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Korean artist Kim Hyun constructed these astonishing figures from only wire and and dice. As a guide, Hyun used plaster casts of actual people and then ran the wire through the dice to form the body. I wish I could understand his website (it’s in Korean) so I . . . → Read More: Kim Hyun constructs figures from dice
Looking Glass 2009. flag size 82 x 144 cm. Bleaching technique & dye on vintage American flag in black box frame
After viewing the waving flags used for protest and commemoration in the streets of New York City after 9/11, British artist Pam Glew was inspired to use flags as the basis for her . . . → Read More: Pam Glew creates mixed-media portraits on flags
Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.
I’m not one for gushy love stories but this one is just too well-done to miss. Plus it was all shot on the Nokia N8 mobile phone which appeals to the budget-minded artist in me.
Splitscreen: A Love Story is by James Griffiths, winner . . . → Read More: Splitscreen: a love story by James Griffiths
Edinburgh-based Mat Hay recently produced a stunning series of collages called “China.” Using his own documentary photographic images, Hay constructs some of his work from just 2-3 photos, and others, like his portraits, from 200-300 digitally sliced photos. Hay considers his work to be documentary photomontages since they reflect his impressions of . . . → Read More: Mat Hay produces documentary photomontages of China
21600 Pages2012 Ink/ acrylic and Paper with printed & hand written Farsi Text Esheghe“Love” 48″ x 48″ x 3.5″ / 121.92 x 121.9 x 9 cm
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At first glance the work of Iranian-born artist Hadieh Shafie looks like an abstract painting of brightly colored circles within circles. Upon closer . . . → Read More: Hadieh Shafie coils paper with Islamic text
Loved to Death ~ Recent work by Nick Chaboya
Event: IFDA Northern California Presents: THE FINE ART OF DESIGN When: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 At 5:30 PM Where: ArtHaus 411 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA
Event: ‘DECENT EXPOSURE – Art Trading & Selling Night’ – a night of selling/trading art: prints, zines, pins, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for June 29 – July 5, 2011
It’s always fascinating to watch two artists from radically different areas of the creative spectrum collaborate. This time the duo is Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin and the well-known street artist Kenny Scharf. If you recall from my previous post, Liu Bolin is the artist who camouflages himself so that his whole body blends . . . → Read More: Liu Bolin gets camouflaged into Kenny Scharf mural
The art of millinery, or hat-making, is an age-old craft which doesn’t usually received the recognition it deserves. Perhaps that is why the Japanese studio Nendo has produced such an extraordinary exhibition for the internationally-known milliner Akio Hirata. In Nendo’s installation, 4000 white hats, whose shapes were overseen by Hirata, float and stream through the . . . → Read More: Nendo designs an exhibition of hats for Akio Hirata
Fans of hand-painted signage must check out the latest exhibit at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco. Sign Your Life Away examines the art behind hand-painted signage, attempting to close the gap between commercial sign painters, like those at New Bohemia Signs, and fine artists which feature sign painting in their work, like Jeff Canham . . . → Read More: Hand-painted signage at the Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco
Italian artist and designer Alessandra Fiordaliso creates decorative objects with 100% post-consumer cardboard. Fiordaliso produces beautiful cardboard chairs, tables, and lamps, but I am especially drawn to his animal creatures have an unexpected disarming quality.
Alessandra Fiordaliso lives and works in his home studio in Monte Porzio Catone (RM).
. . . → Read More: Alessandra Fiordaliso upcycles cardboard into creature art