Visual Bits #438 > Let it Drip: Oil Paintings

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Surreal Paintings On Humans in the Urban Environment

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With the aim of showing how fragile the human body can be in ever complex urban environments, Melbourne based artist Jeremy Geddes creates surreal paintings. In his recent series titled Exhale, Jeremy painted his subjecs in desolate environments, often experiencing some form of impossible levitation or dynamic explosion. Viewing the works, one can acknowledge the fine brushwork, layers of glaze, tones and color he puts into each piece.

Oil Paintings of Astronaut in Pop-Culture settings


Scott Listfield paints Astronauts. And sometimes dinosaurs. Chiefly drawing from elements of pop culture, media and film, Listfield creates scenes on the canvas that make a visually stimulating end result. One of his most consistent characters is an astronaut in the form from Stanley Kuprick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Instead of the astronaut exploring the depths of space, he is exploring the present.

Colorful and Surreal Scenes From Europe and Beyond

Like Van Gogh, Leonid Afremov is an artist who works mainly with a palette knife and oils. His creations blast out on the canvas with colors while also offering a serene setting such as a person with an umbrella, a park bench or a couple walking.

Don’t Worry, Drive On: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

Two things never seem to change about crude oil: the constant warnings that our thirst for it is unsustainable, and the fact that we continue to use it like it will last forever. These two troubling trends are issues which should be dealt with, and quickly, as this intriguing motion graphic from The Post Carbon Institute points out.

Visual Bits #259> Watercolors Exploding On Canvas

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Why You Should Know About the Strait of Hormuz

Since 2005, Iran has come under constant and increasing pressure from the Western world to shut down its nuclear program. Their underground uranium enrichment sites have been a constant frown producer at the European Union headquarters and of course, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies they’re creating nuclear weapons in said facilities, which he says they’re using to research nuclear power development and medical technology (sure they are). On January 23, 2012, the member nations of the European Union formally approved an oil embargo against Iran.

How Do We Quantify An Oil Spill?

Its already been a year since the Gulf oil spill. Its effects are continuing to be calculated. This video breaks down how much oil spilled and how it could have been used. It also gives suggestions on ways we can help lessen our oil dependency. Chris Harmon explains our oil dependency in this video infographic.