“Hand-carved over many months, this octopus made of a single piece of manzanita burl unrolls itself as it moves over a reef. The wood the octopus appears to be moving across is the manzanita burl left in its natural state. The beautiful spots and swirls in this wood are similar to the mottled patterning of an octopus.“
I am in love with this fantastic sculpture created by the one and only @caseyparlettesculpture, an artist dedicated to representing the beauty and magic of nature and its inhabitants. As Octopuses hold a special in my heart, I adore especially this wooden piece.
@kisungkoh's work in progress for the upcoming Beautiful Bizarre exhibition ‘Halcyon Days’ at @ModernEden Gallery.
‘Halcyon Days’ - Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5
Exhibition Dates: 5 November - 3 December
Modern Eden Gallery, 1100 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA, United States
This exhibition includes the work of over 80 of the world’s best contemporary artists, from across the globe, plus the Winners of the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize! To receive the Collectors Preview please email Gallery Director, Kim Larson on firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW BLOG POST // A Note From the Editor: A Platform to Represent Diversity
"Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with many queer artists, both for the magazine itself and for our curated exhibitions. Being able to connect with the current issue’s cover artist Franz has inspired me to move forward with a wish that the team and I had conceived a little while ago: The September 2023 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine will be our first issue to exclusively feature queer artists and designers! There is no question that LGBTIQA+ folks belong in the spotlight, and that these kinds of spaces are necessary to change heteronormative and non-inclusive narratives in the arts. The September issue next year will be our contribution to celebrate the brilliance of queer visual artists working across styles and media, along with queer artisan fashion designers. So if you are a queer artist or designer, a queer artist couple, or have a friend/family member who is a queer creative, please do email our Social Media Manager Helena at email@example.com. This will enable us to curate a truly special queer issue next year. Of course this will also be a wonderful resource for all issues of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. We look forward to hearing from you!"
Visit www.beautifulbizarre.net today [link in our profile] to read the new blog from our Editor-in-Chief, @danijelakrhapurssey!
Creating a work of art and then releasing it into the world is an act of love.
It requires untold hours of contemplation and artistic tweakery, resulting in the final piece which is tangible proof of an artist's heart, soul, and their very essence.
For those of you who are interested in seeing how a painting like this evolves throughout time and an extensive amount of effort, please take a few moments to scroll through @tony_thielen's process shots (images 2 - 7).
**This is ZOOM-worthy art, so pull out your magnifying glass, please!**
Much respect to the Santa Fe, New Mexico-based artist, who seems to be a stickler for the little details that have imbued this portrait with so much more visual interest and warmth. ♡☺️♡
Exclusive In-Depth Interviews:
Franz Szony @franzszony [cover artist]
Chie Yoshii @chieyoshiiart
Olga Suvorova @olgasuvorova_artist
Mitch Griffiths @mitch_griffiths_paint
Agnieszka Nienartowicz @agnieszka.nienartowicz
Rogan Brown @rogan_brown_
José Lopez Vergara @joselopezvergara_
Elisa Anfuso @elisa_anfuso
Randy Ortiz @randyortizdtd
Allison Reimold @allisonreimold
Telmo Miel @telmomiel
Dr Peralta @samuelperalta_story, physicist, film producer, novelist & the Founder of the Lunar Codex project, shares what he would like to add to his personal collection
Artist + Artist:
An intimate conversation between artist couple Ransom & Mitchell @ransom_mitchell [2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Honourable Mention] about life, love, and living and working together
Path to Creation:
Bella Kotak @bellakotak [2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Photography Award 1st Prize Winner] takes us through her fine art photography creation process
Full page reproductions of Jon Ching's @jonchingart pop surreal paintings
Kseniia Boko @kseniia_boko
Robert Duxbury @robertduxburyart
Ema Shin @ema.shin
Luis Toledo del Rio @luis_toledo_art
Tina Yu @tinayuart [2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Award 3rd Prize Winner]
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We share some of our favourite wearable art brands including: @poletteeyewear, @begumkhan, @designerayushkejriwal, @rebecca_lennox_design, @boya_0805, @gerdagoosenjewellery
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This fantastic piece called ‘Dwell’ by @jamesthistlethwaite was featured in the online group show ‘Labyrinth of Dreams’ at @wowxwow_art in 2021. The exhibition explored the path of creation resembling “a labyrinthine journey of tangled thoughts, decisions and emotions that frequently arrive at dead ends, leaving the creator with the only option of backing up and trying again.” You can still check out all the featured pieces on the gallery’s website, totally recommended!