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Say Hello to the 2022 NOT REAL ART Grant Winners

It’s finally here. After months of planning, we at NOT REAL ART are proud to present our first art exhibition, part of a curated monthly series featuring leading lights of the creative world. Kicking off ...

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Say Hello to the 2022 NOT REAL ART Grant Winners

Arit Emmanuela Etukudo: ‘At the Collision of Myth and History, We Find Truth’

“At the collision of myth and history, we find truth,” says Arit Emmanuela Etukudo. “We find the self.” Using moving images, VFX, soundscapes, poetry, and sculpture, the Nigerian American artist creates evocative self-portraits that unearth ...

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Arit Emmanuela Etukudo: ‘At the Collision of Myth and History, We Find Truth’

Start Your Art Collection With Affordable Works From These Contemporary Artists

Blank walls should be filled. Period. Whether you’re holed up in a teeny tiny NYC apartment or a creaky suburban bungalow, your walls are crying out for beautiful decor. Luckily, you don’t have to break ...

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Start Your Art Collection With Affordable Works From These Contemporary Artists

Collage Artist Elliott Hundley Embraces Excess and Chaos

Chaotic, unruly, overwhelming, beautiful. Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley’s collaged work envelops the space it occupies, pulling viewers into an immersive world of memory and storytelling. Elliott softens the boundaries between art and life by ...

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Collage Artist Elliott Hundley Embraces Excess and Chaos

‘What Game Would You Play With This Toy?’ Shocking Designs From Nathaniel Lewis Comment on a Culture of Violence

One sunny afternoon Nathaniel Lewis collected his camera, his two-year-old son, and a pint-sized AR-15, then headed into the family’s front yard. A disturbing idea was bouncing around his brain. “‘Automatic Fun’ (above) was an ...

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‘What Game Would You Play With This Toy?’ Shocking Designs From Nathaniel Lewis Comment on a Culture of Violence

Christine Garvey Redefines Motherhood as Messy, Monstrous and Tenderhearted

Described as a “feminist ahead of her time,” 17th century Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi explored themes of motherhood, heroinism, and the male gaze. Now, hundreds of years later, artists like Christine Garvey study and ...

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Christine Garvey Redefines Motherhood as Messy, Monstrous and Tenderhearted

Vibrant Paintings From CJ Hungerman Explore the ‘Friction of Life’

CJ Hungerman’s psychedelic art takes you on a “magic trip” that would make Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters proud, though his paintings achieve a state of altered consciousness sans hallucinogenic drugs. Amplifying color, texture, ...

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Vibrant Paintings From CJ Hungerman Explore the ‘Friction of Life’

Carl Medley Laughs at Life’s Absurdities [Interview]

Carl Medley will eat your pizza if you don’t want it. That’s the first thing you’ll learn about the Virginia-based art director after stumbling across his inspired website. The second thing you’re likely to notice ...

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Carl Medley Laughs at Life’s Absurdities [Interview]

NOT REAL ART Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Sweet Ideas For Your Significant Other

Just when you think you’re done with holiday shopping, Valentine’s Day arrives, smack dab in the middle of winter. Don’t panic yet; this year NOT REAL ART scoured the internet for romantic gifts that won’t ...

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NOT REAL ART Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Sweet Ideas For Your Significant Other

Hannah Rothstein Illustrates 50 States of American Climate Change

“What is wrong with our politicians?” pop artist and activist Hannah Rothstein asks, echoing a question on the tips of many American tongues. “With […] plenty of unshakably clear evidence that climate change is making ...

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Hannah Rothstein Illustrates 50 States of American Climate Change

California Wildlife Prowls Through Los Angeles in Hilary Baker’s ‘Predators’ Series

Imagine strolling out of your local 7-Eleven, slurping on a Big Gulp, and running smack dab into the furry end of a California grizzly bear. Yikes. Los Angeles native Hilary Baker illustrates this startling scenario ...

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California Wildlife Prowls Through Los Angeles in Hilary Baker’s ‘Predators’ Series

Exuberant Collage Works From Marc Alain Find Joy in the Natural World

“As the world becomes more digital, I find myself doing the opposite,” says Marc Alain, whose exuberant collage works appear to be Photoshopped on first impression. “I prefer to work analog,” he insists. “The hand ...

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Exuberant Collage Works From Marc Alain Find Joy in the Natural World

Dream-Like Paintings From Madeline Brice Waver Between Perception and Reality

Why do we confuse dreams with reality? Mounting evidence suggests everything we experience in the “real” world is simply a whirl of information occurring in our heads—much like a dream. Diagnosed with a visual perception ...

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Dream-Like Paintings From Madeline Brice Waver Between Perception and Reality

Lamonte Goode Revolutionizes Fitness With a Futuristic Hybrid of Art, Movement, and Spirituality

“It sounds funny, but I’m really inspired by the cartoon Transformers,” says Lamonte Goode in an interview with MakersPlace, a virtual marketplace where community members can discover, buy, and sell NFTs. “My style is heavily ...

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Lamonte Goode Revolutionizes Fitness With a Futuristic Hybrid of Art, Movement, and Spirituality

AI Artist Avital Meshi Creates a ‘Multiverse’ of Different Identities

Is the collective unconscious real? Carl Jung’s theory of a shared history of thoughts and behaviors manifests in the form of crowdsourced data and its interpretation by artificial intelligence (AI). Working in performance and new ...

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AI Artist Avital Meshi Creates a ‘Multiverse’ of Different Identities
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