Toronto-based photographer Jeff Harris very well may hold the world record for the longest picture-a-day project. First beginning his daily photography series in 1999, Harris has just completed his thirteenth year of documenting his very full life. As of December 31, 2011, he has accumulated an astounding 4,748 portraits!
Harris has generally worked a 9-5 desk…Continue
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Photographer Isabel M. Martinez explores multi-narratives and points of view in her series Quantum Blink and The Weekend. Employing a vertical pattern displaying alternating images presents a sense of simultaneous storylines. The Chile native, who currently lives and works in Toronto, experiments with time and space while offering different…Continue
Normally, I wouldn't watch women throwing themselves at men, to refrain from encouraging them. However, photographer Lilly McElroy's accurately titled series I Throw Myself At Men is too entertaining not to look at! The Arizona native literally flings her body at unknown men, capturing the moment of surprise, confusion, and awkward human contact.
When you come across black and white photographs from the past, do you ever wonder what colors are meant to replace the varied shades of gray? Sweden-based artist Sanna Dullaway re-imagines photos from yesteryear in vibrant, realistic hues. The series features portraits of well-known people throughout history including Abraham Lincoln, Che Guevara, Albert Einstein,…Continue
We're familiar with the saying that "life is beautiful" but what lies behind that beauty may surprise you. In artist Farhad Moshiri's installation, aptly titled Life is Beautiful, we see the saying displayed against a blank white wall in a charming cursive typeface. Taking a closer look, we notice there's more artistry to this piece than simply decorative typography. The title is…
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Finding inspiration from world-renowned painter Pablo Picasso's cubism era, illustrator and designer Dave Murray has created his own line of "futuristic cubism" works in his series entitled Polygons. Relying heavily on multi-toned geometric shapes, Murray produces stylized portraits that almost appear like sharp, pixelated images. Although, rather than the standard…
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Did you have a stuffed animal as a child? Artist Augustina Woodgate grew up clutching her teddy bear, Pepe, until one day she reflected on her unconscious attachment to the keepsake. At the age of thirty, after moving to Miami from her native land of Buenos Aires, Woodgate sought to dissect the worn childhood memento and reconfigure its components into something new - a large-scale rug.…Continue
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Though paper isn't ideal to build a sturdy structure to inhabit, it proves to be an excellent medium to produce exquisite representations of urban and exotic architecture. Amsterdam-based paper artist Ingrid Siliakus brings us these magnificent cityscapes cut out of paper in her Paper Architecture series. Built similar to pop-up books, many of the paper sculptures are capable of…
While the average painter may use oils or acrylics to produce their artworks, artist Elisabetta Rogai relies on the evolving attributes of wine. The Florence-based painter uses red and white wines to paint her dripping portraits of powerfully freeing women. Not only is it an interesting choice to use the fermented alcohol in the place of traditional paints, but…Continue
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Budapest-based artist Robin Kosnas created these visually bewildering 3D illustrations. The series, entitled Cloud of Lines, features three-dimensional representations of human figures. The images range from a baby, in the fetal position, still fully attached to its umbilical cord to the forms of two hands about to clasp in prayer. These stylized figures…Continue
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Mexican artist Frida Khalo is world-renowned for her honest self-portraits that expose all of her own recognized imperfections and deepest thoughts. In a new mixed media series, artist Andrea Mary Marshall combines some of Khalo's well-known works with photographs of delicate models decked out in couture fashion.
With the help of photographer…Continue
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Artist and environmentalist Ryo Shimura creates his art with the hopes of increasing environmental awareness. The Japan-based artist focuses on environmental issues in his works, depicting animals near extinction. The endangered creatures that Shimura constructs each express a different heart-wrenching plea for attention and change.
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Rainy days aren't always bad. New York photographer Ira Fox takes advantage of the puddles that form around the city by snapping shots of the mirrored images that appear in them. In his Reflections series, Fox captures alternate universes in the tiny pools of water where anonymous pedestrians and cyclists roam about their water-splattered world. Adding to the…Continue
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We've come across a herd of book sculptors lately and, yet again, we're blown away by another artist's skilled works. Considering the amount of carved works we've spotted, artist Kyle Kirkpatrick's literary landscapes still manage to intrigue us.
The young UK-based sculptor is old enough to know of a time before e-readers and recognizes the age-old…Continue
Italy-based photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator Alessandro Pautasso enlivens celebrity portraits with his keen eye for color. The young vector artist, who also goes by the name Kaneda, presents his personal interpretations of classic stars like Bette Davis, John Wayne, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, and Greta Garbo in a psychedelic way.
The works in his Abstract…Continue
Having just completed her degree, earning a BFA in illustration, artist Corinne Reid continues to expand her creative skills through her spirited artwork. Finding inspiration from fairy tales and every experience life has to offer, the young illustrator creates original, fantasy-driven realms filled with a cast of animated characters.
Sometimes there appears to be…Continue
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Perspective plays a crucial role in artist Seth Wulsin's three-dimensional installations. The Brooklyn-based artist's series entitled Ánimas exhibits portraits that appear across several mesh screens. Unlike your typical paintings, these portraits have an image shifting ability, similar to a holographic. The large-scale pieces work with space and light to engage and…
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World-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley creatively reconstructs the human form. The British artist's works, which have flourished over a 40-year time span, revolve around the human body, focusing not so much on the accuracy of the anatomy as the abstraction of the figures and an audience's interaction with the structures. (If you're a New Yorker, you may recall Gormley's…Continue
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Without insight on the subject, each image appears to simply be an abstract gradience of color; however, these visuals are, in fact, photographs of skies at sunrise or sunset. New York-based photographer Eric Cahan captures long, vertical shots of beautifully multihued horizons in his ongoing work entitled…
Normally, when we think of wax and art, we associate the terms to life-size figures. However, artist Felicity Powell forms small-scale figures on the backs of circular mirrors using her fingers. The protruding white and red wax designs lie across a black backdrop, really highlighting its intricate shapes and textures.
Each piece works with varied densities of the…Continue