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Ceramicist Haejin Lee designs sculptures that seem to unwind before your eyes, ceramic structures that free and splay outwards to make faces far more impressive. Using minimal color Lee instead concentrates on her shapeshifting sculptures, often including human elements like eyes and mouths that grow from the chaos. (more…)
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James Bullough is an American born artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. His paintings, and huge monumentally scaled site-specific murals, are phenomenal combinations of realist painting technique and graphic punctuation. Inspired by gritty urban graffiti as a young artist growing up in Washington, DC, Bullough harnessed its energy in his work, and perfected a realistic oil painting technique from his study of the Old Masters. Combining the momentum of the one and the technical precision of the other, his work is about staging compelling contrasts and juxtapositions. (more…)
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.” (more…)
Though we can appreciate Gabriel Dawe’s beautiful thread art by just looking at these pictures, we’re certain that these photos will never quite do them justice. In fact, we can imagine ourselves walking around these rainbow prisms and just getting lost. I asked Dawe to tell us what he hoped others got out of his artwork including what they represent.
“Conceptually, these works are about the human need for shelter,” he tells us. “Fashion and architecture have many functions, but one thing they both share is that they protect us from the elements. I’m taking the main material that clothing is made out of—thread—to make an architectural structure. By reversing scale and material in this way, I end up with a structure that I see as symbolic of the social constructions humans need to survive as a species. (more…)
UK-based artist Susan Stockwell recently completed this gigantic world map made from recycled computer components for the University of Bedfordshire. (more…)
Think about all the uses you have for duct tape, masking tape, electrical tape, and packing tape, but we are confident you never thought of the use that Mark Khaisman did. Mark creates remarkable portraits out of packing tape. Mark weaves together layers of packing tape, using depth and direction of the layers to produce coloration and depth in the images. The results are stunning. The portraits have a colorful appearance similar to old tintype photographs, but with a patchwork feel to them, also. Mark does not stop with portraits. He creates wall sculptures featuring chairs, armor, and many other objects all created with packing tape.
You might believe anything can be fixed with a roll of duct tape and baling wire, but Mark Khaisman knows he can create almost any scene with just a simple roll of packing tape.
It’s almost as if Alexandra Pacula paints what she sees while driving drunk at 100 mph. “My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife,” says the New York-based artist born in Poland.
“I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment.” (more…)