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Animals Camouflaged by Cloudy Pools of Sumi Ink by Miki Saito. Using a process called suminagashi artist Miki Saito creates layers of abstract tones.

Animals Camouflaged by Cloudy Pools of Sumi Ink by Miki Saito

Once the ink has dried the artist goes in with acrylic, gouache and mineral pigments to add intricate details that reveal animals hidden or camouflaged by the ink. Some require several minutes to spot while others are more apparent. After spending the majority of her life growing up between the U.S. and Japan and travelling extensively in-betweens (Saito counts more than 25 countries) the 30-year old artist has recently returned to Japan where she is staging her 2nd solo exhibition since being back. Opening tomorrow, September 15, 2015, at Wada Garou in Tokyo, Saito will present “Celestial Crossing,” a series of paintings and sculptures. At the forefront of the show are her “Animals in Ink” series. Saito’s work often possess the qualities of a Rorschach Test. Miki Saito’s paintings will be on view at Wada Garou in Tokyo through October 3, 2015. Pin It! Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds.

From the earliest noted iterations of art—paintings upon cave walls—to today's cat-obsessed internet, animals have provided the inspiration behind culture of all kinds.

Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds

We are awash in imagery of beasts and birds and domesticated pets. But during this most recent Art Week Miami—across all fairs and exhibitions—certain works presented shone an interesting light on why we continue to be mesmerized: We see something human within, and something distinctly animal. While the CH team was taken by quite a few, here's a narrowed-down chronicle of some of our favorites across sculpture and painting.

Two of the most moving works, "Smoke Signals" and "Smoking Barrels" by Martin Wittfooth (both 2013) masterfully paint the destruction of our larger wild animals, their environments and the commodification of their parts. Miami Art Week 2013: Beasts and Birds. INHALE MAG CAI GUO-QIANG’S HERITAGE AND EUCALYPTUS IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA » INHALE MAG. Encompassing all 3,000 square meters of GOMA’s ground floor is ‘falling back to earth’, a monumental, immersive exhibition by cai guo-qiang, encompassing both new and recent works reconfigured for the space. dramatic and explosive artistic explorations define the evolution of his ground-breaking practice, contemplating the complex relationship between humanity and nature through promising both spectacular and meditative installations.

INHALE MAG CAI GUO-QIANG’S HERITAGE AND EUCALYPTUS IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA » INHALE MAG

The year’s most anticipated exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane, Australia is from a truly global artist whose dramatic installations and explosion events have made him one of the most innovative figures in contemporary art. Over the past 25 years, Cai Guo Qiang has held solo exhibitions at some of the world’s most prestigious art institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York. -via theaustralian.com & yatzer.com. Animals in art. Works - Anna Wili Highfield Paper Sculpture Copper Pipe Sculpture.

‘Anti-Human’ by Lennette Newell. Photographer Lennette Newell has created a bizarre exhibit featuring naked models being covered with body paint to look just like wild animals.

‘Anti-Human’ by Lennette Newell

Newell’s daring pictures show models posing covered in paint as zebras, elephants, baboons and cheetahs next to their real life counterparts. The San Francisco photographer’s display, called ‘Anti-Human’ was devised out of Lennette’s childhood desire to become one of the animals her father used to treat as a vet. Like this: Like Loading... Related X-ray Photography by Benedetta Bonichi Italian artist Benedetta Bonichi creates a variety of X-ray art, combining human and animal bodies, glassware, and jewelry to form unique images. . 50 Guido Daniele Hand Painting Art Animals & Body Paintings. Is it real?

50 Guido Daniele Hand Painting Art Animals & Body Paintings

Surely it must be, but upon closer inspection… Guido Daniele is an accomplished artist who currently lives in Milan, Italy. He has been painting and participating in personal and group art exhibitions since 1968. “In 1990 he added a new artistic experience to his previous ones: using the body painting technique he creates and paints models bodies for different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, fashion events and exhibitions. His personal artistic research has recently led him to the combination of the two traditional portrait techniques, which are photography and oil painting, laid on photographic support.”

I’m thrilled to share with you 50 body painting photos of Guido Daniele’s art work that I’m sure you will find astonishing. I actually think it would be fun to be painted like the arm in the photo below… Human-animal hybrids by Charlotte Caron - Bleaq. As an animal fan I’m always delighted to see an artist use nature, or animals in particular, as a source of inspiration in art.

Human-animal hybrids by Charlotte Caron - Bleaq

French artist Charlotte Caron made a beautiful human-animal hybrid portrait series two years ago that I’d like to share with you today. The rough structures in the animal portraits combined with the human features of the photographed models give these images a strange yet fascinating charisma. Enjoy! Animal Movement Eco-Art: Recycled Mixed-Media Sculptures That Capture Animals in Action. Mary Engel specializes in bronze and mixed media sculptures.

Animal Movement Eco-Art: Recycled Mixed-Media Sculptures That Capture Animals in Action

And by mixed media, I mean random junk--you know, little figurines and toys that your grandmother might have sitting out or that your kids beg you for in that cursed impulse-buying section of the grocery store right before you check out. Anyway, Engel takes her medium and shapes it into sculptures of dogs, cats and horses (I think... I’m not sure. There may have even been a goat in there). "My sculptural goal is to capture an animal’s gesture or movement," she says. Animal, animals, art, cool, fox - image #129730 on Favim.com. Pre Visit Animal Symbolism. Pre Visit Animal Symbolism. Andersen Animal. ArtfulAnimalsActivityGuide.