Sergey Ryzhov invites us to join him on a surreal adventure through his magnificent digital paintings! The Moscow, Russia-based artist uses selective coloring to really enhance his pieces, creating a stark contrast between his subject and background. What an incredible imagination. …
Dulcidio Caldeira of ParanoidBR is a man who knows how to think creatively! For MTV Brazil, Caldeira created the flip book effect using not paper but balloons! He filmed a continuous row of them, that were drawn on with crazy cartoons, as they were… Continue
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German street art duo Hera and Akut, also known as Herakut, just completed their journey in Los Angeles by putting up a new mural directly across the street from Manual Arts High School. Aspiring art teacher Mark Ayala organized the piece, which turned out beautifully. The previous week, they put up another wonderful mural in LA (see… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 4, 2011 at 12:30pm —
If you ever thought you needed to spend a lot of money buying art supplies, then check out these modern-day mosaics by Sandhi Schimmel Gold. Schimmel takes any paper waste he can find (junk mail, calendars, postcards, photos, old greeting cards, etc) and then assembles its pieces to create a portrait. "Absolutely no technology, programs or dies are used to create my art," he says. "It is hand-painted,… Continue
Mark Boyle first started painting when he was just 11 years old. His parents had him tutored by some local artists who gave him a solid head start. "A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen." he says. "In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges." As an artist, he'd later face challenges along the way, particularly… Continue
Phan Thu Trang is an emerging artist who beautifully paints the breathtaking landscapes of Vietnam. Her works are rich in color and full of life. They portray the beauty of a country that is often overlooked.
Following the arrest of Ai Weiwei, a person using the alias Cpak Ming projected a “flash stencil” of the disappeared Chinese artist onto the side of the People’s Liberation Army barracks in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Next to Ai's Weiwei's face were the words: "Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei?"
Huang Guofu is an inspiration to us all. At the young age of 4, he lost his arms in a terrible electric shock accident. That didn’t stop him from following his dreams, however, and at age 12, he began painting with his feet.
At age 18, Huang's father became very ill, so the teenager needed to make money for his father's treatments. He quit his studies and started traveling to other… Continue
Who doesn’t love a strong, inspirational quote that can cheer you up? POGO, a design and art boutique located in Buenos Aires, Argentina created these wonderful posters that do just that. Founded by Ardi and Pampa, POGO was formed “with the intention to work for transgressing the traditional boundaries of advertising and design." Their posters are an excellent way to find some quick inspiration… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 2, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Japanese artist Yosuke Goda creates living, breathing rooms that swallow human beings. Armed with black markers, Goda has no mercy for the surrounding white walls, floor, and ceiling. A pychedelic organism is born, with a body that looks similar to the roots and vines of an old, tall tree. The monster appears to constantly grow, as if it has no self-control and needs to furiously feed… Continue
When photos are manipulated in just the right way, realistic imagery can transform into surreal stories. The creator is able to depict whatever the mind wants, no matter how impossible it may seem. Indonesian native Djajakarta (Deviantart name) is capable of doing just that. His dreamy work will take you to another place where trees grow out of bodies and smoke magically forms into wild… Continue
If a good painting is judged by its combination of elegance and beauty, Ikenaga Yasunari's art would receive high marks. His lovely paintings draw the viewer in as they try and decipher what his subjects are feeling. The soft patterns and lines are created using Japanese paint applied to linen canvas with a Menso brush. How subtly beautiful.…
Kentucky-born artist Kathleen Lolley finds inspiration in nature. According to her website, Lolley enjoys creating scenes where “critters try to break the spell of day to day heartbreak and giant owls return to their nest with only dreams." Her art is filled with fantastic creatures that look as though they belong in a classic fairy tale. Her choice of colors all lend to her work having a folk-like… Continue
In a world filled with cynical people, it's comforting to know that there's someone like Heng Swee Lim. The Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based illustrator creates bright and sunny works that will turn anyone's day around. Filled with optimism and hope, they have that child-like innocence to them that's wonderfully refreshing.
When we asked Lim why he illustrates this way, he told us this. "We… Continue
Graem Whyte is a master at creating landscapes fit for tiny people. Though what we see is the big picture, Whyte invites us to look closer, to see how these miniature people really live. It’s almost like Dr. Suess’s Horton Hears a Who inspired Whyte’s whimsical creations.…
For those of us who haven't been fortunate enough to experience the Festival of Colors, or Holi, videographer Brian Thompson has created a video that makes it feel as if we're right there! This colorful and fun tradition takes place all over the globe, colleges… Continue
With their moving work for Outside/In currently on display at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, Herakut took to the walls of Los Angeles to create these incredibly beautiful murals. They're inspired by photo references of real-life children.…
Known as Flying Mouse, Chow Hon Lam is the brilliant man behind some of the cleverest and coolest illustrations we've ever featured on theMET! (See 15 Clever, Witty Illustrations.) He's back with a whole new set of work that's just as simple but smart as before.
Just how beautiful are these oil paintings? At the age of ten, Kal Gajoum entered his first art contest. Later, a family friend, who happened to attend the Leonardo D’Vinci School of Art in Rome, would introduce Gajoum to oil painting and palette knife techniques.
His subjects range from the iconic European landmarks of Paris and London to New York. Gajourm infuses oil painting techniques… Continue