Technology is improving every day and with those changes come exciting new ways to produce art, like Procreate, an app that allows artists to create detailed, digital finger-paintings. This image of Morgan Freeman is the result of that ever-improving technology. The piece was created by UK-based visual artist Kyle Lambert on…
Added by katie hosmer on December 4, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
What a wonderful public arts project! Today, artist Graham Coreil-Allen is officially unveiling his new hopscotch crosswalks on the streets of Baltimore! Called Hopscotch Crosswalk Colossus, it's one of four projects that will eventually turn regular crosswalks in downtown Baltimore into whimsical works of art. Recently, artist Paul Bertholet created a crosswalk that…
Added by alice on December 4, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
For his 2012 graduation film at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, student Robert Loebel created this incredibly funny animated short called WIND. In 2013, it went on to win multiple awards at film festivals all over the world including in Croatia, Korea and Macedonia.
Earlier today it hit Vimeo and almost immediately it became a Vimeo…Continue
For the first time in 25 years, performance, sculpture, and installation artist Chris Burden is presenting a collection of his work, entitled Extreme Measures, in the United States. As part of the exhibition at the New Museum in New York, Burden installed All the Submarines of the United States of America, filling a room with 625 hand-painted cardboard…
Added by katie hosmer on December 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Inside the old Salina Turda Salt Mines located in Transylvania, Romania, stands the world's largest salt mine museum. Originally established in the 17th century, the massive mines were formed completely by hand and machine rather than by using explosives. Visitors are invited to descend as far down as almost 400 feet into the Earth in order to witness the history of the…
Added by katie hosmer on December 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
If you look closely, you'll find that these detailed architectural close-ups are filled with surprises! Artist Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin used gingerbread and candy to create the buildings as part of a Dylan's Candy Bar display at the Art Basel winter festival in Miami. The black and…
Added by katie hosmer on December 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Redditor Tatsputin is a working dad who finds himself traveling out of state for ten days out of every month, but he takes a piece of his kids with him through their adorably scribbled drawings. While on the plane, the loving father affectionately colors in the drawings his tiny tots made for his trip and hands…Continue
Added by Pinar on December 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
I came across the works of artist James R. Eads and was blown away not just by their sheer beauty but by the level of detail in each of them. While, like many artists, his process begins with a sketch, Eads creates these pieces, not with traditional tools like paint and paintbrushes, but with Photoshop. Don't the final illustrations resemble modern-day Impressionist paintings?
Added by alice on December 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
For more than 30 years, artist Chuan-Hong Li has found countless ways to convey the beautiful elegance of the Chinese culture through paint. His vibrant watercolors are filled with a touch of nature, often plum blossoms, lotus, and peonies, that are accompanied by beautiful calligraphy lettering. Drawing on the traditions and heritage of the past, Li's work also features a touch of contemporary…
Added by katie hosmer on December 1, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments
While this may look like a photo of someone tearing a chunk of wood out of a rotting tree stump, it's actually an expertly crafted wood and paper piece that houses a little secret. Created by Chinese crafter and designer Pochiko Ho, the small sculpture features delicate paper-made mushrooms, insects, and a book, the spine of which has been fused with the bark of the stump.
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 30, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments
Stairs typically serve the simple purpose of providing a path of elevation for people looking to go from one level to another, but Beautiful Steps is an ongoing series of sculptural steps that lead nowhere, playing with form and function. Simple in color and geometry, each set of stairs by art studio Lang Baumann is placed in a unique setting. Whether they are suspended…Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 28, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments
Korean artist Yong Won Song creates life-size thread and wire sculptures that look like scribbled drawings come to life. Somewhere between a dream and a nightmare, fantasy and reality, the artist's pieces explore the unconscious mind. Taking the perspective of a writer merging real-life experiences and creative imagination, Song assembles surreal sculptures that also lie somewhere in…
Added by Pinar on November 28, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments
In her latest series Disturbing the Spirits, photographer Ellen Jantzen shows us beautiful, ghostly visions of trees as they would appear throughout the seasons. Using digital manipulation, she keeps some parts of the trees intact while she blurs most of their imagery.
When asked to describe her process, Jantzen told us this, "The process has several…Continue
Added by alice on November 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Los Angeles-based artist Audrey Kawasaki is back with a gorgeous new set of wood panel paintings she's created just for Thinkspace gallery's new show at SCOPE art fair in Miami Beach. Running during Art Basel week, or December 3 to December 8, SCOPE…Continue
Added by alice on November 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
As artist Lacy Knudson demonstrates here, Play-Doh isn't just for kids! One day, while the mother of three was mushing the clay into little balls, she realized that her tiny, colorful dots could actually be the foundation for some amazing artwork! And best of all, she could be creative while still spending time with her children.
She dubbed the process "Dozayix," which is a…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on November 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Malmö/Copenhagen-based photographer Jens Lennartsson knew he had to do something spectacular to stand out as a travel and lifestyle photographer, so he opted to create 400 action figures of himself as self-promotional mailers. His little GI Jens figurines were sure to catch people's attention and stick out in the minds of prospective clients. The clever marketing project sought to…
Added by Pinar on November 26, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments
Lucid Stead is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an "architectural intervention," the 70-year-old homesteader shack's weathered and worn…
Added by Pinar on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Who hasn't gone on a trip and felt like they had left something behind? In September, to celebrate the city of Marseille's status as the European Capital of Culture 2013, French artist Bruno Catalano displayed ten life-size, figurative sculptures at the port of Marseille. Inspired by travel, his surreal bronze sculptures represent a world citizen who's in…Continue
Added by alice on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
22-year-old Daniel Barreto has added a nice twist to the already popular concept of animated GIFs. In his series, titled Animated Double Exposures, the Boston-based artist blends two distinct images into one playful motion.
Puddles ripple across a young boy's silhouette and leaves rustle on top of a grown man's face in the lively depictions that…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on November 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his 2D or not 2D and Angry Beards projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching Art of Face series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots featuring intriguing applications of face…Continue
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