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The Great Abyss: Artist Shares the Sole Reason Why He Creates

This is a must-watch video. Composer, filmmaker, and artist Salomon Ligthelm opens his heart and soul in this beautiful short film called The Great Abyss. In it, he shares the sole reason why he creates. For anyone in a creative field or for those looking from the outside in, this film gives you an honest look at how an artist thinks and feels.



Added by alice on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Glow-in-the-Dark Art by Jiang Pengyi

Chinese artist Jiang Pengyi mixes liquid wax and fluorescent powder onto objects to create surreal art you can't get out of your mind. He lets the fluorescence trace the objects’ forms and then watches how the mixture transforms the inanimate objects into haunting ones. Called Everything Illuminates, the series of glow-in-the-dark objects asks us to think about the…


Added by alice on March 7, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Palette Knife Paintings of Flowers by Carmelo Blandino

Most of the time, fine artist Carmelo Blandino uses oil on canvas to create beautifully detailed paintings of flowers. His Single Flower Series explored the delicate beauty of individual flowers while his more recent flower series takes on a more messy approach. How and why did he completely switch styles? In this stunning series, he instead uses acrylic, a palette knife…


Added by alice on December 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Wonderfully Witty Animal Comics by Liz Climo

If you're on Tumblr, you may already know the name Liz Climo. She's the artist whose funny comics get thousands (and even tens of thousands) of notes a day, as people share her witty works with the world. By day, she's an animator for the hit show The Simpsons and at night she turns into one of the most popular artists on Tumblr.

When asked how her day job influences her…


Added by alice on December 15, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Unique Hybrid Colored Pencil Drawings by Federico Uribe

It's safe to say that these aren't your normal colored pencil drawings. Colombia-born, Miami-based conceptual artist Federico Uribe's latest series, called Color Constuido, consists of 20 drawings that are part built with and part drawn by colored pencils. Though the drawings all have a sociological, philosophical or personal story behind them, they're all constructed in a similar fashion. The very same colored pencils Uribe draws with are the ones he…


Added by alice on December 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Love-Filled Street Art of Alex Senna

Locked lips, a warm embrace and an ever present heart that symbolizes love. São Paulo-based artist Alex Senna beautifies city walls with his warm and endearing street art. This year, as part of Art Basel week in Miami Beach, in the Wyndwood area, Senna painted several new murals in his signature black and white style. Presented here is a collection of his work over the…


Added by alice on December 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Artist Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes in Her Small Studio

Like American artist Sandy Skoglund, Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines of her small 360 x 410 x 240…


Added by alice on December 3, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Stunning White Marble Sculpture: Ballerina and a Boy

Coming soon to Pace gallery in London is this stunning new work by artist Kevin Francis Gray. From November 21 to January 25, visit the gallery to see Gray's veiled sculptures that are shrouded in mystery. This new 2013 white marble piece, called Ballerina and a…


Added by alice on October 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Artist Creates Huge Photorealistic Portraits of His Family


24-year-old artist Dino Tomic (aka AtomiccircuS) has completed five of six photorealistic portraits of his family using colored pencils, charcoal and acrylic. While he's equally skilled at creating digital art as well as making…


Added by alice on October 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Polar Bears in Fluorescent-Colored Feathers Frolick in New York

Showing from now till October 26 at Galerie Perrotin's new space in New York are eight fantastically fun sculptures of feathered polar bears. The New York gallery's inaugural show, Italian artist's Paola Pivi's "Ok, you are better than me, so what?," consists of these near life-size sculptures dancing, jumping and even resisting a diaper change. They were made with urethane…


Added by alice on September 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Sneak Peek: Amy Sol's Magical New Paintings

We're proud to present the sneak peek of artist Amy Sol's fantastic new show titled Incantation. Starting on September 14, visit the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City to see all new works from the Korea-born artist whose style is influenced by everything from folk-art to manga and modern design. The self-taught artist has spent many years of her life mixing pigments and…


Added by alice on September 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Gareth Edwards

Just how incredible are these photorealistic ballpoint pen drawings by artist Gareth Edwards? Using regular ballpoint pens and, in some cases, acrylic paint pen, the UK-based artist meticulously creates portraits of such famous celebrities as Audrey Hepburn, Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart with Candy Toxton (from the film Knock on any Door (1949)).

"Of all the…


Added by alice on September 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stunning Garden Sculptures Convey Hardships of Arthritis

Anna Gillespie's wind-blown bronze sculpture, called To the Limit, was recently showcased in Chris Beardshaw's award-winning garden in Chelsea. Beardshaw, a U.K. gardener who's best known for his work on the BBC's television series Gardeners'…


Added by alice on August 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tran Nguyen's Gorgeous New Paintings of Melancholy Girls

Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle, Washington is opening a brand new two-person show tomorrow night, or August 1st. It will feature the new works of artists Tran Nguyen and Jason Wheatley. Nguyen's exhibition is called " A Place Procured From Our Yesteryears," and it consists of paintings of beautiful girls with forlorn looks on their faces. All tinged with a slight sense of surrealism,…


Added by alice on July 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

10,000 Books Create a Painting-Like Nature Scene

Built for one of Toronto's Nuit Blanche arts festival, this stunning tower of books, by artist Tom Bendtsen, resembles a nature scene complete with ethereal clouds and a setting sun. His towers, called Conversations, are mean to push the limits of what can be done with books. In this piece, called Conversation #2, 10,000 books were arranged to act like pixels or…


Added by alice on April 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tiny Paint Spikes Create Mesmerizing 3D Patterns

You could say that Santa Barbara-based artist David Cooley only recently busted out into the art scene. (His first show was back in 2010.) Throughout the past three years, he's sharpened his skills and has honed his unique technique which involves using a small, dental instrument-type tool to create tiny "paint spikes" or dabs of paint. His mixed media pieces also consist of acrylic, spray…


Added by alice on March 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Powerful Pen and Dripping Ink Drawings on Pages of Vintage Books

Queensland, Australia-based artist Loui Jover creates striking artworks by using pen and dripping ink on pages of vintage books. While many of his pieces show the complicated emotions on a woman's face, Jover is equally adept at creating romantic love scenes of faceless silhouettes. Of course, his most powerful works are the ones where the ink drops in just the right places, at times…


Added by alice on March 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Massive New Head Sculpture You Can Walk Through

Spanish artist Jaume Plensa recently unveiled a giant new sculpture called Wonderland at the base of Calgary's tallest tower, The Bow. The wire mesh piece stands 39 feet high and resembles a young girl's head. (It was actually inspired by a real girl in Spain.) Interestingly,…


Added by alice on February 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

More Dazzling Pen Portraits by Josh Bryan

Artist Josh Bryan's beautiful pen portrait of Marilyn Monroe is still one of my all-time favorite artworks of her. (How I'd love a print!) Using just black fineliner pens, which range from 0.1 mm to 1.0 mm, Bryan creates triangles of varying sizes until they resemble a…


Added by alice on February 10, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

Sweetly Surreal Photo Manipulations by Ceslovas Cesnakevicius

Lithuania-based artist Ceslovas Cesnakevicius has created a whimsical set of photo manipulations that ride that fine line between art and photography. It may be hard to believe but all of his images start with photos. The 35-year-old began taking pictures over ten years ago and he claims that he…


Added by alice on January 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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