Jan Huling transforms ordinary objects into curiosities, creating whimsical creatures out of knickknacks and found objects. Her elaborate bead sculptures invoke bright, ornamental patterns found in folk art across the world. The radiating, circular motifs recall the tessellating patterns of African textiles while her incorporation of jewels and ornamentation pays homage to Southeast Asian Buddhist architecture
Artist and curator Nathan Spoor takes over Copro Gallery in Santa Monica this month for another iteration of his “Suggestivism” group show, an annual exhibition with a rotating roster of contemporary artists. Spoor coined the term “Suggestivism” during his graduate studies to describe the type of ambiguous, fantastical figurative art he was creating
lways searching for new applications for her crochet practice (see our coverage of her crocheted train and crocheted boat as well as our extensive feature in Hi-Fructose Vol. 29), Olek recently traveled to the Caribbean for an underwater installation in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
With the exception of the repurposed containers, almost every aspect of these artworks by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye (previously) has been rendered in acrylic paint, carefully applied within layers of clear resin.
While we last heard from him in Bromölla a few days ago, ROA has now landed in Nässjö, Sweden where he just finished working on this new piece. The Belgian muralist painted a powerful mural on one of the city’s forgotten walls.
Muscat, Oman-based artist Nabhan Abdullatif has illustrated a clever series of visual puns using common household objects and creatures. More designs from the collection are available on his deviantART and Facebook pages. Prints, apparel, and more are available to purchase online at Society6 and Druckstoff Streetwear.
With the use of pigmented ink and paint spilling into water, South African artist Chris Slabber has created a pleasant series of images. Slabber captures the detailed liquid plumes as they emerge with high speed photography.
Never one to shy away from the macabre, artist and graphic designer Hedi Xandt is known in art circles for his beautifully ghoulish sculptural pieces, which often incorporate elements of the human skeleton.
French artist Marc Giai-Miniet has been creating for over 50 years, and over that time has accumulated a variety of titles from hobbyist, painter, printmaker, draftsman, and a “pipe puller” of symbols. His never-ending large scale dioramas which he calls “boxes” are almost Escher like. They take us through theatrical stages of industrial rooms; dusty libraries, attics, and winding, nonsensical machinery. These creepy post-disastrous events or crime scenes are beautiful in their destruction, similar to Lori Nix (covered here
Undocumented immigrants often describe feeling invisible in their new countries, as the significant parts of their day-to-day existence must be kept below the radar of those who can threaten their livelihoods. Colombian artist Rafael Gomezbarros touches upon this theme in his installation series “Casa Tomada,” in which giant sculptures of ants take over large, public spaces, confronting viewers with what they often overlook. “Casa Tomada” has previously appeared on the Colombian capitol building in Bogota and several art fairs in South America and the Caribbean. Its latest iteration is at Saatchi Gallery in London for their current exhibition, “Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America.”
Usually, LEGOs are simply a choking hazard as far as eating them is concerned. But Japanese artist and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has solved that problem by making everybody’s childhood dreams come true – he has created edible chocolate LEGOs.
The beautiful cardboard sculptures of artist Daniel Agdad, who imagined fragile and delicate creations between improbable flying machines and miniature industrial buildings… His sculptures of flying machines are part of his first solo exhibition...
Miniature city with office buildings and skyscrapers constructed by Peter Root out of more than 100,000 staples. Stacks of thousands of paper staples form the downtown core of the city. Creative project took 40 hours to complete.
In this tutorial I'll show you how to create an animation of a running cheetah, using a simple frame editor in Adobe Photoshop. First we'll learn how to prepare a base for every frame without a perfect reference, learning what a ...
Erika Simmons is revealing the Ghost in the Machine – that’s the apt title for her unusually creative artwork which uses the relics of the 20th century – namely film reels, music and VHS cassettes – to create portraits of the person the tape may...