France-based artist Vanessa Dakinsky combines a realistic aesthetic with surreal undertones in her series Fantasmagories and Unportrait. A common technique employed in Dakinsky's work is producing realistic cores that appear to disintegrate at the edges. There is an intriguing pixelated effect along the contours of the subjects in her paintings that make the…
Added by Pinar on January 27, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
Norman Rockwell's The Runaway has been fantastically remade in Halloween-style by artist Luke Radl. It features Spiderman as the cop, a pirate as the waiter, and a Green Goblin dressed boy as the runaway. Love this modern update. For a quick art history lesson, you can read more about the original Norman Rockwell painting on the…
Added by alice on January 27, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Taking surrealistic cues from Dali and Magritte, painter Mihai Criste expands on the unusually expressive art form in his illusionary images. The Romania-based artist boasts a vast portfolio of imaginative works that tackle the cunning abilities of visual elements. Each image offers dual perspectives. It's a matter of what the spectator sees first and their ability to…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Blurring the lines between figurative and abstract paintings, artist Silvia Pelissero concocts these stunning watercolor illustrations. The Italy-based artist, also known as agnes-cecile, drips and splatters multihued pigments with such astounding precision that it results in breathtakingly vivid imagery. This is an artist that knows how to use a…Continue
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Talk about the old world and the new world colliding! Every year, the small Switzerland ski town village of Vercorin asks artists to come and create works during the summer months. They're not looking for a singular sculpture, they're interested in creative projects that incorporate the entire village.
In 2010, Lang/Baumann was asked to take on this challenge. "We thought it…Continue
While the average painter may use oils or acrylics to produce their artworks, artist Elisabetta Rogai relies on the evolving attributes of wine. The Florence-based painter uses red and white wines to paint her dripping portraits of powerfully freeing women. Not only is it an interesting choice to use the fermented alcohol in the place of traditional paints, but…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 15, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Mexican artist Frida Khalo is world-renowned for her honest self-portraits that expose all of her own recognized imperfections and deepest thoughts. In a new mixed media series, artist Andrea Mary Marshall combines some of Khalo's well-known works with photographs of delicate models decked out in couture fashion.
With the help of photographer…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 13, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments
Many of us rely on Skype to call our loved ones, but have you ever seen it used by an artist to paint portraits of people? Heidelberg, Germany-born artist Sandro Kopp has created a body of work that features friends, family and famous people who were asked to sit as models between three to five hours at a time as Koop painted them…Continue
Added by alice on January 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
These abstract images involve more than your average painting tools. Photographer Cliff Briggie, who also happens to be a practicing clinical psychologist, creates these interesting "temporary ice paintings" that are comprised of ice, paint, and water and enlivened by his camera's flashes of light. Combining the contents allows the image to, essentially, create itself.…
After both of his grandfathers passed away in 2010, mere months apart, artist Michael Peck decided to look into their little-known history as men who served in World War II. The Melbourne-based painter uses his signature monochromatic palette to create realistic oil paintings on linen of children playing with WWII equipment. The series entitled The Landing explores Peck's…Continue
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Let's ring in the new year with a splash! Amsterdam-based artist Nik Christensen uses paint brushes and his hands to create these monochromatic ink paintings filled with energy. Finding inspiration from all forms of art, from film to literature, Christensen seeks to represent a scene that is both rich with backstory and promises of future happenings. His creations are merely a…Continue
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Macedonia-based artist Vasko Taškovski finds inspiration from horses to produce surreal fantasies. Using an array of vivid colors and varying landscapes, the painter transforms the ordinary creature into a robust yet agile stallion. Most fascinating about Taškovski's creations are the constructs and forms of the equestrian subjects.
In one of his elaborate paintings, the horse…Continue
Now that's a wedding picture! Winter Wedding Light Painting was taken by Danny Turcotte Jr., a freelance and wedding photographer based out of North Bay Ontario and owner of Catch-Light Photography. It's of couple Kory and Matt, who bared the shivering cold for this magnificent shot.
Update: We got in touch with the photographer to ask him the story behind this shot.…Continue
What would otherwise just be deemed "cool" artwork has an added layer of shock value when you find out what materials the artist uses. Vinicius Quesada's series entitled Blood Piss Blues isn't your typical accumulation of surreal imagery. What differentiates his creations from other works is his unorthodox art supplies - he uses blood and urine! His creations are appealing…Continue
Daniel Danger, an illustrator and printmaker working out of New England, hopes that his work will attempt to "remind you of something you may have said to someone, or something someone may have said to you; back in that time period thats just too far away to remember clearly, but not so long ago you forgot about it completely."
While Danger's paintings are very dark and…Continue
For West Collect's Annual Artist Competition, Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard Typewriter to invent what he calls a Chromatic Typewriter. The typewriter began as a concept, but as he was replacing the letters on the keys with colors, his curiosity got the best of him and he decided to actually try it out. Not only does the Chromatic Typewriter really work, but…
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Is there anything peculiar about this photograph? If you look hard enough you may notice that standing in front of all those fresh vegetables is actually a man! You may have heard about artist Liu Bolin. If not, it's probably because he's always camouflaged. Working with a team, Bolin has seamlessly blended himself amongst many different backgrounds including…
The ever talented Travis Louie will start showcasing his recent series Curious Pets for the Merry Karnowsky gallery in Los Angeles this weekend November 12th. The New York-based painter is famous for his fantastically…