When we see an artist's work, it's incredible to think about all of the details that went into the creation process, from collecting the right materials to actual physical labor of production. So, what better way to get to know an artist than to see him or her inside their own personal studio. This…
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Everyone is calling it the "return of a legend." Last year, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer revealed plans for Titanic II, a modern-day functioning replica of the original luxury liner. According to the design plan, "While every bit as luxurious as her namesake, Titanic II will have every modern amenity along with 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety…
We can't get enough of Ebon Heath and his awesome talents with typography. The Brooklyn-based artist finds all kinds of new things to do with the letters of the world. In this unique collection of jewelry, Heath collaborated with Dubai-based jewelry designer Mona Ibrahim to create an ornamental collection that can be worn by everyone. The sculpted letters are both English and…
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New York-based fine art photographer Ben Zank produces a new photograph every single day. The dedicated young artist focuses on the surreal, creating self-portraits that can't always be explained, but that can certainly keep his viewers captivated. He is talented and committed to making art, and the results are an extensive collection of creative realities.
The artist says, "I go wherever…Continue
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Pantone Pairings is a snack-inspiring project by Minneapolis-based artist David Schwen. In the clever and appetizing series, the illustrator, designer, and art director transformed many of our favorite food pairings into color complementing Pantone swatches. Whether you prefer sweet, sour, or salty, Schwen covers all of the bases. His many classic food duos, including peanut butter…
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In the fall of 2012, Brooklyn-based artist group FAILE, a collaboration between artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, unveiled this permanent public installation entitled Wolf Within. Standing approximately 16.5 feet tall, the sculpture consists of fiberglass, steel, and granite, and is located at the site of the National Garden Park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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Using thick pieces of lumber as the foundation for this site-specific installation, entitled Matchstick Men, German artist Wolfgang Stiller developed a series of giant matchsticks that feature ghostly, charred faces sculpted into one end. The distinct shapes were formed with head molds that the artist had laying around his studio, and they are meant to look as if they simply…
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In the mid-1950's, artist Jay DeFeo was a key member of the artist community in San Francisco, California. Inspired and influenced by abstract expressionism, she used unconventional materials to produce a variety of brilliant works, including sculptures, drawing, collage, photographs, and paintings.
DeFeo is best known for this monumental painting, entitled The Rose, which…Continue
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Artist Dale Keys has an extensive collection of creative and playful drawings that will just make you smile. The illustrator and graphic designer uses vivid color and a positive attitude to develop each unique design. His artwork features cute cartoon animals, people, and monsters that are paired with word puns and messages of humor, sarcasm, and love.
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Based in Paris, artist Kader Attia builds all kinds of visually poetic installations that evoke contemplation of the human spirit. One piece in particular, Holy Land, involves shaped mirrors unnaturally placed across a landscape. Exhibited twice, the first installation was on public display at the Canary Islands and involved 45 mirrors placed along the beach. The second, and more recent, exhibit included 21 tombstone-shaped mirrors set along the Tuscan countryside in…
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Using lyrics from old school '90's rap, artist Mark Drew created this funny mash-up, entitled Deez Nuts. The Australian-born, Tokyo-based artist painted large-scale scenes from classic Peanuts comic strips, originally by Charles M. Schulz, and then complemented each cartoon with lyrics from songs by Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Notorious B.IG., and Digital Underground, among…
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New York-based fashion photographer Torkil Gudnason is known for his ability to blur the line between fashion and art. He believes that editorial work "is a process of attrition: if the image outlives its commercial purpose (and what is fashion if not fleeting) then all that is left, for better or worse, is the art." Along with his extensive fashion portfolio, the talented photographer…
There are a variety of ways to recycle cardboard, but Cardboard Couture one way that is a bit more surprising than the rest. Every year, art and design students at Strode College in the UK are instructed to design and construct costumes out of cardboard. The first assigned project is meant to kick off the year with some unconventional inspiration. In their first few…Continue
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It seems impossible, but Italian sculptor Mario Ceroli is an artist who successfully captured the essence of an ocean wave and brought that magnificence indoors for everyone to enjoy. For more than 40 years, the Rome-based artist has produced all kinds of sculpted environmental wonders with materials like wood and glass.
The silhouetted shapes mimic the movement of the ocean, in…Continue
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New York-based Korean artist Yun-Woo Choi is taking the art world by storm with these massive newspaper sculptures. He uses rolled up magazine pages and newspapers, held together with wire and resin, to form shapes that swirl and spin throughout a gallery space, jutting out of walls and transforming the individually delicate pages into commanding structures.
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Dihzahyners is a team of artists who strive to create a more bright and beautiful Beirut through colorful public art. Specifically, Paint Up! is an ongoing project in which teams of artists gather together and decorate the city, one step at a time. The group says, "We realized that we could add energy and vigor to our city by simply painting certain locations that needed it—and…Continue
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If you aren't looking closely, you might pass by this funny series by Sadi Tekin. The Istanbul-based illustrator and industrial designer created these lighthearted photos featuring chickpeas in tiny installations. Entitled Mr. Chick Pea And Friends, the series is filled with little illustrations drawn on the surface of chickpeas, which are then placed throughout the…
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Norway-based stencil artist Martin Whatson recently celebrated a sold out show, The Beauty of Grey, at MSA Gallery in Paris, France. The show featured a collection of large canvas paintings and a statue of an angel—a prominent display of Whatson's signature style in which he combines urban street art with classic paintings.
Using gorgeous black and white stencil art as…Continue
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Australian artist Emma Van Leest turns a simple sheet of paper into a magical visual story. She hand-cuts intricate patterns into large sheets, and then mounts them with glue onto foamcore. Several layers set against a vibrant, colorful backdrop form Van Leest's three-dimensional scenes, which reference children's stories, folk art, Medieval saints, and Hindu literature.
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Based in LA, Malanie Rothschild is a self-taught artist who once spilled a gallon of paint all over the floor. She decided to let the paint dry and, as she peeled the dried pieces up days later, she discovered a magnificent new creation that instantly inspired her as an artist. She discovered that this simple mistake of spilling paint was, in and of itself, a painting without the…
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