Category Archives: Art

Instagram Experiments by Javier Perez – Faith is Torment

Whimsical illustrations using found objects by Ecuador-based graphic designer Javier Perez. This ongoing project, which he started in 2013, combines two-dimensional drawings with three-dimensional objects to create amusing images which Perez publishes on his Instagram. The minimal illustrations invite us to explore … Continue reading

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Stark Editorial Illustrations by Stuart McReath Examine Society’s Monumental Struggles

Stuart McReath’s high contrast illustrations employ stark shadows that lend an almost three-dimensional quality to his imagined scenes. McReath also uses dramatic juxtapositions of scale and visual metaphors like a doctor determining the “wellness” of a school with a stethoscope. […] … Continue reading

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Plants Respond to Faraway Wind Currents in a Mesmerizing Dance Engineered by David Bowen – Colossal

Guided by the movement of a flower stalk on a breezy day, a field of indoor plants seem to move in a choreographed dance. To create this mesmerizing movement, artist David Bowen installed indoors 126 plant stalks attached to x/y tilting mechanical … Continue reading

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Human Limbs Mysteriously Emerge from Marble Slabs in Milena Naef’s Performative Sculptures

Milena Naef juxtaposes the manufactured shapes of marble slabs with the organic forms of the human figure in her performative sculptural works. In her series ‘Fleeting Parts,’ the artist removes portions of Cristallina marble to create openings that are perfectly … Continue reading

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A Ghostly Piano Releases Nearly Three Centuries of Music and Memory – Colossal

A ghostly piano frame releases swarms of white thread and sheet music in a new installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (previously). The work, titled Beyond Time, is installed in an 18th century chapel. Yorkshire Sculpture Park describes … Continue reading

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Recycled Bamboo Installations Intertwine in Site-Specific Configurations by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV – Colossal

Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV produces twisting installations of woven bamboo that meld into their environment’s floor and ceiling. To bend the durable material he first moistens each piece to achieve the perfect curve, and often recycles the same pieces of … Continue reading

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Metal Utensils Precisely Embedded in Vintage Canning Jars by Jennifer Halvorson – Colossal

Glass artist Jennifer Halvorson manipulates vintage canning jars into sculptural portraits tied to memories of making fruit preserves with her family. The antique vessels are each imbedded with utensils that fit perfectly into indentations pressed into the side of the glass … Continue reading

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A Project to Immortalize David Bowie in Traditional Woodblock Prints

David Bowie, who passed away in 2016, had a very special connection – some may even call it a “love affair” – with Japan. He originally developed his affinity after taking an interest in Kabuki and was heavily influenced by … Continue reading

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Astonishing Origami by Robby Kraft

Brooklyn-based polymath Robby Kraft currently teaches coding to artists and designers at Parsons and the School for Poetic Computation, , but his love for the connected worlds of art and math began at a young age; he started folding origami … Continue reading

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Giant Humans Overtake Landscapes in Guillaume Chiron’s Clever Collages

Collage artist Guillame Chiron combines myths of the wild west and mid-century domestic life in humorous collages. Playing with scale and context, Chiron inserts oversized humans into urban landscapes, or shrinks down people to fit astride cats or on meteors … Continue reading

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