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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

Mesmerizing Story of Strawberry Beer



 

In this day and age, if you're selling a product, it's unbelievably difficult to stand out from the crowd. So what's a company to do? You can spend a lot of money and see if something sticks or you can work with some highly creative people to see what they can do.



Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, the duo behind those beautiful…

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Added by alice on July 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Portraits Cut Out of Canvas



What exactly are we looking at? Kuin Heuff is a Dutch artist with an eye for detail. Her acrylic portraits are astonishingly delicate and amazingly beautiful. She first paints on canvas, then she proceeds to gently cut away intricate patterns revealing a harsh quality to her work. Don't the cutaways remind you of scars on a face?…







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

Mix and Match Album Covers



Swiss-American Christian Marclay is the person behind this clever idea. Known as a famous DJ and composer, Marclay collects record covers of musical legends like Michael Jackson, Doors, Donna Summer and David Bowie and then mixes them with others to create interesting collages. Some advertisers loved his idea so much that they even used it for their… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

8-Bit Video Game Battle Projection



Get ready for the battle of a lifetime! Czech designer Pavel Novák recently completed the 8-Bit Invader, a projection mapping that pays homage to the history of 8-bit video games. The original video was made for the five-year anniversary of the Department of Visual Arts at Tomas Bata University. The projection begins with a simple… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 1, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Otherworldly Sculptures Scattered Around a Park



This summer, many of you will head to London to take in its rich art and culture. Head about 200 miles to the north, however, and experience a strange and otherworldly exhibition that will surely knock your socks off! Now and until September 25, Spanish artist Jaume Plensa is showing an extraordinary body of new and recent works at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). It is his first major exhibition… Continue

Added by alice on July 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Famous Face Paintings

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh



Photographer Andy Alcala puts his own unique twist on self-portraits with this mesmerizing series. Alcala uses his own face as a canvas, painting it with recognizable artwork by legendary greats such as Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. There's even a Banksy! I love the originality in this series. Alcala’s creative mind is… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Man Made of Dice



Korean artist Kim Hyun is one patient man! He's constructed delicate figures by using wire and dice. To guide him, Hyun used plaster casts of actual people and then ran the wire through the dice to form the body. The creativity, in some people, astounds me!







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Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Picasso Style Superheroes



What’s better than Picasso-inspired superheroes? Design company WonderBros made these awesome superheroes in the style of famous painter Pablo Picasso. They've even said that these “artworks are so awesome it will melt your face off.”



WonderBros has taken pop culture icons and made them even more memorable by giving them a retro… Continue

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

Liu Bolin Hides in New York



Liu Bolin never ceases to amaze us! The talented artist continued his Hiding In New York series on Greenwich Street at the Tiles For America location dedicated to 9/11. Arrested Motion was on the scene to capture Bolin while he… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Super-Sized Light Paintings



You've just got to love it when a person says right off the bat, "Dozens of people told me I should patent or make a business selling Light Scythes. I'm not really into that (but it's open source, so feel free to make your own)!"



Now that we've got that out of the way, just what is a Light Scythe? It's an application for creating programmable LED strips. With what looks like a gigantic… Continue

Added by alice on June 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Gorgeous Architecture-Inspired Rings



Can jewelry be considered art? Absolutely. Fourth generation Mexican jeweler Iker Ortiz has designed some beautiful architecture-inspired rings made of stainless steel, silver, titanium, gold, Corian and precious stones. In this new collection, called The Natural Aesthetic, Ortiz wanted to create jewelry that "let the gemstones speak to us." …



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

El Mac Mural in Vietnam



In certain worlds, Miles MacGregor is known as El Mac, the highly talented street artist who creates rich and colorful murals. He recently painted a beautiful one in front of San Art, an independent artist space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Based on a photo of his girlfriend’s grandmother, Kosoom, the large piece makes the… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Three-Dimensional Moving Photos from the Civil War



Are you ready for a mind-bending experience? The 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War brings about familiar images and also reveals completely new ones. Shannon Perich of NPR shares how the images are made: “A stereoview is two photographs of the same… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Rainbow Yarn and Stencil Street Art



Combining yarn and stencils in his latest installation, HOT + TEA takes street art to a crazy and cool new level. Mysteriously, not much is known about these pieces except that they're shot by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based photographer Thomas Dunning and that a timelapse will soon be released. Also, the one above took six hours to install.…





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Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Actors in Multiple Characters

Bill Murray



Illustrator Derek Eads must love movies. How else could you explain how this self-taught artist and freelance illustrator knows so many movie characters? Indeed, after doing a little bit of research, we found out that Eads is a self-described "movie buff" who's been a huge fan of films his whole life.



You can read an interview that… Continue

Added by alice on June 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Under a Golden Sun



Street artists Ben Slow and Fin Dac collaborated on this gorgeous mural for the Cannt Festival in London. To create the piece, the artists used stencils, spray paint, charcoal, ink, and acrylic to beautify… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Street Art from Another Dimension



Street artist Iemza and photographer Thierry Gaude might just be from another world. If they are, they would most definitely be from the same planet. In actuality, the two artists are based in France and are both exceptionally skilled at what they do.



Iemza creates alien-like street art that… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Broccoli House



I have grown to love artist Brock Davis. His gummy bearskin rug is hilarious and full of imagination. Wouldn't you agree?



Because Davis was unable to build a real tree house for his son, he settled for the next best thing: a broccoli house! Using some glue, balsa wood and, of course, broccoli,… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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