By Amanda Teo in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013
New Zealand photographer Jonathan Cameron’s series Vamp: High Tea Edition, plays on the idea of pop-culture’s obsession with the alluring Vampire figure. A series of photos featured as a cookbook are accompanied by recipes that include the unusual ingredient of blood, playing on the idea of the ‘vegetarian vampire’. For the series, Cameron developed the […]
By Airin Dia in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013
Aakash Nihalani’s style is recognizable across the wide variety of mediums he uses: minimal geometric shapes on a flattened visual plane, often employing different techniques of contrast and forced perspective to give the impression of virtual depth or movement.
By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013
Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.
Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) is a contemporary Buddhist temple situated in Chang Rai, Thailand. It is the vision of artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who has dedicated the rest of his life to completing the sculpturally intricate, mirror embedded sanctuary. He believes the project will take 70 years to complete and he is in the process of passing his aspirations onto his 60 or so helpers.
The first thing that strikes you when you see these paintings is the bright contrasting colours, form and how they interact with the surrounding space. Hugh Byrne operates out of his studio in Cape Town, South Africa where he finds himself influenced mostly by the city. The paintings are created by combining multiple layers of household […]
By Chloe Warner in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013
Have you ever discarded a penny or cent deeming it worthless or an additional weight in your wallet? Or maybe you pick them up, wishing for good luck? Jacqueline Lou Skaggs wants to change our perception and value of the cent. She has created a series of 12 gems for us to keep and treasure. […]
Noah Erenberg, from Isla Vista, California, recently created a series of expressionistic paintings of faces from his imagination. Noah (challenged with autism) has a vivid sense of colour and form and recreates his beachside neighborhood in paintings, drawings and text work. He was recently asked to join the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara. More […]
One of my childhood dreams was to roam space in a spaceship. Illustrator Enzo Pérès-Labourdette shows us a vision of a future where that dream might partly come true. In his illustration he shows us amazing details of all the things happening on his busy space-station.
By Gili Karev in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013
It’s an eye, it’s a silhouette, it’s a molecular cosmology! Actually no, it’s artist J.D. Doria’s awesome ink-photography-technology combination that makes tiny images look like the nucleus of universal structures as we know them. Doria uses a combination of acrylic, ink, glass colours and water on paper, then captures fragments of these amorphous creatures with […]
Zen Death Squad are a trio of young producers and multi-instrumentalists creating dark widescreen textures and cinematic atmospheres. Their new single, Where The Whales Sleep, is part of an upcoming trilogy released over the coming months, each with an accompanying video and artwork, and is available for free download from their website. The video was […]
Misery City is a new surreal noir comic from Markosia Publishing in London. The illustrations, by Vassilis Gogtzilas, are beautifully daring and dark. The story is written by Kostas Zachopoulos and tells the tale of Max Murray, an unlucky trench coat detective, forever damned in the concrete labyrinth of Misery City. Hunted by Hell’s lurking […]
By River Croteau-Hanson in New Photography on Thursday 23 May 2013
The black and white photography of Andre D. Wagner creates a bold statement while maintaining a simple image. Wagner uses everyday lives and routines to perfectly portray different aspects related to humanity. He uses the language of expression to directly relate to his audience. The power of suggestion is forceful in his work, alongside the […]
More than 100 of the world’s most exciting and influential artists, illustrators and designers including Oliver Hibert, Tatiana Arocha, Insa, Stanley Chow, Kai and Sunny and Pete Fowler have taken a paper dog and made it their own as part of the two-year Gerald Project. Culminating in an exhibition currently at New York Design Week, […]
In this music video, the artist combined traditional watercolor techniques with digital effects. Every texture, illustration or letter was painted and scanned several times to achieve this beautiful effect. It took weeks to produce because of the high level of details and the painting effect the artist wanted to achieve. It’s a brilliant combination of […]
Sometimes artists draw still life. Sometimes artists do portraits. Sometimes some artists find it’s needed to not only stray away from a more conventional path, but to pull its pants down and examine its naughty bits. This is where Birdfood’s artwork pulls out its magnifying glass and goes to town.