Can't You Take a Joke
Loved and hated in art circles, Damian Loeb is a photorealistic painter who has been called everything from a genius to a copycat. In the 90s he battled copyright-infringement lawsuits for borrowing photographs and combining them into unusual -- sometimes disturbing -- images and calling them his own. Heralded as the bad-boy art star of the 21st century, Loeb…
While some sculptors work with clay and others with marble, sculptor Frank Plant decided early on that he wanted to work with steel. He twists and bends it to create these dramatic pieces that each tell its own story.
"I do what I refer to as drawings in steel. The subjects of said drawings are sometimes objects that i like for their composition, sometimes…
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Underneath it All
What's the real story behind our favorite comic book superheroes? Artist Patrick Ballesteros exposes us to the things our parents tirelessly hid from us all throughout our childhood. Who's the real Iron Man? Is Superman a manufactured robot? Is Batman actually a prepubescent girl? What's going on here?
Born in North Carolina, Patrick grew up in several…
Peter Jansen must have watched the slow motion parts in The Matrix thousands of times. A student of physics and philosophy, the Dutch artist captures sequences of human movements within a single frame of space and time. The result is quite stunning.…
Hope you all enjoy this amazing painting (not photo) and this beautiful weekend. Alyssa Monks. 30x50, oil on linen, 2004
You know all that canned food that we give away during Christmas time? Maybe we should create some art with it before we give it away...
The most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction is an annual international design/build competition where architects, engineers, designers, and students compete to design and build gigantic structures made entirely…
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If there is one aching theme in artist Bob Dob's work it's loneliness. Though disguised in bad boy's clothing, you can tell that his artwork tries to touch on the darker side of human beings. As he states, "I just like telling a story about the good, the bad,. and the ugly."
Bob Dob was born and raised in the once lazy beach town of Hermosa Beach,…
Though gorgeously colorful, Los Angeles based illlustrator Julian Callos often straddles the line between lightness and darkness in his artwork. Universal themes such as death, power, and wisdom are often explored as he tries to tap into our complicated psyches. Julian connects with the audience by creating images we can all relate to -…Continue
Take a close look at this picture and you'll notice that this Mona Lisa is made up of 3,604 cups of coffee. Each cup is filled with varying amounts of milk to black coffee. It measures an impressive 20 feet high and 13 feet wide and took a team of eight people three hours to complete.
Created for The Rocks…Continue
A new form of art is taking place all around us these days - the art created on the iPhone using the application, Brushes. Brushes is a natural media painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original…
Simple in nature but powerful in feeling, these pieces, by an artist I cannot name, speaks to the lonely person inside all of us. In each setting, this Japanese student makes us remember how being alone is sometimes necessary, giving us a peaceful moment of introspection.…
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Could this be the next trend in photography? Projected images are carefully selected then placed on bodies instantly transforming them into beautiful works of art. Of course, it also helps that Marc Philbert chooses some gorgeous women to start with!…
Cheeming Boey is a Malaysian artist who's medium of choice is a polystyrene foam cup. His first piece of cup art can be traced back to an Irvine trash can in 2006. He had just moved here from Malaysia. He found himself at a little coffee shop, sat down to watch people and doodle. But Boey had no paper. So he grabbed a trashed cup and began drawing. Suddenly, a light bulb went off in his head.