Street Fighter II - Fireball, 2010
One of our favorite artists just showed off some of his recent works over on his Facebook page
! Luke Chueh is best known for painting sweet characters with an ominous twist. His mix of tragedy and comedy is unmatched in the lowbrow art… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 19, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Working mostly with oil on panel, Mary Jane Ansell paints realistic portraits that have an etherealness and vulnerability to them. Notice the light and shadows in her work and the backgrounds she paints her subjects in.
“I find it fascinating to explore the way light can be used to focus attention on certain details, or to conceal others," Answell says. "Colours, contours and textures… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 18, 2011 at 12:30pm —
A little over a week ago, artist Jeremy Geddes released a new hyper-realistic oil paining that's "the first of a very loosely connected series." Called A Perfect Vacuum
, this piece is definitely a departure from his floating spacemen series but it has that same surreal feeling that runs throughout his work. Check it out in more detail below.…
Added by alice on May 18, 2011 at 10:00am —
Jen Stark mesmerizes us once again with her vibrantly colored artwork! Just this past weekend, she exhibited an incredible new piece at Show & Tell Gallery
in Toronto, Canada.
Though we're used to seeing her insanely detailed… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 17, 2011 at 11:00am —
"There is great beauty to be found. Sometimes you have to go through the trash to find it." - Annie Terrazzo, artist
After seeing our Junk Mail Mosaics
post, Annie Terrazzo got in touch with us to tell us about about a similar style of art she's been creating for years. Using newspapers from… Continue
Added by alice on May 17, 2011 at 10:30am —
Over the last quarter century, it wouldn't be an overstatement to say, Pulp Fiction and The Simpsons have infiltrated pop culture. In this hilarious series, an anonymous animator at Film Roman (the production company behind The Simpsons) sketches famous Pulp Fiction scenes and then adds Simpsons characters to play its badass characters. Too… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 16, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Who doesn't enjoy coming across funny cartoons and sweet illustrations? Japan-native Goro Fujita has been in love with drawing ever since he was a little boy. It shows in his beautiful works that invoke the memories of a distant childhood memory.
After founding Quaintix
(a graphic design and programming company) with his friend, Fujita… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 16, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Who doesn’t love a good community project? Although this one isn’t about cleaning up a dirty beach or building a house for a person in need, it's about putting a smile on people's faces. And for artists, Make Your Franklin
is all about getting your creative juices flowing.
The rules are simple: re-create a symbol of modern society, the one hundred dollar bill.
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 16, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Blessed with both an impressive imagination and artistic skill, Nikki Rosato creates incredible people portraits...all made from maps! Her reason for choosing road maps as her medium? “Our physical bodies are beautiful structures full of detail, and they hold the stories that haunt and mold our lives," she says. "The lines on a road map are beautifully similar to the lines that cover the surface of the… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 16, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Imagine taking your 0.5 mechanical pencil and drawing on a large piece of white paper for 10 hours a day, seven days a week, over a course of 10 full months. Think you'd give up after a few hours or maybe even a few days? Well, it's safe to say that most people would. Then again, most people aren't like Joe Fenton...
Aptly titled Solitude
, the personal project stands an… Continue
Added by alice on May 16, 2011 at 11:30am —
Does street art get better than this? Found on the streets of Verona, Italy is a pair of unmistakable legs! Surely they belong to the Wicked Witch of the East who was known to wear ruby slippers and striped socks. Morbid? Sure. Awesomely unexpected? Absolutely.
via [Wooster… Continue
Added by alice on May 15, 2011 at 5:32am —
Using just a single sheet of back paper, Boston-based artist Joe Bagley creates silhouettes that are undeniably beautiful. Whether it's a couple stealing a quick kiss or a single swallow soaring through the air, Bagley's designs are all original and each is cut by hand. He even proudly states, "No lasers, dies, or prints!"
"The intricacies of my work reflect my desire to push the physical… Continue
Added by alice on May 15, 2011 at 5:30am —
Starting May 21, New Image Art
in Los Angeles, California will be the home of Newcastle-based artist Hush, whose beautiful paintings are a collage of imagery and color. He will return to the City of Angels to show off a new style where his paintings are more detailed and textured and his subject matters are more somber and serious.… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 13, 2011 at 1:30pm —
A Little Water with Sand
Storing your Christmas ornaments until next year? Why? Alan Saller show us just what happens when high speed photography is combined with fluid-filled holiday decorations. The result? One explosive set!
Like most photographers out there, Saller found internet fame just by chance. One day, he started shooting random stuff in his garage with a… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 13, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Hiding in a shroud of mystery, Banksy has made a name for himself without ever revealing his identity. Currently, he is the most famous street artist in the world and, just recently, he became a successful filmmaker with Exit Through the Gift Shop
. It's unclear who put up this clever piece that was "spotted" on a city wall in Kreuzberg,… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 13, 2011 at 11:30am —
By now, we've seen all kinds of paper sculptures; mind-melting ones by Jen Stark
, massive white paper ones by Jeff Nishinaka
, and even beautifully layered ones by… Continue
Added by alice on May 13, 2011 at 11:00am —
If you thought that pandas were just cute and cuddly bears, then you haven't seen them in the art of Xiaobaosg! The Singapore artist created the Panda Revolution
series inspired by vintage propaganda posters (Chinese, Soviet Union and American). In an interesting turn of events, the series was so popular on the internet that the idea got stolen. Merchandise in China is now being mass produced… Continue
Added by alice on May 13, 2011 at 10:00am —
Now on display at London's Somerset House are Ai Weiwei's 12 huge bronze animal head sculptures called Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
. It is the first ever contemporary art sculpture to go on display at Somerset's historic courtyard as well a the first major outdoor public sculpture installation by the artist in London.
The heads are re-creations of the traditional Chinese… Continue
Added by alice on May 13, 2011 at 9:30am —
What is it about those brightly colored plastic blocks that always seems to conjure up fond memories of our childhood? Old Red Jalopy did an outstanding job of making them relevant by creating this summer's blockbuster movie posters all in Lego-style. They're so well done, they'll make you wish the movies were actually done in LEGO form!… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 11, 2011 at 2:30pm —
We recently got in touch with street artist Kenny Random to ask him about his newest piece. You may remember Random as the one who incorporates mysterious silhouettes
throughout his work.
"Snoopy was an Icon in the '80s, he's very cute and everyone love him...but times have changed. This… Continue
Added by alice on May 11, 2011 at 12:00pm —