Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use. This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do.
Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows: Below, you can view a collection of portraits Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT. The Art of Joe Wierenga.
Shaun Ferguson - Gallery 3. Realistic Oil Paintings. The art of Johannes Wessmark.
His work looks so photographic! Photos and artwork © Johannes Wessmark Link via Sweet Station. Gerhard Richter. An Amazing Tattoo Artist – Peter Aurisch. Peter Aurisch, a tattoo artist based out of Berlin, Germany, creates amazing one of a kind works of art that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures. With most of our music now in a digital format, neatly contained on our mobile phones and iPods, many of us have no doubt got lots of old CDs stacked up in garages, waiting to become miniature frisbees or coffee coasters or museum relics from a bygone era.
But rather than letting them lie there in their boxes, unloved and gathering dust, why not put them to good use by smashing them up and turning them into attractive animal sculptures? Artist Sean Avery has done exactly that and created a series of sculptures—from bears to peregrine falcons and even the Loch Ness monster—using the reflective splinters of what was once, possibly, a cherished music collection. It’s not the first time we’ve seen artworks created from dead (well, dead-ish) media. Previously enterprising artists have repurposed floppy disks and cassette tapes to create portraits and iconic album covers.
Villa del Arte. 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. ROBERT MONTGOMERY. Martin Schoeller.
LuftWerk's Luminous Field Lights Up Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate. If you like your public art with a dash of neon and a sci-fi aesthetic, then you’ll like what multimedia designers LuftWerk have done to Anish Kapoor‘s Cloud Gate sculpture (nicknamed The Bean), which resides in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
This shiny alien bean consists of 168 stainless steel plates that gleam out at the citizens of the Windy City. It looks like the sort of structure that, if you prod it, will make some hydraulic hisses before opening up and firing plasma bolts onto fleeing humans. That being the case, it’s the perfect canvas for LuftWerk to project a light and sound installation, which they’ve called Luminous Field, turning this Cloud Gate into a visual effect from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The neon geometric forms and colored grids were created using 10 projectors that were used to generate the visual feast, set to music by Owen Clayton Condon of Third Coast Percussion.
[via Colossal] Photos: via Flipped Out @stewart23rd. Seo Young Deok's Incredible Chain Sculptures. Photo © Seo Young Deok The human body and its formation lie at the core of the Korean artist Seo Young Deok’s work who is preoccupied with the stories told through the human figure.
His solo exhibition 'Dystopia' took place at the INSA/Arko Art Centre in Seoul from 26 October 2011 until 31 October 2011 and showed his nude sculptures made meticulously in welded metal chain links piece by piece. Seo Young Deok presented a number of nude sculptures, some lying on the ground, some hung on the walls.
He used welded metal chains in order to model them linking them piece-by-piece. At first glance, when someone takes a look at his work, one cannot help but notice that the artist draws strong references from the work of the renowned British sculptor Anthony Gormley. What Seo Young Deok’s sculptures capture is the anxieties of the modern human and especially the anxieties of the younger generation. Gregor Gaida. BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning - Photographer. I love old photos.
I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.. Now its time for KOREA, TAIWAN AND TOKYO. Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires Fer 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires Marita y Coty 1977 & 2010 Bs Aires.