Oh, the joys of going from living quietly by yourself to sharing space with the one you love. You wouldn’t give them up – that’s for sure – but life sure has changed since you were just casually dating.
Having grown up around the English party scene of the 1990s, British artist Dean Zeus Coleman, or simply ‘Zeus’, has used this as inspiration to make pop culture sculptures out of a very influential material: ecstasy pills.
Skulls have long been a favourite subject matter of many sculptors, that’s why to set himself apart, Australian artist Joseph Marr has given mortality a sweet makeover.
At first glance, South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee’s creations might look like they came from a dream or a surreal painting, but they’re actually sculptures made from discarded pieces of wood.
French creative duo ‘Ella&Pitr’ creates giant murals that depict giants sleeping in the city. Though massive as they may be, you won’t really be able to see them – that is unless, you can fly.
Few of us have the cojones to quit our 9 – 5 jobs to follow our passions and talents, but Mulga (aka Joel Moore) did just that. After working in finance, this Aussie artist decided to give up the corporate world and jump head first into his passion: illustration.
We live in a world saturated with images of what (many think) is the ‘perfect body’. One week it’s slim thighs, the next week it’s big butts. And don’t get me started on how the ‘perfect face’ should look. One artist decided to shine a light on our culture’s obsession with beauty and though her work is shocking, it illustrates just how far we are willing to go to seek perfection.
Instead of painting on a traditional linen canvas, Istanbul-based artist Sureyya Noyan uses something a bit more unconventional, and uhm, organic.
Feeling a little bored on that flight home? Got some artistic skills? You might want to take after artist Claire Harvey and illustrate your hours away! Using paper and clear tape, Harvey creates the illusion that teeny characters are standing on the wings of flying planes.
For the Malta Street Art Festival, Dutch artist Leon Keer (previously) painted a stretch of sidewalk with an illusion straight out of a fairy tale: giant gummy bears converging together.
For the past five years, Texas-based crochet artist ‘Geeky Hooker’ has been turning her favourite pop culture characters into adorable little dolls. But rather than keeping the collection all to herself, she gives them away for adoption!
In Mexico, a youth organization collaborated with the local government to bring change to an impoverished community by turning their entire neighbourhood into a massive mural.
Tacoma, Washington-based artist Jon Almeda creates beautiful hand-thrown ceramics such as vases, bowls, and teapots. You’d have to squint a bit, though, otherwise you might not see them!
Matylda Konecka is an artist from Wrocław, Poland. She graduated from Landscape Architecture at the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, and has been awarded prizes in several major competitions, while also having a number of individual and group exhibitions throughout Europe.
We probably won’t be eating chicken wings for a while. Back in 2008, Beijing-based artistic duo Sun Yuan and Peng Yu unveiled their most disturbing work: a highly-realistic sculpture of a fallen angel.