All posts by Tessa Hulls

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The Circular Tales Of Ben Beres

When viewed from afar, Seattle artist Ben Beres’ circular etchings read as abstract patterning, but closer inspection reveals elaborate stories arrayed on circular pages. The exterior text is clearly legible, but the writing becomes progressively more difficult to read as it winds its way to both the center of the composition and the narrative. The...Read...
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Rachel Maxi Demonstrates That Tools Make For More Interesting Still Lifes Than Pears

Seattle artist Rachel Maxi mainly creates tiny landscape paintings that manage to evoke a sense of space in rather mundane settings, but she turned away from her usual subject matter to make a very lovely series of pieces documenting hand tools. There’s something very satisfying and elegant in the stark contrast between the straightforward, realistically...Read...
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Julia Chiang‘s Ring Pop Art

So much edible bling!! Brooklyn artist Julia Chiang created this dapper ring pop installation for a group show at Art Basel Miami. The ring pops slowly melt under the display lights, staining the walls as they disintegrate.
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Mark Dean Veca Combines Pattern & Street Art

I really like what Brooklyn artist Mark Dean Veca is doing with himself. He takes poppy street art characters and combines them with intricate patterns and ornamentation to create some large, pretty raw illustrations that kind of make it feel like you’re residing within someone’s innards. Beyond that even, though, he has some pretty creative...Read...
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Patte Loper’s Magical Naturalism

Patte Loper has a diverse assortment of work on her website, but her pieces are united by an intersection of naturalist technique and a sense of almost unsettling magic. Many of Patte’s pieces depict animals wandering through abandoned human landscapes, and the viewer is left with a gaping sense of suspension and stillness. In the...Read...
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Blake Haygood‘s Almost Tangible Objects

Blake Haygood’s paintings are fields of soft washes strewn with shapes that seem almost ready to coalesce into identifiable objects. Walking the line between the organic and the mechanical, Blake commands our attention by presenting us with subjects that promise to become recognizable if only we stare at them long enough. It’s a bit of...Read...
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