Birds of a feather, painted on actual feathers. Giants walk the street of Poland: extraordinary street art by Natalii Rak. Bizarre body art at the World BodyPainting Festival. Impressionistic self-portraits by Nikos Gyftakis. Best street art from April 2013. Mars-1: paintings from outer-space by Mario Martinez. Spiraling metropolises by Fabio Giampietro. Literal band logos: a visual re-cap of new music from May. Suckatlife.com - artwork by lawrence yang. DALeast does eye-popping street art in London. Victor Wang's Paintings.
Suckatlife.com - artwork by lawrence yang. Birds In Water Color. - StumbleUpon. Magnificent Oil Paintings by Leonid Afremov. Part 1 - AmO Images - AmO Images. Leonid Afremov is a Belarus born, Israeli modern painter who creates unique landscapes, cityscapes and figures using a palette knife rather than a brush to paint.
"I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Carnovsky. Jen Mann's Return. Today, we revisit artist Jen Mann since her last two previous features back in September 2011 and May 2010.
Mann is currently based out of Ontario, Canada where she continues to produce oil on canvas paintings. Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wrońska. I’m really enjoying the use of structure and color by Poland-based watercolor artist Maja Wrońska who has captured some lovely scenes from Paris, Venice, Prague, and elsewhere.
Shaun Ferguson - New Work. From Street to Cardboard. New Non-Photoshopped Body Art by Chooo-san. Can you believe that these body modifications are created without using any digital editing software?
They are the painted works of a Japanese artist known simply as Chooo-san. We first came across the unusually realistic body art of the 19-year-old Musashino Art University student this past summer and in a matter of months she has completed six new surreal body art pieces that continue to blow our minds. Equipped with some acrylic paints and raw talent, Chooo-san has once again proven she is a master manipulator.
Spectacular Tree Hole Paintings Brighten Up China's Streets. In China, public trees have been transforming into beautiful works of art thanks to 23-year-old art student Wang Yue.
With her friend Li Yue, aka Belladrops, documenting her progress, the artist has garnered much attention for her creative public art which has turned the streets of Shijiazhuang into a delightful sort of pop-up gallery. Equipped with a backpack full of a few basic painting tools, Wang treats tree trunks as her canvas and creates illusionary portals in the natural fixtures. Choosing to maintain the beauty of nature in her work, the visual communications major paints images of adorable animals and botanic landscapes onto the exposed wood. Wang's intention behind her public artworks is to brighten up the foggy streets of this town, which happens to have one of the worst cases of air pollution in the world. The tree hole paintings have been embraced by the community and approved by the local environmental protection bureau, who confirms "the paints do not harm the trees.
" Bryan Cunningham makes art with pop tops. Beautiful Japanese-inspired surrealist paintings. Step into these paintings by Anna Kristensen, literally. Gummy bear paintings by Jeanne Vadeboncoeur. Alice in Wonderland illustrations by Salvador Dali. New art by Miss Cassie. Okay, full disclosure, Miss Cassie is my wife and no longer technically a Miss, I suppose.
Her artwork is dense and complicated, full of pathos, and never fails to inspire me. Throughout our 17 year relationship, I have watched her work evolve, grow, and change into what it has become today. I am particularly intrigued by her more recent work, which mixes a fascination with Japan, printing techniques, recent motherhood and frozen charlottes. I am looking forward to an exhibition in the spring at newly re-located Slingluff Gallery in Calicoon, NY. Death (What’s In It For Me?) and more. London-based writer and artist Harland Miller’s work is now showing at Edinburgh’s Ingleby Gallery, and what he does to these Penguin paperback covers is amazing.
It’s like he’s culture-jamming with his wry take to life, so there are gems like ‘You Can Rely On Me (I’ll Always Let You Down)’, ‘Fuck Dancing, Let’s Fuck’ and ‘Death (What’s In It For Me?) ‘ inscribed as book titles. New art by Berlin’s Vermibus. If you live in Berlin, you’re lucky.
