3D Paintings on Panes of Glass by David Spriggs and Xia Xiaowan Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. designboom jan 18, 2013 performance architecture construction with clothes by dantiope performance architecture – construction with clothes by dantiopeintervention 01 ‘performance architecture‘ is conceived as an international ideas competition aimed at choosing proposals for five temporary urban interventions in public spaces featured as controversial by the citizens. the installations intend to draw up architectural and urban strategies that, by reviving performance art approaches, provide new directions as to the roles of architects, artists and designers – while promoting alternative urban practices to the construction of monuments and other traditional structures by facilities, activities and happenings. the 2012 exhibition in guimaraes, portugal includes ‘construction with clothes’ by dantiope, ‘bodyphonic’ by DOSE collective, ‘fountain hacks’ by like architects, ‘agricultural mountain’ by IUT and ‘unidade’ by pedrita studio + ricardo jacinto.
Judith Ann Braun's Fingers Are Magical With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature. She began as a self-described “realistic figure painter,” and worked through the struggles common to anyone who endeavors upon an artistic pursuit, that of searching for one’s own voice in the chosen medium. Fast forward to the 21st century where the evolution of Braun’s work has brought us to the Fingerings series, a collection of charcoal dust landscapes and abstracts “painted” using not brushes but her fingertips. Braun has a specific interest in symmetry, as evidenced by the patterns she follows in a number of the Fingerings pieces as well as work in the Symmetrical Procedures collection. Her fingerprints are obvious up close in some of the paintings, though a step back and the grandeur of Braun’s imagination sprawls into a landscape of soft hills, overhanging trees, delicate florals, and a reflective waterway. Share With Your Friends
Tiny Mechanical Insects Made of Watch Parts Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, aka A Mechanical Mind, creates tiny steampunk insects by carefully soldering together gears, springs, and other watch parts. The mechanical bugs, many of which Gershenson-Gates can balance on just his pinky finger, are miniature, multi-legged creatures that each take the artist several hours to complete. Like a robotic army of creepy crawlers, the metallic mites invoke a sense of mechanical technology come to life. There's something altogether exciting, intriguing, and frightening about the collection that screams "science fiction horror film."
Kid’s Drawing Reenacted An interesting Korean project that reenacts children’s drawing and turn their fantasies into the real world. This photographic art is the work of Yeon Doo Jung who is one of Korea’s outstanding photo artist. designboom oct 26, 2012 k architectures: théâtre of saint nazaire ‘théâtre of saint-nazaire’ by k-architectures, saint-nazaire, france image © patrick miara all images courtesy of k-architectures 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. Catch more of her work over on DeviantArt and Behance. (via my darkened eyes)
BanksyInside - A Digital Magazine Dropping What's Fresh on the Web The mysterious Banksy just released some new paintings on his website. You heard it right, Banksy painted on a canvas. All Banksy fans will appreciate. Here are a few of my favourites. Drawing Autism Drawing Autism is an incredible collection of artwork by people diagnosed with autism, from teenage amateurs to established artists. Unlike many of the books I feature on 50 Watts, this one is in print. You should buy it. [Amazon link to the new reprint which comes out April 2, 2014 from Akashic.] Kentaro Nagai: Chinese Zodiak 12 Feb 2009 In a series of illustrations entitled "Twelve Animals," graphic artist Kentaro Nagai rearranges the world map to create the beasts of the Chinese zodiac. Rat Ox
designboom oct 26, 2012 mirrored room of infinite reflections by thilo frank ‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’ by thilo frankinstallation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011image © studio thilo frank german artist thilo frank has sent designboom images of his project ’the phoenix is closer than it appears’, a large mirror installation that appears to merge into the surrounding space. by revealing a perfectly euclidical core, the visitor becomes the spatial focal point by moving on a swing through the vivid conceived environment. despite its large dimensionality (4 x 4 x 8 m), it creates a disorientating moment where the surrounding room translates a physical reflection, translating the viewer’s body into an imaginary reflection. ‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’ installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011 video © studio thilo frank rodrigo caula I designboom