Concept Art Archive

The Printed Word by Shin-Young An

Shin-Young An describes herself as an artist in transition. While reading the newspaper one day, articles began affecting her to the extent that she realized she is just a powerless artist. She wanted this to somehow be reflected in her work. Against the backdrop of current events, Shin-Young An has drawn silhouettes of her reactions. […]

Delicious Divisions by Sakir Gokcebag

As much as you want to scream “Photoshop!”, you can’t. Those images are in no way digitally altered. They’re the work of Sakir Gokcebag. Each one teases the eye with the geometric improbability of his precision cutting. Sakir was born in Turkey, educated in the prestigious Marmara University in Istanbul, and currently lives and work in Hamburg.

The Finger – Ditology by Dito Von Tease

Dito Von Tease is a derivation of Dita Von Teese, the famous icon of “burlesque” style and expert in disguises. Also, “il Dito” means “the Finger” in Italian. His Ditology is a series of index-finger portraits of famous personalities. According to him,the finger is the most apt symbol for our digital age (digitus is Latin […]

Critter Cups – Novelty Cups by Yumi-Yumi

If it’s not coffee, it’s tea. Regardless of your beverage preference, these fun creature cups by artist Yumi-Yumi will surely brighten your day. A finely detailed ceramic critter rests at the bottom of every mug and slowly surfaces as you sip your drink. Some of them, like the scorpion, spider, and shark are undoubtedly unpleasant […]

Fast Forward to the Future – Composite Images by Shawn Clover

The images are clearly digitally manipulated but showing the devastated that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake wreaked.  Unhappy with the usual then-and-now photos, photographer Shawn Clover made his own. He meticulously recreated the angle, the focus, and the lighting of his modern-day point-of-view. Blending the two together created a much more attention grabbing then-and-now comparison.

The Edge Effect by Daniel Kukla

One of the most recent works of photographer Daniel Kukla is his “The Edge Effect” series which features perfectly square mirrors propped up on an easel and angled to reflect the horizon. The easels were strategically placed around the  Joshua Tree National Park. The viewer has the distinct feeling of looking at a photograph of […]

Leafy Footprints by Jody Xiong

This award-winning outdoor campaign to promote walking instead of driving was launched by DBB China and China Environmental Protection Foundation. Jody Xiong, the artist behind this installation, hoped to urge everyone to do their bit for the environment by placing the huge 12.6×7 meters canvas in busy intersections. Sponge cushions soaked in green, environmentally friendly […]