I recently stumbled across the gorgeous (I mean, gorgeous) portfolio of artist Jeffrey Gibson. His work utilizes a combination of bold pattern, vibrant color and unusual materials (the shaped paintings are done on deerskin stretched over wood, the sculptures are embellished punching bags). I love how playful and tough these pieces seem to be all at once; it should be a contradiction but Gibson makes it work! The sculptures in particular take a banal, utilitarian object to a whole new level of ceremony and beauty.

See more of his lovely work here.

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