A Field of Color or of Black – A Thoughtful Installation by Zadok Ben David

By on May 22, 2012, in Sculpture

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Often, how the world looks depends on your point of view. An installation by Zadok Ben David brings the point home. Blackfield is basically a field of  steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, embedded in a thin layer of sand. Viewed from one angle, it is a depressing  field of black flowers set against a backdrop of white sand. Move to the other side and the dull field of black and white becomes a vibrant display of colorful flowers. Blackfield is one of the few artistic installations that can take your breath away not just by its beauty, but also by the concept behind it. The artist behind this thought-provoking installation is a London-based Israeli sculptor and conceptual artist who won the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for Best Sculptor in 2005.

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Colorful Closet Graffiti by French Artist DeckTwo

By on May 21, 2012, in Graphic Design

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Graffiti may, in general, be described as consistently chaotic. These closet graffiti are no exception. The work of a mysterious graphic graffiti artist from France known only as DeckTwo, these closets were given a very thorough going-over with spray paint. The over-all effect might lead some to sensory overload, but after a while, the viewer begins to appreciate the amount of detail that the artist put into hist art. Every inch of the room is covered with enough graffiti to make one squint, even the sinks, doors, and toilet bowls.

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Comic Illustrations by Liam Brazier

By on May 20, 2012, in Illustrations

 Comic Illustrations by Liam Brazier

Liam Brazier is a young and extremely talented freelance illustrator and animator who is currently based in the UK. He is most well known for his colorful and geometrically illustrated comic book heroes. He also does a bit of humorous cartoonish drawings on the side. His work has been displayed at the Museum of London, London tube platforms, and international film festivals. Big names like Samsung, Apple, and even the Battersea Power Station have also taken advantage of his skills.

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Uniquely Disturbing Wooden Installations by Henrique Oliveira

By on May 19, 2012, in Sculpture

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Henrique Oliveira is a Brazilian is an artist who likes to call his three-dimensional wooden installations: “Tridimensionals”. Other people simply call it disturbing. These sculptures of his look like some sort of sequel to the Lord of the Rings series, The Revenge of the Ents. Henrique went into a lot of trouble to make it look like these disembodied tree trunks? roots? look like they’re bursting right out of the wall/floor/building. It’s enough to make passers-by take a second look, and run away. Creepy as they may be, these works of art actually represent an effortless fusion of sculpture, painting, architecture, and the runaway imagination of one unique artist.

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Creatively Layered Time-Lapse Portraits by Ryuta Iida

By on May 18, 2012, in Concept Art

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Ryuta Iida graduated from Nihon University, Japan last 2004. This young Japanese artist recently conceived a brilliant way to illustrate our inability to stay still. Most well known for his meticulous book carvings, he took multiple time-lapse photographs of a model trying to remain still, cut them into onion-like layers and put them together. You might be able to understand why the models moved so much when you realize that the lapse between each shot is three minutes.

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The Quirky Duo Behind Studio RAAR by Ciapponi and Mulder

By on May 17, 2012, in Photography

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“Usability and practicality are at first glance, not the most common words in the RAAR dictionary.” – Words that the entire RAAR studio lives by. Raar is the Dutch word for strange and it is an apt name for a studio that churns out one mind bendingly strange design after another. Raar’s founders Maurice Ciapponi and Niels Mulder, combine industrial and graphic design to produce images with humor, crazy colors, and exuberance.

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Fleeting Beauty – Intricate Sand Art by Andres Amador

By on May 16, 2012, in Concept Art

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Andres Amador works out of the wide beaches of San Francisco. When asked why he prefers to create his art on sand, Andres answers: “Working with this medium, there is no mess to clean up, nothing to put away or store. The ocean prepares a fresh canvas daily.”.  He understands that the beach is not a very reliable canvas and that the art he creates will be washed away by the tide, but he loves the enormous space the shore offers. According to him ‘simply being on the shore erases everything else around me’.

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Realistic Figurative Paintings by Casey Baugh

By on May 15, 2012, in Paintings

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Casey Baugh is is one of those rare painters who can capture the realism of his subject without making it seem like he was trying to hard to replicate a photograph. One of his more recent work features a series of realistically rendered paintings of women. In this day and age where digital manipulation is norm, Casey’s work stands out as a fantastic throwback to a bygone era of oil and canvas. His background in web design may have inspired him to create these breathtaking portraits. He is a finalist in the many competitions he joined in America and currently teaches his unique painting techniques to students.

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Gods and Beasts Series by Rémi Chapeaublanc

By on May 14, 2012, in Photography

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While on a solitary voyage through Europe and Asia, renowned photographer Rémi Chapeaublanc stumbled upon Mongolia. This wild and sparsely inhabited place where men and animals are mutually dependent on each other for survival inspired him to create the series “Gods and Beasts”. The implication being: on the most basic level, man is still an animal. On the other hand, animals have no concept of right or wrong and can therefore do no wrong. These raw portraits made outside the studio leaves the viewer to judge the animal and the divine.

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One Day, You Will Be, My Child by Malo

By on May 13, 2012, in Photography

 One Day, You Will Be, My Child by Malo

In Malo’s “Un jour, mon enfant tu seras” (One Day, You Will Be, My Child) series, he dresses up an adorably appealing infant in different costumes. Matador, monk, boxer, and butcher are just some of the professions that this baby might get into someday. As with every photograph, the line that separates the mediocre form the great is determined by the amount of detail. Surfer baby above even has the requisite necklace and tattoo. I do hope that’s just make-up on the baby boxer’s eye.

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