Old, dilapidated buildings are usually an unsightly scene. In this case, however, miniature broken down houses are appreciated for being wonderful works of art. The series itself is “based on photographs of abandoned structures neglected by man and destroyed by the weather,” says the website.
The photographs were taken by an amateur photographer from North Dakota who artist Ofra Lapid found… Continue
The stars have certainly aligned for this project. Photographer Ignacio Torres combines the natural beauty of stars with the art of photography to create Stellar gifs. The Texas native started this project after finding out about a popular theory; that we are made of cosmic matter as a result of the death of stars.
“I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies,” shares… Continue
Who says art can’t be eco-friendly? Recycled Shadow is a wonderful installation by Spanish architectural collective Meva. First, they folded hundreds of old newspaper pages into windmills. Next, the windmills were hung up on nylon mesh to create suspended sculptures. This simple act provided shade to anyone who happened to pass by.
What could be more fun than reliving your favorite movie moments? Micro clips of movies have been transformed into looped animated gifs. The blog If We Don’t, Remember Me has plenty of clips for all movie-lovers to choose from. Which is your favorite? I love Pulp Fiction.
How beautiful are these? One of the elements that can make the art of painting so exciting is the artist’s choice of canvas. Ian Davie’s decision to paint on swan feathers has given him some major recognition.
Of course, it makes perfect sense that his inspiration stems from his natural surroundings. Whether it be from his home at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park or his… Continue
When it comes to art, more often than not there is a backstory as to why each piece was created. There is a history behind why the artist decided to head down a seemingly uncertain path. San Francisco-based artist Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist with amazing talent. Her paintings depict women in fantastically strong ways.
Using colored pencils, Italian artist Marco Mazzoni creates surreal portraits of blank faces adorned with vibrant flowers and butterflies.
The works are a tribute to natural beauty as well as an exploration of identity. The exclusion of eyes replaced with whiteness hints at inner divinity, placing emphasis on flora and fauna. Marco states his work is inspired by “references to the Sardinian female-based societies of 15th century which conserved their culture through… Continue
Liqen discovered a crashed plane on Ventanilla Beach in Oaxaca, Mexico and did what any respectable street artist would do - he turned the plane's tail into a giant fish and added an indigenous spear-fisherman on the wing.
But, that's just the beginning of this fascinating story. According to… Continue
How creepy yet cool are these? French artist Alexandre Nicolas is currently showing some of his superhero fetuses at the Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture show going on now through March 4, 2012 at Halle Saint-Pierre museum in Paris, France. Encased in blocks of synthetic crystal, these unborn babies look like they're… Continue
You've just got to love fan-made art that's inspired by the genius work of Saul Bass. Created by graphic designer Ty Mattson, this alternate opening sequence for the show Dexter had me mesmerized from beginning to end.
"The poster series that I created for Dexter was inspired by mid-century modern design and particularly the work of Saul Bass -- who developed both… Continue
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How amazingly awesome are these? For her Masters in Graphic Design thesis project at New England School of Art and Design, Emily Roose created these cross stitch scenes taking content from breaking news stories. Calling the set Slow Breaking News, each one took her 25 hours to make. Her aim? To juxtapose the fast nature of news with the slow nature of cross stitching. "I wanted to see how this transference of medium affects the message of these stories… Continue
French sculptor Sosno and Lithuanian architect Rytis Daukantas have teamed up for a rather interesting project. Based off of one of Sosno's sculptures, the "Sosno Art Gallery Building" is a gallery that would stand 22 meters high and has 600 square meters of space. It's possible location is Niche, France.
Quite literally, the beam goes through the face of the building and holds… Continue
As "the humble purveyor of pure awesomeness," as he calls himself, John Aslarona is schooling us on superhero art. The New York City native’s pieces are colorful, vibrant and mesmerizing. He has the ability to turn epic superheroes and villains into even more incredible characters. Which one is your favorite?…
For some people, photography has given them a sense of identity. For Craiova, Romania-based Felicia Simion, this could not be more true. She sees this type of art as something more than just a pastime.
“Art has made me a believer, a deceiver, a winner, a loser, a fighter, a thinker, a dreamer, a doer, a goer, and, above it all, it has made me myself,” she shares on her website.… Continue
Everyday, I learn a new way that the human eye can be deceived. Tom Deininger is an artist based in Rhode Island who constructs these beautiful landscape sculptures that are more than meets the eye. What appears to be a series of barren birch trees is actually an amalgam of wires, cables, and other alternative materials.
Despite their grandeur size, these installations… Continue
What do you see when you look up at the clouds? Artist Yang Yongliang's series Heavenly City depicts a metropolis in the sky. He uses three elements to create these otherworldly, elongated landscapes: photography, digital manipulation, and composition.
The Shanghai native, who was originally trained in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, has adopted the… Continue
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Just in time for Halloween, the artistic duo Mark Bloom and Maggie Rickard have skillfully crafted a series of stained glass monster portraits. The team, known as Velvet Glass, constructed the black and white mosaics, finding inspiration from classic 1930s horror flicks like Frankenstein,… Continue
What does an exploding room actually look like? Havana-based artists Dagoberto Rodriguez and Marco Castillo, collaboratively known as Los Carpinteros, have constructed an installation depicting a room amidst an explosion. The imaginary blast rips through walls and furniture, leaving broken sculptures and debris suspended in the air. It's as if time has stood still. Spectators of the exhibit… Continue
Organized by a collaboration of design industry leaders and AIA Los Angeles, Canstruction LA invites teams of prominent Los Angeles architects, engineers, and designers to create exciting exhibits made entirely of cans of food, to be put on public display and awarded prizes by a panel of judges. This year's competition just wrapped up at the Westfield Culver City Shopping Mall in Los… Continue
At this year's annual Edinburgh Art Festival, spectators marveled at the towering installations by David Mach. Over seventy of Mach's works were displayed, making this his largest solo show to date. The exhibition, entitled Precious Light, examines and modernizes the themes in the King James Bible on the 400th anniversary of the scripture.