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
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 27, 2011 at 1:30pm —
With the major street art show currently going on at the MOCA
, it comes as no surprise that others are joining in on the craze. LeBasse Projects
just started featuring a group of internationally-known street artists: Case (Germany), Herakut… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 27, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Japanese student Takayuki Hori printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the papers are folded together, however, the printed components unite as a whole, and the animals' frames spring to life!
tells a visual story that highlights the environmental threat of pollution to species… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 26, 2011 at 3:30pm —
If you thought photos of "little people" were silly and just for play, then you haven't seen the work of Vincent Boussereuz. Back in February 2009, we wrote about his incredibly creative and well-crafted scenes filled with mysterious miniature people
. It was one of our most visited posts ever, as… Continue
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Public installation artist Candy Chang is back with another wonderful project! Similar in vein to her New Orleans installation
, Chang has created something amazing out of something old and often overlooked.
"Looking for Love Again
is an interactive public art project that collects… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 26, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Scott Weaver is truly the definition of perseverance. 35 years ago he began his work on Rolling Through the Bay
, an insanely complex kinetic sculpture made entirely of toothpicks! Weaver’s elaborate sculpture is made up of multiple “tours” that have pingpong balls moving through the iconic symbols of San Francisco. He has spent well over 3,000 hours on this project.
Weaver uses… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 25, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg have taken something used for mindless fun and turned it into a high art form. Animated GIFs are usually seen on teenage girls' My Space pages and they're usually full of glitter, unicorns, and flashing text. These two have taken that banal form and used it to create some really beautiful and moving images.…
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Los Angeles-based Bob Doucette has been in animation for twenty years. He's working as a director for many well-known animated children's programs, including the PBS hit Clifford's Puppy Days
and shows like Tiny Toons
In addition, Doucette is an accomplished artist and doll maker. Though he started making dolls as a hobby, he now works at it as his… Continue
Added by Marica on April 22, 2011 at 6:30am —
Can you believe that it's been over 20 years since the movie Edward Scissorhands
first debuted? Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, it will live on as one of those classic and artistic Tim Burton films that beautifully rode the edge between romance and fantasy.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, artist Seb Mesnard set up a blog where he asked talented and aspiring artists… Continue
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Who doesn’t love to doodle on Post-It notes? The small canvases provide endless possibilities for even the best of doodlers. Now, Post-It art is made universal with the Post It Show: Barcelona
, which begins May 5th. Organized by the creative collective Crajes
, the show takes place at… Continue
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One Plain, One Fancy
is one of those fun, user-submitted projects that gets your creative juices flowing! With submissions welcome from everyone, the simple idea is to interpret the phrase ‘One Plain, One Fancy' in your own, unique way. It's the brainchild of Phil Cook and Tom Actman, the duo behind the design agency Mat Dolphin.
"We always liked the idea of having a submission series… Continue
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For those puzzle enthusiasts out there, we have a treat for you! Gerhard Mayer is a Nürnberg-based artist who makes large, abstract collages out of dozens of different jigsaw puzzles. Mayer’s collages are created by layering sections of completed puzzles together. Take a look at his work and I'm sure you'll agree, his dedication to each magnificent piece really pays off!…
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 18, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Michael Vincent Manalo takes surreal images from his dreams and merges them into vivid digital artworks. Each image represents one fascinating frame. With so many questions left answered, he allows us to interpret what's really going on.
"Inspiration for me comes from a lot of different sources," says Manalo. "It may start from hauntingly vivid dreams, to nostalgic memories, to wild… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 16, 2011 at 6:30pm —
Portland-based artist Josh Keyes showcased his work, The Magician’s Garden
, at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery
. This gallery was one of the first to support him, so it is no surprise that Keyes is back at FFDG. The Magician's Garden
deals with issues relating to genetically modified plants and organisms, which can be seen through his odd… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 16, 2011 at 10:30am —
, an advertising agency in Milan, Italy had a brilliant idea for the inauguration of First Floor Under
, a pop-vanguard culture magazine. First Floor Under’s first exhibition was about music piracy. What was TBWA's brilliant plan? They produced six posters of various artists using… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 15, 2011 at 1:30pm —