What is a cows natural environment? Most of us would say it’s not an ocean, but by putting these farm animals in the sea alongside bowler hat wearing businessmen, artist Andrew Baines hopes to communicate the surreal. Back when he was a kid, Andrew was told by his Dad that all the British corporate workers, donning their classic black suit and bowler, were “corporate battery hens heading off to work nine to five every day until they turn 60, get a gold watch and drop dead.” In order to create pieces that free the unfortunate workers caught in the predicament of the daily grind, Baines created images of them in the liberating ocean. [Read more...]
The University of California San Diego recently got an astounding and mind bending addition… a small cottage perched precariously on the edge of Jacobs Hall many stories in the air (fittingly on Engineering Building 1). The custom-built installation was the brain child of artist Do Ho Suh, who said after conceptualizing the highly complex project that he “never thought it would be realized.” Happily he was mistaken: the building is now a reality, jutting out 100 feet in the air from the corner of its cement host buildings rooftop at a disconcertingly canted angle. [Read more...]
Homes and apartments float away into the cloudy skies in photographer Rafa Zubiría’s dreamy architectural shots. Living and working around San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque Country, his series “No Way Home” finds a perfect balance between reality and the Photoshopped alternate, leaving the viewer to focus more on where the buildings are going than how they got to floating. The images remind me of a much less chaotic version of Röyksopp’s music video for What Else Is There. See more of Zubiría’s work at rafazubiria.es [Read more...]
Ben Heine is back with a new collection of imaginative art from his Pencil vs. Camera series. The 10 creative new combinations of photography and pencil drawing celebrate the tiny island nation of Cape Verde and it’s vibrant people. The series was made for the gallery Art Official Concept which calls the island home. [Read more...]
Painting watercolors on an emotionally and physically epic scale, Conrad Ruiz creates artwork that channels the wild male spirit. Combining a love for African American culture with flying dogs, laser beam shooting gods and explosive action in every imaginative scene, his images are sure to make a lasting impression. [Read more...]
Based in Guangzhou, China, “My Name is Black” is a 25-year-old freelance illustrator who has a gorgeous line-drawing style composed of an interesting mix of themes, both traditional Chinese and modern. Extruding, slicing, and reassembling human figures in monochromatic landscapes, his figures tell mystical tales about the cycles and experiences of life. For more of his work, check out edge.neocha.com.
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