Concept Art Archive

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 […]

The Dynamic Duo: Wumo – Hilarious Infographics by Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler

They say that all jokes are half-meant. WuMo’s infographics on the other hand, are nothing but the truth, generously coated with humor and shaped into a graph to make them look scientific. WuMo is actually a contraction for the hilarious Danish duo Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler. They previously called themselves Wulffmorgenthaler, but realized that […]

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” […]

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 […]