Riusuke Fukahori has just opened his show, Goldfish Salvation, at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. The Japanese artist (featured previously) paints strikingly realistic aquatic worlds into wooden sake boxes and bamboo tubs. Each meticulous painting is built up using layers of poured resin, each with a layer of paint in between. The final results, which can be months in the making, look convincing enough to be alive.
Guido Van Helten’s Giant Murals Feature East-European Textile Patterns
by Clara MoraesPosted on December 2, 2015
Minsk, the capital of Belarus, was recently taken over by street art festival Urban Myths. For this festival, artists had to explore the city for three days, plunge into the city’s atmosphere and then create original paintings based on urban folklore. After studying the locals and their traditions, British-Australian artist Guido Van Helten chose to paint a girl dressed in an embroidered red and white shirt.
The street art of Lisbon is one of the best that I’ve seen. I take a lot of guided graffiti tours, from Brazil to Palestine to Perth to Germany, and the one I took in Lisbon was one of the best I’ve been on.There was so much of it in the 1+ hour car tour of the city, that we only got to see a small percent of it! But what I did get to see was some amazing art work.My guide in Lisbon knew exactly where to take me for the greatest pieces, including a city wall, a health clinic wall, giant murals covering whole buildings, and many other hidden treasures.Here are the highlights of one of the best graffiti/street art tours in Europe.
Zack Mclaughlin writes Inspired by the beauty of birds I love to create sculptures from paper, wood and other mixed media.
I began making these sculptures a couple of years ago, the first one I made was for my own children’s book concept where a little boy makes a paper bird lantern and flies away. I couldn’t visualise how to paint it so I went about making it. I loved the process and found experimenting with new materials a real challenge and in the end hugely rewarding.
Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. Rosane's imagination runs wild in his composite images of cartoony characters that morph into familiar faces of animals and pop-culture
On a list of things I most anticipated sitting down to cover on Colossal today, the hurdy gurdy probably wasn't in the top thousand topics, but then I stumbled onto this video and had to share it. The piece is called Omen, written and performed by Guilhem Desq, who uses an electrified version
New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces since we explored her work this summer. White relies heavily on thin lines and negative space to create each illustration, a subtractive process
India is a country crazy about movies, the Indian film industry produces the largest number of movies in the world in a dozen languages. These posters are made by Bangalore based Ramchandraiah who has been creating posters since 1971. He draws a poster every 3 hour and reproduces them on a second hand 114 year old British made lithograph machine.
As an antidote to the sedentary lifestyle, Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes collaborated on “Situation Room,” an immersive installation that will shake up viewers’ senses. Currently on view at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, “Situation Room” is described as a sound object. The enormous, hot pink structure not only envelopes viewers in a fluorescent, biomorphic mass. It also vibrates with sound
Deforestation has a significant environmental impact. Many studies suggest that is a contributor to global warming; it impacts the water cycle by reducing the amount of water in the soil and air; it contributes to soil loss; and it results in a decline in biodiversity.
Seattle-based artist Carol Milne (previously) fabricates flowing glass sculptures that mimic the delicate patterns of knit yarn. Contrary to the assumption that Milne has super-human ability to knit strands of molten glass by hand, the artist instead devised a somewhat complicated process that involves wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting. She discusses her techinques in detail in this video from Heather DiPietro. Milne also offers a PDF and a book about producing her glass work through the FAQ on her websit
The paper art creations of the American artist Rogan Brown who designs then cuts by hand or laser thousands of paper microorganisms, including tree moss, cell structures, bacteria, coral, diatoms, and radiolaria. With his creations, the artist questions our relationship with these microorganisms, but also uses them as a symbol to illustrate life, natural architectures or the relationships between all living things in nature.
Bot Potts, via M.A.D.Gallery Working out of his one-man workshop inside a mid-19th century barn, artist Bob Potts (previously) builds wonderous kinetic sculptures that replicate the motions of birds, fish, or other natural motions. The 72-year-old artist utilizes hand-crafted gears, levers, c
This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate scenes from individual stories in three dimensions. The 40-panel books are laser cut from paper and assembled into a booklet that can be viewed page by page or fanned out as a sort of layered diorama of silhouettes.
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 by the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the rehabilitation of the Vincent van Gogh Foundation at Arles, France by Fluor Architecture is a beautiful exercise that transcends the fine boundaries between art and architecture.
Those who have walked the streets of San Francisco will recognize Jet Martinez and Chor Boogie’s colorful styles. The prolific artists are stalwarts of the city’s street art scene and their work can be seen in the Mission District’s ever-evolving, outdoor mural gallery, Clarion Alley. Boogie and Martinez have teamed up for the exhibition “Balance,” opening at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco on November 7.
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