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The Missing Piece – Paintings Re-imagined by José Manuel Ballester

José Manuel Ballester is the artist behind these unusually incomplete works of art. The series, appropriately titled “Hidden Spaces” is a collection of classical paintings with the subjects removed. It’s basically a collection of backgrounds. José wants the viewer to re-interpret the stories they think they already know. A whole new world opens up, as the bare backdrop […]

mo\co Transforms Streets of Brazil

Art studio mo\co takes the streets of Salvador, Brazil for a spin with their project “Hibridizacao” (Hybridization in English). This installation art transforms unusual spaces in the street into a whole new venue for other people to interact with. Whether it’s a building ruins-turned-beach front or a cozy spot for relaxating in a hammock along […]

Rock Circles – Installations by Dietmar Voorwold

Pin It 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 […]

Small Adventures – Photography by Kouichi Chiba

Pin It 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 […]

Floral Mandalas – Installations by Kathy Klein

Pin It A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe. Kathy Klein is an Arizona-based artist who loves creating flower mandalas in the great outdoors. She calls the pieces ‘danmalas’ which means ‘the giver of garlands’ in Sanskrit. Her ephemeral installations are photographed and then left to be […]

What I Be – Daring Portraits by Steve Rosenfield

Pin It Steve Rosenfield is the daring photographer behind the “What I Be Project”. He asked volunteers to write their insecurities on skin using a marker. Often, what they wrote are the unkind labels that society had given them such as ‘homo’, ‘trans’, and ‘fat’. My favorite one is the granny with ‘Hitler’ written in […]

Antsy – Hand Painted Porcelain Design by Evelyn Bracklow

Pin It Evelyn Bracklow is the artist responsible for the army of ants crawling all over this delicate porcelain tea set. She hand-painted them herself. She calls it “Chitins Gloss”. Evelyn summed it up pretty well when she said: “Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. […]

Well Heeled – Stylish Shoe Designs by Kobi Levi

Pin It Style, comfort, function is the trademark of every pair of shoes designed by Kobi Levi. His shoes mimic animals, birds, and objects with humorous results. At around $800 a pair, his work is certainly pricey but definitely worth it. They come in limited editions so you can be reasonably sure that you won’t […]

Circles – Environmental Sculptures and Photographs by Martin Hill

Pin It Martin Hill is an environmental artist with a passion for photography. He became involved with the problem of sustainability in the early 90s. His specific concern centers on the unsustainable design of consumer products. Martin’s award-winning work has been featured in galleries across the world. He said: “By creating and publishing environmental art […]

The Order of X – Re-imagined Comic Book Characters by Nate Hallinan

Pin It Nate Hallinan is an American concept artist who thought it would be a fun exercise to re-imagine the X-Men characters in an alternate medieval reality. Thus emerged The Order of the X, a group of ‘gifted’ individuals in the service of Lord Charles Xavier. “The Order provides sanctuary and protection to individuals outcast […]

Awesomely Accurate Celebrity Portraits by Piotr Lesniak

Pin It Piotr Lesniak is the artist behind these awesome celebrity portraits. What’s unique about his work is that he doesn’t focus solely on Hollywood celebrities. Also, his portraits have a distinctly woodcut feel about them, and yet each one is utterly recognizable. Among the celebrities whose likeness he has captured are: Jude Law, Jeremy […]

Cut and Fold – Aerial and Fashion Photography Mash-up by Joseph Ford

Pin It Joseph Ford is the artist behind these creative mash-ups that seamlessly combines aerial photography with textiles. The series was inspired by Joseph’s recent trip to Mauritius, Morocco, and Sicily where he spent his time flying around in a helicopter taking aerial shots of the terrain below. According to one website: “The combination of […]

A Natural Order – Collected Images by Lucas Foglia

Pin It Lucas Foglia didn’t have an ordinary childhood. His parents were part of the “back-to-the land” movement who strove for self-sufficiency. They had a farm where they grew and preserved their own food. They traded their surplus for what they couldn’t grow. He went to the prestigious Yale School of Art where he was […]

Epic Photography by Benjamin Von Wong

Pin It Benjamin Von Wong is notorious for epic photography. The more challenging the project, the more he enjoys it. His background in engineering gives him an edge when it comes to creative problem solving. His style may be described as hyper-realistic with a generous amount of humor and fantasy mixed in. He’s one of […]

Big Appetites – Christopher Boffoli

Pin It Big Appetites is the brainchild of photographer Christopher Boffoli. It’s a series featuring miniscule figures interacting with perfectly chosen food items. The series has been published both in print and online in more than 100 countries. Its worldwide appeal may lie in the fact that everyone has to eat – no matter your […]

You Are What You Eat – Eric Chow

Pin It You Are What You Eat is an amusing series by London-based illustrator Eric Chow. As the name implies, it features caricatures of obviously overweight people starting to resemble the food they love to eat. It’s great how he manages to transform an ice cream cone into a ballerina, a shy redhead into a […]

Hidden Stories – Photography by Diego Arroyo

Pin It Diego Arroyo is a Spanish photographer currently based in Amsterdam. He travels the world looking for the story that lies behind the eyes of strangers, glimpsed through a subtle smile, wink, or expression. He tries to capture these stories with his phenomenal skill at photography. Each of Diego’s shots in this series look […]

A Change in Direction – Surreal Photography by Kylli Sparre

Pin It Kylli Sparre completed ballet school before she decided to become a professional photographer. She realized that ballet wasn’t the path for her shortly after graduation. She said: ““I think it does take courage [to switch professions], but for me it was scarier to stay pursuing something that is not my passion. I had […]

Remembering the Fallen – Installation by Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss

Pin It “The Fallen” is the brainchild of two British artists to commemorate those who fell during the WWII in the beaches of Normandy. Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss traveled all the way to the historic beach and together with hundreds of volunteers, proceeded to scratch stencils of soldiers into the sand. The initial number […]

Iconic Hollywood Characters by Mihalyi Anita

Pin It Mihalyi Anita loves to draw both in traditional and digital ways. She does mostly portraits but sometimes she also draws animals for fan. She’s a huge fan of TV and movies and there’s nothing she does better than illustrations of Hollywood actors. Her work is mostly in black and white but her colored […]

A Buffet of Bathers – Wacky Illustrations by Denis Zilber

Pin It With both of his parents professional artists, it’s no wonder Denis Zilber turned out to be one too. He was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to Israel when he was fifteen years old. One of the more amazing thing about Denis (apart from the fact that he makes great digital […]

Neat Freak – Photography by Jim Golden

Pin It Jim Golden is a Portland-based photographer who has worked with a lot of big brands like Yahoo, ESPN, and Nike. He learned the ropes in New York where he worked as a high-end compositor and visual effects specialist in the competitive, and fast-paced world of advertising photography. After mastering his craft, he moved […]

The Infamous Bansky

Pin It According to Wikipedia (and who doesn’t trust Wikipedia?), Bansky is “a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.” The fact that he merits a Wikipedia article is an indication of how famous Bansky has become. His worked has inspired many an artist to take their work to the streets. Nick […]