Talk about a surreal sight! In January 2013, extreme sports photographer Thomas Senf went to Norway with a team of fearless ice climbers to capture the professional athletes against huge walls of ice. What made this project so unique, however, was that the icefalls (or frozen waterfalls) were lit up in stunning colors like blue, orange and green using colored flares and spotlights.
Swiss mountain sports manufacturer Mammut worked with Swiss light artist…Continue
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In what's being called the next Rain Room for New York, eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is showing off her newest installations at David Zwirner gallery. Called Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away and Love…Continue
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Instead of using a pen and ink, artist David Foster hammers thousands of nails onto a canvas to create these incredibly detailed portraits. Originally an architect, Foster's love for technical drawing translates perfectly into these meticulously produced arrangements. Each piece is based off of a photograph that the artist first reproduces with an ink pen. He then enlarges the drawing to use as his…
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Artist Alexandra Pacula has just released a new set of work for a solo show at Might Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Called "veloCity," the exhibition consists of both paintings and drawings that show love to one of the greatest metropolises in the world. In her oil paintings, New York City is shown whizzing by, a beautiful mixture of blurred lines that represent…Continue
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One of our favorite contemporary artists has just come out with his largest work to date. Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist who's known for his thought-provoking sculptures that often have to do with migration and personal space. These themes reflect his own move from his homeland of Seoul, South Korea to New York.
At the National Museum of Modern and…Continue
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Full Turn is a project by artist Benjamin Muzzin that takes two flat screen monitors placed back-to-back and spins them at high speeds, turning the projected images of light into three-dimensional animations. Created as a diploma project for a bachelor degree at ECAL, the result is a spectacular kinetic light…Continue
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Italian artist Alessandro Papetti creates cityscapes filled with a sense of chaotic life in motion. His oil on canvas paintings feature not just one crisp moment, but rather, multiple elements blended together into a dynamic portrayal of time and space.
Finding inspiration from the bustling world around him, Papetti elegantly merges swift brushstrokes together into the…Continue
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Using large, swift brushstrokes and irregular splatters, Korean artist Jieun Park reveals urban landscapes hidden beneath the surface of her paintings. From a distance, the broad strokes are simply a bundle of abstract lines. However, upon closer inspection, bits of an urban landscape emerge from the seemingly haphazard marks.
Park only exposes small sections of the detailed…Continue
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These beautifully complex portraits convey a sense of internal struggle in a very outward way. Vancouver-based artist Adam Lupton's series, What's in Store for Me in the Direction I Don't Take?, captures the physical signs of worries and stress that can consume a person's thoughts.
Each oil painting features distinct faces mixed with ghostly figures, blurred lines, and…Continue
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Artist Sarah A. Smith creates lively, nature-inspired compositions that glimmer with a touch of gold. Her Gold Drawings consist of metal leaf, corrosive, ink, and pencil blended together on paper to produce scenes oozing with texture and realistic details.
In her large-scale works, Smith explores how our human desire for material goods is slowly affecting the environment. To…Continue
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Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of social media as elusive spying platforms. Each image reflects its fair share of…Continue
Kenosis is a series of visually complex newspaper cuts that alter printed media and current events through intricate hand-carvings. Created by New York-based artist Shanti Grumbine, the project was inspired by her battle with Lyme Disease and it is filled with delicate complexities. As she recovered from physical and cognitive difficulties due to the disease, she found reading to be…
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Animals From History is a playful series that ties together history lessons with incredibly detailed animal illustrations. Created by Christina Hess, each full color print features a famous character portrayed by a well-dressed cat or a dog. Hess pairs her illustrations with the elaborate life stories of cleverly named characters…
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Designed by French artist Benedetto Bufalino, this picnic table will make any adult feel like a kid again. The oversized sculpture, entitled La Table de Pique Nique, looks just like the real thing but at a much larger scale, standing six and a half feet tall. From a distance, the optical illusion creates a confusing distortion that is hard to understand…
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Overpower is a creative little sculpture that portrays a battle between a Medieval knight and a modern lightbulb. Created by artist Michel de Broin, the small bronze statue is mid-swing with a sword that seems to have shattered the bulb. As a result of his attack, the Middle Ages warrior is occasionally greeted with 10,000 volts of electricity that engage with his sword in a visual…
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The Anthem Veterans Memorial in Anthem, Arizona features five pillars representing the branches of the United States Armed Forces—Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard—that each have a hole in it, allowing light to pass through. They are all perfectly aligned to spotlight a mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States on the ground on only one…Continue
Korean sculptor Young-Deok Seo has crafted several new chain link sculptures—two for his Anguish series of a man in despair and one of a peaceful woman for his Nirvana series. Continuing to work with the unconventional medium of choice, Seo maintains his high skill…Continue
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There is an endless bounty of eye-catching gemstones throughout the world and this spectacular boulder opal is one unique beauty that looks like a shimmering crystal encased in a tree fossil. Its opalescent sheen seeps through the cracks of the seemingly wooden rings in lustrous hues of emerald green and aqua blue. Like something out of a fairy tale, the triangular piece radiates…
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