Using colored pencils, Italian artist Marco Mazzoni creates surreal portraits of blank faces adorned with vibrant flowers and butterflies.
The works are a tribute to natural beauty as well as an exploration of identity. The exclusion of eyes replaced with whiteness hints at inner divinity, placing emphasis on flora and fauna. Marco states his work is inspired by “references to the Sardinian female-based societies of 15th century which conserved their culture through… Continue
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is one of the most celebrated digital artists of the Pop Surrealism movement. Born in London at the age of 17, he moved to Toronto with his family. There, he worked in the Art & Photography department of the Hospital For Sick Children, documenting disturbing cases of child abuse,… Continue
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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
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If you never believed in the saying, "From tragedy to triumph," then you haven't heard the story of Daniel Arsham. In 1992, Arsham experienced a devastating hurricane that broke apart his house and nearly killed him and his family. Rather than wallow in self-pity, the calamitous experience became an inspiration for his art. An idea arose - that nothing is indestructible and that everything is… Continue
Added by Marica on February 19, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli uses pastel colors to tell us a story of a melancholy world. Some common themes in her surreal works include loneliness, fear of abandonment, and apprehension about growing up. If her wonderfully whimsical paintings look familiar, you may have seem them in a children's book. Her work has appeared in over thirty of them around the world.…
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German artist Martin Pfeifle recently made this crazy cool installation that weaves its way through the entire floor of the former imperial abbey of Aachen-Kornelimünster in Germany. It's called Rotemartha
and was created with long tinted film strips in six shades of red. A wonderful mix of old baroque architecture with contemporary art!…
Added by Marica on January 8, 2011 at 8:30am —
Matt Gaser takes us on an incredible journey through his storytelling art. It's hard not to get lost in this whimsical world he's conjured up from his imagination. The bright characters he creates are so full of life, they make you feel as if you've seen them in a wonderful dream.
"The most satisfying moment in making art is not the final idea, but the process it took to get there,"… Continue
Added by Marica on January 5, 2011 at 9:00am —
Gehard Demetz is a 38- year-old mysterious sculptor. The only thing that we know about him is that he was born in Val Gardena, Italy, and that he lives in the mountains of Selva Gardena (BZ).
His marvelous wooden sculptures of children are eerily impressive. Their sad expressions are accentuated by the porcelain-like look of the wood, and the missing wooden… Continue
Added by Marica on November 26, 2010 at 12:39pm —
Fashion photographer Steven Meisel shoots beautiful model Karen Elson for Vogue Italia. Acrobats, clowns and contortionists surround the British model, while she looks stunning in outfits by Blumarine, D&G, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Using a flurry of bright colors, Meisel captivates us with the strange and amazing culture of the circus.…
Added by Marica on November 14, 2010 at 11:00am —
"Eyes" is the latest series of amazing watercolors by artist Marion Bolognasi. The vibrant colors she uses make the paintings really jump out. I love the contrast between her subject's large, powerful eyes and the white background. Each piece contains such intense emotion...…
Added by Marica on November 12, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Françoise Nielly is a French artist whose technique is crude and sophisticated, spontaneous and complex. Born in Marseille, her passion for drawing is influenced by the color and light from the sunny south coast of France where she grew up.
Nielly doesn't rely on modern technology in her art, she simply needs oil and a palette knife. Paint is scraped onto the… Continue
Added by Marica on November 11, 2010 at 10:00am —
Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki created these temples made out Japanese cypress and wire back in 2001. Called Reflection Models
, they are sure to make you do a double take. Not only do they look like they're magically floating in mid-air, the top and bottom halves are reflections of each other. Definitely trippy and also very cool.…
Added by Marica on November 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
After you've seen the imaginative work of John Kenn, I bet you'll never see post-it notes the same way again. As his full-time job, Kenn writes and directs television shows for children. When he finds the time, he draws these dark and surreal stories of monsters, trolls and children in precarious situations. (Can't you just imagine him drawing these in a dark study,… Continue
Added by Marica on November 7, 2010 at 1:00pm —
The written word is a powerful form of communication. In fact, it even has the capability to connect generations, revealing our shared history. Most would believe that more important than words, however, is body language or gestures. In Roman times, a simple thumbs up or thumbs down could even decide the fate of a gladiator.
If you've ever been to Italy or… Continue
Added by Marica on November 6, 2010 at 2:30pm —
For years, Los Angeles-based Nathan Ota has been pursuing new worlds, both dark and fantastic, to explore in his paintings. With a highly precise technique, he creates wonderful characters - a blind bird, a drunk monkey, a one-eyed robot lost in the woods - who travel through surreal dreamlands.
"My paintings will always leave little clues to what I'm… Continue
Added by Marica on October 30, 2010 at 7:30am —
It's hard to believe that that all of these lips are actually oil paintings and not pictures! This amazing, photorealistic work is by Korean artist Sung Jin Kim. I love how he focuses on just one part of the human body - the mouth. The amount of detail in these is exquisite and his ability to capture sensuality and passion is unmatched.…
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