Concept Art Archive

Rock in Rio – Rad Posters by Artplan

Grupo Artplan is a communications group currently based in Brazil. It’s composed of Dreamfactory, a company that connects famous brands with their public; Gruda, a creative content-focused digital company; Artpla, one of the largest publicity agencies in Brazil. Rock in Rio is also part of Grupo Artplan. It is three things at once: a brand, […]

Hidden Things – Camouflage Photography by Aaron Hegert

Aaron Hegert delights in capturing images of hidden things, especially when he’s the one who hid them in the first place. His series “Foxhole” documents his attempts at catching “a glimpse of something between the seen and unseen”. According to Aaron, photography, like camouflage, is the visual product of a spatial practice: both require a […]

Fantastic Wall Art by HERAKUT

Herakut is actually a partnership between Jasmin Siddiqui Hera and Falk Lehmann Akut. Both of them studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design with extensive backgrounds in graffiti. Their collaborations can be found all over the world including San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Kathmandu, and New York. They started working together in 2004 with Hera setting the […]

Propaganda – Awesome Street Art by Gilf!

Gilf! is a prolific street and conceptual artist currently wreaking havoc on the various walls (and in some instances, doors) of Brooklyn, NYC.  Gilf! obtained her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She had her first solo show just last year at Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art in New York. During an interview, […]

Wacky Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Mehdi Ghadyanloo is an Iranian street artist who has been coating Iran’s walls with wacky murals designed to make passersby smile. His fun, creative, and overall wacky work pepper the walls of Tehran, Iran’s capital. Mehdi studied in the prestigious Tarbiat Modares University where he undoubtedly honed his artistic skills. When not bringing cheer to […]

Escape – Graffiti by Daan Botlek

The white, faceless, vaguely human shape that you see trying to jump out of a window is one of the products of artist Daan Botlek’s imagination. While poking around in an abandoned building in Berlin, he dreamed up theidead of white silhouettes escaping from the building. The series is called “Escape from Wuhlheide” – a […]

Balancing Acts – Performance Art by Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley

Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley are a couple of performance artists with extremely well-developed senses of balance. Their three collaborative performances; In Orbit, Stability, and Counterweight Roommate all involve both of them living in constructs of their own creation for days on end. In Orbit is basically a fully-furnished giant hamster wheel with Ward living […]

Jarhead – Thought-Provoking Street Art by Blu

His real name may be a tightly kept secret, but Blu has a rather long Wikipedia article devoted to him. Blue is the pseudonym of the elusive yet extremely talented Italian street artist whose characteristic style began appearing in the walls of Bologna in 1999. Like so many street artists, spray paint was his first […]

Disaster-Proof – Digital Photo Manipulations by Dionisio González

Contemporary artist Dionisio González created these ‘disaster-proof’ dwellings through the magic of photo manipulation. The series, entitled ‘Dauphin Island’, was inspired by the ability of Dauphin Island residents to bounce back after repeated devastation by hurricanes, Dionisio designed these realistic-looking mini fortresses that could allegedly withstand all kinds of natural disasters. These buildings, he said, […]

Small Adventures – Photography by Kouichi Chiba

Using hand-drawn paper cut-outs and his imagination, Japanese artist Kouichi Chiba has managed to create fragile worlds teeming with adventure. His tiny paper people are doing all sorts of daring stunts, from hanging out in hammocks to nearly being blown away by the wind, to hanging off a skyscraper. Kouichi’s whimsical photo series is fast […]

Realistic Miniature Dioramas by Vesa Lehtimäki

Vesa Lehtimäki is a Finnish photographer with a fetish for fantastic dioramas. He utilizes LEGO mini figures, imagination, and  generous amounts of baking soda to recreates scenes based on Star Wars and Indiana Jones. His realistic dioramas aren’t found in the actual movies, they’re original pieces of art. Some of them even look like “never-before-seen” […]

Fruit Lights – Environment-Friendly Installations by Caleb Charland

Caleb Charland has turned the concept behind a high school science project into a piece of art. In his brilliant series  “Back To Light” he drew inspiration from the classic grade school science project, the potato battery. A current is created when a galvanized iron nail is inserted into one side of the potato is […]

