In this installation called Endless, New York-based artist Cai Guo Qiang creates a calm atmosphere where classic wooden ships float along green, foggy waves of water. The ships appear to be drifting, lost, in the middle of the sea while a wave machine produces calm waves and a fog machine fills the room with a fuzzy haze. As the vessels rock slowly and endlessly in the water, viewers will…
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For more than forty years, British artist Antony Gormley has impressed us with thought-provoking installations about our own existence as human forms and the relationship our bodies have with the space around us. We have been witness to many of his shockingly massive sculptures including his…Continue
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How adorable are these dressed up little dogs!? This photo series, a collection that has been catalogued in the Library of Congress, should be considered a discovery of hidden treasures! The images are estimated to have been created around 1905, and each photograph was taken with a large format camera on…
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At first glance, you might think that photographer Alexey Bednij has a ton of patience, perfect timing, and a little luck. In all of his shadow photographs, everything is perfectly placed and aligned and nothing overlaps. However, upon further investigation, viewers start to realize that generally shadows don't cast in multiple directions! Digital manipulation or not, these photographs…
Mike Stilkey's new solo exhibit opened this month in Hong Kong. After spending time creating a high-end retail boutique exhibit in the city earlier this year, he decided to take on an even bigger challenge and cover the entire ground floor of…
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Have you ever felt lost in the crowd, a nameless face wandering in the masses? Well, Brazilian artist Guilherme Kramer decided to eliminate those feelings of loneliness by giving each nameless face that he saw proper recognition. Across the course of one year, Kramer was inspired to draw the faces that he saw in his daily life onto a giant blank wall of an office in São Paulo,…
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I get goosebumps when I look at these mind-blowing photographs by Italian photographer Francesco Brunotti. In these headless scenes, the multi-talented artist combines his camera skills with his talents in digital art. There is something slightly haunting about the figures, but the title of the series, Where's Your Head At?, also gives the collection a playful…
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In this day and age, finding new ways to recycle old objects is a daily requirement. Artist Scott Gundersen decided to combine this common challenge with his artwork and has defined a unique, new use for discarded wine corks. The Michigan-based artist collects all kinds of wine-tinted bottle stoppers and organizes them by tones and colors.
To create these incredibly…Continue
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Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos creates amazing sculptural work and site-specific installations of all kinds. From life-sized high heels in the palace of Versailles to nautical buoys covering the surface of a building, there is nothing Vasconcelos won't do! The artist's bio says, "The nature of Joana Vasconcelos’ creative process is based on the appropriation,…
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These photomontage images by photographer Bob Egan are a sea of nostalgia. The photographer is inspired by all kinds of historical pop culture events and, referring to himself as a "pop culture/rock and roll detective," Egan tracks down locations across mainly New York City to visually recreate…Continue
In this series, Ukrainian photographer Anton Surkov creates a collection of perfectly timed black and white photographs. In the images, Surkov captures each unique jump, as clouds of white powder explode in the air around the remarkably fit, strong young models.
The photographs exude a sense of energy, and the models demonstrate all kinds of emotion in their…Continue
Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1972, internationally recognized artist Chiharu Shiota now lives and works in Berlin. In much of her art, Shiota utilizes old, worn out items that spark an intrigue both about the history of the things themselves as well as about the meaning of the installation in which they are placed. In Breath of the Spirit, the artist ties tangled red yarn to 600…
The power of the waterfalls at Niagara Falls, on an average day, is stunning. So imagine topping that immense beauty with a brilliant, colorful light show during the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. Since 1860, lighting up the falls at night has…
Rrrrrrrroll is a project developed by a group of very talented artists in Japan. Taking inspiration from the recent trend of animated gifs—images that repeatedly display a sequence of frames in order to create an illusion of movement—the artists create pieces that involve people and objects rotating on a single axis.
The group of friends traveled together to create each piece featuring a series of minimalist photographs taken from one single perspective.…Continue
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On these hot summer days, this floating playground would be a great place to relax and stay cool! Wibit Sports is a German watersports company that produces all kinds of fun and exciting inflatable water sports products. They offer varieties of buoyant modules that you can combine and configure into your own personalized pool party.
Sports Park 60 is one of their most massive…Continue
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Designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove and manufactured by Artemide, Solar Tree is an urban lighting system created as a part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2012. This futuristic design uses panels and LED lighting units to provide environmentally friendly illumination powered by solar energy.
Much of Lovegrove's work is inspired by nature, and he says his work possesses "a…Continue
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Talented welder Matt Ludwig recently installed this Drum Kit Chandelier as the central focus of JJ's Red Hots, a restaurant featuring hot dogs and located in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the place was first being built, co-founder and friend Jonathan Luther immediately kept an eye out for a great place to feature Ludwig's incredible abilities as a welder.
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This work by self-taught visual artist Fabio Selvatici should not be missed! His incredible talents for digital processing, combined with traditional interventions like acrylic paints and inks, result in these stunning and unexpected destructions of the human form. Focusing mainly on female figures, Selvatici says he finds bodies and faces that are, at first, pristine and perfect, and then…
In his project Skindeep, French photographer Julien Palast studies the body and the human form in a very unique way. Generally an advertising and still life photographer, Palast went in a new direction with this portrait series. For each image, he wrapped male and female models in vibrant colors and gradients that created what he describes as "instant bas reliefs recalling of…Continue