Artist Seong Jin Kim's beautiful black and white illustrations are composed of quick, short strokes that merge together into amazing scenes. His work is a beautiful blend of thin black ink with a stark white background. Up close, Kim's style appears to be rough and incomplete. However, the broader picture proves to be an extremely complex, emotionally-charged image that conveys a…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Fans of classic movies like Big, Goonies, Blade Runner, or The Terminator will just love this fun collection by Italy-based team Van Orton Design. In the series of 80's Movie Posters, the artists recreated the characters of each story in the style of stained-glass windows.
The artists achieved incredible details by first illustrating…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
At first glance, this amazing piece seems like a simple candle with a burning wick and slowly melting wax dripping down the sides. However, upon closer inspection, an incredible little scene reveals itself in the form of digital art.
Created by Indonesia-based artist Ferdi Rizkiyanto, Uncharted features the journey of a group of people as they climb the sides of the luminous…Continue
Inside, it's raining a rainbow of colors in this installation by Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer. Installed at the Sadie Coles HQ in London, Melodrama consists of 3,000 plaster raindrops suspended from the ceiling with barely visible monofilament. Movement throughout the space is guided by the…
Added by katie hosmer on December 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Quick, thick brushstrokes and bold colors make up these impressive figurative paintings by London-based painter Andrew Salgado. Focusing more on the broad concept than on the precise details, Salgado produces emotional portraits that convey feelings of sadness.
In his work,…Continue
New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the ornate forms that have a traditional feel. There's so much going on in each scene…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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
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
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
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
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
For the past 20 years, New York-based artist Wenda Gu has created site-specific installations across the world as part of his ongoing project entitled United Nations. His most recent piece, Bable of the Millennium, was installed as part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and fuses concepts of language and culture…
Added by katie hosmer on November 25, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
From afar, these beautifully designed Chinese dresses by artist Caroline Cheng are simple gowns covered with interesting patterns. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that the fabric is actually covered with thousands of porcelain butterflies. Entitled Prosperity, the series is filled with intricate complexities that were…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on November 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
French artist Edouard Martinet has an incredible talent for seeing bits and pieces of junk as more than just piles of trash. With great detail and precision, the artist assembles everything from bike chains and clock springs to old spoons and cake tins to form a variety of amazing bug sculptures.
Martinet's sculpting process is unique. Rather than soldering or welding the parts…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on November 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui's incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently declared the world's longest wood sculpture by the Guinness Book of…
Added by katie hosmer on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
These perfectly constructed multi-car pile-ups are actually digital sculptures by artist Chris LaBrooy. The series, called Auto Aerobics, features a collection of cars that are intertwined like large metal puzzle pieces. Paired with the phrase: "And roll….and stretch….and glide…..and flex," the project features cars that twist and turn and tumble, and fit perfectly together in…
Added by katie hosmer on November 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
At first glance, these beautiful still life images seem like photographs. In reality, they are actually hyperrealistic paintings by artist Jason de Graaf. The artist focuses on every extreme detail to create realistic depth in layers of crisp reflections. With a steady hand and a strong vision, he produces a new reality based on his own imagination. One reviewer states,…
Added by katie hosmer on November 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Look upward in Italian architect Luigi Prina's studio and you will quickly be whisked away into a magical world of flying ships. The collection of hand-constructed mechanisms are suspended from the ceiling in a lively display overhead but they don't need to be attached with string to actually fly. Prina began building model ships from a very young age. When he was just 16 years old, he won…
Added by katie hosmer on November 18, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments