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New York city camouflage series by Trina Merry
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Her models meld into the grey Manhattan skyline as if they’re made of mirrors and glass.
Now body artist Trina Merry has spoken about her head-turning technique, painstakingly painting women so they blend in with New York’s landmarks, after her incredible creations made headlines around the world.
The 33-year-old shuns studios and canvases, instead letting her nude models camouflage seamlessly into the world around them.
Art imitates life: New York body painter Trina Merry’s models blend into the Manhattan Bridge (left) and Guggenheim museum (right) wearing coloured shoes and bikini bottoms. The 33-year-old began her inspiring project after moving to New York from San Francisco because she wanted to provide a ‘reflective view within the landscape’
"If there’s such a thing as a New Yorker style, that would be it—playing it down."
Jon MacNair opens windows into cryptic worlds with his monochromatic pen-and-ink drawings. His work has a decidedly vintage, if not medieval, feel. The artist renders elaborate depictions of self-created myths and legends, but rather than being grandiose, the tone of his work is self-aware and humorous. Demons and shamans mug for the viewer while performing rituals and spells. Some of his drawings show gratuitous, cartoon violence akin to that of heavy metal album art and skateboard graphics. MacNair has a solo show opening at Portland’s Antler Gallery this Thursday, August 28, titled “Age of Enigmas.” In addition to his own work, the exhibition will feature MacNair’s collaborations with five other artists he admires: Jennifer Parks, Trudy Creen, Mark Burt, Ian Anderson, and Michael Hsiung.
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