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For the young age of 19 years old, Brian Oldham has an unreal talent for photography. His works seem to hang somewhere in between motion and stillness, giving us that restless feeling only youth can have. Since his debut in the photography world just one year ago, the southern California based artist has continued to produce impressive images caught firmly between waking and dreaming; the real and the imagined. [Read more...]
You don’t get much more surreal than the illustrations of Indonesian artist Roby Dwi Antono. Like a strange dream from the mind of a sleeping rabbit, nearly all his works feature the cuddly, long eared creatures in some state of unreal transformation… the kind only seen when your subconscious mind is at work. In one good example, a rabbit wearing one-piece pajamas floats into the air while a house grows from the top of his head, ears springing from its windows. As if the house itself is alive, an eye and ears sprout from its walls. The rabbit itself, with a serenely peaceful look on its face, waves a crystal pendent while books spring from the zipper in its clothing. Are these stories the source of the drawings inspiration? [Read more...]
Have you ever wondered why humans have a groove above the upper lip that seems to have no purpose whatsoever? This groove, known as the philtrum, tends to go un-noticed unless it is not completely formed, resulting in a cleft palette. With the help of a CGI created from high quality human embryonic scans during the early stages of development, Dr. Michael Mosley shows that the forming of the philtrum is actually a clue to our evolutionary fish ancestry. [Read more...]
Look up in the air! It’s a bird, it’s a plane- no, it’s senior citizens sitting in white chairs, going about their daily tasks! German Installation artist Angie Hiesl made some jaws drop with these elderly people suspended 20 feet in the air on the streets of Montreal for Festival Transamerique this year. Hiesl premiered this concept in 1995 and has taken it all over the world to over 14 countries, including: Poland, Brazil, Colombia, and Perú, with local actors filling in the chairs at each location. The actors are at least 60 years of age, some over 70, and while in the chairs they perform everyday activities; like reading the newspaper, folding laundry, knitting, and eating snacks, as nonchalantly as possible as passersby look on with wonder (at least the ones who take notice).
Imagine walking down the street and seeing one of these lovely can faces staring back at you. For the past 10 years, the UK based street artist known as My Dog Sighs has been leaving recycled pieces, like the ones shown here, on the streets for unexpected citizens to pick up and enjoy. He takes recycled cans, crushes them, spray paints them and paints these unique faces that beckon to be taken home. My Dog Sigh’s project, called FreeArtFriday, has spread throughout the world, with thousands of members now participating and turning the streets of their towns into a fun, free art show. [Read more...]
Now here’s how to give your city a facelift! A street artist known as Megx recently converted a grungy looking bridge in Wuppertal, Germany, into a seriously colorful illusion. Painting the bridge in large blocks of red, yellow, green and blue, he made it appear to be built out of Legos. Want to see more of this artists work? Check out megx.de. [Read more...]
I am seriously digging on these flowing, swooping illustrations from New Zealand based artist Andrew Archer. Each of his colorful pieces has an awesome throwback feel reminiscent of 60′s marker drawn advertising, especially his work done for Hannay Robertson, a financial group. Even stationary objects seem to be in motion, streaking bits of their color all over the page. [Read more...]
From the imaginative mind of Madrid based illustrator Juan Carlos Paz (aka Bakea) comes an endearing world of very friendly freaks. Whether he’s illustrating, building or drawing, his works feature a familiar current: near cuddly creatures with no shortage of yellow, googly eyes. His surrealistic creations are in no way scary, but rather like the characters you’d find in Monsters Inc. – ready to make you laugh and be your buddy. [Read more...]
We all know that origami paper can be used to create beautiful cranes and other animals, but Kumi Yamashima is now using it to create shadow art. The artist folds the edges of the paper in such a way that when light is shone upon it from the side it looks like a human profile silhouette. [Read more...]