‘Triscele’ is an Art Project Across Sicily by Italian Artists STEN LEX, Martina Merlini and Moneyless

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Triscele’ is an art project “created, curated and performed by” artists STEN LEX (previously on JazJaz), Martina Merlini and Moneyless. The word ‘Triscele’ is a motif representing three bent human legs (or three curved lines), and is known to be an ancient symbol of Sicily. The union of three diverse artistic styles of the artists led the group to choose the word as the name of the project.

Snip from the project website:

Triscele will be a journey of a group of artists looking for a connection with the Sicilian landscape and a contact with the time and history that nature holds and tells through its outlines. The artists will create graphic overlappings to recall the Sicilian landscape, blending past and present, an artist with the other in order to produce unique works as unique was the symbolism of the Triscele.

The group traveled through the island of Sicily for one month, and visited remote locations and crowded cities to create their works. Starting from the streets in the district of San Berillo, Catania, they moved to the rugged, volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Etna which formed a incongruous backdrop to their contemporary art. The second part of the project took them to the city of Ragusa where they continued to find abandoned locations for the project.

Link to the website.

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The Minimalist Film Photography of Bangkok-Based Photographer Nick Prideaux

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Nick Prideaux is an Australian photographer based in Hong Kong. Keeping his camera always close at hand, he shoots stories of the city on film to create a colorful picture book of his everyday life.

Working on the principle ‘less is more, Nick says his photography is all about subtraction. His approach is one of simplicity and minimalism, and he tends to “focus on the smallest details, the beauty in the minutiae.”

You can visit his site and also his Instagram profile where he posts regular updates.

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Surreal Photo Series Depicts Animals Indulging in Drunkenly Human-Like Behavior

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With her subversive photo series ‘ANIMALCOHOLICS,’’ photographer Frieke Janssens humorously tackles society’s casual acceptance of alcohol and the regressive animal-like behavior which rears its ugly head once people are drunk. The result is a “large, surrealist panorama in which she takes alcohol out of its human context, capturing imagined animals in a state of intoxication that one might see in a bar.”

Based in Brussels, Belgium, Frieke Janssens has had a love affair with photography starting at an young age. She creates arresting visual narratives with her images which grab hold the interest of the viewer. Despite being quite busy doing commercial work for numerous creative agencies and corporations, Jannsens finds the time for her personal projects with a sociological angle.

You can find more of her photography on her site and Facebook page.

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