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Eric Joyner has made a name for himself over the past few years with his signature Robot and Donuts series of paintings. In his works, he depicts retro robots exploring and participating in a variety of activities… but somewhere in the painting donuts are incorporated. So, why Robots and Donuts? In his interview with Electix, Eric says: [Read more...]
Benjamin Shine is the type of creative who makes something completely original no matter what he lays his hands on. Currently he is making astoundingly accurate portraits using tulle fabric as his medium – the same type of material used in a ballerina’s dress. By pleating and pressing the fabric he plays with its intrinsic translucent and opaque qualities as it is layered ever thicker. As if this work wasn’t challenging enough, he goes one step further by using only one uncut piece of fabric for an entire portrait. [Read more...]
With stark contrasts of organic and geometric form, Sairah Ali paints a world of colorful animals. Each of her paintings features a central animal figure – realistically rendered – while the background pops into bold multicolored pattern. Although not organic in form, the backgrounds are hued to inspire visions of nature: fields, the sky or the jungle. In this way, what could be two clashing elements form a beautiful and inspired whole. [Read more...]
Marcin Schleifer has a talent for combining dissimilar objects into a whole which almost makes sense. His art sees giraffes grow smokestacks for necks, fish sprout gun stocks for tails, a cat having its middle whittled away like wood… it’s all rather unusual. Using either cues from our culture, or simply the shape of the objects themselves for inspiration, he draws them together into images which are intriguing, comic and sometimes even disturbing. [Read more...]
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...]
Since its inception in 2003, Pecha Kucha has gone viral around the globe. The clever format of short talks gives the creative and interesting people of our world a platform to express themselves… while staying extremely concise. Presenters at each event are given just 20 seconds each to describe 20 slides. This short 8 minutes gives a Pecha Kucha Night the informal and spontaneous feel of something special and very personal. With all the creativity that flows from these events, we thought we’d share some of our favorite recent posters from the now 10 year old series. [Read more...]
Kids are great explorers of the world around them, always looking closely at things we adults forget to appreciate. Given the right context, however, we can remember the wonder of childhood and explore things anew. Imagine a world where the spirit of nature comes indoors: grasslands begging to be explored by touch with your feet and hands. That is the experiential work that Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou is creating using hand woven wool rugs as her medium. Her work, which could be called rug or tapestry art, sees patchy natural-looking fields come indoors. [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...]
When I first saw these pieces, I assumed they were new work from Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori. His fantastic paintings, if you can call them that, have been making an arrested splash in the art world for a few years now. These examples, created by Singapore based Keng Lye, were inspired by his work and use the same incredible technique of painting with acrylic on increasingly deep layers of clear resin. [Read more...]