Katie hosmer's Blog – September 2012 Archive (54)

Giant Sticky Man Toys Climb German Buildings



These colorful, blobby creatures, called Flossis, are taking over Germany! Designed by artist Rosalie, the installation of playful figures can be seen climbing the exterior walls of many buildings in Düsseldorf, Germany, including The Roggendorf House. The decorative figures add a fun element along The Rhine, as viewers observe the invasion of the human-like forms who fearlessly climb the walls with their…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 29, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Anonymous Electronic Messages Printed For Everyone to See



In Grand Central, Swiss artist Thibault Brevet experimented with social interactions and communications through electronics, specifically via online submissions.The entire project, from concept to design, as well as programming of the machine, were completed by Brevet as a part of his ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne graduation requirement.

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Added by katie hosmer on September 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mirrored Reflections Juxtaposed with Natural Landscapes



Photographer Daniel Kukla is an artist who finds great fascination in the concept of natural borders of land, set edge to edge, that compliment and conflict with each other at the same time. After receiving an artist residency from the U.S. National Park Service in southern California, Kukla decided to capture this contrast in a project entitled The Edge Effect. This effect, defined…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 28, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Holding the Cosmic Universe in His Arms



German-based photographer Phillip Schumacher has an extreme talent for creating enchanting, surreal scenes filled with creativity and imagination. His love for the universe is quite apparent in this series, entitled Cosmic Love. Each image is a mystical self-portrait in which he…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Shockingly Surreal Warped Out Worlds



American artist Josh Sommers is constantly challenging our understanding of the world. Deciphering his many surreal images is quite a feat, as you can see here in his Mind Melting Photo Manipulations. Recently, we were excited to come across Sommers' Stereographic Projections in which…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 27, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Minimalist Posters Featuring Women Who Changed the World



We have seen minimalist art for all kinds of things, including movies, superheroes,…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Colorful Paint Explosions Frozen in Time



Eruptions of color burst towards the viewer in these vibrant photographs, entitled Explosions, by Nick Knight. Based in London, the fashion photographer says he “consistently challenge[s] conventional notions of beauty.” Using an accessible medium that is typically associated with fine art, Knight found a way to stop time as lively paints scattered into splatters of color. As the…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Hair-Raising Art of Chasing Supercell Storm Clouds



American photographer Camille Seaman has spent a lot of time exploring the world and finding connections between humans and nature. Many of her works evoke an emotional relationship between the viewer and the dramatic moments captured within the natural world. The Big Cloud series features a handful of storms, specifically called supercells, that Seaman has chased throughout the…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Shockingly Beautiful Eye Artwork



When I first saw these colorful photographs, I was immediately reminded of Cristina Otero’s fruity self-portraits, seen early this year. From oranges to watermelons, Otero wowed us with her incredible talents for making captivating images with just fruit as her inspiration. This time,…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Amazingly Realistic Line Drawings of Human Faces



When you first see these images, you will immediately believe that you are looking at a photograph. But, on the contrary, the detailed black and white portraits in front of you are actually impressive line drawings by artist Dirk Dzimirsky. Using photographs as his inspiration, the artist sets up basic proportions and then draws layer upon layer to get these undeniably…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Electric Colored Paint Dances to Different Genres of Music

Miles Davis - Pharaoh's Dance

Martin Klimas has a great talent for capturing that split second motion which can easily be missed in the blink of an eye. We first featured one of his projects a few years ago in which he…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hilarious Photoshopped Movie Posters Featuring Mitt Romney



As the November U.S. Presidential election quickly approaches, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama seem to be at the front of everyone's minds. Their faces are plastered all over the the morning paper and the nightly news, and now, thanks to this hilarious website called Rom Com, Mitt Romney's face is plastered all over these movie posters.

From 50 First Dates to She's…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fantastic Star Wars-Themed Worlds Inside Glass Terrariums



These Star Wars terrariums by artist Tony Larson are so spectacular!! What better way to celebrate one of America's all-time epic movie trilogies than with these small, glass bulbs that feature a few lovable characters from the films. According to Larson, you can relive some of your favorite scenes by just having one of these worlds sitting on your shelf.

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Added by katie hosmer on September 23, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Spiraling Light Portal Made of 960 Bulbs



A spiral of 960 light bulbs lead you through this Y-shaped installation by Carsten Höller. The Sweden-based artist designed this installation, appropriately entitled Y, out of aluminum, wood, cables, and mirrors, to form a continuous daze of flashing, bulb-filled circles that branch out into two pathways. As visitors travel through the installation, they become engulfed in…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Incredible Macro Photos of Dew Magnified on Insects



For more than ten years, French photographer David Chambon has focused his lens on wildlife and nature photography. From wildcats like lions and panthers to many types of tiny, winged insects, Chambon has proven his impressive skills when it comes to capturing animals in their most natural environment. In this series, as insects rise and shake the morning dew from their bodies,…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Spectacular Fairy Forest in Northwest Russia



Russian artist Anatoly Sokolov is a photographer who creates stunning and dramatic scenes of stark, lonely landscapes. This series, entitled Fairy Forest, is a collection of moments captured in the extreme cold along the Karelian Isthmus, a wide stretch of land in northwestern Russia. By focusing on isolated trees and houses, and excluding people from his images, Sokolov creates…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 21, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Small-Scale Scenes Reveal Captivating Narratives



At first glance, these playful dioramas by artist Rick Finkelstein seem like photographs of real people from a distance. However, upon closer inspection, each scene reveals itself as a small world of fabricated scenes and plastic figurines. Through these miniature models, the former-lawyer-turned-artist tells all kinds of narratives that captivate his audience. According to his website,…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 20, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Body Paint Camouflages Women Along London Streets



Imagine walking up to a market stand to purchase some fresh produce, only to find that the produce was actually painted across the body of a woman, laying camouflaged in greens, reds, oranges, and yellows. This is exactly what visitors to West London's Portobello Market found as they recently perused their food options. This, along with several other scenes, were the results of a…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 20, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Big Red Hearts Fill a Glowing Tunnel of Love



For those of you who need a little love today, check out this awesome Tunnel of Love, created by Studio Vollaerszwart. This glowing light experience was created for a GLOW festival located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Using thousands of paper hearts, the studio lit the scene with black lights to create a soft, glowing environment filled with warm feelings of consuming…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Artist Copes with Depression Through Powerful Paintings



Australia-based artist Margarita Georgiadis uses painting as a way to transform her visions into a tangible reality and as a way of dealing with her own emotions. After the death of her father, Georgiadis felt overwhelming sorrow and says, "My past and present simply vanished." Rather than sinking into a deep depression, the artist began to explore her feelings in an attempt to understand…

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Added by katie hosmer on September 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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