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08

Apr

Environmental Art

Interactive Art False Floor

A long way from the bathroom 

A long way from the bathroom, close up

X-ray Art

Somewhere a Door Slammed Exterior

Somewhere a Door Slammed interior



Rosie Leventon has an underlying mission for all the sculptures and artwork she presents. She wants to make a visual statement about human interaction with the environment around us. All the pieces above are molded from recycled goods. From donated goods to hunting around in scrap yards, Leventon aims to narrate a duel metaphor of waste. For more information on the artist please visit http://www.rosieleventon.com/index.html

31

Mar

Artistic Illusions

Samuel Beckett

Someone Else’s Mess (Foot Print on Linen)

Chair

Building Blocks

Akari


Kumi Yamashita is a Japanese artist that spent most of her life abroad. Her work utilizes light and space manipulations. Yamashita’s work has been sighted as the “visible reminder of the Invisible Light. Above you can see how ordinarily mundane objects have been transformed to project much more marvelous shapes and forms. For more information about the artist or see more of her works, please visit http://kumiyamashita.com/index.html.

23

Mar

A Famous Cat

The work above is created by Russian artist Svetlana Petrova. The artist is known for recreating some of the world’s finest paintings by including her pet cat Zarathustra. The cat can be seen in some of the great works created by artists Botticelli, Dali, Da Vinci and Monet. To develop these wonderful images, the artist took photographs of her cat, who has a natural tendency to pose, and photoshopped it into the art. According to Petrova, it was through a friend who said her cat was funny that inspired her to create these images. Petrova stated that “Zarathustra is a natural born model. He adores adopting different poses, sometimes very feminine and coquettish, and makes different faces.” Petrova said that the most difficult and longest part of the work was getting Zarathustra in the right position with the correct expression. Sometimes it takes months just to get the right pose.

21

Mar

South African Oil Paintings

Door for Child Welfare

Waxed Wheat

Waxed Wheat

Introspection

Pretty Protea

Unfinished Business

“I had a dream, which shed some light on my reasons for painting. I found myself in a room filled with paint buckets. Some were empty, some half full and I was lifting up the lids of the buckets, peering into each one to see if that one had what I was searching for. A voice spoke from outside my dream and asked me what I was looking for and I replied, “I am looking for my soul” I paint because I cannot not paint.

This is the artist statement of Estelle Kenyon. Her brush paints bold scenes of the natural environment and her interactions. While she aims to make a strong connection to nature, she admits that there is a lot of western influence in her art. For more information about Kenyon visit  http://www.estellekenyon.com.


18

Mar

Kachina Dolls- Dolls, Symbols or Both

 

Kachina stands for righteous people. Those dolls represent a very important aspect of Native American religion. The tribe it most specifically is associated with is the Hopi tribe. The dolls are seen as messengers from the spirit realm that would bring anything from fertility to rain. The Kachina figure above was created by Victor Trujillo. For more information on these figures please visit http://www.wrightsgallery.com/artist.php?artistid=172

11

Mar

Minimalist Art Deceives You

Crushed Grapes

Rubber Bands

Crushed Crayons

Cassette Tape Film

Light Bulb

Crushed Corn

Number 6

Crushed Pen

Number 4

Sharad Haksar is a highly awarded photographer. His photography life begin at the tender age of three. Since then, he has been traveling over the world picking up new techniques to add to his skill sets. Haksar has been commissioned by advertisers,  companies, and films for his breadth of knowledge and eye for movement. Above are some of his more minimalist photos. For more information on Kaksar please visit: http://www.sharadhaksar.com/.  

10

Mar

Transforming Renaissance Art with Staples

The work above was made by french artist Baptiste Debombourg. Using a staple gun, Debombourg was able to complete this complex mural made of 450,000 staples in 340 hours. The work above is titled ‘Aggravure III' and was inspired by 'Phaeton' from the series 'The Four Disgracers' (1588), which was engraved by 16th century artists and engravers Hendrick Goltzius, Jan Harmensz and Cherubino Alberti. The work above depicts Greek characters such as Tantalus, Icarus, Phaeton and Ixion being punished for their hubris. According to Debombourg, he wanted to explore the mythological and religious themes in ‘Mannerist engraving’, which is a form of art that emerged from the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520. By using staples, a modern technical tool, Debombourg has successfully transformed Renaissance styled paintings by adding a touch of modern industrial theme to them.

For more information on Debombourg’s work, please visit baptistedebombourg.com

(Source: buzz-beast.com)

02

Mar

Want to be like Spiderman? Go to France!

The installation above is by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich. The installation is currently being displayed at Le 104 in Paris as part of their In_Perceptions exhibition. Erlich creates the illusions in the photos above by “recreating an entire building facade on the ground and installing a gigantic mirror tilted 45 degrees”, giving participants the chance to visually experience weightlessness. Erlich is known for installations that defy the basic laws of physics and confuses the audience. In the past, he has done an incredible installation titled ‘Fake Swimming Pool' (shown above), which was exhibited in the 21st Century Museum of Art at KanazawaJapan. The amazing optical illusion of the building facade is on display through March 2012, if you so happen to be in France, be sure to check out this amazing installation.

For more information on Erlich’s work, please visit leandroerlich.com.ar

01

Mar

Integrating East and West

Colorful, playful, abstract and historical are some of the words that describe the work of Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. The Japanese artists’s work is a mixture of post-war contemporary art and pop culture. The subject matter in his paintings demonstrate the differences between the western and eastern cultures. According to Joshua Liner Gallery, Matsuyama said that he hopes to “render traditional icons and imagery within a broader ether of an international intermix that has become the evolution of what seems to be the urban-ideal of the global contemporary." As you can see from his works above, Matsuyama’s work is abstract and leads the audience to enter a fantasy world. Despite the complex and abstract images, the artist’s work clearly shows how his work is about integrating into a new world order of urban cosmopolitanism. 

For more information regarding Matsuyama’s work, please visit matzu.net

29

Feb

Working with Colors

Rico Blanco’s work is unique in terms of texture and composition. The abstract paintings shown above are mysterious, but the mixture of cool colors makes them interesting and fun to look at. Blanco started drawing at a young age using crayons to create pirate ships on the walls of his family home. After studying illustration at Brighton, Blanco became more serious with art and decided to work on major painting projects using brushes and paints together. The young artist finds his inspiration from photographs in old books and magazines. He is also inspired by the natural world and the human form. 

For more information regarding Blanco’s work, please visit twelvty.com

(Source: booooooom.com)