All Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (4,553)

Embroidered Wedding Portraits

Traditional wedding portraits have been given a much needed artistic twist by Michelle Rigg. The Virginia native creates them in a simplistic and classically beautiful style. Every portrait is hand embroidered and is completely customizable. " I hand stitch on hand stretched, unprimed canvas and everything is designed free hand. I'm absolutely in love with the entire process of this artform,"… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on October 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Grandpa Gettin' His Game On

Our favorite miniature artist, Slinkachu, is back with a brand new hilarious scene. This time, a feisty old man is seen using a tiny dolly to carry his drug of choice, a humongous Viagra pill. Clearly, the little grandpa has a fun night ahead of him.…


Added by Eugene on October 5, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Lying on a Giant Bubble

Last week, Alice told us about Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno's interactive installation called Cloud Cities. The display consists of twenty clear orbs of varying sizes being suspended at different heights. Within each orb is a different organic material like water… Continue

Added by Pinar on October 5, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Creepy Photos Blend Young and Old Faces

Netherlands-based photographer Ruadh DeLone is going to make you cringe with this creepy series he calls Never Grow Old. He's blended the faces of young kids, between the ages of 2 and 9 with the faces of older people in their sixties! DeLone took shots on his Canon 50D camera and then worked in Photoshop to create these images.

"I am working with the themes of life and… Continue

Added by alice on October 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Weathered Faces in the Street

Oftentimes, a beggar on a street is seen, passed by, and forgotten. A group of street artists in France, referred to as Artisme, have taken the initiative to iconize the unnoticed homeless people in the area, forcing people to look at them and their weathered faces on cities' exposed walls. Just as the pavements that pedestrians walk on or the stone walls that are routinely passed by… Continue

Added by Pinar on October 4, 2011 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Saving the Arts...Robot Style

Giant Robot's Asian pop-culture magazine and gallery gladly presents their Robots benefit exhibition. The donation campaign will aid them in continuing for another year of business while supporting the artists they love.

Owner Eric Nakamura shares, “We try and nurture artists so they can have their freedom.… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on October 4, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Stunning Wall Masterpiece by David Choe

This year’s Nuart Festival features the one and only David Choe. Established in 2001, Nuart is an annual international contemporary street and urban art festival held in Stavanger, the west coast of Norway. Los Angeles native Choe joins DVS-1 to create wonderful works of art on street walls. In one particular piece, Choe covered the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on October 4, 2011 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Incredible E-Waste Sculptures

"Ever wondered what happens to obsolete walkmans and out-of date video tapes? To blunt saw blades and to dead cell phones. To ancient floppy discs and fused light bulbs? What happens to what we generally call ‘scrap’? Just because they have out-lived their use, do they deserve to be forgotten away in attics, thrown into bins? Or, just piled up in one corner of a scrap yard?" - Haribaabu… Continue

Added by alice on October 4, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Sculpture Breaks Free

Not since Paige Bradley' Expansion have I been this intrigued with a sculpture. A 20 feet long, 8 feet high sculpture called Freedom, is currently located in front of the GSK World Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. In 2000, sculptor Zenos Frudakis created it around our universal need to break… Continue

Added by alice on October 4, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Wicked Samurais in Cartoon Disguises

Artist Ferris Plock is back at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco but this time he's mashing up samurais not with skateboarders but with cartoons characters we all know and love. Why are Daffy, Snoopy and and Hello Kitty wearing colorful samurai gear? They're not! It's… Continue

Added by alice on October 4, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Trustocorp's Funny and Sad Signs

With an aim to educate and entertain the public, New York-based artists Trustocorp plants hilariously awesome signs. Three hundred official looking signs have been spread across America’s streets in cities like New York, Miami and San Diego.

TrustoCorp is dedicated to highlighting… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on October 3, 2011 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Underground Portal Opened by Spinning Steel Wool

Has an actual portal to another world been found? Not quite. Reddit user ABURAKUASU submitted this breathtaking photo he refers to as "Firewire" in which he is spinning steel wool that has been lit in a drainage tunnel in San Dimas. The stunning visuals were created with 00 grade steel wool on a string and captured on a Canon 60D with a Samyang 14mm lens. Believe it or not, there was no lighting… Continue

Added by Pinar on October 3, 2011 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Beyond the Clutter of Everyday Life

In our fast-paced world, there never seems to be enough time and it feels almost impossible to break free from our surroundings. Nigel Cox, a painter based in London, has created a series of figurative paintings whose subjects are removed from their busy city environments. Instead, he offers each of them a serene escape through his photorealistic minimalist stylings.

Cox says,… Continue

Added by Pinar on October 3, 2011 at 2:36pm — 2 Comments

Wired Coffee Man

What happens when the "Invisible Man" has a little too much coffee? He gets wired! Sculptor Ruth Jensen created the Coffee Man in order to challenge her "wiring limits." It was only after he was listed on her Etsy shop for over a year that she was contacted by the craft company. Etsy asked Jensen if they could include Coffee Man in their collection. "Though he was extremely popular and had been… Continue

Added by alice on October 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Vivid Illustrations of Superheroes and Villains

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?…


Added by Alyssa Anda on October 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

1500 Scissors Shockingly Suspended from the Ceiling

Imagine walking into a silent room where a woman is mending. Now imagine that she's sitting underneath 1,500 pairs of sharp Chinese scissors that are suspended from the ceiling, precariously pointed downwards. This was the idea behind The Mending Project by Beili Liu.

In this ambitious, large-scale installation that was shown this past spring at the Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin Texas, Liu created an atmosphere of beauty and danger.… Continue

Added by alice on October 1, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Crashing and Merging of Past Homes

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Culturally, where do you consider home? Do Ho Suh is currently presenting a series of intriguing works that's about the artist's ongoing exploration of this question. Back in 1991, Suh left Korea and arrived in the U.S. to study at the Rhode Island School of Design. Leaving a country he once knew and adjusting to to a whole new culture caused him to feel out… Continue

Added by alice on October 1, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Phenomenal Portraits Created from Corks

Scott Gundersen is a wonderful portrait drawer but as an artist, took his portraits to another level by rendering his drawings in corks. Gundersen collects the corks, then arranges them by tone and later fills in the different tones for the shading of his portraits. Gundersen starts with the lightest corks and builds up to the darkest toned ones. One of his works, entitled "Grace," is a massive 66" X 96" portrait that's made up of 9,217 corks. It took over 50 hours to… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on October 1, 2011 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Inner Demons

Graffiti artist and Australian native Meggs recently finished his first solo show in London entitled Inner Demons, and is now setting up for Young & Free, the largest Australian street art show outside of Australia.

In an interview with High Fructose, he… Continue

Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on October 1, 2011 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Amazing Multi-Layered Sculptures

Michael Murphy challenges the boundaries between the second and third dimensions in his art. What appears to be a painting is, in fact, a series of dissected layers, forming a figure when viewed from the right angle. His series, LOOK, forces the viewer to move around and observe each comprehensive piece from different perspectives.

In addition to the optical illusions he… Continue

Added by Pinar on September 30, 2011 at 8:08am — 1 Comment

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