Incredibly beautiful paper craft by Elsa Mora.
Colorful Japanese Woodblock Print (hanga) made by Japanese Hanga artist Nishijima Katusyuki
Hanga is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a ‘print’. Each piece produced is not a copy but considered an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically (more correctly) known as an ‘impression’. Printmaking (other than monotyping) is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple copies, but rather for the unique qualities that each of the printmaking processes lends itself to.
Laden with a strong sense of introspection, artist Bruno Walpoth’s wooden sculptures appear nearly alive in their realism. However, upon closer inspection one can view the line work and cuts of his carving technique, adding sublime textures to their wooden skins. Often exposed and situated alone within their installations, the pale figures appear caught in a moment of reverie, silent in their musings.
Maxwell Snow, 1984, USA, is a young photographer who's works are not always easy to digest.
His site : http://www.maxwellsnow.com/
Italian artist Mauro Perucchetti’s pop sculptures take jabs at everything from Barack Obama to religious ideology (see angry Jesus on the cross after the jump). Working in a large range of mediums from hand carved marble (like the above Batman & Superman sculpture) to cast resin, Perucchetti’s work has the perfect mixture of ironic wit and social critique.
“Thehuman form as a subject of celebration and beauty has withstood the passage oftime, whether in literature, dance, sculptures, paintings or other visual arts.Even as humans continue to discover new life and matter or conjure newaesthetics, celebration of the human form remains uncontested. From thehumanoid portrayals of Egyptian gods to the peak of portraiture in Renaissanceto modern day’s continuous artworks based on exploration of the human form, onemay start to question why most humans throughout the ages never seemed to wantto step out of this tradition. Perhaps it is the proud conscious in humans thatneeds to proclaim itself the epitome of beauty or perhaps it is something thathad been decided through evolution and nature.
However, the human form is not the subject of celebrationin this project. Rather, we want to question and bend the rules of this tradition.This project celebrates the free form and the grotesque, seeking beauty informs that are not human. There is much exquisiteness to be found among thecurves, shapes, volume, texture, and etc. in the free form and there is acertain attraction in the grotesque we call twisted, yet only because theconvention is the human form. It is possible that there may be a need torethink how people look at forms and claim which is true beauty or simply doaway with just having one subject that ranks highest on the ladder of beauty. Theworks are isolated and de-contextualized as the aim is not to create narrativesbut focus on the forms. Then, probably, there can be much more enjoyment inappreciating things that have never been noticed as “beautiful” before andvisually view everything else in this world with less prejudice. “
Actual canvas: 50cm x 70cm
Drawing in progress:
BBDO Brazil and director Cisma just released this fantastically clever stop motion video that tells the story of life “from love to bingo” for client Getty Images by winnowing through their exhaustive library of some 38 million images. The one minute clip took six months to research and animate.
Earlier this year saw the first collaboration between this Flying Fortress and Nycho, then was in Vienna where they showed their work. Now three months later they unite to return to show us all that is within the famous bear Fortress. On this occasion made the mural on the streets of Dublin.