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Soft spoken dork, with a permanent stank face. If you love me you'd call me princess.

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Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

© All images courtesy of the artist

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The most beautiful 5 hour hike leading to a tea house in the mountains

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midnight-emotive:

'if lesbians use dildos why don't they just have sex with a man?'

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'if straight men like fucking women in the ass why don't they just fuck men?'

Finally, a brilliant response to a dumb question.

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me as hell

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This plate is the only thing which is allowed to tell me how to live my life..

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Live While We’re Young - New Orleans, LA (x)

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lollipvps:

The thing is when you’re bisexual, you’re not really surprised when a straight person is biphobic. Sure it sucks and you’re like “well fuck you too dude” to whoever the prick is; but it’s not so astonishing.

Biphobic gay people on the other hand, actually hurt like a motherfucker. Like bro you’re supposed to be on my side??? Like even “my people” can’t accept me?? That hurts so much more than some random dude who expects a threesome.

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look at this fucking opossum

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This is so imporant 😷

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Anonymous asked: i'm not into fat chicks but if i wasn't already seeing someone id still totally bang you

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Even if I’m really thirsty, I’d rather not drink from the toilet.

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dutchster:

this was the result of a korean high school having no rules for their senior photos

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Amazing

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Her stupid ass

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