I like youth against establishment, I like defacing things, especially with moustaches. However, Vermibus, an artist and fast thinker from Berlin, has taken it to the next level. New paintings by Louise Hearman. Louise Hearman produces imaginative paintings with the use of vibrant and enticing colours and shadows.
They hold theatrical notions as people can be seen hovering in a darkened blue skies with foreboding clouds. A magical and odd sense dapples across each painting. Strange objects, people and animals are in curious atmospheres with reasons hidden from the observer, this results in a curious and exciting response when one gazes into the unknown. There is a constant eeriness even when depicted landscapes fit within the boundaries of the stereotyped aesthetic.
Mixed-media paintings by Lou Ros. This series of paintings by French artist, Lou Ros, is entitled Come and See, and it draws inspiration from a 1985 Elem Klinov film by the same name.
New illustrations by Jack Lee. Oil paintings by Joram Roukes. Photorealistic oil paintings by Philip Barlow. I love bokeh photography. There is something about the out-of-focus perspective that I find very soothing. Naturally, I am a big fan of the photorealistic oil paintings of Philip Barlow, who plays with the bokeh effect on an oil canvas. Mindblowing large scale street art by graffiti crew ETAM. Paul Jenkins. Expressionist paintings by Jason Shawn Alexander. Los Angeles based artist Jason Shawn Alexander is one of my favorite painters. His expressionist figures are abstract, exaggerated, and at the same time, very real: like something from a half remembered dream. Haunted Ground: a new art series by Erika Jane Mallette. I’m a self taught artist out of Austin, Texas. My Haunted Ground series touches on addiction and destructive self behavior that we all can relate to in one way or the other. But it’s our job to turn our ugly side into something beautiful, such as in the case of my subjects.
Johnny Cash’s addictions were well known, as were Edgar Allan Poe’s. Depictions of the Underworld: new art by Casey Diebold. Casey Diebold is a very good friend of mine and I had the pleasure of doing a show with him at Sacred Gallery NYC in 2010. Diebold lives in another time and place. I feel like crawling into his head for a single day would be like strapping yourself into a classic American muscle car and going on a 12 hour car chase.
Julia Randall. JR wheatpastes massive portraits on the walls of Havana. JR, an artist whose workspace has been described as ‘the biggest gallery in the world‘, has developed one of the most distinctive personas in the contemporary art world. Emotive, sincere and universal, JR uses portraiture to bring real faces and stories onto the surface of the world’s most volatile and misunderstood corners. Following his campaign to unearth the personalities suffering from poverty in Indian shanty towns, to the gorgeously executed attempt to familiarize assumed enemies with their humorous neighbors along the Israel and Palestinian border, JR’s current work in Havana, Cuba, marks the continuation of his project which was awarded the TED creative grant last year.
Cardboard cityscapes by Berlin-based artist EVOL. Street art by Rome-based Alice Pasquini. Character with a spot of color by Nicky Barkla. There’s nothing crazy about fanart, just with Nicky Barkla. Well known characters, turn psychedelic creations, exploding the color spectrum and our loveable icons portray a whole new persona. A tasteful contradiction, if you will. I came across the art through one of the many links flooding the Internet. Home. Travis Lampe Illustration. Riusuke Fukahori Paints Three-Dimensional Goldfish Embedded in Layers of Resin.
First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful. Beautiful portrait art created entirely from coffee stains. Some people paint with acryllic paint, others use oil, and then there are people that simply take what’s left of their day to day beverage and create beautiful art with it. At least, that’s what Red Hong did. She claims that her project took about twelve hours to finish. Eunice San Miguel. Lately, I’ve been swooning over the artwork of LA-based illustrator Eunice San Miguel. I especially love the way she manipulates traditional mediums in order to create a combination of surreal, and nostalgic imagery.
All the fine details in her paintings are executed really beautifully and gives you the sense that she has a patient hand. Vibrant Knife Painting. Follow @Scene360: Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork - StumbleUpon. Bizarre portraiture of Guim Tió Zarraluki. Greg "Craola" Simkins - Surrealistic Day Dreams.