Cube Works Studio is best known for their toy-based artwork, particularly the pieces in which they twist Rubik's cubes and organize them into pixelated portraits and landscapes. In the past few years, the small Toronto-based collaborative set two unique Guinness World Records by creating the world's largest Rubik's Cube mosaics, first The Last Supper (+4,000…
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Photographer Alan Friedman has figured out a way to photograph the sun so that we can stare directly at its blazing bright surface without hurting our eyes. By day a greeting card designer, the Buffalo-based photographer spends his evenings exploring his passion for astronomy, often by setting up a telescope in his own backyard.
In particular, he records these photographs of the…Continue
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When a photographer uses a macro lens, the final results can be stunning and unpredictable. Based in the Czech Republic, photographer Adriana Kaprálová Hauznerová, aka Adriana K.H., is one of these artists who can find surprising details in the smallest of everyday objects. In her series entitled Oil Spills, she produces gorgeous abstract images featuring nothing but oil drops set…
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Australia-based photographer Bill Gekas has a real knack for portraiture, particularly the kind that results in an homage to many Old Masters of classic paintings, including artists like Vemeer and Rembrandt. Using his five-year-old daughter as the model, Gekas recreates many mid-18th century settings that are inspired by portraits of adults from famous paintings. He styles…
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Venetian artist Livio De Marchi transforms the world around him into detailed wooden replicas. It's something like the Midas touch, but instead of gold, the many objects that De Marchi touches turn to wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has proven to be an incredibly talented sculptor. As he developed his skills, he experimented with materials such as…Continue
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Toronto-based artist Philippe Blanchard is an art and animation artist who developed this project entitled New Troglodytes. When visiting the piece, currently exhibiting at Arprim in Montreal, Canada, viewers will find themselves immersed in a sea of moving lights and sound. To create the installation, Blanchard built triangular cardboard sculptures that mimic cave formations,…
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There are so many different types of little LEGO people, from construction workers to chefs to sailors, and creative consulting firm Acrylicize found a perfect new way to put those little guys to use. The art collective and consulting agency's main specialty is producing unique interior art schemes that add value to an individual space. When the company was approached by Qubic Tax to develop…
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Not your typical spiral staircase, this organic form is a concept by artist and architect Andrew McConnell. The piece, entitled the Vertebrae Staircase, is based off of the spine of a whale. According to the artist's website, the project "is not simply mimicry of organic form but an exploration in shaping structure. Much of the design work went into refining the single…
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At first glace, these scenes might not seem out of the ordinary. In fact, they initially come across as quite mundane suburban landscapes. It takes a moment to identify exactly what is out of place, but, once you do, these hilarious photo manipulations, by photographer Robert Rickhoff, will certainly make you chuckle. Based in Germany, the artist has transformed otherwise boring photos into a…
Food photographer Kyle Dreier has taken the standard still life food photograph and turned it into a captivating series filled with interesting narratives. The Tennessee-based food artist has a strong eye for great composition as well as a keen sense of what food combos will make your mouth water.
To kickstart this particular project, the artist asked himself, "What foods really go well…Continue
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From overhead, these geometric patterns are like vibrant, abstract paintings. In reality, the stripes of color, organized into square segments, are actually an aerial view of tulip fields in the Netherlands. To capture the visually appealing spectacle of horticulture, French photographer Normann Szkop hired pilot…
When viewing artist Karen Bit Vejle's work, you might think you are looking at delicate pieces of lace fabric. In reality, though, the Norway-based artist carefully hand-cuts each pattern out of paper, using only a pair of scissors. Psaligrafi, or the art of papercutting, is a complex art form that requires patience and intense skill. For more than 35 years, Karen Bit Vejle…Continue
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Polish artist Marta Klonowska's lifelike animal sculptures are often directly connected to historical paintings, serving as a three dimensional extension of the original flat surfaces. Her inspiration comes from the secondary characters in a painting, for example an owner's companion dog or a wild animal in the background of a scene.
From a distance, each furry…Continue
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Artist Honey, founder of the website Sweet-Station, has discovered a unique way to turn bananas into art. The graphic artist and illustrator always has bananas around the house and, one day, she decided to draw on the outside peel. But, the pen kept poking through the skin so Honey picked up a safety pin and started illustrating through a creative…
As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, we are continuously inundated with ideas for sweet and sappy gifts and cards to express how much we love the people in our lives. Now, as much as that sentiment is endearing, it might be fun to switch things up a bit—at least that's what Hoxton-based art collective Hubbawelcome believes!
Approaching Valentine's day in a totally…Continue
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Florida-based artist Celeste Roberge is fascinated with creating art where there is an intersection of geological time and human time. She identifies the layers of history and memory that exist within everything, from people, to furniture, to natural materials found in the world around us. The artist says she creates sculptures where "the presence of matter and materiality is dominant," and…
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From overhead, these massive formations look like abnormally large stained glass windows. In reality, the captivating formations are part of the Flower Carpet Festival, a biannual event that takes place in Grand-Place Brussels. In the early 1950's, landscape architect E. Stautemans started to experiment with ways to create simple carpet designs that featured his beloved…
Paper art is a fascinating technique that requires a lot of patience and a lot of skill. Creative team Will & Caro, consisting of Australian-born Carolyn Wong and Finland-born William Du, are no strangers to this powerful artistic form. The two self-taught artists launched their first big project in December of 2009 and it was a great success.
Will & Caro create delicate…Continue
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If you are the subject of photographer Bence Bakonyi's project, entitled Transform, you'll find that blending into the background is a piece of cake. In the series, the Hungarian artist creates visually captivating and vibrant portraits in which his subjects become human chameleons. Coordinated wardrobes are purposefully matched to corresponding backdrops so that his…Continue
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