Australian-born graffiti artist Jimmy Cochran has painted walls from the Bronx to Berlin and is recognized equally in fine art galleries as graffiti street tours in London. Last month, Cochran unveiled his latest project, pushing the boundaries of his pointillist-inspired art style with 3D graffiti techniques.
Who knew that pencil art could be so multi-dimensional and layered? These incredible illustrations by young Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki are created using the projection technique, Anamorphosis, which gives the images a three-dimensional appearance when viewed from certain angles.
Melbourne-based artist Karryn Argus is concerned with objects, interiors and spacial interventions. Starting off as a painter, she is now working primarily in 3D. Her current project explores the inter-relationship between art objects and the viewer.
The use of layers to create 3D images is a long praised technique. Salvador Dali was, in fact, inspired by the use of layering to create three-dimensional atmospheres in the theater. But Riusuke Fukahori’s might be the most advanced, and arguably prettiest, application of the technique.
There’s something a bit terrifying about Laura Plansker’s nostalgic 3D illustrations. I suppose that’s why I like them so much. Like, check out that ham. It has legs but no arms! Freaky.
Master of incredibly detailed and macabre resin sculptures Paul Komoda did 3D and 2D creature design work for the upcoming prequel to The Thing, one of my favorite movies of all time. Check out some of his drawings and sculptures for the movie on his Facebook page.
Where art meets marketing. The three-dimensional wall art is a creative experiential marketing technique employed by Haier to give show-goers a taste of something unique at the Good Food and Wine Show. Show-goers are not interested in washing machines and refrigerators. So draw their attention by offering free photos posing in front of the cool 3D art. Clever!
Stan Manoukian (aka Grograou), one half of French comic art duo Stan and Vince, has his own blog where he posts tons and tons of awesome monsters. Recently he’s been doing papercut ones that people can fold into 3D versions of his creatures.
The Photobooth app on Macs has provided hours of inane tooling around for most people and resulted in countless stretched and distorted images that only their makers find entertaining, but Brooklyn artist Mark Pernice has translated a wonky webcam image of himself into a terrifying 3D mask. Reminds me of Aphex Twin.
Open-source digital artist Tom Beddard creates crazy looking images via complicated codes and programs. The 3D Mandelbulb Ray Tracer he’s been using most recently (which you can download and play with yourself) involves a lot of math and programming that’s way over my head, but the resulting 3D fractals look like an electron microscope photograph of God’s colon.