New York-based photographer Nir Arieli captures the grace and elegance of dancers in his series entitled Tension. Through the use of an overlapping technique, Arieli highlights the intricate and dynamic muscle movements these male dancers. The overlapping effect creates an energetic composition that portrays strength, control, and tenacity.
Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte’s latest series, shot in the US and Spain over the course of three years, depicts the change in relationships between men and women from previous generations. Uriarte seeks to represent the balance within the relationship, but also the confusion and uncertainty men experience during this change. Entitled The Men Under the […]
Glasgow-based pizzeria owner Domenico Crolla does more than just make delicious pizzas, he creates edible works of art. Crolla makes detailed portraits of pop culture icons such as Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Rhianna, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. He even makes pizzas with Louboutins on them, with their iconic red soles made from tomato sauce. […]
Noah Erenberg, from Isla Vista, California, recently created a series of expressionistic paintings of faces from his imagination. Noah (challenged with autism) has a vivid sense of colour and form and recreates his beachside neighborhood in paintings, drawings and text work. He was recently asked to join the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara. More […]
I chanced upon Indonesian artist Syaiful A Rachman’s 153 x 153 cm portrait of Michael Jackson at OdeToArt gallery recently, and it was amazing to zoom in on the acrylic painting and see how crowds of tiny little anonymous people make up the big picture. Rachman has used a similar approach and point of view […]
Portraits of people with superhero-inspired logos, illustrations and comic panes imprinted all over their faces? We are all living a bit larger-than-life these days. Artist Sandra Chevrier wields quite a bit of magic with watercolor, acrylic, pencil and collage.
To do a portrait of a person is to dig deep into his or her soul, to understand what they do and why they do it, and then make it visible. When this person is a celebrity, the job is harder because they’ve already gone through many interpretations. Still, you have to find something new. […]
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is on the prowl to collect your DNA. Like a forensic detective, Hagborg has learned to find traces of strangers’ DNA on common rubbish such as cigarette butts and chewed gum. Sounds a little gross, right? But trust me, it’s all worth it in the end when you see the incredible life-like portraits she creates from […]
Skype is mainly for mums who miss their study-abroad kids, or for long-distance lovers. But Gabrielle Bell, the mind and hand behind alternative comics Lucky and Voyeurs, and collaborator of Michel Gondry, has found the best use of the software yet. She’ll do a tiny watercolour portrait of you over Skype. The results are gorgeous.
Illustrator Mike Mitchell created this stunning series of portraits of characters from famous movies where his subtle use of colour accurately captures the personality of each character. Recognise your favourite amongst them?
Brett Williams’s chalk pastel portraits celebrate the vulnerable, broken side of being human. These intimate pieces show us a side of the subjects that is normally hidden. The South African artist spares no details no matter how unflattering. The nudes are honestly scared and creased. His self-portrait feels tired and bruised. And that’s the beauty […]
Photographer Ana Oliveira has a photo series with subjects re-enacting their portraits from decades ago with similar lighting and camera angles. So, this is how we all age.
Bradley Hart, who currently has a solo exhibition running over at Gallery Nine5, basically takes bubble wrap and patiently injects every individual bubble with acrylic paint to create photorealistic portraits. They are amazing.
These portrait shots by Dutch photographer Morten Koldby capture our furry and feathered friends in much the same way you’d snap a particularly photogenic human. With the animals all staring straight into the lens, you get a sense of the wisdom and insight the lurks just beneath the eyes. Beautiful? Yes. But hauntingly so.
Jonathan Zajdman is an illustrator based in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. He’s worked for a handful of ad agencies and small publishers, but it’s his portraits and story book-styled illustrations that are really worth checking out.