It’s not very often that you get to purchase a famous artists work at a bargain price. Most of the time those are the stories we here about in the news: “Picasso purchased for $26 at yard sale – new owner as surprised as the world.” The long running RCA Secret offers you almost the same chance. The annual sale, hosted by London’s Royal College of Arts, featured 2700 postcard sized artworks this year, some from students, others from often famous invited guests. The catch? The name of the artist is only revealed after you buy the piece. So, can you spot a Paula Rego at 20 paces? [Read more...]
Archan Nair is a New Delhi based visual artist, illustrator and Art Director who specializes in mixed media, illustration, and digital art. Before becoming a full time artist, he was involved with fashion and various entrepreneurial ventures, themes which find themselves woven through his dynamic pieces. He began painting in 2006 as a 24 year old and today mixes both digital media and physical paint into his work. [Read more...]
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What what what would you do if you could take a ride on a pie coaster or take home a piece of the Aggro Crag? Even if Nickelodeon’s amazing line up of 90′s game shows were still going strong, most of us would probably be too old to participate. But if you’re in the LA area this weekend you can re-live the portion of your childhood you spent glued to the TV watching Nickelodeon at iam8bit’s show It’s the ShizNICK! For their opening night extravaganza this Friday, April 18th, from 7-11pm they will have epic installations, music by DJ Lance, an animated GIF theater, refreshments by Bel-Sit and of course SLIME! RSVP on Facebook to attend this incredible event for all ages! [Read more...]
It’s difficult to pin down the etherial artwork of Berlin and Vancouver based Andrea Wan. Her work is the thing of a strange dream or a good high; some examples making us laugh out loud, others turning us introspectively inside. In her latest examples for the Pictoplasma show in Berlin we see sloths cavorting with larger than life humans wearing teepees for hats – while other small humans go camping inside. It’s just the kind of thing which still leaves us fascinated when we awake or sober up. [Read more...]
Seeking to make himself a cool profile picture, a Chinese engineering student named Gaikuo-Captain had some fun with a camera and photoshop. He superimposed himself into illustrations of his most beloved manga and anime characters and posted his 21 images on the internet. In just a day he had received 10,000 views and a lot of fans of his work!
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Often when we hear about etching a car’s paint it’s usually done with keys as the retaliation of an angry girlfriend for the lies or mistreatment of her ex-boyfriend, but Shawn Lisjack shows that carving can be much more artistic! The LA based artist, who calls his company Exotic Engravings has done work for high-paying clients like Jay Leno and the owner of the Lakers using all Dremel equipment. The Honda Civic pictured here took Lisjack 6,000 hours and is still incomplete!
Want to support artists, create jobs in America, and look ridiculously cool? Then you should consider pre-ordering a vibrant t-shirt by RaveNectar so that this visionary company can get its feet on the ground. Not only will you have a shirt that will surely get you noticed and have people asking where you found that amazing wearable art, but you will also be supporting the independent artist who created the design of your choice. The t-shirts are created on a sublimation printer, which is very new and much pricier than silk screening, so RaveNectar needs your help to open their own print shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (far, far from China). [Read more...]
Born and raised in Africa, Lucas Grant has always felt a magnetism toward animals. This is completely obvious in each one of his stunning photorealistic renditions of some of the most beautiful creatures walking the Earth. Understanding the way the animals exist in their natural habitat, he uses ink, charcoal, and oil to capture the true essence of each one. Aside from the gorgeous creatures themselves, he is inspired by Nick Brandt, whom Grant claims “is possibly the greatest wildlife photographer/artist of all time.” [Read more...]