We live in a world that devours information at an increasing speed. With the emergence of cell phones and the irrefutable success of social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, we are constantly glued to our personal screens in search of more information. We're even starting to see more screens surface in public areas to draw our attention and feed our thirst for info. Soon, we'll…
As sculptural as they may appear, these are actually images of real bones. Japan-based photographer Eiji Yuzawa captured these remarkable images of animal and fish bones in a beautifully artistic way that is revered by both the art and science communities. The simple, minimalist aesthetic provides an excellent view for observation of these organic frames, from a biological…Continue
Not all artists have the good fortune of pursuing their art full-time. Taiwan-based artist Rola Chang, aka Jungshan, moonlights as a freelance illustrator during her off time from her day job as a general office clerk at a technology company. She keeps her creativity flowing and thriving through her emotionally charged ink illustrations.
Drawing inspiration from Chinese and…Continue
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Artist Jim Dingilian's series of works feature several glass bottles displaying monochrome landscapes. What separates Dingilian's "paintings" from other works, other than his unique curved canvases, is his technique—he paints with candle smoke. After laying a coat of soot on the lining of the bottles, the artist wipes and etches away with skewers and needles to construct…Continue
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There is a lot to be said about Abraham Lincoln, one of America's most influential presidents, which is made abundantly clear by the newly erected tower of books in the nation's capital. The cylindrical structure stands three stories high at approximately 34 feet in height and features about 6,800 books representing over 15,000 titles about the 16th…Continue
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On any given day, one wouldn't expect to see a giant, luminous fish in the sky, let alone one made of dining utensils. However, entering at Heddon Street in Central London, you'll be able to view just that! The piece known as Cutlery Fish is a woven installation by designer Ian McChesney made of forks. In an attempt to set a marker and draw attention to the fact that this particular…
This highly technical installation by artist Susan Hiller features 400 speakers suspended from the ceiling, simultaneously running audio of different people recounting their extraterrestrial encounters. The exhibited work titled Witness offers an out-of-this world experience. The constructed piece itself resembles a celestial entity, adding to the astronomically alien sensation in the room.…
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Makeup artist and photographer Nadia Wicker understands the importance of cosmetic assistance for an image. In her series titled Ursides, the multifaceted artist combines her passions and skills to create spectacular compilation of self-portraits that rely heavily on facial beauty products.
Against an empty, black backdrop, the makeup artist-photographer-model…Continue
These hard-bodied men emerging from bare, white walls are the works of Milan-based artist Matteo Pugliese. The most apparent and impressive aesthetic choice that Pugliese has chosen in this series entitled Extra Moenia is the decision to present his sculptures in fragments. A bent knee opens the opportunity to represent one whole form in at least two pieces. It is the…Continue
It may sound like a train whistling out steam, but fine artist Gregorio de Masi's pieces are actually multifunctional paintings. The California-based painter who spent his earlier years splitting his time between Rome and London has settled in West Oakland, where he creates his unique multimedia artworks.
Drawing inspiration from his stint in the film industry, working…Continue
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The World Photography Organisation has just recently revealed the 2012 shortlist for its annual Sony World Photography Awards. While there are several returning nominees for this prestigious award, there are numerous newcomers including Irina Werning whose ongoing…
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Prague-based design studio SGL Projekt took on the grueling task of adding an equestrian training ground to a previously deserted farmstead known as Stork Nest Farm. Inspired by the storks who dwelled on the chimney of the abandoned distillery, the studio designed the space, mimicking a massive bird's nest. The dome-like structure is supported by glulam timber beams…Continue
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Artistic married duo Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison first brought us the surreal universe of the dapper Everyday man in their series entitled The Architect's Brother. Since the release of that photography project, the couple have unveiled two new series entitled…Continue
TIME magazine recently revealed its 30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs which includes the highly creative, user-generated Newspaper Blackout. This blog is the brainchild of Austin-based artist and writer…Continue
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Brooklyn-based artist Rebecca Ward uses electrical tape with vinyl adhesives to create visually exciting installations. Her site-specific geometric creations work as an extension to its surrounding architecture. The tape artist redefines the space she's working in with her evenly spaced parallel and interweaving stretches of bright lines that form three-dimensional shapes.…Continue
Painting is difficult enough, but artist Daniel Castan adds the challenge of using quick drying acrylic paints while working from memory. The French painter first began his craft at 40 years old with his initial intentions being to simply have fun. His "fun" exposed a natural artistic talent for recreating cityscapes in an unconventional way.
By adding a resin to his…Continue
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Inspired by nature and wildlife, artist Julie Bender etches illustrations of various animals by burning her images into wood. By employing the traditional art of pyrography, which dates back to ancient Egypt, Bender essentially paints with fire. The art involves scorching a piece of wood, or other natural material, with a heated metal tip, in place of a brush or pencil.
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An uprooted tree typically has roots at the bottom, but sculptor Yoan Capote's bronze renditions change that convention. Instead of roots, there are boots in the Havana-based artist's large-scale sculptures. The long metallic trees lay beside each other, extending human legs and feet in the work entitled Migrant. The installation is a metaphoric representation of migrating one's…Continue
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Photographer and expert light painter Trevor Williams blows our minds with his three-dimensional light graffiti. Williams, who is originally from Canada, founded the group Fiz-iks, which is based in Japan. The group explores fascinating locations throughout the architecturally rich country, redefining its surroundings. Equipped with various LED and xenon flashlights, the…
For painter David Agenjo, a palette and a canvas are interchangeable. While he works on an older canvas, already covered in splotches of layered paints, the Madrid-based artist uses new canvases as palettes. His artistic cycle continues in this pattern of creating a new painting on a used canvas, while simultaneously preparing the next used canvas.
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