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What an inspiration


Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

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HQ & MQ - Benedict Cumberbatch at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards

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90’s nostalgia 

Come What May
Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman


come what may // ewan mcgregor & nicole kidman

listen to my heart, can you hear it sing?
telling me to give you everything
seasons may change, winter to spring
but i love you until the end of time

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This is basically why I love to visit my mom’s childhood home

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  • phone: *has thousands of songs*
  • me: *listens to the same ed sheeran songs on repeat*