Sydney-based artist Lexi Land is known to be as mysterious as she is revealing; creating amazing works of art that dabble in the strange and dark. Ahead of her new exhibition ILLUMINATING DARKNESS ‘Dissected Dreamscapes of a Lunartic’, we sat down with Land to discover what makes her tick. The answer? Whisky and porn, of […]
There’s no shortage of photos of objects laid out in neat columns online, but I feel Jim Golden’s work still deserves a special mention. I love the one with all the cassette tapes the best. According to PDN, only one of the photos was commissioned, everything else was a labor of love. Neatness-obsessed pack rats […]
He started to shoot surfing back in the early days, now Andrew Kaineder is a mixed media professional who focusses on fashion and documentary storytelling. Recently, Kaineder and his co-collaborators (and great mates) Tim and Pete jointly applied their skills to create 135 in Sydney last month. The trio exhibitors used a printing technique call […]
LA native CANTSTOPGOODBOY is a self-taught, upcoming artist who already has Sony, TOMS Shoes, Absolute Vodka and Coachella client bragging rights under his belt. Big on implementing mixed media techniques, his style abounds with brightly coloured pop culture imagery and vintage comics that evoke positivity. Catch sixteen original paintings, some small installations and an exclusive mural at his ‘C.S.G.B’ exhibit at Hollywood’s PROJECT Gallery. The show kicked off yesterday.
Danilo Brandao is a Sydney-based Brazilian artist and graphic designer. I had the pleasure of exhibiting some of his work in a group show last year and immediately fell in love with his style. If there is a true all-rounder out there, it’d have to be this guy. From producing eye-catching detailed collage work, to […]
Anatoly Konenko has several micro miniatures, most of which have been recognised as being the world’s smallest. He has meticulously written tiny books and crafted several pieces of art on media as diverse as rice, poppy seed, and human hair.
These trees are living, breathing, balloon carrying, leaf tossing creatures. Created during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (22-30 October 2011), the project celebrated the visual transformation of forests. The series included photography as well as a cool video. Watching the beautiful variety and change in this series will make you think twice about treating trees […]
These cool illustrations from Shane McAdams were created using an unexpectedly fresh media: try ball point pen, oil, and resine on panel. Step into a world of synthetic landscapes that are bursting with scenes of abstract bright colors. Some of the imagery is naturalistic and comfortable, but each piece sports neon colors, even where you’d […]
Not sure what we’d do if we were to stumble upon a USB flash drive embedded in a wall in the streets. Essentially an anonymous offline peer-to-peer file-sharing initiative hosted in public spaces, the Dead Drops project is driven by Berlin-based media artist Aram Bartholl who mounts the USB drives empty at the start and lets anyone plug in his or her laptop to share data. Fascinating.
What a lovely painting, right? Ehhh, not quite. Artist Shintaro Ohata combines painting on canvas and sculpture in his amazing mixed-media work. When viewing his art straight on, the viewer sees a dynamic one-dimensional image. But at any other angle, you can see the piece for what it really is: a sculpture in front of a painting. Amazingly innovative.
We defy you to look at these awesome mixed-media sculptures by Berlin-based creative duo, Ronnie Yarisal and Katja Kublitz, without breaking out into a smile. From tiles falling out of a wall-hung carpet to a toilet pump pulling the needle-like thorns from a cactus with the power of a magnet (wittily termed ‘Domestification’), it’s impossible not to be charmed.
Visual Funk Art Destroyer. I do freelance illustration, advertising, animation, murals, live art in night clubs, all that. The two biggest books of my career came out this year – Los Angeles Ink Stains and Everybody Loves TANK GIRL. My new animated show, Disco Destroyer, debuts on the relaunch of Liquid Television on MTV in 2013.
APP ART is a quirky exhibit of new works by Chris Georgalas and Peter J. Ketchum at the scruffy TNC Gallery on 1st Ave, New York. With warped sensibilities Ketchum investigates the past refelected in vintage printed matter: ads, card games, matchbooks and black and white photos from the 1860s to the 1960s. In repurposing these words and images, the new work becomes uniquely his own. Actually, who else would claim them? Georgalas combines images with found objects – a full BED! – to make funny, melancholy, challenging pictures. He’s been called the new Duchamp. Yikes! The exhibition runs until October 26.
As if working with models such as Gisele Bundchen and being published in Vogue were not enough for French photographer, Jean-Francois Lepage, he now merges fashion with art. Adding finely crafted linework and collage to his images, Lepage’s pushes his work further to explore ‘insights on individuality, mortality, and the unspoken forces which guide the sublime emotional instincts of the human mind’.