Symmetrical Beehives – Sculptural Concepts by Ren Ri

By on August 7, 2014, in Sculpture

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Ren Ri is a Beijing-based beekeeper and artist. An odd combination to be sure, but Ren’s crossover from beekeeper to artist works. His creations are bee-based as well as bee-built. Ren is the one responsible for the concept, while the bees are responsible for the structure. His first bee-inspired series was entitled  Yuansu I: The Origin of Geometry which was a collection of maps rendered in beeswax. With its success, Ren decided to create a sequel. Yuansu II is a collection of five three-dimensional glass beehives where the bees have created an otherworldly structure inside.

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Definitions of Beauty by Esther Honig

By on August 6, 2014, in Concept Art

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Esther Honig is an American photographer and journalist who wondered about the different standards of beauty around the world. To get an idea, she sent her photo to a bunch of freelance Photoshoppers from around the world with one instruction: Make me beautiful. The results vary from barely edited to wildly Photoshopped. She said: “(I hoped) that each designer will pull from their personal and cultural constructs of beauty to enhance my unaltered image.” And they did just that. Esther calls the entire project “Before and After”. Esther also added: “Each one is a reflection of both the personal and cultural concepts of beauty that pertain to their creator. Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more elusive.

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Glass with Class – Smoke Paintings by Jim Dingilian

By on August 5, 2014, in Design

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These smokey bottles are the creations of artist Jim Dingilian. Coating the insides of the bottles with soot is the easy part, brushing it away with tools set on dowels is the hand-cramping part, recognizing smoke/soot as a medium is simply a stroke of genius. His art has been described as “dripping with a sense of suburban decay” but I rather like it. The scene inside the bottles changes with every twist. Using ‘found’ objects like old bottles is a deliberate move by the artist. He said: “When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories.

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Rock in Rio – Rad Posters by Artplan

By on August 4, 2014, in Concept Art

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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, an independent company, and a one of the largest rock concerts in the world where some of the biggest names in the music industry perform to mammoth crowds of their adoring fans. According to theri website: “We like to think and do things differently. Independent of the platform, of the technology, or the new name that will come up. What is important – and what will always be important – is a good idea. ”

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Rock Circles – Installations by Dietmar Voorwold

By on August 3, 2014, in Sculpture

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Dietmar Voorwold’s is an outstanding German artist behind these intricately placed rock circles. All of his work are done with materials he finds on site, mainly different colored rocks and leaves. None of his work are made to last for more than a few days and all that are eventually left of them are pictures and memories. Looking at his work is actually kinda soothing, which is probably what he had in mind when he created them. He said: “It is just for the moment. This is a very therapeutic aspect of my way of creating art.” Dietmar is currently based in Scotland.

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Photoshop Magic by Martin De Pasquale

By on August 2, 2014, in Photography

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Most artists use Photoshop to erase the flaws in their work, but not Martin De Pasquale. his Argentinian artistis currently an art director in an advertising agency but he is slowly gaining worldwide renown for his surreal digital art. In his world, you don’t take a bite out of an apple, it takes a bite out of you. You can unscrew your head or drag it through the streets, you can also sit sideways on a lamppost and ride an invisible bicycle. Heck you can even shave your face with a lawnmower if you like. Martin’s ideas are wacky and his execution is perfect. He is one up-and-coming artist we should all watch out for.

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Dioramic Graffiti by Benjamin Affagard

By on August 1, 2014, in Sculpture

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Benjamin Affagard is not another graffiti artist. His work is strictly small scale and couldn’t even be classified as street art. A first glance at his work might leave the viewer unimpressed, but a closer look will reveal that the graffiti is actually part of a small, realistic, handmade diorama. The scenes, inspired by real life locations, are meticulously recreated with all sorts of things like wood,cardboard, acrylic paint, potato bags,and plastic straws. Benjamin sends the miniature walls/storefronts to various graffiti artists for them to paint giving the finished product an authentic feel.

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Foggy Forest Photography by Guillermo Caballa

By on July 31, 2014, in Photography

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Guillermo Caballa is an uber talented woodland photographer currently based in Vigo, Spain. Most of his portfolio are shots taken from the forest of Galicia. A rather significant number of them also feature his direwolf, er, dog Malu. Guillermo loves taking shots of foggy forests with his trusty Olympus E-M5. The fog should’ve made his shots spooky, but it doesn’t. Instead, it lends the image a tranquil atmosphere. At least until winter comes.

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Apex Predators – Graffiti by Rems182

By on July 30, 2014, in Graphic Design

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Rems 182 is the artistic handle of Italian graffiti artist Emanuele Ronco. His larger-than-life work blurs the line between surrealism and reality. Most of his murals are very symbolic and often provokes the viewer to take a good long look at his work. He is also part of Truly Design which is an art studio that specializes in murals and graffiti. A selection of Emanuele’s latest work was recently displayed at the Loppis Gallery in Parma, Italy.

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Pursuit – Incredible Weather Photography by Stephen Locke

By on July 29, 2014, in Photography

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One look at Stephen Locke’s images and you’ll wonder when Thor would show up with his hammer. That vicious-looking cloud up there spewing lightning volts is not the harbinger of doomsday, it is simply a supercell storm. According to Wikipedia, “supercells are the overall least common and have the potential to be the most severe”. Normal people take one look at that cloud and start running away in the opposite direction, Stephen Locke on the other hand, chases after it with his camera in tow. Which is a good thing for us because it means WE don’t have to run after supercell storms to appreciate their awesomeness.

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