It’s commonly known that Picasso painted portraits of his many lovers, often with loads of style but less than realistic features… but what if he painted only what he saw? Flóra Borsi has creatively re-imagined four classic portraits with distorted subjects from famous 20th century painters. In each example she humorously (and a bit shockingly) brings to life the character in the painting – warped features and all – and places them posing next to their portrait. [Read more...]
“Water is my element!” states German digital artist and photographer B-O-K-E on his deviantART page. Although he does not reveal much about himself, other than the equipment he uses and his Taurus zodiac sign, even masking his face in his profile picture, his photo manipulations are certainly refreshing. He transforms mammals and insects into the very molecule they depend on for survival: water. His works are like an homage to this liquid foundation of life- exploding, splashing, and dripping off of the creatures it has formed. [Read more...]
Photo manipulations have been a mainstay of photography, even before the advent of Photoshop, but with the ubiquitous use of program by everyone and their brother, the world has become flooded with seriously questionable work. Luckily the other day we ran across the work of Thomas Barbéy to give us hope. His pieces bring back a classic surreal quality, perhaps because he does this the old fashioned way – with carefully planned film based photographs, selection of negatives and maybe even a bit of airbrushing. [Read more...]
In a time when everyone is shooting thousands of photos with their cameras and phones, it is often difficult to create images which move us to silence and contemplation. Though his photos are digitally manipulated, Poland based artist Michal Karcz does just that. His moving scenery, combined with a warm light, provoke thoughts of a parallel world. [Read more...]
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Architecture, by its very nature, is grounded. Not so the strange flying buildings of Paris based artist Laurent Chehere. His series Flying Houses sees the rectangular structures take off, leaving their terrestrial domain to soar in the clouded skies above. The photo-manipulated images serve to feed Chehere’s interest in architecture, lifting it off its normal realm and showing off its hidden beauty. His work cuts away all the normal clutter, removes the anonymity of a normal house so that we can appreciate it as an individual unit. [Read more...]
Since the beginning of civilization, people have looked out to the sky wondering if there could be anything else like us out there. Scientists, novelists, and filmmakers have hypothesized what these creatures might look like and now artist Francisco Sambo presents his interpretation in his Aliens Collection. [Read more...]