100 Grotesquely Surreal Sculptures - From Morbid to Sardonic These Sculptures are Unsettling There is something about the macabre, the strange and the sardonic that intrigues people; the grotesquely surreal sculptures featured here demonstrate this. Perhaps such dark themes play to a person's sense of curiosity, beckoning them to explore the unknown. Perhaps this artwork offers a reprieve (even if unsettling) from humdrum everyday life by challenging common notions of aesthetics and propriety. In any case, it is hard to deny that these works effectively capture the themes, subjects and moods they seek to depict. From newborn babies ostentatiously tattooed with brand names to rotting corpses to purses with teeth, the sculptures featured here would be equally at home in a gallery or a horror film. Indeed, subjects like death, nihilism and alienation are found in both contexts.
Sculptures Popping Out of Paintings Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. "Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with asphalt on a rainy night, becomes something irreplaceable if we think we wouldn’t be able to see them anymore," he told Yukari gallery. "I am creating works to capture lights in our everyday life and record them in the painting.”
Daddygothisgunloaded Pep Ventosa's work is focused on an exploration of the medium itself--deconstructing and reconstructing photographic images to create new visual experiences. His photographs have received top honors, exhibited in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland. Born in 1957 in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona), Spain, his lifelong passion for photography began with his first camera at the age of 10. He went on to learn the mechanics of the darkroom at Spain's Escola d’Arts i Oficis Artístics de l’Alt Penedès and later taught himself the possibilities of the new digital darkroom. Ventosa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS The Four Noble Truths represent the core of the teachings of the Buddha, and are as follows: The First Noble Truth - dissatisfaction and suffering exist and are universally experienced. The Second Noble Truth - Desire and attachment are the causes of dissatisfaction and suffering. 15 of the Most Controversial Pieces of ‘Art’ "Art" is so loosely defined that some people are really taking advantage of pushing the limits of its definition. There's definitely a point where we can safely say "Come on... that is definitely NOT art!" But sometimes what crosses that line is totally ambiguous and hotly debated. Virgin Mary Anyone who's stumbled into an art gallery or two (especially in Europe) knows how popular the image of the Madonna is as an artistic subject. Chris Ofili's 'Holy Virgin Mary,' however, takes a fairly interesting and novel approach to representing the virgin mother, incorporating pornographic clippings smeared with elephant dung.
Artist, Designer, Programmer, DJ, VJ, Composer Daito Manabe Key work&activity Left Twelve-step program admitting that one cannot control one's addiction or compulsion;recognizing a higher power that can give strength;examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);making amends for these errors;learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;helping others who suffer from the same addictions or compulsions. Overview Twelve-step methods have been adopted to address a wide range of substance-abuse and dependency problems. Over 200 self-help organizations—often known as fellowships—with a worldwide membership of millions—now employ twelve-step principles for recovery.
Fictional Landscapes Colossal has seen its fair share of commendable book and paper work the last few weeks, but this was too good to pass up. UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist: My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed installation works. I capitalize on intrigue taking objects out of context reinventing their use, pushing the viewer to see beyond what I present before them, a glass could be interpreted as a lake or a metal bracket a cliff.