After you've seen the imaginative work of John Kenn, I bet you'll never see post-it notes the same way again. As his full-time job, Kenn writes and directs television shows for children. When he finds the time, he draws these dark and surreal stories of monsters, trolls and children in precarious situations. (Can't you just imagine him drawing these in a dark study,… Continue
Currently on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are more than a hundred works from Italian contemporary artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. Widely recognized as a major contributor to the the pop-art and conceptualist movements, he has gained worldwide recognition as an important influence on today's young and emerging artists.
The written word is a powerful form of communication. In fact, it even has the capability to connect generations, revealing our shared history. Most would believe that more important than words, however, is body language or gestures. In Roman times, a simple thumbs up or thumbs down could even decide the fate of a gladiator.
Just what is this monkey doing sprawled out on the lawn? Well, if you were made out of 10,000 flip-flops you'd probably have a few relaxed bones in your body, too! This awesome, site specific installation was created for Pixelshow's 2010 conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Local students came together and arranged… Continue
Just what would you do if you saw this giant origami boat float on the River Thames ? How could you not just stop what you're doing and stare? Named “To The World’s End,” Frank Bölter created this paper boat as part of the Drift 10 art exhibition in London. Made of giant sheets of paper that he folded together with the help of public volunteers, the boat was… Continue
36-year-old Manchester, England-based Stanley Chow has been working as an illustrator since he left art school...fifteen years ago. While DJing at clubs, he began designing posters for them. Eventually, he joined illustration agencies like the Central Illustration agency in London and the New York agency Bernstein & Andriulli to represent him.
Fresh off his TED Prize win, JR traveled to Shanghai to start a new project entitled "The Wrinkles of the City." In this powerful series, the French street artist/photographer captures images of the elderly, who represent the memories of the land.
JR pastes these large-scale photos at locations that he feels speak to the heritage of Shanghai. Over the last… Continue
Though he's been professionally illustrating for only about five years now, California-based web designer and illustrator Albert Lee has been doodling and scribbling for most of his life. Even at the age of two, he knew that illustrating would somehow become a part of his future because he couldn't seem to put his pencils or pens down. Now, he states, "It's become an… Continue
Will Barras' stunning paintings are full of movement. His work revolves around the deformation of a figurative image, creating a spirit that is constantly searching for a new place to arrive. The spirit is on a soul searching mission.
To create these magnificent works, the artist uses a handful of mediums, including acrylic, spray paint, oil, and ink on… Continue
Here's some great digital artwork by Pierre Doucin aka Soemone. I love the way he blends different photo and shape elements into beautiful, cohesive images. They have a natural feel to them even though the content within them says otherwise.…
Born in Beijing in 1967, Liu Yuanshou is one of China’s most respected and prominent contemporary painters. Painting with oil on canvas, Liu creates powerful scenes featuring women wrapped in bright red silk. They seem to be distraught, desperately struggling to escape their own misery.
Silkworm culture and the the production of silk textiles has always been… Continue
What would you do if you saw a giant polar bear roaming around in your shopping mall? Would you stop and touch its nose?
Asked to develop a concept for an interactive installation within Covent Garden London, multidisciplinary design consultancy PostlerFerguson created Bears. This installation consists of giant acrylic polar bear structures that hang… Continue
London-based multimedia artist Nigel Grimmer makes toys come alive in this creepy cool series titled Be Careful of Things Left Behind. It's an ominous title that works perfectly with his creative scenes.
"This is a series of work I created in Tokyo in 2005," he says. "The images were constructed using toys and models from around the city. 'Be Careful… Continue
While cemeteries are often only visited after a loved one has passed, they also serve as important places to mourn. One very famous cemetery that is frequently visited for completely different reasons is the Staglieno in Genoa, Italy. Opened in 1851, the cemetery is filled with artistic sculptures that leave us with questions about our own mortality and our relationship with… Continue
Vik Muniz is a New York based visual artist who takes ordinary materials and turns them into extraordinary pieces of art. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world and he even has a book called Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer. Muniz is now the subject of a new documentary called Waste Land which follows him as he travels to the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim… Continue
Acclaimed contemporary artist Damián Ortega is back with a new set of works for The Curve in the Barbican Art Gallery, London. Known for his incredible, suspended sculptures, this time Ortega challenged himself by creating different pieces inspired by the daily news. Called The…Continue
Added by alice on October 30, 2010 at 8:30am —
Paris vs New York is a clever blog that visually matches the subtle, cultural differences of two major cities. Cliché as they may be, the comparisons are a treat for anyone who has visited either metropolis or has been lucky enough to have lived in them. Love the tagline: A Tally of Two Cities. With the quick and viral success of this blog, I'm sure other city… Continue
For years, Los Angeles-based Nathan Ota has been pursuing new worlds, both dark and fantastic, to explore in his paintings. With a highly precise technique, he creates wonderful characters - a blind bird, a drunk monkey, a one-eyed robot lost in the woods - who travel through surreal dreamlands.
"My paintings will always leave little clues to what I'm… Continue
Happy Friday to you all! Just wanted to share an exciting piece of news. Recently, we were asked by Intel to give people useful tips on ways to improve their lives with technology. In the first of four posts, we present… Continue
Added by alice on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am —