You know that print or piece of art you wish you had bought? Well, for me, this is one of them. Kevin Tong created two posters for the Crazy for Cult 5 show
at 1988 Gallery in Los Angeles, both of which have sold out. One was inspired by the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
and the other for Being… Continue
Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 7:30am —
These bizarre sculptures could only be the work of Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre. His talent resides in his ability to carve human or animal body parts like the skeleton of the human head, the spine or teeth directly into common wooden objects.
According to his website, his sculptures explore the “unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class and… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 28, 2011 at 12:30pm —
30-year-old Japanese artist Mao Nakada is known for his modern twist on traditional Japanese woodblock printing.
The traditional technique starts when the artist draws on a washi, a thin paper used to transfer the material, which is then glued onto a plank. Using a small instrument, the washi is then pressed against the paper, which transfers the image. Nakada… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 28, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Most people use coins to purchase tools at the hardware store. Not Stacey Webber. The Indiana-based artist forges coins to create sculptures that resemble everyday tools. The visually stunning results speak for themselves.
After seeing her works, I knew I had to get in touch with Stacey to ask her what inspired her to create these pieces and to find out how she goes about making them.… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 28, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Tomorrow, July 29, the redesigned National Museum of Scotland will open and with it, at least 8,000 objects of which 80% will go on display for the first time in generations. Visitors will be able to experience 16 new galleries as they take in everything from a life-sized skeleton cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex to specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
Dr Gordon Rintoul, National… Continue
Added by alice on July 28, 2011 at 11:30am —
Now here’s something I thought I’d never see: alcohol served in milk cartons! Artist Jorn made beverage cartons for popular alcohol brands, like Absolut Vodka and Jack Daniel's, and the result is quite funny. With the name Ecohols
, this series shows us that packaging is quite important. Though the point is to bring to light the importance of brands, I can't help but think of an alternate… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 27, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Next time you need a little pick me up, may we suggest you look to Yeoh Gh's illustrations of a one, Mr. Pear? Started about a year ago as one of many fruit character illustration for one of his clients, Gh ended up loving his pear character so much that he carries it on to this day as a personal project.
"I want to bring joy and happiness to people in this… Continue
Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 10:30am —
We'll always have a soft spot for minimalist movie posters. (See here, here and here.) But…
Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 8:00am —
Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji has mastered a medium most artists wouldn't even dare think about using....tires. The exquisite level of anatomical detail he can achieve by gluing and screwing all types of tires onto his resin-cast skeletons is, in and of itself, a true feat of engineering. Every muscle and facial expression you see on these animals was… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 26, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Many of today's artists and designers have and will always be inspired by the one and only Saul Bass, an American graphic designer and filmmaker who was best known for designing innovative title sequences and posters for movies like North by Northwest
, and Psycho
Nathan Boyd is one of Bass' admirers. "Saul Bass just blows my mind!," he tells us.… Continue
Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 9:00am —
in Melbourne, Australia launched the exhibition Photocrash on July 22 which features the work of up-and-coming artist and Australia native Marco Eychenne. His pieces are rich in color and full of power, capturing your gaze with its imaginative and inspiring mix of realism and surrealism. Several layers are at play, each one… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 1:30pm —
The Melissa Gallery (Galeria Melissa
) in São Paulo, Brazil gives love notes a new twist! Casa Darwin created a stop motion video promotion for their shoe collection Melissa Power of Love
, which uses more than 350,000 post-it notes. (On top of 30,000 of them were love letters written by spectators.) The images were created by 25… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Contemporary pop artist Ron English
joins Travis Louie
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 1:00pm —
What do you think you're looking at? Crochet art? Not quite. Toronto-based artist Caroline Larsen creates oil paintings that perfectly resemble woven yarn! I could not believe my eyes because, at first glance, her paintings tricked my eyes into believing I was looking at something entirely different!
Larsen's work explores the perception of space, paint and surface texture,… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Portuguese-born street artist Vhils
recently arrived in Los Angeles and literally hammered (and drilled) out another stunning piece. The new work coincides with the upcoming "European Bailout Show,” which is set to take place at the Post No Bills gallery on Thursday, July 28. No matter how… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 23, 2011 at 7:00am —
My Modern Met favorite Audrey Kawasaki was signing her newest piece Charlotte
when Arrested Motion
stopped by her workplace. Charlotte
was originally showcased at the Suggestivism show back in February 2011. Just like some of… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 22, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Wow, how fun are these? Canada-based visual artist Ingrid Dabringer finds art where most of us wouldn't normally look. She uses acrylic paint to draw playful and happy characters on, what else, but ordinary maps. “I like to elevate the mundane," she says. "The mundane is so saturated with meaning if we just take an extra second to dwell on it. The mundane is saturated with symbolism."…
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 22, 2011 at 12:00pm —
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OakoAk isn't your typical street artist. His work isn't a political or sociological commentary on life and he doesn't spend hours on end painting extravagant murals. He's more like a comedian. With a highly aware set of eyes, he takes otherwise boring objects like hand rails, street signs and potholes and creates a narrative around them to make funny and interesting works of art. I think it's… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 21, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Next time you're wondering if you have enough money to buy art materials, remember Ron van der Ende. This Dutch artist specializes in the creation of sculptures using old, painted wood he finds on the streets. He basically takes the pieces he finds apart and then reassembles them into different objects. Incredibly, the sculptures don't have to be repainted!
This particular method is… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 21, 2011 at 12:00pm —