Play of Light – Shadow Art by Teodosio Sectio Aurea

Teodosio Sectio Aurea is a Greek artist whose sculptures are nothing much to look at in the light of day. His genius becomes evident only when the his pieces are strategically placed behind a correctly angled light source. His art isn’t the sculpture he assembled, it’s the shadow they cast. His subjects include: elegantly posed […]

Emptying Gestures – Kinetic Illustrations by Heather Hansen

“Emptying Gestures” is a performance by artist and dancer Heather Hansen. Based in New Orleans, Heather invites her audience to watch her as she draws beautiful symmetrical images on paper using her body. Heather belongs to a new breed of performance artists who produce kinetic illustrations. Heather also has a series of videos of her […]

Head Over Feet – Unusual Poses by Patrice Letarnec

Patrice Letarnec is a French art director and photographer who took the phrase “head over heels” a little bit too seriously. A quick glance at his photos might make one think that he was using headless models. It isn’t until you take a closer second look that you realized that his models are simply standing […]

Big Brother is Watching – Urban Street Art Installations by SpY

SpY ha been making street art long before street art became cool. He has been ‘improving’ blank walls, sculptures, and street signs all over the world for over twenty years. His installations are equal parts funny and ironic. According to his website: “His ludic spirit, careful attention to the context of each piece, and a […]

Awesome Conceptual Photography by Kevin Corrado

Kevin Corrado is a promising young artist who hails from Connectict, USA. He is currently obtaining his Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design at the Shintaro Akatasu School of Design. He was primarily into typography and only picked up a camera to document his work. He said: “The photos I took never seemed to […]

Packed – Awesome Art by Mark Khaisman

A true artist sees creative potential in everything. Mark Khaisman, a promising artist from Ukraine spotted the potential behind one of the most mundane everyday objects – packing tape. He strategically sticks pieces of packing tape on a plexiglass base. Clever lighting behind the glass highlights the resulting image beautifully. His subjects range from 20th […]

Fun and Interactive Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic

Ernest Zacharevic is a street artist whose photo-based murals have been cropping up all over Europe, Malaysia, and Singapore. Most, if not all, of his work is site-specific. The first thing he does when making a new piece is to take lots of photographs of the place before choosing the angles with which to paint […]

Dreamscapes by Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson is a young and talented photographer and retouch artist from Sweden. He is a self-taught artist who transitioned from a noob into a master image manipulator in just a few years. Erik’s creative process starts with an idea, usually a weird or wacky one. He loves putting his subjects into an alternate universe […]

Rebranded by Ilya Kalimulin

Ilya Kalimuli is a Moscow-based designer who decided to redesign a couple of famous brands. His work is clever, funny, and practically oozing with creativity. A McDonald’s laptop, M&M bullets, Adobe beauty products, Dropbox specimen cups, Heinz blood products (still in 57 varieties), Tic Tac time bombs, a holey Crocs umbrella, and my personal favorite: […]

Wars on Kinkade – Star Wars and Thomas Kinkade Mash-Up by Jeff Bennett

The premise of Jeff’s Wars on Kinkade series is simple: What happens if the Empire decide to invade Kinkade’s paintings? The result is somewhat hilarious as Imperial Star Destroyers, clone storm troopers, and Hoth-crushing AT-ATs ruin the totally idyllic mood of the paintings. Jeff’s photomanipulation is so subtle, the intruders look like they were in […]

Creative Car Crash – Gymnastic Automobile Installations by Chris LaBrooy

Chris LaBrooy is the artist behind these amazing automobile-inspired installations. The series, called Auto Aerobics is set in an unused basketball court. It features a classic cars gracefully interlocked with each other. Some of them seem to float in midair or are firmly planted with all four wheels on the ground. Chris is currently based […]

The Impossible, The Unlikely, and The True – Jaap Vliegenthar

Jaap Vliegenthar is an imaginative digital image manipulator who is known for his humorous, often satirical images featuring well-known celebrities. So far, he has managed to put the Pope, Vladimir Putin, and Queen Elizabeth II in some of the most unlikely scenarios. While his scenes are highly amusing, they’re not at all derogatory. They simply […]