Fine Lines and Dotwork Form Surreal Monochromatic Tattoos by Michele Volpi

Italian artist Michele Volpi tattoos highly detailed conceptual pieces using black ink and the negative space of her clients’ skin. With a surrealist style and a monochromatic palette, Volpi inks diagrams of insects, plants, and human anatomy that resemble vintage illustrations borrowed from science textbooks.

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Majestic Trees in Serene Finnish Landscapes Photographed by Mikko Lagerstedt

All photographs © Mikko Lagerstedt and shared with permission of the artist

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Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) has once again captured the quiet beauty of his native Finland with a recent series centered around trees.

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The Self-Portraits of John Robinson

Oil painter and performance artist John Robinson crafts cerebral, wistful, and, at times, humorous self-portraits. His works, often rendered in monochromatic tones, sees the artist donning masks and contraptions that speaks to his current reflections. Elsewhere, he re-imagines moments of art history through his distinct filter.

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A Viral List of Hundreds of Opportunities for Artists, Compiled by One Person to Encourage Community

Screensaver for Plants & Lights (2017), by Everest Pipkin. Like the list of artist resources Pipkin recently shared with the world, their screensavers can be accessed for free, here.

With the overwhelming reality that artists are expected to somehow maintain a practice, store and ship work, support their scene, self-promote, manage open accounts with galleries — all generally on spec, at least starting out — plus do whatever it takes to pay their bills, who has the time or bandwidth to keep track of opportunities to further one’s practice?

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