The face of Tokyo is changing at a quick pace, Many old buildings are being torn down to make way for new facilities planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Recently, one such office building in the Kojimachi area was repossessed by a group of 70 artists who gave it their makeover version on every floor.
Even in the world of miniatures, war-torn places create a somber mood. Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Araki cuts, paints, and glues pieces of Styrofoam to fabricate miniature models of city streets, cars, and garbage bags.
Well, at least someone paid attention to their arts & crafts teacher. Belgium-based ad agency ‘Soon’ created these colorful and eye-catching paper insects from recycled paper. Ripping away pages from old glossy magazines, the Soon team worked together to cut, paste, and fold the different body insects until they were able to make a reclaimed […]
Victoria, British Columbia-based artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace brings mythological and fantastical characters to life through her mixed media compositions. Using primarily paper and watercolour, Wallace puts together three-dimensional characters, layer by layer, to form a complex and engaging story filled with colour and texture.
Can you make mundane, laborious, and possibly back-breaking work fun? Well, these log pilers could, and some, like yours truly, may even view what they did as masterpieces of art. These unsung artists have patiently reviewed the different types, cuts, textures and colors of logs they have at their disposal and instead of merely dumping […]
I never knew paintings of lips could turn me on this much! Paris-based artist Hubert De Lartigue expresses his fascination with the female form through hyper-realistic paintings that will make you believe you’re looking at a photograph.
Talk about an unconventional canvas! Indiana-based artist Jamie Homeister paints the portraits of birds using their very feathers! As a tribute to her Canadian heritage and to Native American culture, Homeister meticulously paints, parrots, eagles, owls, and sometimes other animals like foxes and bears, on the medium that she says is no easier than ‘painting on blades of grass’.
I never knew rolls of foam could turn me on… until today. Previously, we featured French sculptor Etienne Gros’ series ‘Les Mousses’, wherein he bends, tucks, and pinches foam to look like the gorgeous curves of a woman’s body. Since then he’s expanded his collection, adding more of the unconventional material resembling classic nudes.
Most tattoos have underlying messages that require the observer to ask the owner what they mean. But in this case, I don’t think the owners themselves even understand what their tattoo means! Milan-based tattoo artist Pietro Sedda uses surrealism to ink the flesh of his clients, painting faceless portraits that show what they feel rather […]
‘SEKAI’, which means ‘world’ in Japanese, is a series by artist Maico Akiba, wherein she places miniature ecosystems on the backs of toy animals and dinosaurs. Using materials often used for model train sets, the artist creates scenes of humans with shops and homes going about their normal day, oblivious to the fact that they […]
How artistic can one get with ice cream? If you are talented like me, you wipe your gooey fingers onto your tee and call it abstract art. For Baghdad-based artist, he waits for his ice cream to melt and then uses them as paint. If he requires more colors, he adds more ice cream flavors […]
Street artist Pejac’s latest works in Paris involve you having to give them a detailed examination, because if you don’t come closer, you might not even notice they’re artworks at all! One of his street art involves a seemingly ordinary door on a wall, but upon inspection, it’s actually just a clever painting on a thick wall crack.
Get her to say the ultimate ‘Yes’ by popping the question and revealing to her a ring adorned with an eyeball! There’s no better way to express true love more than that! Dental laboratory technician and artist Morgan Loebel of Morgans Mutations makes the most disgusting, blood-curdling, sculptures you will every lay your eyes on. Using polymer clay, he molds mutants with hyper-realistic eyes, wrinkles, and teeth.
Strolling along the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France, you might come across a rather unusual sight: a giant, green bird taking a lazy afternoon nap. ‘Poussin endormi’, which means ‘Sleepy Chick’, is a charming topiary sculpture of a napping bird by French artist Claude Ponti.
You have to admit, this street artist is pretty punny. UK-based street artist ‘JPS’ uses witty puns in his stenciled works to get his message across. Most of his artworks include famous pop culture characters with a pun that relates to them. For instance, one image says ‘Painted on a Dark Knight’, with Batman right next to it.