Drawing and ceramics artist Molly Hatch creates work that combines her interest in historic trends with a mix of contemporary styles, designs, a sense of humor, and a bit of pop culture. In these pieces that she calls plate paintings, historic source imagery from MFA Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC are her inspiration. Each plate contains an intricate drawing that, only when…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 7, 2012 at 6:20am — No Comments
Fragile Future III is a light sculpture created by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio DRIFT, in collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Each of the limited edition pieces consist of functioning technology and bright illumination combined with nature. According to the project description, the piece "tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 6, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
In many of these Starry Night installations by photographer and installation artist Lee Eunyeol, it looks like the core of the earth is cracking open and brilliant lights from below are gradually rising to the surface. The Korean artist creates these elaborate light installations that feel as if he has turned the sky upside down and placed the stars into…Continue
Peter Callesen can turn an ordinary sheet of white paper into a brilliant story. His delicate installations involve the transformation of flat sheets into cut and folded figures that grow from the paper and fill the 3D space.
Callesen says, “It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today, but we rarely notice the actual materiality. The thin…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 5, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
It has been building up for years! Movie fans have stuck with all of the different superhero characters and the big moment has finally arrived—The Avengers movie is in theaters! Hopefully anyone who goes to see the film will flaunt this movie-inspired makeup by Finland-based artist Jangsara.
The talented 26-year-old celebrated the movie opening by creating these…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 4, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
When I think of classical music, I think of calm, soothing music that people listen to when they want to relax. Boy does Denmark-based Nikolaj Lund think differently! The photographer has a classical music background with a Masters in cello performance. After winning a photography contest hosted by Canon, he says he, “decided to skip the music and go for photography.”
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Montreal-born and Berlin-based artist Michel de Broin challenges expectations and accepted norms of the world around us. He finds playful ways to combine his art with common objects. His bio explains, “He sets out to render visible, through richly profound metaphors and analogies, the forces at work in the movement of the energies which guide our actions and govern our impulses.”
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 3, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Our World Unwrapped is a series of distorted panoramics by artist and technical director Søren Ragsdale of Double Negative Visual Effects. The artist takes multiple photos of famous landmarks and stitches them together into these warped visual creations.
He says, “I stitch…Continue
French photographer Eva Patikian translates her cinematic background into beautiful, dreamy moments captured on film. Each shot is like a frame taken directly out of a movie. There is a strong narrative in each image but it’s difficult to know exactly how the story might end.
Often not showing faces, Patikian’s photographs evoke emotion from her viewers. It’s easy to drift off…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 2, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
Austrian graphic artist and illustrator Ingrid Aspöck has created a fun solution for those annoying fingerprints that boldly make their presence known on all of the smartphones, iPads, and digital devices out there. Instead of constantly trying to wipe away the smudges to get a shiny screen, Aspöck embraces fingerprints and patterns them into adorable little stories. She says, “In…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Artist Kim Adams turned this Dodge Ram van into a moving spectacle of lights! The Canadian sculptor is influenced by industrial design, architecture, and automotive design. Auto Lamp is an installation where Adams punctured the structure of the vehicle to form patterns of various sized holes swirling across all sides.
By removing pieces of the van, Adams actually creates something new…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 1, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Artist Louise Saxton finds good use for all of the small bits of fabric and tulle that otherwise go to waste from various textile arts. Saxton says, “My work draws on and reinterprets the domestic-art traditions which I was surrounded with growing up - such as knitting, crochet, embroidery and quilting…My current body of work reinterprets natural history and botanical paintings, reflecting the…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 1, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
Artist Chen Chun-Hao finds new and sensational ways to use everyday materials. For decades, the artist used thumbtacks to create his works. In this series entitled The Way of Nailing, he switches to a different medium, a nail gun, to shoot thousands and thousands of nails into a stretched canvas. The final result is a stunning collection of recreated traditional Chinese ink…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 1, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
When I first looked at these pieces by Chinese artist Shi Jindian, they reminded me of really amazing line drawings. I was completely taken aback when I discovered that each form is actually a delicate and intricate 3D wire sculpture!
Shi Jindian says, “I don’t like hard, heavy materials…I prefer fine and delicate things.” So the steel wire is a perfect medium for creating these almost…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Paris-based artist Baptiste Debombourg continues to amaze us with yet another awe-inspiring installation. His newest work, Aerial, is the shattering of two tons of glass flooding into the room of a former Benedictine monastery called Brauweiler Abbey in…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
I loved my spirograph toy when I was a kid, and this Drawing Machine by Australian visual artist Joseph Griffiths looks like even more fun! Griffiths says, “I make drawings and installations which explore my interests in nature, urbanism, folklore, technology, craft, and the relationship between creativity and survival.”
The mixed media installation requires a user to…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
When you see these paintings by artist Tobias Tovera, you may find yourself getting lost in the shifting, swirling sea of lines and shapes. The strokes of vibrant color evoke a sense of energy and the layers of pigment undulate across the panels in these complex scenes. Some of his pieces are reminiscent of distant nature landscapes. In the abstract shapes, I can almost see the ghostly…
After a recent post about photographer Robby Cavanaugh, we had the opportunity to catch up with him for a follow-up interview. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, so we’ve included several more of his expressive photographs along with that interview…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 27, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments
Photographer Rui Palha’s black and white portfolio of Street Moments takes you on a journey into an inspirational new world. Palha believes that photography is the practice of being in the streets, of learning and capturing, giving flow to what the heart feels. He says, “Why black and white? Because if you are photographing in color you show the color of the clothes. If you use black and white you will show the color of the soul.”
In his book called Street…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
We have come across Makoto Tojiki’s impressive LED light sculptures before and, now, the Japanese artist and designer once again inspires us with his new piece, Hope and Dream. The artist created this piece for luxury beauty…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 26, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments