Forget those camo pants you had in 1998: plywood artist Ron Isaacs pairs camouflage and clothing in a way that defies any fashion trend. Beginning with sheets of birch, the artist creates elegant constructions of clothing, flora, and found objects. He then paints his otherworldly sculptures in an astounding trompe l’oeil style, leaving the viewer wondering if what looks like fabric may simply be fabrication. [Read more...]
We’ve all been there, a house with walls to paint and no design degree or aesthetic abilities to save our life (just me?). Does painting a wall red mean you’re an angry schmuck? Does blue mean you’re a chipper bird?
Luckily, the folks at Kelly-Moore Paints have come up with some thought-provoking graphics that aim to inspire color choices based on your favorite music. The pieces come together through a project titled The Sound of Color.
The unimaginably expensive prices works of art can go for these days may leave those who pay attention to the art market gratified, or depressed. The most expensive painting in the world right now is Three Studies of Lucian Freud, (above) which was purchased for an incredible 142.4 million dollars at a New York Sotheby’s auction this past November. [Read more...]
Emerging from swirls and splatters, and vibrantly colored geometric patterns, come realistic portraits. Born in 1985, Noé Pauporté has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, but he didn’t hone his overlapping character graffiti on canvas until 1998. The self-taught artist studied at the foundation for Fine Art in Brussels paints both realistic and imaginary characters using varying techniques such as acrylic, ink, bomb, Posca, pencil, and oil paint. He focuses mostly on living creatures in his artworks, humans especially. He also composes electronic music under the name KhromaSoma. [Read more...]
Based in Trinidad, Annelie Solis expresses her truth on the canvas. Painting spiritual visions of awakening and awareness this young artist is wise beyond her years. She paints from her heart- the visions that come to her when her mind is most clear. A visionary painter, Solis’ works share a common theme of opening our third eyes and perceive more than the sensory world. In the video below, she created a paint animation of evolving to open all 7 chakras. [Read more...]
We’ve seen how iconic artists have transformed the canvas in their own unique styles, but what if their signature flair were applied to works of architecture instead? Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina offers a suggestion in this series of 27 images called Archist. Using iconic pieces from 27 famous artists, Babina applies their features to building design, which could be the prototype for a grown-up Disney Land for artists, but will more likely be made into a book. [Read more...]
What you’re looking at here may seem like food – and it is – but it’s not what you think. Tokyo-born artist Hikaru Cho is using her deft skill with a paintbrush to transform one food into another. Imagine picking up a tiny eggplant and suddenly breaking it like an egg, spilling its yolk all over the floor. That’s the reality she’s creating here. [Read more...]
Aliza Razell has been combining the very different mediums of watercolor and photography in her beautifully surreal body of work – one which explores narratives from Greek mythology to the Finnish language. Each of her images is a self-portrait captured in nature and perfectly combined afterword with its watercolor elements in Photoshop. [Read more...]
Wandering through the aisles of your local thrift store can be a great time. From finding stylish vintage threads, to rummaging through piles of books to find that hidden gem, there’s always a lot to see… but there’s often an overlooked pile of old paintings too. Those amateur works of art haven’t escaped the eye of New York artist Dave Pollot – or his paintbrush for that matter. He’s been giving old paintings a truly geeky makeover, adding characters like ‘Bender’ from Futurama and the ‘Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’ from Ghostbusters to the recycled canvases. As he puts it, his work is “art with a sense of humor.” [Read more...]