Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner’s latest project is sure to impress with its vibrant and colorful paints in motion. Titled “Black Hole,” Fabian added acrylic paints to a metal rod which he then connected to a drill. He got his camera ready, turned the drill on and voilà! He captured the images of the paint in its initial motion before flying all over the place. While a simple technique overall, the results are stunning and visually enjoyable. [Read more...]
HD television has gotten so crisp that sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are just looking at pixelated light. When we are watching NatGeo it really feels like we are looking at a real animal in nature. Shawn Smith uses this fine line between reality and the digital world as the primary investigation for his art work. By cutting sheets of plywood or particle board into 1/2″ wide strips of varying lengths, then dying them different colors with hand-mixed dyes of ink and acrylic paint, he transforms an image into a 3-dimensional pixelated sculpture. Smith states, “Through the process of pixelation, color is distilled, some bits of information are lost, and the form is abstracted. Making the intangible tangible, I view my building process as an experiment in alchemy, using man-made composite and recycled materials to represent natural forms.” [Read more...]
A regular long distance race is great for athletes who like to compete or community members who want to support a cause, but the Color Run takes the sport to a whole new level of fun. Runners begin the 5km race clean, ideally wearing all white so they’re like a raw canvas begging to be splattered with fun hues and designs. At the first kilometer, participants are splattered in highlighter yellow. At the second, they’re doused in Caribbean blue, followed by green at the third km, hot pink at the fourth, and a “Color Extravaganza” at the 5km finish line. [Read more...]
Justin Lovato’s paintings reside within the primordial ooze of dreams, which see his subjects always shifting, always changing. A working artist from Sacramento he finds himself currently residing in Berkley, California. Of his latest show This Too Shall Pass he waxes poetic: “The temporary nature of all things seen, a certainty among an environment of discord and antagonistic uncertainty on the great blue dot, earth [Read more...]
Superheroes continue to have a strong presence in pop culture, from Hollywood movies to high fashion, and now to watercolour-style digital art. Arian Noveir painted this series of abstract-style superhero paintings that include Spiderman, Batman, the Hulk, Wolverine, Ironman, Hell Boy and Thor. Although there is only a hint of each hero splattered on each image, it’s just the right amount needed to identify which character is represented — provided you’d recognize these heroes in their comic state, that is.
We love the way classic superheroes continue to inspire creatives like Noveir, a French web designer, as well as artists like Marko Manev whose super minimalist superhero posters were featured on Visual News a little while back [Read more...]