Ben Slow is a talented portrait artist from London. His subjects range from beautiful starlets to pop culture icons. “Working from my London studio, I find an exciting dynamic in the contradictory relationship between the glamorous pop images and the raw, unrefined urban context in which such icons are celebrated. The point of my work is to reduce the silhouette to its most elegant and minimal,… Continue
To try and capture the events surrounding last year's F1 circus, Chris Labrooy decided to make one hilarious set of 3D illustrations. The 2010 Formula One season ended with Red Bull Racing winning the Constructors' Championship with a one-two finish and Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel snagging the Drivers' Championship after taking the final race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.… Continue
Bunk, 2005, Inlaid maps on panel
We were so blown away by Matthew Cusick's meticulously detailed map art that we had to get in touch the artist for an interview. What do maps mean to him? How long does one of these pieces take? How does he decide on what to create next?… Continue
Scanning images of crumpled aluminum foil, artist Pae White made this mind-bending main stage curtain for the Oslo Opera House. The digitized image was fed into a computer driven loom to weave the curtain, creating the illusion of a 3D surface.
Called “Metafoil,” it's a modern take on the centuries-old tradition of weaving, but with a digital twist. “Metafoil takes advantage of the… Continue
Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011
Going on now at Pace Gallery in New York is an art installation of epic proportions. Brooklyn, New York-based Tara Donovan has created a beautiful 11-foot-tall sculpture that looks like it could be from another planet. What she's actually done is fold an incredible amount of thin polyester film or mylar into beautiful balls. Mylar is… Continue
Dominic Wilcox is an artist who loves a challenge. While others see everyday objects as boring and uninteresting, Wilcox sees art in the making. "The more dull the starting point the better," he tells us. "If someone gave me a rock and said 'do something creative with it' then I would be happy. I have a feeling that within everything there is some sort of magic waiting to be… Continue
Feel the fragility of life through Larassa Kabel's fantastic drawings. While all of these works are comprised of black colored pencil only, the application process is different than you might think. "Colored pencil can be dissolved in rubbing alcohol, so I use the stick form of Prismacolor's black to paint on the first couple of layers of tone," she tells us. "After that, I draw with the pencil… Continue
Ten days ago, an important panel discussion took place called "Does art have a legitimate place in the digital world?" On the panel were two artists, an art collector and the Culture Editor from the Guardian.
Outset, an organization dedicated to supporting new art, put on the event and Marc Sands, Director of Audiences and Media at Tate, led the discussion. Listen to this highlights video to hear about how digital technologies are shaking up the art… Continue
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Smoke moves in mysterious way. Using this characteristic to his advantage, Turkish-born artist Mehmet Ozgur mastered a technique where he photographs streams of smoke and then digitally manipulates it into recognizable shapes and figures.
Currently living in the Washington D.C., Mehmet is an engineer who is fascinated by nature, both technically and aesthetically. "I feel humbled every… Continue
Have you ever daydreamed about living in a cartoon universe? You know, where you're high-fiving Bugs Bunny, giving some pyrotechnic pointers to Yosemite Sam or scheming up an ingenious idea with Bart Simpson? Then, you must see the work of Luke O'Sullivan. The Boston-based artist applies screen-printed drawings on wood and steel to create sculptures that look like they belong on your Saturday… Continue
If there's such a thing as going "too viral" then art director Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler have just experienced it. The duo put together three posters under the tagline 'Historically Hardcore' that went from blogs to the very top of Reddit and in front of the watchful eyes of the Smithsonian museum (whose logo they initially used at the bottom of the posters).
"The Planet is Covered by Silvery Sleep" is a magnificently intriguing art installation by Konoike Tomoko. It's of a six-legged wolf who's covered in pieces of mirror and walking in front of hides from its own kind.
Over the years, we've featured the wonderfully whimsical work of Mike Stilkey a few times (see here and here) and now the artist is back with some fresh new pieces. His new, solo show, called… Continue
Though Ben Heine is well-known for his very clever series Pencil Vs Camera, many might not know about his Digital Circlism set. Heine's created a new technique whereby digital circles are selectively placed onto a black background. Using a sharp round brush in Photoshop CS4, he makes these circles of… Continue
31-year-old Alejandro Maestre Gasteazi has created an incredibly interesting photographic series about the struggle of an artist. First, though, you may be asking yourself these questions: Exactly, what are we looking at? How did the photographer achieve this strange, sculpture-like illusion?
Gasteazi asked his friend Julián to cover himself with a mixture of blue paint and mud. He… Continue
A lot of work goes into creating art like this but it's not in the order that you'd think. Yasmina Alaoui and Marco Guerra mix old and new techniques together to create life-size body portraits that are mysteriously beautiful. In the series they call 1001 Dreams, Guerra first photographs their nude subjects in black and white either with film or Polaroid. Next, Alaoui draws the complex Henna-like patterns, by hand, mostly with pen and ink and with some…
We loved James White's Help Japan poster and we're equally touched by this one from 29-year-old illustrator Rob Dobi. "I did what little I could and designed a print to benefit relief in Japan," he says. "All profits go straight to disaster recovery." I like how it needs no words.