.

Exhibiting since 2000, Chris Scarborough has received reviews and been included in such surveys as Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001) among others. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Curator’s Office in Washington D.C., and Foley Gallery in New York City.

Milan-based artist Thomas Cian is extraordinarily talented with a pencil, and lucky for us he has chosen to open the pages of his sketchbook to share a wide variety of drawings and experiments online.

Till Rabus Born in Neuchâtel in 1975 Live and work in Neuchâtel Switzerland

Beauté Aviaire A series of conceptual fine art prints, exploring the connection between the aesthetic beauty that visually lies in the delicate luxurious opulence of avian plumage and the sexual femininity of the female form. These composite images, where feather meets beauty and fashion, are constructed using the art of photographic capture, photographing models and birdlife in separate instances and in separate locations.

Illustrator Dima Rebus was born in a small town in Russia in 1988 and graduated from art school in Moscow in 2011. He now works on a wide range of projects ranging from his personal artwork to illustrations for magazines and other publishing houses. I really enjoy the edgy, somewhat unsettling nature of his work, there’s a strange sort of tension in every piece that really makes it stand out. You can see much more over on Dima Rebus.

Phil Hale has been involved in the contemporary art scene for a few decades now. His impressive resume shows he has had his hand in many creative endeavors including illustrations in magazines