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Brush-Less Paintings

Brush-Less Paintings
Amy Shackleton, who is only 25-years-old, is a unique artist. While her paintings use tons and tons of paint, she doesn't use paintbrushes to create them! Rather, she squeezes paint onto canvases and then allows the paint to naturally drip. The subjects of many of her paintings are also quite interesting. We were so intrigued by her process that we decided to ask Amy some questions. When did you first know that you wanted to become a professional artist? As a child, I taught myself the basics by drawing and sketching in my free time. Your process is so unique. I worked on unstretched canvas at first, so the surface was flexible and I could move it whichever way I wanted. How long does each piece take from start to finish? How do you stay creative? At first I looked to other artists for inspiration to try and find out what my style was. What's next in store for you? Thanks Amy for answering our questions and keep up the great work! Amy Shackleton's website

Webs from Packing Tape Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff. So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore. Installed three times in the past year, the next deployment will be next week from June 9–13 at DMY Berlin's International Design Fair, which is now in its 8th year. The installations, which look like the work of horrifyingly large arachnids, grew in scale and scope as the year progressed, first deployed inside a small Croatian gallery, then an abandoned attic during October’s Vienna Design Week. At the last installation inside Odeon, a former stock exchange building in Vienna, the group used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape.

luzinterruptus Hyper-photos: Jean-François Rauzier attempts to create the most detailed images in the world. Welcome! Behold is Slate's new photo blog. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter @beholdphotos and Tumblr. Hyperphotos are to panoramic photos what Google Earth is to a globe. You can keep clicking and zooming and clicking and zooming, seemingly endlessly, until you find yourself on a dramatic balcony, looking up a statue’s nose. At the foremost of this evolving genre is Paris-based photographer Jean-François Rauzier, who has spent the last decade building photos of unprecedented detail. As a fashion photographer in the 1970s Rauzier longed to break free from the constraints of advertising and film photography. Rauzier takes an hour or two photographing his subject from every angle “like a scanner.” Sometimes he also incorporates himself, clad entirely in black. If you have a large decorating budget and a huge space, his massive images are available for purchase from Waterhouse & Dodd in London and New York. Click to see more detailed image. Other Photo Features You May Enjoy

3D Goldfish Painted 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.

literatura trafico | Resultados de la búsqueda Image Fred Kroh. El pasado mes de junio, nos trasladamos a Melbourne para llevar a cabo una gran instalación, la más grande hasta ahora para nosotros, dentro del festival Light in Winter. La temática elegida por el festival para este año ha sido “la lectura”, por lo que nos pidieron que lleváramos a cabo Literature vs Traffic, una pieza que ya habíamos instalado en New York de forma subversiva y que nos ofrecían la oportunidad de ampliar y hacer crecer durante un mes. Hasta la otra punta del mundo nos fuimos, pasando del soleado verano madrileño a un suave y lluvioso invierno, con la romántica intención de convertir la moderna y fría arquitectura de Federation Square, en un espacio acogedor, humano e íntimo, que invitara a lectura y al recogimiento. ¿El fin de esta pieza? La noche final, el río desbordado de libros, fue ofrecido a los visitantes que se tomaron su tiempo eligiendo entre los miles instalados los más interesantes para llevarse a casa. Fotos de Gustavo Sanabria.

Tooth (A Sketch) by *The-Longfall-of-1979 on deviantART The Obliteration Room This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. If you liked this you’ll also enjoy Roman Ondak’s Room of Heights and Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s helium-filled kinetic drawing sculpture. The first four images courtesy Queensland Art Gallery and photographer Mark Sherwood.

Nicolas Blind Né et vivant à Mulhouse, Nicolas Blind est un jeune trentenaire qui joue des pinceaux et des couleurs spontanément. Issu de longues réflexions et paradoxes, son art aux traits pop-surréalistes est hyper esthétique et gracieux. Nicolas Blind, portrait © photo: Dom Poirier B! Nicolas Blind: J’ai un crayon entre les doigts depuis que je suis tout petit. B! Nicolas Blind: J’aime un peu tout. Nicolas Blind, Blow up head 1, encre de chine et aquarelle sur papier, 21×30 cm, 2014 © Nicolas Blind, Blow up head 2, encre de chine et aquarelle sur papier, 30×42 cm, 2014 © B! Nicolas Blind: Je fonctionne à l’envie, ça dépend des expos : portraits, nus… Je fais poser les ami(e)s. B! Nicolas Blind: Dire que mon travail est « kitsch » ne me plaît pas trop mais il a une dimension décorative indéniable. Nicolas Blind, Bird 1, Bic et huile sur papier, 50×50 cm, 2011 © Nicolas Blind, Bird 2, Bic et huile sur papier, 50×50 cm, 2011 © Nicolas Blind, Oiseau pour Guillaume, Crayon et numérique, 21×30 cm, 2012 © B! B! B!

Paintbrush Evolution 'the paint evolution' by culdesac for valentine valencia-based designers culdesac have created 'the paint evolution' for the paint company valentine . their collaborative project celebrates the ever changing nature of artistic tools and implements within the valentine brand. brushes and rollers in this creative collection feature an interactive, form-as-function approach to the construction of each piece. one may anticipate the mark and movement of the implement in an artist's hand simply by examining the form of each object. {*style:<i>'genetic mutations give birth to imaginative instruments: the brush compass, pendulum or whip give us a clue to the behavior of paint through sketches and through history' </i>*} -culdesac the 'whip cephalus' is an essential species in the 'action painting' technique a brush which allows for painting by hand a brush in which the painter moves the brush with a clenched fist 'formacterus' was developed due to several geometric mutations, today evolved to photoshop

33 Of The Best 3D Pencil Drawings A trained artist can already create detailed pencil drawings, but when they achieve a true mastery of perspective and 3D space, their art, both literally and figuratively, reaches a whole new level. Here are 22 examples of 3D pencil drawings that look like they leap off of the page at you. Show Full Text Artists like Ramon Bruin, Alessandro Diddi and Fredo represent a highly technical form of art that we rarely see on Bored Panda. The tools they use are simple – just pencil and paper. If you or someone you know has created an awesome 3D drawing, we’d love to see it! Created by Julia Barinova Created by Muhammad Ejleh Image credits: Ramon Bruin Created by Alessandro Diddi Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Fredo Created by Ramon Bruin Created by Vamos Art Created by Ramon Bruin Created by Carmenharada Created by Iza-nagi Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Iza-nagi Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Ramon Bruin Created by Nagai Hideyuki Created by Muhammad Ejleh Created by Saulius Art