Hua Tunan is a rising artist in China. Combining the traditional elements of Chinese art and culture with a modern twist, Hua brings about beautiful explosions on the canvas. Based out of Foshan, Hua (also known as 画图男) does performance and street art in addition to his paintings. His work has gathered the attention of companies such as Volvo, who flew him out to Zurich to do graffiti art on one of their blank cars for a performance. As his art continues to stimulate viewers, we at Visual News will keep an eye on him and his work at Chinese creative agency NeochaEDGE .
by Maria Popova What the Mad Hatter has to do with one of the most inspired collaborations in Western culture. Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland , circa 1949.
A collaboration between Addie Wagenknecht & Pablo Garcia “ I know it when I see it.” - US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on the elusive definition of hardcore pornography, 1964. If asked if there is a difference between the Renaissance painting The Birth of Venus (1486) and a Playboy centerfold, most might say it’s no contest: one is art and the other pornography. One is of human ideals, the other smut. Are Botticelli and Hugh Hefner really that different? Both project fantasy and erotic imagery through the media of their day.
Thèmes et argumentaires sur l'art contemporain "Qu'est-ce que l'art?" ou "Qu'est ce que de l'art réussi?" - Dans ce workshop nous ne pourrons pas donner de réponses concrètes à ces questions complexes, du moins pas directement. Le workshop s'articule autour d'une sélection de questions sur le monde de l'art contemporain. Ces questions n'appellent pas de réponses tranchées.Nous avons demandé leurs points de vue à différents protagonistes, des points de vue qui divergent selon les thématiques et les personnalités et qui rendent le tout particulièrement passionnant.
Australian pint-sized prodigy Aelita Andre is making a splash in New York City again . The five-year-old internationally recognized painter will have her second solo NYC show at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea. The show will feature new acrylic works with incorporated found objects such as plastic dinosaurs, butterflies and penguins, and even a microscope.
Monumenta 2012 Daniel Buren
RGB Color est e pluribus unus RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. RGB’s technique consists in the overlapping of three different images, each one in a primary color. The resulting images from this three level’s superimposition are unexpected and disorienting.
first image 'pencil vs. camera' by ben heine image © ben heine 'pencil vs. camera' by ivory coast-born brussels-based photographer ben heine is a series of images that inject hand-drawn pictures within real-life settings to create a composite effect that is often surreal and highly narrative. manipulating the backdrop to host added elements such as real-life tetris blocks, floating speech bubbles, and an alcoholic panda, the photographs are an exercise in manual photoshop, always including heine's hand which holds up the sketched piece of paper in the foreground. alarmingly accurate and crisply focused, the series puts great care in the alignment and perspective required to successfully pull off the optical illusion. heine creates seemingly effortless snapshots that are highly imaginative and contextual. image © ben heine via mymodernmet <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>