By isolating subjects in a studio against solid colors, Toronto-based photographer Andrew B. Myers makes us think twice about what we're exactly looking at. Most of the time we're amazed at paintings that appear like photos
but when was the last time you saw the reverse?
Myers achieves… Continue
Added by alice on March 1, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Though we've seen a lot of creative self-portraits in our time, we haven't come across ones that we'd wholeheartedly call magical...until now. New Hampshire-based Sarah Ann Loreth is a self-taught photographer who has a way of making us feel as though we've walked into a storybook. "I like to try to create my own reality," she tells us. "I get so bored of mine. It's fun to create galaxies and climb… Continue
Added by alice on March 1, 2011 at 11:00am —
Coming to Nokia Plaza L.A. Live in Los Angeles on March 25, 2011 is a new, one-of-a-kind sculpture that pays homage to one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Muhammad Ali. Made up of 1,300 boxing speed bags, the piece stands 22 feet high and is held up by 5 miles of stainless steel cable and 2 miles of aluminum tubing. (Did we tell you it took three years to complete?) Internationally… Continue
Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 3:30pm —
One of the Met’s favorite artists, Stella Im Hultberg
works with pencils, wood and sketchbooks to make illustrations for her upcoming show Fragmented
, which runs from March 11th to March 21st at London Miles gallery.
Midway through preparing for this show, Hultberg started… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on February 28, 2011 at 1:00pm —
With the Last Resort installation
he started the year off with a bang and now London-based street artist Slinkachu is back with more incredibly clever works for 2011. Watch as a green shoelace turns into a Loch Ness-style monster, a half eaten chicken… Continue
Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 10:30am —
"Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can't capture."
- Andrew Myers
Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based… Continue
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Cartoons characters are often tangled up in messy situations but what happens when you mix them with classic paintings by world famous artists? Hilarity ensues! Though we couldn't find the person who took on this challenge, he or she has done an impressive job in inserting our favorite cartoon characters into memorable paintings. The result? What would happen when art meets… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on February 23, 2011 at 1:00pm —
These aren't your typical dollhouses. French artist Marc Giai-Miniet creates incredibly detailed miniature boxes featuring multi-level structures, split apart to give us a fascinating view of what's going on inside.
Cluttered yet still very organized, the series titled, "Les boîtes" (The Boxes), includes dark, messy scenes inside laboratories, factories, libraries, and offices.… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 23, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Added by Kevin Chung on February 22, 2011 at 8:30pm —
After Banksy’s film Exit Through the Gift Shop
was nominated for an Oscar, the UK street artist made a special trip to Los Angeles to honor the momentous occasion. Here are a few standout pieces that he put up in the last couple weeks.
The boy shooting crayons (below) is located in Westwood, home of UCLA. As a Bruin myself, I can tell you firsthand that many students have… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on February 22, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Added by Eugene on February 22, 2011 at 11:30am —
A Boy Returns Home Not Realizing How Much He’s Changed
Using a variety of mixed media including oil, acrylic, ink, charcoal and graphite, artist Ian Francis creates fantasy-fueled scenes that are filled with mystery and intrigue. In 2010, he released a new set of work that looks as if he's shifted his style from dream-like to cinematic.
The UK-based painter… Continue
Added by alice on February 22, 2011 at 11:00am —
If you never believed in the saying, "From tragedy to triumph," then you haven't heard the story of Daniel Arsham. In 1992, Arsham experienced a devastating hurricane that broke apart his house and nearly killed him and his family. Rather than wallow in self-pity, the calamitous experience became an inspiration for his art. An idea arose - that nothing is indestructible and that everything is… Continue
Added by Marica on February 19, 2011 at 2:00pm —
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If you're looking for a little something to brighten your day, may we suggest these minimalist comics by Montrouge, France-based Dominique Dubois-Taine (DOM)? For over ten years, DOM has been creating these wordless, black and white pieces all centered around a very curious character named Bonom.
DOM doesn't make these comics as his full-time job (rather, he works in stage and… Continue
Added by alice on February 16, 2011 at 8:30am —
Highly trained acrobats precariously hang in mid-air. While this may sounds like a description for a circus act, it's actually far from it. Poland-born artist Jerzy Kediora (JOTKA) recently showed some of his magnificent sculptors at this year's Kinetica Art Fair in the UK. On a simple strip of wire, his sculptures seem to magically balance themselves, challenging the rules of physics, and… Continue
Added by alice on February 15, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli uses pastel colors to tell us a story of a melancholy world. Some common themes in her surreal works include loneliness, fear of abandonment, and apprehension about growing up. If her wonderfully whimsical paintings look familiar, you may have seem them in a children's book. Her work has appeared in over thirty of them around the world.…
Added by Marica on February 12, 2011 at 7:30am —
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St. Martin’s School of Art graduate Dianne Harris turned heads at the 2011 Kinetica Art Fair with her neon works: Caduceus, E=MConsciousness2 and Eternally Yours. She specializes in producing, constructing and photographing environments. The Kinetica Art Fair is a London exhibition dedicated to bringing kinetic, electronic and technological art to the public.
“My work,” says Harris, “aims… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on February 11, 2011 at 3:30pm —