When we finally move on to the afterlife, we’re probably going to be put in a dull and discreet coffin. But not the Ga people of Ghana. They like to go out in style. Fantasy or figurative coffins, are colourful and creative functional coffins designed and made by specialized carpenters in Greater Accra Region in […]
Ok, well now we’ve seen it all. Natalie Irish creates wonderful, sparkling portraits using just lipstick and her lips, literally kissing the canvas until is resembles the pop icons she predominantly recreates.
Low-Rise is a precarious assemblage of free-standing stacks of staples representing a complex city skyline. Peter Root, the British artist who had the idea for this interesting piece of mini architecture, apparently has a thing for highly labour-intensive, mantra-like procedures when creating art.
Most people, myself included, like to eat em’. But that hedonistic instinct doesn’t apply to Judith G. Klausner, who instead creates meticulous portraits out of the wonderfully tasty cream on an Oreo sandwich cookie. Delicious. In many ways than one.
Eeeewww. Right? Oh, what? It’s art and that’s all that matters? Well, ok. We can dig that. Ben Wilson trawls the streets of inner-city London looking for stray bits of gum on which to create his colourful, intricate artwork. He’s been doing it for six years and has completed around 8,000 paintings. Let’s hope he scrubs his hands thoroughly when he’s finished.
There is something strange and fantastical in Gary McCauley’s work. His pastels tell a story, or often several stories, with symbolic, and at times bizarre, imagery. His work reflects a child’s fascination with the world around him, filtered through the eyes and memories of an adult.
There is a trophy room somewhere, maybe not in this reality. A glittering demon sits in an armchair, admiring his many poached souls, prepared and mounted by Roxanne Jackson. Beware when she enters your house.
Whether tight-lipped local authorities are upset about this perversely attractive sight or not, there’s no question that it’s killed two birds with one stone: providing a refuge for tasteless gum that won’t end up on your shoe, and transforming a bland brick wall into a bit of an urban rainbow. I dig. [Photos via OddityCentral]
There’s something wrong with this picture, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Oh yes, there’s the word Kunst written on the building. Entitled House Attack, this artwork by Erwin Wurm features a cute little suburban cottage wedged on the rooftop of the MUMOK (the Museum of Modern Art or in German, Museum […]