All Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (4,536)

Creepy Superhero Fetuses

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

Added by Eugene on September 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Sweet Skittles-Covered Skateboard

How "sweet" is this skateboard? Skittles recently gave Australian pop singer Cody Simpson this Skittles-covered longboard before he headed out on his first world tour.

"Good luck on tour, Cody Simpson!," said Skittles. "Can’t wait to see you do a 360 Double Rainbow with your new Skittles-covered longboard."

Wonder if he's now one step closer to… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Retro Muppet Concert Posters

How much fun are these? Created by Toronto, Canada-based graphic designer Michael De Pippo, these awesome posters are an ode to Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, the Muppet rock band of The Muppet Show.

"I love the Muppets," De Pippo says on his website. "And with the movie coming out in the next couple of months, there is no better time for a fun little side project involving the… Continue

Added by alice on September 19, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Pop Surreal Art Inspired by the French Aristocracy

Nataly (Kukula) Abramovitch returns to the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California this Saturday, September 24, 2011 with twelve brand new paintings. Her second solo show at the gallery, entitled Lonely Opulent Things, celebrates the over-the-top ambiance of the French aristocracy. Drawing inspiration from her recent trip to the Palace of Versailles,… Continue

Added by alice on September 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Photorealistic Street Art

Using oil, acrylic, and gouache, artist Jessica Hess recreates street art in such precise detail that you almost can't believe you're looking at paintings. Armed with her camera, she takes pictures all over the city, snapping graffiti laden walls and decrepit surfaces. Her paintings bring to light they physical decay of man-made buildings or nature reclaiming its… Continue

Added by alice on September 18, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Origami That's Floating Away

The last time we posted about Sipho Mabona, we boldly called his work, "the most beautiful origami art" we had ever seen. Though the Switzerland-based artist is known for his animal or nature pieces, he's starting to show more conceptual ones including this installation which was… Continue

Added by alice on September 16, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Queens of New York

The urban landscape of New York is given a beautiful portrayal by artist Tim Okamura. Bronx Brooklyn Queens, on view at the Lyons Weir gallery in New York, gives us a subtle nod to female empowerment. His subjects are the soulful African-American women living in New York City. He describes his exhibit as a blend of "realistic portraiture, figurative work with graffiti elements… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 15, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Colorful Japanese Pop Art

Japanese artist Yumiko Kayukawa’s latest exhibition Coming Home is currently showing at the Roq La Rue gallery. The Seattle-based painter continues creating her dynamic, color saturated paintings of independent women surrounded by animal totems and Japanese traditional motifs. Love the level of detail in each piece.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on September 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Shot Down Plane Transforms into Giant Fish

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

Added by Eugene on September 15, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Story Behind an Aging Superhero

What happens to superheroes when they start to age? Andreas Englund has the answer. He's the creative artist behind this hilarious series that's been "flying" through the web. The Sweden born and based artist takes us on a wild journey through the life of an everyday superhero, one most of us… Continue

Added by alice on September 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Underwater Photos that Resemble Baroque Paintings

With all of her effects created in-camera using the refraction of light and movement in different depths of water, Christy Lee Rogers creates pictures that look like Baroque paintings without the help of Photoshop. Her obsession with water as a medium coupled with her dedication to photography as an artistic medium, makes her work truly stand… Continue

Added by alice on September 15, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

School Supplies Made of Fabric

Take one look at these embroidered pieces and tell me you don't get nostalgic for school. Megan Whitmarsh is a fine artist living and working in Los Angeles who's made replicas of some of our most classic back-to-school items. Known primarily for her idiosyncratic hand embroidery, Whitmarsh makes us smile with these wonderfully whimsical pieces.…


Added by alice on September 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Double Dragon-Inspired Wood Sculpture

If you're a fan of retro video games and you love art, you're going to get a kick out of this new sculpture by Aled Lewis. Called Double Discount, it pays tribute to the Game Boy title, Double Dragon II, and was made for the Old School Video Game Show coming on September 16 to Gallery 1988 in Venice,… Continue

Added by alice on September 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Whimsical Childhood Daydreams

To create such whimsical illustrations, one must have a rich and active imagination. London-based artist and designer Kareena Zerefos is a self-professed daydreamer with an unhealthy obsession with 2B pencils and the lust to escape into a world of make believe. Zerefos has created a set of beautifully fanciful pieces. Within each portrait lies a hint of the famous children’s book… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 14, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Spirit of Summer Wall Mural

Earlier this summer, we enjoyed an El Mac masterpiece in Vietnam. With the season slowly coming to an end, it should come as no surprise that his latest mural is called Spirit of Summer. Located in Montreal, Canada, Spirit of Summer is an interpretation of one, young Rose Phillips, which is the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 14, 2011 at 2:26pm — 3 Comments

Calibrating the Telescope

Street artist Phlegm has been on overdrive the last couple of years. Here's a new, highly-detailed piece that ranks up there with some of his best work. The UK-based street artist took three days to complete the stretched-out wall, which is located on an old nuclear fallout shelter in Zagreb,… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 14, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Dazzling School of Fish Sculpture

If you were in Australia this past September, you may have checked out the 9th annual Swell Sculpture Festival, an event that brings together artists to display their unique sculptures on Currumbin Beach. This year, out of the 50 sculptures, this one caught our eye.

It's called School and it's by artist Richard Howie. "There is something wonderful in the shining,… Continue

Added by alice on September 14, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Modern Asian-Inspired Folk Art

Looking for some beautiful and inspiring Japanese art? If so check out the recently opened solo exhibition from Japanese artist Yoskay Yamamoto at LeBasse Projects in Culver City. Picking Up Where We Left Off is the name of the show where Yamamoto is exhibiting both paintings and sculptures that continue on the intimate statements of self-expression that began in his last series of… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Monkey Experiments

Monkeys have finally turned the tables on us; they've decided to experiment on human beings! Spanish street artist Liqen painted this thought-provoking mural in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. He calls it a "present study through the origins of our species."…


Added by Eugene on September 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Human Brain Reimagined

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, and perhaps the most amazing. Using cardboard boxes, artist Yaron Steinberg created this interesting installation which shows us what he imagines his own brain to look like. One peak inside and you'll instantly notice a considerable amount of detail, including lots of tiny houses that resemble the tight-fit favelas of Brazil. My favorite part… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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