All Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (4,553)

Oil Paintings that Resemble Woven Yarn

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 — 2 Comments

Beautiful Face Created Through Destruction

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 — 1 Comment

Charlotte by Audrey Kawasaki

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 — No Comments

Creative Map Characters

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 — 2 Comments

Surreal Japanese Dreams

Ai Shinohara is a Japanese artist with a skill in illustrating the delicate relationship between nature and people. There is no questioning the talent Shinohara possesses. Her work carries with it a dark and complicated vibe.

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Added by Alyssa Anda on July 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Funny Site-Specific Street Art

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 — 3 Comments

Sculptures Assembled with Wooden Scraps

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 — 1 Comment

Provocative Paintings from Russia

Russian native Viktor Sheleg has been drawing since he was just 12 years-old. Since then, the self-taught artist has developed a style that is uniquely his own. Inspired by the chaos of life and the emotions and energy he feels, his paintings take on a life of their own. Wild and lovely all at the same time.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Beaded Animal Sculptures

Kohei Nawa, a sculptor and assistant professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, has developed a variety of artwork using materials like beads, prisms and silicon oil. His work in beads is particularly interesting because the beads resemble huge dew drops. Love how he beautifully incorporates nature...…


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Bear Made of 20,000 Zip Ties

Whoever said you can make art out of anything was right! Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (also known as d.o.t.s.) created the Zip Tie Massimal, a life-size installation made entirely from 20,000 standard zip ties! As you can tell, it's a striking recreation of a bear.

The installation is anchored to the ceiling by a cable suspension… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Miniature Slums on the Streets

Pablo Delgado terrorizes the streets of East London with his miniature wheatpastes. Prostitutes, bums, circus animals and even Catholic Cardinals are all seen slumming the walls, depicting not just real life but also the absurd. Delgado's miniature additions surely make this world a more interesting place...…


Added by Eugene on July 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

1967 Spiderman Cover Art Expected to Sell for $100K+

What does expensive, retro comic book art look like? Well, exactly like this. Expected to bring in $100,000+ when it goes up for auction, this original 1967 cover art for Amazing Spider-Man #49, by legendary comic book artist John Romita, Sr., will soon be one man or woman's treasure. It features Spidey in a… Continue

Added by alice on July 20, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

11 Interactive Sculptures Waiting for You

MOCA just sent word about eleven sculptures that will be waiting for you! These art pieces just won't feel complete until a human interacts with them. The show, which is called Eleven Heavy Thing, is the brainchild of Miranda July. The Berkeley, California-raised artist wanted to invite visitors to play with these sculptures, thereby elevating them to performance pieces. As MOCA… Continue

Added by alice on July 20, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Father Sculpts Giant Clay Head of Daughter

Indonesian artist Eddi Prabandono and his 15 workers built a giant sculpture modeled after the head of his five-year-old daughter, Luz. The 13ft x 13ft sculpture is made up of a whopping 25 tons of clay and is currently being dis­played at Jog Art, an annual art exhi­bi­tion held in Yogyakarta that is attended by more than 150 artists.…


Added by Eugene on July 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

South African Reverse Graffiti

Reverse graffiti is a relatively new trend that takes street art to a whole new level. Dutch Ink, a lively group of inventive artists located in South Africa, have a new installation entitled Flight 101. The clean tags are made by… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Three-Dimensional Paintings Attack!

Wow, is there something popping out of these paintings? (Recently, we saw something similar by Shintaro Ohata, who mixed 3D and 2D in a sweet and clever way.)

French artist Shaka does three dimensional art right! His use of bright color really makes his paintings pop. According to… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

3D Shark Attack Illusion

It seems like the world just can't get enough of illusions! While Tokyo has its mysterious blue chairs and Paris its fantastic 3D grass globe, leave it to China to top everyone off with their attacking… Continue

Added by alice on July 19, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Fine Art in the Streets

SmugOne is a super talented artist that uses blank walls on the street as his canvas. After scouring the Internet for information about him, it's clear he wants to keep a low profile. This may prove quite challenging, however, given the high quality of his murals. I have a strong feeling we'll be seeing a lot more of him and his work in the near future.…


Added by Eugene on July 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Zoofari LEGO Exhibit

What could be better than LEGO animals? Sign me up for this adventure! The Bronx Zoo brought out the famous toys for their "Great Summer Zoofari: A LEGO Wildlife Expedition" on display through September 2011. LEGO Master Builders built these life-like animals to appear right at home in their respective environments.

It took about a month to construct all the animals at LEGO's U.S.… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Pencil Shaving Portraits

It's always fun to see artists thinking outside-the-box, creating artwork using unconventional mediums. UK-based Kyle Bean made these awesome portraits out of, what else, but pencil shavings. Time to take out that #2!

Kyle Bean's… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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