Overlapping Worlds: Cinta Vidal’s Unique Paintings Show the Dimensions of Our Lives

Not only do our lives coexist with millions of others on this planet, we also have overlapping dimensions of our own lives. From work, to family, core relationships, ambitions, and passions, we have many different realities swirling around us. Painter Cinta Vidal Agulló attempts to express this sentiment in her gravity-defying paintings. The Barcelona-based artist uses acrylic paint on wooden panels to create scenes that show the intersection of multiple experiences. Like a colorful, more lively 3D rendition of M.C. Escher’s House of Stairs, the paintings entertain the brain and understanding her purpose opens the mind for philosophical pondering.

Large-Scale Art Done Entirely by Roller Skate

Chinese artist Tian Haisu wanted to do something a bit different than the traditional painting she had been doing since she was 3 years old. So she put on some some rollerskates, dipped them in paint, and got to work. Now, she might be considered the world’s first roller-skating artist.

Make Up Artist Transforms Her Face Into Famous Album Art

While some women have trouble creating a “smoky-eye” effect on their own face, Natalie Sharp can transform her face into works of art. In this case, it’s album art. In her latest collection, she has used her own face as the canvas for eleven awesome album covers. She captures every detail of the originals even though her surface (face) is not flat. From Nirvana to Bjork and Peter Gabriel, her face is an album cover replica.

Artist With Synesthesia Paints Music The Way She Sees It

The world is very different for those with synesthesia, but arguably much more beautiful. With colors and texture swirling around her mind when she hears music, synesthete Melissa McCracken invites us into her fascinating brain with this series of musical paintings. While she listens to songs, she expresses the way she sees them with acrylic paints. Based in Kansas City, MO McCracken allows her brain to interpret her favorite songs while her hand puts them to canvas.

Surreal Illustrations by Michael Kerbow

Michael Kerbow is a San Francisco-based artist who explores the potential pitfalls of an unregulated society. He does this through his surreal paintings that depict such scenes as piles of cars, endless buildings, and industrial overload. His work is detailed, captivating, and at times scary.

Dots of Paint Transform Ordinary Stones into Beautiful Mandalas

Australian artist Elspeth McLean loves color and detail, infusing it into all her works, large and small. Using a painting style inspired by ancient and traditional art, one she describes as “Dotillism,” she uses acrylic paint and a paintbrush to create intricate patterns of intense colors. Here we bring you some of her smallest works – round ocean stones transformed into beautiful handfuls of art. She calls them ‘Mandala Stones.’

Portraits of Musicians on Old Vinyl Records, by Daniel Edlen

On the very records that hold their music, artist Daniel Edlen creates pitch perfect portraits of famous musicians. Similar to old velvet paintings, he adds the highlights to the dark surface of the vinyl, using only white acrylic paint and a rough-edged brush to dab the likenesses of greats like John Coltrane and Aretha Franklin. Each record is mounted on top of its original cover, with the round paper center peaking through to reveal the name of the artist.

This New Printing Process Lets Blind People “See” Art Masterpieces

In Spain’s Museo Del Prado, new technology lets blind people—and everyone—touch art masterpieces. Think of it as braille for paintings. They aren’t the original paintings themselves, of course, but rather detailed high-resolution replicas. Thanks to a new 3D-printing process called Didú, which creates physical objects the way a 3D printer would but applies particular chemicals that allow for more sensory detail when touched, viewers can experience the paintings in a new way.

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Developed by printing studio Estudios Durero, the process begins with a super high-resolution of the painting itself. According to the studio’s homepage:

Iconic Images Painted With Coffee by Maria A. Aristidou

We’ve featured coffee stain portraits done in a pointillist style with the bottom of a mug by Red Hong Yi, and now we are proud to present this water color style version by Maria A Aristidou. The UK artist creates a palette of shades with different brews, then dips her brush in her cups of Joe to paint coffee stain reproductions of pop culture icons. From Disney characters to The Girl With A Pearl Earring to famous celebrities, she shows her pop culture relevance and love for java.

Dreams You Can Almost Touch. Paintings by Finnish Artist Samuli Heimonen

Finnish artist Samuli Heimonen creates surreal paintings which explore humanity’s big questions, using metaphor, and his love for animals and nature as a way to tell the story. His dreamlike imagery is highly atmospheric, yet is still able to communicate deep human emotions with near physical impact. Like any dream, the line between reality and illusion is remarkably thin.