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Tiny World in a Bottle



Good things really do come in small packages! While most of us spend our free time watching tv or lounging around on the couch, Japan native and architect Akinobu is busy; hard at work in creating an alternate universe. His art? Tiny worlds in a bottle. Look through the glass to see everything from dinosaur and tropical islands to couples kissing in the park! …





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Added by Alyssa Anda on July 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Artists Pay Tribute to Harry Potter

Harry Potter by Michelle Romo





What better way to pay tribute to J.K. Rowling's epic fantasy series than by throwing an art show? Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition opened just two days ago at Gallery Nucleus. (That's the same gallery that put on the…
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Added by alice on July 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Magnificent Large Scale Sand Artworks



Drawing on sand is always a challenge because it’s a race against time. When the waves come in, there's no stopping them. That's why the creator of these gargantuan sand drawings definitely had his work cut out for him! Jamie Wardley left his eye-catching artwork at beaches all over the north of England and Scotland. “Time is a big challenge when you’re working on a beach,” said the 32 year-old… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 9, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Searching for the Path to Enlightenment



There's so much depth to Nick Pedersen's digital artworks; not only are they aesthetically stunning, there's also extremely captivating, like individuals stories being told in every single scene.



I reached out to Nick to see if he would explain the plot behind the series, entitled Sumeru. Nick kindly obliged. You can catch the entire interview, below.…



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Added by Eugene on July 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

3D Grass Globe at Paris City Hall



Artist François Abelanet plays tricks on our eyes, making us believe there is a three-dimensional grass globe sitting right in the middle of Paris' City Hall. When viewed at different angles, however, the illusion quickly falls apart.



Who to believe? covers 16,000 sq ft (1500 sq m) and measures 330 ft (100 m) long. Approximately 90 gardeners worked for five days to assemble… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Intricate Needlepoint Deers



Frederique Morrel is a talented French designer who creates beautifully unique tapestry on deer sculptures! She uses polyurethane taxidermy molds, covers them in vintage needlework and then finishes them all off with real antlers. Morrel was moved to create these after she found out that her deceased grandmothers’s needlepoint was accidentally thrown away. This led to the launch of a line of… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 7, 2011 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Soul Searching Muses



This coming Friday, July 8, one of our favorite artists will be exhibiting her work! Stella Im Hultberg will showcase her paintings at the Alternative Cafe Gallery in Seaside, located near Monterey Bay, California. Bad Luck Club is a group show that Aya Kakeda put… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 7, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Cute & Morbid Cartoon Characters



On July 9th, the Black Book gallery in Denver, Colorado will become the home of Philip Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena's collaborative show Dead Relatives. The two artists combine their own unique styles to create cartoon characters that are cute but morbid! Lumbang is known for his animal characters, while Yerena is known for his Chicano-inspired collage work. Together, they're inspired by… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 6, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Colorfully Decked Out Trash Bins



Did someone say decorated trash bins? Sign me up! Jacob Livengood, a graphic designer and illustrator from San Diego, California, recently painted a black trash bin for Coachella 2011, successfully transforming an overworked and under-appreciated item into a work of art! It's a 180 degree turn as beautiful colored marks, dots and one-of-a kind… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Geometric Pop Culture Illustrations

Cave Man



From superheroes to sci-fi characters, get ready for some incredible vector illustrations! Liam Brazier is a freelance illustrator and animator whose talent lies in creating pop culture icons like Superman or Darth Vader in a beautifully striking way. The origami-esque style combined with the bright colors makes his work really stand out.…

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Added by Alyssa Anda on July 6, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings

Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. "Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with…

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Added by alice on July 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

YPOC's Visual Storytellers Contest ($1000 Grand Prize!)



This contest is sponsored by YPOC.com, believers that art is all around us just waiting to be made.



Calling all artists, photographers, or those aspiring to be! Are you ready to show off your art and/or photography?… Continue

Added by alice on July 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

Awesome Elephant Stampede Mural



What a wonderful discovery! Flickr user Lynda Murtha bumped into this magnificent mural while walking the streets of Toronto, Canada. Located on the side of a tiny restaurant that faces a car wash, these elephants look as if they're coming out of the wall! The owner of the restaurant shared that he paid for the paint and that it was made by art college students. Finding gems like this is part of… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

New Pop Art by Ron English



The very talented and slightly odd Ron English is showing a collection of recent work at Lazarides’ Rathbone Place gallery in London. Known as a propagandist, English continues his brightly colored pop culture and art commentary with Skin Deep: Post-Instinctual Afterthoughts On Psychological…
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Added by Alyssa Anda on July 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The Special Effects Master of Photography

Copyright by Thomas Herbrich.





"Surprise yourself and your audience!” That's the mantra of Thomas Herbrich, photographer and photo manipulating extraordinaire. With a client list that includes BMW, Mercedes Benz, Sony, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ikea and Lego, this professional is sought after for making brands come alive. More than that, he takes photos more or less the same way an…

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Added by alice on July 5, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Impressive Oreo Cookie Art



When an artist’s bio reads: “Enjoys playing with her food, both recreationally and professionally,” how could you not be intrigued? For her ongoing project From Scratch, sculptor Judith G. Klausner seizes the opportunity to do what she loves: play with food. She recently began carving cameos of classical figures and Victorian-inspired women in the frosting of Oreo cookies. It is no wonder… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Opera Fireplace



New York-based Chilean native Sebastian Errazuriz makes us think twice about that architectural structure in most of our homes - the fireplace! His 600 pound Italian marble fireplace doubles as a mini opera house. Errazuriz’s beautifully recreates an opera stage complete with curtains, stage, wooden floorboards and stairs. What makes his sculpture even more amazing? It’s a fully functional fireplace! As… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Visualizing Touch, Scent and Sound



Jan von Holleben just sent word about his latest project and it's a lot different than you might think. While the photographer is known for his magical photos of kids, lately he's been busy working on more conceptual projects like this one for German audio company Senheiser.



"They… Continue

Added by alice on July 4, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Inside a Must-See Pop Surrealism Show



Over a week ago, we told you about an exciting new group show in Los Angeles that brings together some of the biggest and brightest names in the Lowbrow or Pop Surrealism art movement all together in one place. In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City asked 50+… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 3, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Intricate Paper Cutting





If you don't believe in destiny, then you haven't met Julene Harrison. For years, Julene working as a fashion and constructed textile designer, meaning she created designs for fabric. She only got into paper cutting by accident when one day, she made a piece as a birthday gift. She ended up enjoying the process so much that she created two more as wedding presents.



"I started a blog… Continue

Added by alice on July 2, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

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