While artist Eric Staller's light drawings are beautiful in and of themselves, take into account that they were created in New York back in the 1970s using just a Nikon 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers and Christmas lights and you can't help but be blown away. By day, Staller would walk around New York, studying the locations he felt would "articulate the particular…
It didn't take very long for Vietnamese artist Vu Cong Dien to be recognized for his carefully produced oil paintings. Within a few years, Dien's nature-inspired landscape paintings could be found at several galleries across the globe. Revered for the methodical approach and the often monochromatic color scheme present in each painting, the artist's body of work has a signature…Continue
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They say that the human hands are the most difficult subjects to illustrate, but I wonder how it compares in difficulty to painting directly on them. Instead of simply drawing a pair of hands, these series of images by photographer Ray Massey use palms, fingers, fingernails, and fists as the canvas for some incredibly illusionary body art. As an advertising campaign for…Continue
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Chinese-American painter Ken Hong Leung, often referred to simply as H. Leung, creates beautiful landscapes illuminated by rainbow-hued washes of light. The touch of colorful vibrance add a hint of magic to each environment. There is an engagingly unearthly quality to his natural landscapes that draws the viewer's gaze and guides the eye all across the frame.
Many of Leung's…Continue
Not everything is always as it seems in this series titled Light Installations. Artist Mary Temple redefines a room without taking up any space. She paints expertly administered silhouettes that give the impression of a shadow being cast from a window. Upon entering one of her painting installations, Temple forces the audience to question the site-specific art and "celebrate…
Added by Pinar on August 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
London-based painter Xue Wang illustrates surreal scenes mixed with subjects from a child's toy box. These cast of characters are not your typical wholesome bunch, though. There's something slightly dark and unsettling about Wang's works. There's a strong presence of circus themes, marionettes, porcelain dolls, and fluffy stuffed animals—all being very creepy!
Wang takes these…Continue
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No, you're not looking at a photograph of a woman donning a large piece of saran wrap like a cape. What you see is, in fact, a hyperrealistic painting of a woman with an equally realistic sheer sheet of plastic, creasing and clinging to her body. London-born, Australia-based artist Robin Eley is the painter behind these highly sensual renderings that crave close inspection to appreciate their fine craftsmanship.
The large-scale oil paintings are…Continue
It's always impressive when an artist can take one form of established art and transform it just enough to create something new and exciting. Artist Vik Muniz, who we've seen turn junkyard scraps into classic masterpieces, is one such artistic magician. In his latest series titled…
Phoenix, Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen is one incredibly talented (and patient) artist. Using just white acrylic paint, he sits and dabs thousands of tiny dots on old vinyl records until a famous musician's face emerges. Depending on the amount of detail, one vinyl painting can take up to a whole month to complete.
Recently, he updated his…Continue
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If you can't get enough of those clever street painting illusions, you're going to love this. To promote the release of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (which opens this Friday, July 20), this awesome 3D street art has been unveiled in Madrid, Spain.
One of the…Continue
Added by alice on July 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan was first exposed to oil paints at the tender age of five and quickly adopted the art of painting, perfecting his skills in his youth. The time and effort the Armenia-born painter, who currently lives and works in New York, has put into honing his craft has certainly paid off, allowing him to not only paint hyperrealistic renditions of people,…Continue
Added by Pinar on July 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Interdisciplinary artist and photographer Teun Hocks combines his varied passions for art in his multilayered creations that lie somewhere between photographs and paintings. In an interview with ArtInfo, Hocks explains his arduous process: "There’s a big backdrop that I paint or build, or whatever’s needed, and I stand in the middle of that. Then I take a picture of myself in black and…Continue
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In between exhibitions, Crayon sculptor Herb Williams takes on special, one-of-a-kind commissions. After his successful art installation of life-sized flames was completed in Texas, he was asked to create a Ferrari ENZO as a donation to a chidren's hospital. Sooon…
Added by alice on July 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
The multifaceted works of painter Gregory Euclide aren't confined to museums and galleries. The Minnesota high school teacher and artist uses his time wisely, teaching his students while simultaneously exercising his artistic talents. During his 25-minute lunch breaks, Euclide…
Added by Pinar on July 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
As different as we all are, it can be rather difficult to distinguish one another in a crowd. Painter Francesca Bifulco touches on this idea of anonymity within a mob of people through her visually intriguing paintings in her series titled In the Crowd. Face after face and body after body, each frame is overwhelmed with figures whose features are quick brushstrokes of acrylic paint…
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Fantasy painter John Pitre creates his own surreal worlds that explore underwater schools of marine life as well as vast landscapes filled with astral bodies of light. He combines celestial and organic elements in his otherworldly environments, creating a sense of unity between living creatures and their planetary surroundings. The Hawaii-based artist has mastered…Continue
Added by Pinar on June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Surrealism comes in many forms and can often be difficult to define but one common ability that spans the works of almost all surrealist artists is the power to represent the oddities of one's wildest imaginations and pass it off as real life. We know that having a mouth on the back of your hand is unusual, yet one Japanese university student that goes by the name Chooo-san…Continue
Guess what just popped up in the Netherlands? An awesome 3D street painting of a classic arcade game from the 80's. It's Pac-Man! Leon Keer, the artist that designed the 3D LEGO Terracotta Army for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, was invited by the owner of…
Ireland-based Polish painter Tomasz Alen Kopera uses basic oils and acrylics on canvas to envelop his audience into an otherworldly realm where the surreal prevails. Like the works of Tomek Sętowski, Kopera employs themes of "magical surrealism" in his paintings, though…Continue
Added by Pinar on June 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In the photo-realistic series Anatomical Self-Dissections, artist Danny Quirk depicts several subjects performing dissections on their own bodies. The fine art illustrator takes a surreal approach to visualizing human anatomy by presenting portraitures in which the subjects tear and slice themselves open to unveil the inner workings of various sections of the human body,…