When photos are manipulated in just the right way, realistic imagery can transform into surreal stories. The creator is able to depict whatever the mind wants, no matter how impossible it may seem. Indonesian native Djajakarta (Deviantart name) is capable of doing just that. His dreamy work will take you to another place where trees grow out of bodies and smoke magically forms into wild… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Kentucky-born artist Kathleen Lolley finds inspiration in nature. According to her website, Lolley enjoys creating scenes where “critters try to break the spell of day to day heartbreak and giant owls return to their nest with only dreams." Her art is filled with fantastic creatures that look as though they belong in a classic fairy tale. Her choice of colors all lend to her work having a folk-like… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 12:30pm —
In a world filled with cynical people, it's comforting to know that there's someone like Heng Swee Lim. The Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based illustrator creates bright and sunny works that will turn anyone's day around. Filled with optimism and hope, they have that child-like innocence to them that's wonderfully refreshing.
When we asked Lim why he illustrates this way, he told us this. "We… Continue
Added by alice on April 29, 2011 at 9:30am —
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 1:30pm —
For those of us who haven't been fortunate enough to experience the Festival of Colors, or Holi
, videographer Brian Thompson
has created a video that makes it feel as if we're right there! This colorful and fun tradition takes place all over the globe, colleges… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Known as Flying Mouse, Chow Hon Lam is the brilliant man behind some of the cleverest and coolest illustrations we've ever featured on theMET! (See 15 Clever, Witty Illustrations
.) He's back with a whole new set of work that's just as simple but smart as before.
To Lam, the t-shirt is a “medium… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 28, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Just how beautiful are these oil paintings? At the age of ten, Kal Gajoum entered his first art contest. Later, a family friend, who happened to attend the Leonardo D’Vinci School of Art in Rome, would introduce Gajoum to oil painting and palette knife techniques.
His subjects range from the iconic European landmarks of Paris and London to New York. Gajourm infuses oil painting techniques… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 27, 2011 at 1:30pm —
With the major street art show currently going on at the MOCA
, it comes as no surprise that others are joining in on the craze. LeBasse Projects
just started featuring a group of internationally-known street artists: Case (Germany), Herakut… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Japanese student Takayuki Hori printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the papers are folded together, however, the printed components unite as a whole, and the animals' frames spring to life!
tells a visual story that highlights the environmental threat of pollution to species… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 26, 2011 at 3:30pm —
If you thought photos of "little people" were silly and just for play, then you haven't seen the work of Vincent Boussereuz. Back in February 2009, we wrote about his incredibly creative and well-crafted scenes filled with mysterious miniature people
. It was one of our most visited posts ever, as… Continue
Added by alice on April 26, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Public installation artist Candy Chang is back with another wonderful project! Similar in vein to her New Orleans installation
, Chang has created something amazing out of something old and often overlooked.
"Looking for Love Again
is an interactive public art project that collects… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 26, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Scott Weaver is truly the definition of perseverance. 35 years ago he began his work on Rolling Through the Bay
, an insanely complex kinetic sculpture made entirely of toothpicks! Weaver’s elaborate sculpture is made up of multiple “tours” that have pingpong balls moving through the iconic symbols of San Francisco. He has spent well over 3,000 hours on this project.
Weaver uses… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 25, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg have taken something used for mindless fun and turned it into a high art form. Animated GIFs are usually seen on teenage girls' My Space pages and they're usually full of glitter, unicorns, and flashing text. These two have taken that banal form and used it to create some really beautiful and moving images.…
Added by Mark Huckabee on April 25, 2011 at 10:30am —
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 22, 2011 at 7:00am —
Los Angeles-based Bob Doucette has been in animation for twenty years. He's working as a director for many well-known animated children's programs, including the PBS hit Clifford's Puppy Days
and shows like Tiny Toons
In addition, Doucette is an accomplished artist and doll maker. Though he started making dolls as a hobby, he now works at it as his… Continue
Added by Marica on April 22, 2011 at 6:30am —
Can you believe that it's been over 20 years since the movie Edward Scissorhands
first debuted? Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, it will live on as one of those classic and artistic Tim Burton films that beautifully rode the edge between romance and fantasy.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, artist Seb Mesnard set up a blog where he asked talented and aspiring artists… Continue
Added by alice on April 20, 2011 at 10:30am —
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 19, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Who doesn’t love to doodle on Post-It notes? The small canvases provide endless possibilities for even the best of doodlers. Now, Post-It art is made universal with the Post It Show: Barcelona
, which begins May 5th. Organized by the creative collective Crajes
, the show takes place at… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 19, 2011 at 2:00pm —