Fresh Figs #10 ~ Jean-Robert P. Beffort

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heyheyheyhey! happy Sunday to you!

if you are reading this on a Sunday!

if not, happy Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / the remaining days of the week, to you!!

i love exclamation marks!!!

um, ok. this work is by a brilliant / eccentric / obscenely talented artist called Jean-Robert P.Beffort :D

Jean-Robert says ~ ~ ~

My collage art started 20+ years ago with art-mail postcard/letter correspondences with my older brother which still continues to this day. Due to this origin my collages nearly always include both text and images that provide a layered visual and mental narrative (telling a story). I find it essential that both modes exist in union for balance of polarities such as left brain/right brain, magnetic/electric, sound/light, and atlantis/lemuria. What started on my kitchen table has now grown to running a)sp.”A”©e Studio•Art•Gallery for the last 5 years in Silver City, New Mexico exhibiting my 2D text/image collages and 3D assemblage sculptures as well as showcasing other local artists.

CHECK JEAN-ROBERT’S FACEBOOK / WEBSITE / GALLERY IF YOU LIKE, OK NICE

ta ta for now [!!!!!!!] x

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always on my mind #3 @ Brickwork Gallery

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HELLO YOU CHAPS

I’m feeling goooooood right now because three of my original things (plus an alternate version of the collage above, called ‘always on my mind #3‘) are now available at Brickwork Gallery, London

Brickwork are also selling work by Andy Warhol and Peter Blake and they’re putting together pop-up shows in London and the South of France this summer so if you live round those parts let me know and I’ll let you know exactly where once I know, yepyep? !!

hope ur loving life ppl!! 

from Ben 👍👍👍

Fresh Figs #9 ~ Jana Pavasovic

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HEY!

Jana Pavasovic, aka Le Completiste, is a fashion designer, illustrator and photographer based in London

Jana sent me some nice collages, here’s one of them ~ ~ ~

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and I love the style of her fashion sketches, YEP > > >

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here’s Jana’s Facebook and Twitter. ENJOY!! :D

Fresh Figs # 8 ~ Alex Robichaud

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after a little hiatus… hello again, you beautiful humans

i’d like to share some a-bloody-mazing things by Alex today

her bio is brief, her ideas are LARGE ~ ~ ~

Alex Robichaud is an artist living in Montreal. She mostly makes photographs, sometimes drawings, and other times poems. This is one of her poems. I hope you like it.

p.s ~ there is no poem. the bio was the poem. this girl is good

anyhow, the incredible photo above is ‘self-portrait with leaves’ and the one below is ‘limbs’

Alex’s facebook is here! and here is her blog! Love from Ben! :D :D :D

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NEW! SPECIAL! OFFER!

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HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!

hope ur doing well and things are on the UP

so i have a new ‘special deal’ for you, the fine people of planet earth / the internet

basically, for a MERE £45 (66USD), you will receive

~ one ORIGINAL mini-collage (A5 size). you can choose the subject / content of this collage!

~ one signed HQ print (on Somerset enhanced velvet paper) of your choice from the ‘top 20′ of my collages (the ones that have gotten the best response across WP / facebook / tumblr / twitter ~ pls see links below…)

~ one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles, recently described by Todd Swift as ‘an innovatively witty piss-take of modern culture’

~ one ‘mystery gift’, this could be a hand-drawn cartoon / a postcard / a completely random object from my home ;-)

if ur interested please email me at stainton9@gmail.com (secure payment can also be made to this address via PayPal)

here are the ‘top 20′ collages from 2 years of hello, figg-ing ~

man of 54 faces (this is the brand new collage above btw)

wave for the camera

always on my mind

gold-digger #1 / #2

man, book, er, prize

future travel #1

choose life

word

city by the sea

big bang theory

the new king

hollywood menu #1 ~ starlet sauce

the home guard

and now, the end is near

guns, flowers, fag

100% pure

pray for mercy from coca-cola

gravity

oblivious

future travel #3

will and grace

[Ben :D :D :D]

Fresh Figs #7 ~ Sun Ira

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hey there wordpress ppl!

here are some NICE things for you this tuesday on the internet

the collage above is called ‘would you like to swing on a star’

and the one below is ‘cow-grid catastophe’ …

the artist’s name is Sun Ira / Ira Carter and here’s what he has to say ~ ~ ~

Artistic history starts when I was a wee chile and encouraged by my parents. Went off to art school while dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Became a graphic artist working in the SF Bay area. Got in on the ground floor of the Mac revolution in 1984 and taught myself how to make it do what I wanted. My art practice is informed by Dada and the desire to make confrontational but humorous art that tells truth to power in a world full of consumption, exploitation, and militarism. My hope is that a sense of play and holy foolishness comes across.

here’s Sun’s beeyootiful tumblr

hope your week is kol as heck ;-) [from Ben x]

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Fresh Figs # 6 ~ Scott Hatt

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new images for your eyeballs / brains this week come from Indiana-based vintage-collage-machine, Scott Hatt!

instead of a bio, Scott sent me this amazing / mad / esoteric poem-commentary on his collages ~

Southern States: Bang, and the Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Norfolk warned me not to draw
while wearing air corps style glasses
Small targeted machine of dubious origin
the building of your America
Coffee and an orb: served,
Thai monuments in German photos.
Gertrude Jekyll’s Preface was of some help
Radio’s Proportions – divine
19th Century figures cavort and Chilly waves
Fifty Yen, Rouen, and Ramsgate.
Fifteen degrees west of Greenwich:
Crystals and Orphans.

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here’s Scott’s very active FB account, his tumblr and his ArtStack pages

[if you’d like to submit something to ‘Fresh Figs’, please see the guidelines here]

bon appetit! :D

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Fresh Figs # 5 ~ Danai Gkoni

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HELLO! new work this week [week 5 of ‘Fresh Figs‘] comes from Danai Gkoni :D the collage above is called ‘Touristic Season’ and the one below is ‘Storm is Coming’… here’s Danai’s bio ~ ~ ~

Τhe cities I lived in are constant inspirations as spatial and social conditions ~ those images are dystopic and entertaining at the same time. Coming from the field of architecture I’m deeply interested in the dynamics of space and the built environment, the urban lifestyle and its aesthetics, the pleasure of urbanity as a space of togetherness and isolation at the same time- those are the concepts I try to explore as a digital artist.

Danai Gkoni is an architect and digital artist. She has lived, studied and worked in Greece and the Netherlands. During her studies, she developed a keen interest on the contemporary urban condition. With architectural collage as a starting point, since 2013 she is exploring a particular style of digital illustration- narrating surreal and sometimes dystopic urban stories.

and here are Danai’s tumblr, website and society6

h a p p y t h u r s d a y y a l l <3

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