Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Rudolph Walpoth creates incredily lifelike figures solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to accrue.
Having been a kid in the early ’90s, this is like an incredible acid flashback of all the best bits, and the worst bits. The day-glo, the denim and the amazing arcade games! If you’re thinking “WTF?” then you’re probably cynical and living in a post-fun world. I wouldn’t mind a little less irony and […]
This clip is a must see, both as a phenomenal display of trials riding and also pure imaginative filmmaking. Just watch it. Now.
Here’s an example of technological self-awareness taken to a whole new level. It could be seen as either terrifying or hilarious, but frankly, I think we can do with more interventions of this kind. So let’s follow Mr Johansson’s lead and think up some pranks.
In a throwback to my childhood, this is pretty much what every session playing with the micro machines entailed, right down to the toy animal dismemberment. Well done to the guilty parties for honouring little boys and their innocent toys. Calvin would be proud.
The market for site-specific light projections is a small but fiercely competitive one, as seen recently at Sydney’s Vivid festival. Here is another entry into the field, this time executed on a scale model of Tokyo.
Here are some of the most spectacular photos which formed part of this year’s National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest. May this inspire us all to explore and protect our natural world, as soon as we manage to pry our collective jaw off the floor.
Using the most rudimentary of traditional techniques, artist Bruno Walpoth creates incredibly life-like human sculptures out of solid pieces of wood. The fluidity and nuance seems to belong more to a painter than a woodcarver, but having been at it since the early seventies, one can appreciate the level of skill he has managed to […]
This time-lapse captures another significant episode in the story of London’s emerging new skyline. Tracing the progress of another ultramodern skyscraper, the Leadenhall Building, we see the faceted nature of this beast as it rises to completion. Beautiful, impressive stuff.
Here is a flowing, billowing tumour of a mural I recently completed as part of the Story Exhibition, a dynamic group show held at Sydney’s Penrith Regional Gallery. Other participating artists include the incredible Shaun Tan, Kendall Murray, as well as Alasdair Macintyre’s brilliant Star Wars-inspired pieces. You’ve got until mid-September to check it out.
Some people spend their days venting petty frustrations on Facebook and Twitter. Other people do things their own way. In Bending Steel a man deals with his inner struggles in a very intense and impressive manner.
As a representational painter, one of the key ingredients one has to master is the behaviour and interplay of light in space. For artist Lynne-Marie Eatwell, this forms the basis of her incredibly vivid works of oil on canvas, which possess a luminous quality, almost as if they were lit from within. Hailing from Cape Town […]
I’ve always found origami to be a very precise and sterile art form. However, looking at these pieces by Nguyễn Hùng Cường I see a whole new world of amazing possibilities in terms of fluidity, colour and interesting textures. Brilliant stuff.
Robin Eley is a hyperrealist painter based in Adelaide. His oil paintings are incredibly meticulous and a fine display of hyperrealistic art. If you want to see them up close, you have until July 6 to get to the Hill Smith Gallery in the Adelaide CBD.
The good thing about humans and the Internet is that there are always those individuals who are willing to collect the cream of the crop, so you don’t have to. Here is another example of brilliantly random finds from across Flickr that would no doubt cost many wasted man-hours to find by oneself.