Montréal based artist Yoakim Bélanger has one seriously beautiful art studio. He’s been spending the last few months creating his multidisciplinary works beneath the vaulted ceilings of the city center’s unused Ste-Brigide de Kildare Church. Surrounded by tall stained glass windows and lines of columns, he has been working on a complete sensory experience which will include light, sound and imagery: a DJ, organist, large scale video projections and his beautiful paintings on plates of steel will fill the space. [Read more...]
Sometimes even the simplest of objects can become fantastically beautiful art. Renowned street artist Isaac Cordal did that recently when he transformed ordinary kitchen colanders into shadow casting sculptures which reveal surprisingly detailed faces. To create the effect, Cordal took the geometric mesh of the strainers and carefully manipulated their forms into 3D visages of two men and a figure resembling the Virgin Mary. The series of three small sculptures are part of a test he’s conduction for future projects which use the abundant power of city lights for their illumination. [Read more...]
Born out of a fascination with the human body and its form, Korean artist Seo Young Deok creates human figures out of a very unusual material: chains. His male and female figures are meticulously created out of upcycled conventional chain and bicycle chain, welded together to stiffen its joints into a shell that reveals surprisingly detailed figures. Appropriate to the somber mood of the pieces, the series is called ‘Dystopia’ and recently ran as a solo exhibition at the INSA/Arko Art Center in Seoul, Korea, where his figures took up residence sprawled on the floor and hanging off the walls. [Read more...]
Even though they’re right under our car tires and sometimes our feet, it’s not very often that we notice the manhole covers that dot our city streets. These prolific round disks of metal hide the subterranean infrastructure of the world, allowing access to our sewers, fire-hydrants and subways, but they never really become obvious until they’re belching white steam in the cold winter months. Most of the manhole covers we see are bland slabs of metal with a manufacturers name embossed on the top, but the examples we bring you today go a long ways towards making these ubiquitous objects something to admire and maybe even call art. [Read more...]
The behemoth metal works of Helsinki based artist Miina Äkkijyrkkä make a lot of sense when you look at her schooling history. Originally studying horses at Equine College Ypäjä, then spending years studying dairy farming at the Dairy Farming School of North-Savo, she finally transitioned to The School of Fine Arts of Finland. That’s where Äkkijyrkkä went big, really big. Her recent sculptures use car parts (sometimes nearly the entire automobile) to create strikingly huge and expressive bovine. See more of her work at akkijyrkka.com. [Read more...]
Challenging a group of 13 designers to each create a poster representing one musical genre, the creative people at Edits by Edit gave these simple instructions: use only one element and one typeface (stating the genre). What was created is a stunningly minimalist yet readable series of prints. What makes these posters so unique is despite their pared down simplicity, they truly do feel like the music they represent.
Edits by Edit, a UK based design firm, is offering the high quality screen-printed posters as a limited edition. See their printing process at the bottom of the page and then order your favorites here.