Manic Manipulations by Christophe Huet

By on October 24, 2012, in Photography

 

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Christophe Huet’d masterful digital manipulations make him a favorite among advertising companies. His work is a perfect fusion between old-school photography and digital created composites. Somehow, he melts the thin barrier between reality and his own tortured imagination resulting in viscerally surreal images.

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Graffiti Girls by Kevin Peterson

By on October 23, 2012, in Paintings

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Kevin Peterson’s series “Graffiti Girls” highlights the contrast between the innocent and the jaded. The subject of his paintings are innocent young girls, some barely out of babyhood, posing against a backdrop of graffiti. He was quoted saying: ” Each (painting) contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world.” Kevin works with oil on canvas, panel, and corrugated metal.

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – Illustrations by Veronika Kalacheva

By on October 22, 2012, in Illustrations

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Veronika Kalacheva is a Moscow artist and illustrator whose specialty is watercolor. Her work appears in numerous magazines, editorials and books. Watercolor may be considered by some artists as a child’s medium, but in Veronica’s hands, the characters come alive. The illustration above is from a novel by E.L. Konigsburg: “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”. The Russian translation of which is beautifully illustrated by Veronika.

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A Few Simple Truths – Oil On Canvas by Justyna Kopania

By on October 21, 2012, in Paintings

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Justyna Kopania is an artist through and through. She can’t imagine existing without her art, her imagination, and her inspirations. Her work expresses a certain kind of truth with sincerity. It is because of this that most of those who patronize her work find themselves in her paintings. She prefers using oils on huge canvasses

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Take That Laws of Physics! – Gravity Defying Shots by Philippe Ramette and Marc Domage

By on October 20, 2012, in Photography

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Philippe Ramette has, apparently, failed his Physics class repeatedly. This guy doesn’t seem to know up from down. These impossible images were taken in collaboration with Marc Domage. No digital manipulation was involved, just old-school special effects with harnesses and hidden metal supports.

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String Theory – Art Installations by Gabriel Dawe

By on October 19, 2012, in Concept Art

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Gabriel Dawe challenges the long-held notions of machismo through his art. He grew up in Mexico and as a child, he was forbidden to explore the artistic elements of textiles and embroidery, areas which are usually reserved for women. He now lives in Texas and has made a name for himself with his colorful thread installations especially his “Plexus” series.

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Street Stone by Léo Caillard

By on October 18, 2012, in Concept Art

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Léo Caillard is the artist behind Street Stone. With a liberal application of modern clothes, he has a given new twist to ancient statues scattered all around the Louvre. Of course, he wasn’t actually allowed to dress up the statues themselves, so he did the next best thing. He took shots of his friends who were dressed in trendy clothes while they mimicked the poses of the classic stone figures. A clever bit of digital manipulation transferred the clothes to the statues, turning the ancient stone hip and trendy.

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Scrumptious Soaps by Aubrey Elizabeth

By on October 17, 2012, in Concept Art

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Aubrey Elizabeth is the founder of Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary. Custom-made soaps has long been in the market but none are as scrumptious as Aubrey’s faux food soaps. Her mother always told her that ‘a homemade gift is better’ so she started making soap to give away to friends and family. They recognized the marketability of her products and the rest, as they say, is history. I just hope no one leaves her special soap in the kitchen counter or someone is bound to be frothing at the mouth.

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Chaos and Women – Paintings by Viktor Sheleg

By on October 16, 2012, in Paintings

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Like most artists, Viktor Sheleg has been drawing since early childhood. At twelve, he has taught himself to paint. He was born in Lomonosov, near Saint-Petersberg, Russia in 1952. When Victor was three, he and his family moved to Latvia where he still lives and works today. According to him, his paintings are inspired by chaos and guided by emotions and energy.

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Moonlit Dreams and Other Surreal Photos by Rob Woodcox

By on October 15, 2012, in Photography

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Rob Woodcox stumbled into the world of photography in 2009 and has been pursuing it ever since. His surreal portraits are just as good, if not better than some I’ve seen on magazines. His work has a whimsical quality to it that makes the viewer think and imagine. Serious digital manipulation is involved but one simply can’t argue with fantastic results.

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