Lego Watercolor Paintings by Los Carpinteros Los Carpinteros is a Havana-based artist collective currently comprised of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez (a third member, Alexandre Arrechea, left in 2003) who produce a wide range of works including sculpture, installation, and film. My favorite of their works are these lovely abstract paintings of Legos and other structural or architectural pieces. Via Sean Kelly Gallery: Interested in the intersection between art and society, the group merges architecture, design, and sculpture in unexpected and often humorous ways.
Fernando Herenu aka Pulpo Transling Natzu Project V1 Rendenz Rajph Satirical Art Drawings by Pawel Kuczynski Fun Pic, Pop Culture — By Dave on 2011/02/28 1:48 PM These beautiful works of art are from Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski. Pawel was born in 1976 in Szczecin. le pen quotidien Dec 28th: 1974 Datsun 610 Tonight I saw the movie Juno—it was great, but I must admit I was a little distracted watching it. I had heard it was shot here in Vancouver, like many films, but I didn’t expect it to hit quite so close to home. In it, the characters attend my old high school, and the girl goes to a medical building that happens to be our weird old clinic near my mom’s house. It’s perfect for a movie—it looks like a funeral home inside, with dark wood paneling and busts of Hippocrates in alcoves.
The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry A peek inside the sketchbooks of Michigan based artist and illustrator Pat Perry reveals a fascinating world where the natural world seems on a direct collision course with the urban. Silhouettes of people and wildlife are filled with rich, textured stories that seem to be representative of dreamlike memories. The detail in Perry’s work is undeniably amazing, even the images above don’t quite do it justice, spend some time scrolling (horizontally) through his sketchbook blog to see what I’m talking about. I recommend following Perry on Flickr, Facebook or via his blog, and he has numerous reasonably priced prints available in his store including may of the works above. He also did a great interview a while back with Amir from Beautiful Decay which you can read over on the Huffington Post.
Beautiful Mixed Media Illustrations by Zso Zso (aka Sara Blake) is an Interactive Art Director, Designer and Illustrator living in New York City. She grew up in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia but moved to New York to study a mix of studio art, creative writing, graphic design, and postmodernism at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her work is characterized by a mindblowing mix of traditional and digital media, wild colors, textures and it possesses a certain fluid and feminine quality. See some choice pieces below. All her illustration works start by hand with pencil and paper.
Watercolour paintings by Marilyn Manson NOTE: The following text begins with his first exhibit in 2002 which also has its own page. For anyone who wants a quick listing of Manson's artshows and exhibits, I've made a page here: Art show listing for Marilyn Manson Writer, rocker, singer, photographer, director, composer and now a watercolourist with a debut exhibition - this man's a busy bee. Most of the paintings shown just below were on display at Marilyn's Golden Age of Grotesque Art Show - held Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 September 2002 in Los Angeles, USA. The show took its title from the work-in-progress GAOG album and era.
A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal I had to pick up my jaw when this image first appeared in my inbox this morning. The density, detail and subject matter was so instantly compelling I was fascinated to learn about the artist behind it. As it turns out, this is the latest illustration from a duo of illustrators from Brazil named Fernando Moraes and Raone Ferreira who work under the collective title Imarginal. The two have a unique style of working in tandem on artworks such as the piece above which took three months of 8-10 hour days to complete and measures 1 x 0.7 meters (a little over 3 feet wide). Artist: Nanami Cowdroy I LOVE Nanami Cowdroy! Her style of art is a refreshing twist on old school Japanese illustration… which makes sense since she’s half Japanese and half European. Throw in the fact that she’s Australian (oh man, that accent) and, as I said, I’m in love. I know, you’re supposed to separate the art from the artist, but I just can’t help myself. Anyway, her art is incredibly detailed, yet simple and easy on the eye with its flowing black and white design. From what I’ve noticed while trolling the internet, a number of people like Nanami Cowdroy’s art so much that they’ve decided to tattoo her designs on their bodies.