Anyone with a sweet tooth will instantly love this work by Italian artist Roberto Bernardi. Viewers will be shocked by the collection of candy still life images when they learn that these aren't photographs, they are actually hyperrealistic oil paintings on canvas. The delicious details are astonishing and it's hard to believe that these images aren't recorded with a…
Added by katie hosmer on January 14, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Nobody likes to be in the hospital. It's just not that much fun, especially if the stay is a lengthy one. Three window washers took on the challenge of bringing smiles to every patient's face at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to the news, word quickly spread that there were superheroes descending outside the building, and adults and children…Continue
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Based in Mexico city, Carlos Amorales is an artist who embraces many art forms, including large installations, performance, drawing, painting, and animation. Black Cloud is a site-specific installation in which the artist, along with the help of 14 others, arranged more than 30,000 black paper moths to the walls and ceilings of several gallery spaces. The thousands of…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 13, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
Artist Emil Fiore, also known as Rocky, collects whole spider webs and preserves the natural works of art behind glass. Based in New Jersey, Fiore first learned about catching a web in a children's craft book and, ever since, the idea has stuck. In his 20's, he finally started experimenting with web collection. He has used all kinds of sprays and varnishes to master the preservation of each…
Added by katie hosmer on January 12, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
These photographs are a stunning fashion narrative set within the Guizhou province of China. Created for LIFE Magazine by French photographer Matthieu Belin, the collection highlights a combination of gorgeous Asian-inspired designs with the marvelous backdrops of the surrounding land. Working closely with both male and female models, Belin captures enchanting moments that…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This project by photographer Henry Hargreaves is both intriguing and disturbing at the same time. The series, entitled No Seconds, features the last meals requested by inmates on death row. Hargreaves recreated the meals as he imagines they were served, complete with silverware, tablecloths, and lacy placemats. The details of each inmate are listed beside the photograph, including…
Added by katie hosmer on January 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
We don't know much about Egor N., but what we do know is that this photographer has an awesome eye for simple, yet striking, images. This collection, entitled Coffee Time, doesn't actually feature a cup of coffee, but it does involve many fancy coffee break paraphernalia, including delicate china cups, saucers, and crystalized cubes of sugar.
For the project, the artist filled the cups and pitchers with milk, and captured the white splashes that…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Swedish photographer Ulf Lundin created this hilarious series, entitled Bless You, in which he captures some of the less flattering moments of his subjects as they are mid-sneeze. To start, the artist invited people to his studio. He sat them alone in a room and asked them to freely sneeze in front of a video camera. In doing so, the artist captured that uninhibited moment of…Continue
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Below the Boat is a website that features all kinds of maps, ranging from the East to West Coast United States, and everywhere in between. But, these wooden creations aren't your average, flat drawings. The products are layered, wooden representations that reveal the hidden landscapes of an underwater world. Starting with a bathymetric chart—which is a map of underwater…
Added by katie hosmer on January 9, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Born in Barcelona, Oscar Tusquets Blanca is mainly an architect, but also dabbles in a little bit of everything including design, painting, writing, furniture design, and urban planning. Recently, his firm was commissioned to design the Toledo metro station space in Naples, Italy. Their task was to create a modern design within the underground station, as well as to…
Added by katie hosmer on January 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Organized chaos is a phrase that might be used to describe these Fruits of Labor by artist Alexis Clements. The Denver-based photographer has created a series of still life photographs in which she lines up rusty spoons, cracked eggs, and dusty vegetables in orderly and symmetrical patterns. The imperfections and flaws of the objects combine with the perfect arrangements to create…
Added by katie hosmer on January 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
All of the pieces to the puzzle are there, but Switzerland-based artist Fabien Nissels organizes them into various wacky and nonsensical arrangements in his project, entitled Blocks. Nissels has taken a typically familiar object—the human body—and encourages his viewers to reinterpret this everyday thing in all of its unexpected new forms.
This creative project is…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 7, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Every Friday, freelance designer Charlie Layton picks up a pen and starts drawing. But, rather than sit down at a desk or draw on a piece of paper, the Philadelphia-based artist turns his incredible illustrating talents towards the surface of his freezer door. The door, which is made out of the same material as a dry erase board, becomes a weekly art installation within Layton's…
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Publishing company Spineless Classics believes that "having a great [art]work form part of the backdrop of your life figuratively, shouldn't stop you having it there literally." So, the company creates interpretive posters of your favorite stories by using every single word from classic fairy tales and novels as the foundation for their illustrations.
The designs vary, but the artists draw upon both the positive and negative spaces to form the silhouetted designs for…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Take a walk through the clouds in this installation by multimedia artist Eduardo Coimbra. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Coimbra studied engineering and architecture, which are both reflected in the majority of his creative projects. Many of his site-specific pieces are large-scale works that explore the idea of landscapes as synthetic constructions that represent reality. He says, " “[My] work is…
Added by katie hosmer on January 5, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
Anyone who has ever attempted to photograph fireworks knows that this is no easy task. Seattle-based photographer Michael Holden is one of those talented artists who has mastered the technique of capturing gorgeous streaks of light as they burst across the sky.
To ring in the new year just a few days ago, Seattle hosted a fireworks display atop the iconic Space Needle…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Minnesota-based artist Brock Davis sees all kinds of exciting moments in otherwise everyday life. Through observation and creative thinking, the mixed media artist finds things that are seemingly mundane and he says he "extracts the creative potential from each object."
The significance of his art is that his many spontaneous ideas portray conceptually strong ideas…Continue
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Transforming the surface of guitars into gorgeous ink illustrations is a popular artform. Last summer, we featured Patrick Fisher's intricate patterns on stringed instruments, which he created with just a sharpie pen. More recently, we came across these colorful versions of guitar…
Added by katie hosmer on January 3, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Earlier last year, we featured Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's gigantic simulation of the Sun's surface. Recently, we came across another one of his interactive and technologically-advanced projects, entitled Flatsun. The piece is a circular panel that simulates the surface of the Sun,…
Added by katie hosmer on January 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Installation artist Gabey Tjon a Tham work with all kinds of media to create interactive forms that engage her audiences. She develops ideas that take place within a specific architectural space and work together with the surrounding environment. The artist says that while observing the artwork, "the perceiver is reverted to a process of reflection on its own thoughts, memories…
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