For the most part, no one gets surprised by shadow art anymore because it’s usually pretty straightforward. You see the different parts of whatever the shadow represents in the pieces used to cast the shadow. There’ll be a leg shaped object, an arm object, torso, and head object, and then voila, a human body shadow. [...]
French artist Jérémy Laffon wants to stick gum to your new shoes. So he built a gallery floor made of gum. And he wants to build insanely huge gum towers. So he put thousands of sticks of gum together then applied heat. These fragile leaning towers of distaster are structurally unsound due to Laffon’s carefully chosen heat gun [...]
There’s something both comforting and creepy about Machida Kumi’s artwork. At first glance, I see what looks like a mother and child holding each other lovingly. The color pallet is a calming pastel pink and cream. It seems harmless. But that’s the interest of each piece. When you look closely, they’re really weird, with alien people shooting lasers from [...]
I first saw Suzie Millions’s work when she was doing backwards portraits on glass. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know her pretty well. She makes faces out of food for fun. She has a closet dedicated to Hank Williams. She puts googlie eyes on everything. Millions recently had a crafts book published that is [...]
Hino Korehiko’s oil paintings may seem to be cute at first glance. But take a second look and you might have nightmares later tonight. These pastel portraits feature flowers, jewels, underwear clad men, and other pretty things. But each person has bizarrely large eyes. And the figures are strangely sexless. I though I was looking [...]
Reid Peppard, of RP/Encore, creates stunning fashion accessories featuring taxidermied creatures. Peppard only uses found animals, but adorns this roadkill with such exquisite materials that it somehow becomes sexy. The result is as beautiful as it is haunting, drawing particular attention to the violence in our quest for style.
Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi’s series of pastel room and floating objects is quietly unnerving. Something about each scene is just not right. But it’s all subtle. Maybe it’s the pealing wallpaper seemingly coming to life and writhing like a snake. Maybe it’s the monotony of the clean, empty rooms. Each scene is silently “Nameless” as [...]
If Dos Equis had a commercial for the most interesting Singaporean photographer alive, this would be John Clang. He’s one of those artists who continues to evolve. I love the way he thinks. He’s very cognisant of the surface plane and shapes that are discovered within the photograph’s composition. And he’s also one of the [...]
Imagine creating a photo of Macau, China’s skyline one pixel at a time. Sounds tedious, right? But that’s exactly what Toronto-based Cube Works Studio did when they created these murals. 85,794 rubik’s cubes were arranged as if they were pixels to create these mind blowing designs. It only took a few months to construct this [...]
This is the kind of art that would drive my dad insane. Scott Wade uses filthy windscreens as a canvas and draws the most amazing paintings on them. Fantastic! I knew there must be a benefit in never getting your car washed.