Whenever I’m asked to do something I would rather not do, I usually retort with a flippant ‘I’ll rather watch paint dry’. Well, Dr. Thomas Curwen will beg to disagree with me. After all, the 34-year-old is a research scientist from Twyford, Berkshire whose job with the international paint company Dulux is to literally watch paint dry and he’ll have you know that he finds it most interesting at that.
In a world of post-modernism and abstract art, it is perhaps not so surprising to behold new forms of expression emerging from the most unlikely places. Having said that, it was wholly unexpected but equally delightful to stumble across The Paintboxer. Dutch artist and boxer Bart van Polanen Petel is the creativity and the force behind Paintboxer, a new approach to painting.
South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.
Steve Carr’s Screen Shots from his Mystical Realisms; Modest Gestures series provide thought-provoking visuals that play upon the painting process itself. Carr’s left hand holds a balloon filled with paint. His right hand then slowly-does-it inserts a needle into the balloon. The balloon bursts in slow motion to reveal the containing paint as it falls […]
These mixed media illustrations by Archann are gorgeous. I’m overwhelmed by the energy being given off by the combinations of color and texture. The impact of using hand-drawn elements mixed with digital art is wonderful. Archann has used his skills for a wide variety of audiences and I’d say it’s pretty obvious why everyone loves his work.
What were these people thinking? I mean, since when is having a hug zipper down your back a sign of beng attractive? These photos of acrylic paint on flesh are the brain child of 19-year-old Chooo-san. Disturbing as they are, they’re strangely impressive. Absolutely no photoshop involved.
These incredible photographs by Fabian Oefner were made by paint, a metallic rod, a drill, and a high-speed camera. Using special sensors, the camera captures the image precisely as the drill begins to spin. The paint flies off of the drill 1/40000 of a second after the drill is turned on, and the beautiful design […]
In this captivating video, Californian graffiti writer Apex tries out the new MTN 94 fluorescents under ultraviolet lights.
Ever wondered what that can of paint looked like before the color was mixed in? Well, now you can check it out first hand. This series of photographs were taken just before the tint was mixed into these cans of paint, creating these almost psychedelic images.
Andrew Miller is a strategic agent of change by day and a student by night. He also whitewashed objects in paint as part of his ongoing Brand Spirit series, ‘removing all visual branding, reducing the object to its purest form’. This means anything from a potato crisp to a dollar bill gets painted. Simple, but so effective.
I consider this man a modern master of applying paint onto an array of different canvases. Bryan Keith Lanier is inspired by dreams, mythology and pop-culture. Among my favourite pieces are his wonderfully well-painted studies of Greek and Roman stone sculptures, which he then throws into these dream-like settings.
Born in North Carolina, Amy Guidry is an artist now residing in Louisiana. Guidry has exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide including the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and the Schepis Museum. Her series, In Our Veins, explores the connections between all life forms and the cycle of life.
Johnny Two Tone Club is a collaborative project between some folks in Perth and Melbourne who like to do hand-pulled screen prints. International Walkman Day is the second installment in their ongoing Public Holiday Project series, which seeks to celebrate the anniversary of significant cultural events that don’t get the attention they deserve.