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Masked Figures Found in Macro Insect Photography by Pascal Goet (8 pics)

Using subtle changes in light and shadow, French photographer Pascal Goet subtly manipulates the details of a variety of insects, highlighting their anthropomorphic appearance. Goet does not alter any of the colors associated with the brilliantly hued bugs, but instead focuses on letting areas of the body fade away or become more pronounced. Through this process faces emerge, a human reflection in an otherwise unrelatable species.)

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Masked Figures Found in Macro Insect Photography by Pascal Goet (8 pics)

Galleria Gum Presents: Camila Valdez (5 pics)

Galleria Gum , a fantastic gallery founded by Andrea Pasin, in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District (Florida) represents some talented artists doing great work. Here we highlight Camila Valdez , a young and emerging argentinian artist who creates hyper-realistic leggy dessert sculptures. When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats, Camila selects materials which highlight the bold colors and exaggerated shapes of classic desserts. Utilizing such materials as fiberglass and epoxy resins, which are later hand-painted in order to attain a surreal glow, proof is given that her art is a matter of taste.

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Galleria Gum Presents: Camila Valdez (5 pics)

The Black and White Anthropomorphic Illustrations of David Alvarez (10 pics)

All images courtesy of David Alvarez. This image was made in collaboration with Julia D David Alvarez produces soft illustrations that seem to glow despite their often limited color palette of black and white. The graphite scenes depict animals either interacting with or as humans, often donning elaborate garments while engaged in activities such as dancing or reading books. “I always found it amazing how artists worked in the earlier days, I think of the technological limitations and how it took talent, skill, and patience to develop works of great complexity,” Alvarez told Colossal. “That was one reason why, since I was a student, I felt interest in figurative drawing for handling light and shadow. At school I discovered graphite and its possibilities. When I started working on my own I noticed that my personality and my way of working suited that particular technique.” Mesoamerica is one of the illustrator’s favorite subjects to produce works around. Recently he created a book surrounding Mesoamerican myth titled Ancient Night that follows a rabbit and opossum’s adventures with pulque , a fermented prehispanic beverage. Seen here are a number of collaborations with illustrator Julia Diaz . You can explore more of Alvarez’s illustrations on his Instagram  and blog.

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The Black and White Anthropomorphic Illustrations of David Alvarez (10 pics)

New Portraits of Fashionably Dressed Wildlife and Floral Bouquets by Miguel Vallinas (10 pics)

In his long-running portrait series Second Skins , artist Miguel Vallinas ( previously ) uses photographic portraits of wildlife as a starting point to construct fictional wardrobes that he imagines each animal might wear if it were dressed as a human. Vallinas has an uncanny ability to select the perfect colors and textures for each outfit he photographs, bestowing the animals with a clear sense of character and an unusual authenticity. On the surface, Second Skins is a humorous series of portraits guaranteed for a smile, but dig a bit deeper and Vallinas suggests the images reveal a more about human nature than the animal kingdom. Specifically, how we perceive people based on appearance and how we create narratives in our mind based wholly on what we see. Vallinas says he is also examining elements of self-perception, specifically “what we believe we are, what others think we are, what we really are, and what we would like to be.” For his latest body of work titled Roots , Vallinas again explores identity through similarly dressed boquets of flowers or plants matched with remarkably fitting attire. You can see much more on his website .

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New Portraits of Fashionably Dressed Wildlife and Floral Bouquets by Miguel Vallinas (10 pics)