Frédérique Morrel Gives New Life To Old Tapestries And Needlepoint In Her Sculptures.

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Vintage tapestries become ‘skin’ for people, animals, trophy heads and even homewares in the laboriously beautiful work of Frédérique Morrel. A self-proclaimed latex, leather and fur lover, she has given old tapestries new life as integral parts of her sculptures. Read more

Seeing Skulls. James Hopkins’ Vanitas.


above: James Hopkins, Decadence and Demise, 2006 (image courtesy of hamburger-kunsthalle)

Skulls, skulls, skulls. They are everywhere these days. But at least artist James Hopkins has a different take on them. He has a series of mixed media pieces called Vanitas in which random objects and furniture are composed to create the image or illusion of human skulls. Read more

Comparing The Assemblage Works Of Bernard Pras With The Originals

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above: Clint Eastwood movie still from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Photo on the left, Bernard Pras art on the right. Composited by If It’s Hip, It’s Here.

French Artist Bernard Pras, born in 1952, reinterprets well-known images and icons with his own assemblages of specifically chosen found objects. Read more