saype draws 10,000 square meter man in the mountains of leysin, switzerland

artist saype has recently completed this monumental ephemeral land artwork in the mountainous landscape of leysin, switzerland. the 10,000 square meter piece depicts a reclined man lying on the side of a huge hill, his arms crossed behind his head, eyes closed as the sun hits his face, and a pipe casually resting in his mouth. saype has painted the grass in shades of black, white and grey, forming the […]

 

JR Installs Giant Athletes Interacting With the City of Rio

French artist JR just unveiled two new works in Rio ahead of the 2016 Olympics that depict enormous athletes interacting with the city. The first depicts Cologne-based, Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss hurdling over a 25-story apartment complex in city’s center. “He missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics but he is there somehow,” says JR. The second piece is an unidentified diver suspended above the water […]

 

Artist Repurposes Found Driftwood Into Surreal Self-Portrait Sculptures

Artist Michelle Dickson has transcended the boundaries of what a self-portrait can be. In her current surrealist sculpture series, Neither Mine Nor Yours, Dickson merges a plaster cast of her own face with driftwood she’s collected on hikes in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The mix of plaster, oil paint, wax, and wood create an amalgam of textures, colors, and natural cracks that highlight the body’s connection to its natural […]

 

“Control” By Pawel Kuczynski

Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski who is famous for his satirical illustrations strikes again. This time it’s about Pokémon GO. Do you agree with him? Please follow and like us:256

 

Carl Jara’s Surreal Sand Sculptures

  While many of us can’t keep a decent castle together, Carl Jara, a Cleveland-based artist, creates surreal figures and scenes that defy the medium of sand sculpture. Jara has nabbed dozens of awards and world championships, traveled the world, and even been featured on the Travel Channel for his efforts. And while many take to sea animals, pirate imagery, and other ocean fare for inspiration, Jara uses sand to […]

 

Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos, "Talos – Representations of the Artificial Man"

Exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos attempts a special dialogue with the monumental statues of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. In the exhibition that is hosted in the café of the city’s most important museum, the Greek artist creates “Talos”, the first artificial creation of antiquity in the image and likeness of man. Thus he attaches monumental dimension in the representation of the artificial man, […]

 

Vasily Klyukin envisions color-changing 'rose pavilion' as a bouquet of flowers

Story via Design Boom whether they be in the form of a snake, sailboat or ancient greek statue, the architectural visualizations of vasily klyukin seek to defy ordinary structural standards. his most recent project translates a delicate and ephemeral element of nature into a striking and luminous building proposal for a cultural program in an urban center. ‘roses are the most beautiful flowers and a gift of those who are in […]

 

Living Works That Flatten Three-Dimensional Scenes Into Two-Dimensional Photographs by Alexa Meade

Story via this is Colossal Flattening three-dimensional installations into two-dimensional images, Alexa Meade compresses reality by covering models in specifically applied paint, making sure to focus on painted shadows and highlights to transform her posed subjects into paintings. Meade’s works, which she has referred to as “reverse trompe l’oeil” combine installation, painting, photography, and even performance, as many of her works are done live and with little room for error. Mistakes made during her […]

 

Sarah Sitkin’s Unsettling Sculptures Toy With The Human Form

Story via Hi Fructose Faces meld together; severed, broken hands are fixed in gripped positions. These are sculptures by Los Angeles artist Sarah Sitkin, who crafts unsettling, occasionally grotesque works made with materials like silicone, resin, latex, plaster, and clay. It’s not that the artist is trying to shock, even if some of the imagery recalls the darker films of David Cronenberg; Sitkin just seems to have found a different […]

 

maud vantours' psychedelic paper landscapes form kaleidoscopic canvasses

Story via Design Boom maud vantours uses only paper as a medium in the making of kaleidoscopic compositions and layered landscapes. the paris-based artist’s early study of textile design and materials led her to a creative practice that sees ordinary sheets turn into psychedelic chromatic canvasses. vantours meticulously sculpts hundreds of paper sheets layer by layer, building volume and dimensionality through an interplay between color and light. organized by motif […]