Posts Tagged ‘ Gallery ’

Collected Explorations.

There’s a certain expanse of the mind that no others can see besides yourself.  (Like when you rub your eyes real hard and close them again).  That may be a crude example of this phenomenon, but there are many others.  What Wes Cockx seems to have done, is to take his unique sight and visions to create these ridiculously intrinsic yet digital art pieces.  They were all created not by just good old fashioned 2D illustrations, but with digital alchemy consisting of programs like Cinema 4D, Redshift, and the Adobe Creative Suite among MANY more. But just sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in these incredible feats for the eyes.

NYC The Way Ludwig Farve Sees It.

Ludwig Favre, Born in France in 1976, in north of Paris. Ludwig Favre is a Photographer specializing in major cities and landscapes of America, raised in Paris, he has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, books, gallerys over the world.  Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.  Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.  Here’s his take on the one-and-only New York City.

You’ll Never Believe What These Portraits Are Made Of…


It’s always been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but how many cuts is it worth?  Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph, but this video on YouTube shows it pretty well. Park just exhibited this month at Blank Space Gallery in New York as part of his latest series Maya (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit). You can see much more at West Collects.

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The Pure Beauty Of Facial Paralysis.

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After spending three months at a facial nerve clinic in Boston, photographer Sage Sohier left more knowledgable, having gained more insight on facial paralysis. With her, the photographer also took several visual mementos of patients she has met seeking treatment for their conditions. Her powerful portrait series titled About Face presents a number of people dealing with varying degrees of facial paralysis who have bravely overcome their vulnerability, if even for a brief moment, to “smile for the camera.”

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Yayoi Kusama Exhibits Dizzying Infinity Room


With a six decade long career behind her, the famed japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows no signs of slowing down, presenting a monumental show of new and recent work at David Zwirner gallery in New York. Her distinguishing themes of universal infinity, endlessness, and the cosmic realms are reflected in twenty-seven new large scale paintings, two immersive sculptural rooms, and a video installation, of which the exhibit ‘I who have arrived in heaven’ is comprised, spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations. Kusama’s amalgamation of pop and minimalist art have manifested as hypnotic architectural interventions within david zwirner gallery, dizzying the visitor in illuminated mazes of sound, light, and color. A room of kusama’s most kaleidoscopic environments to date is filled with inflatable tentacle like forms covered in the artists trademark polka dots, while the artist’s voice can be simultaneously heard reciting a japanese love poem. Her more recent explorations of two-dimensional mediums have been realized through the series of acrylic works, all painted by hand, with representations of vibrant biomorphic shapes and forms personified as animated creatures.

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David Waldorf – West Oakland

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Shot in West Oakland, California. In between gallery shows David Waldorf would hang a 9 ft seamless and put a sign on the sidewalk that said “Free Photos”. People from the neighborhood came and got their portraits taken.

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The Contemporary Adriana Varejão Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

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São Paulo-based interior design and architectural practice Tacoa Arquitetos have completed the Adriana Varejão Gallery project. The contemporary property is  located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Adriana Varejão Gallery was commissioned to shelter two works of the artist acquired by the museum and exhibited at Cartier Foundation: the sculpture Linda do Rosário and the polyptych Celacanto Provoca Maremoto. The project occupies a hillside with a small slope partially surrounded by the native forest, an area formerly used to store containers. The original topography was modified for this new use: a huge displacement of earth has cut it, creating the great horizontal plane necessary to the storage. The orientation of the project aimed to recompose the site’s original topography and inserting on it an artificial element: a regular block in reinforced concrete, partially inserted in the hillside. The building structure and interior design is composed by an irregular retaining wall that gains the space in the ground floor and receives the loads of the block, in its deepest part, trough two beams, in the middle, trough four columns integrated in the wall.

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Ollie Lucas Art.

Originally hailing from Perth, Ollie Lucas is a visual artist now residing in Melbourne, Australia. Previously his work revolved around the cerebral phenomenon ‘pareidolia’. Pareidolia put simply is seeing objects in clouds or recognisable objects in patterns or surfaces. His surfaces are created through swirling colours blended together to create a dynamic moving base. It’s upon this base that the intricate pattern work is applied through drawing. Using an almost meditational concentration the drawn pattern work combines with the colour to create a complex and detailed abstract surface for the eye to explore. However since moving to Melbourne Ollie has been bombarded with streets filled with a combination of graffiti, street art and urban decay.

My work has always had graphical and clean elements to it. A past life as a graphic designer is to blame there. Exposure to the graffiti scene in Melbourne has made me question harmony in my work, I have a love for filthy, dirty and weathered paint splattered surfaces, but at the same time I crave clean, modern, hardline geometrics. This is what drives my practice, combining two visual elements that are polar opposites in search for a harmony that i may never obtain.

Photos By Mariya Maracheva.

These beautiful photos were taken by the talented photographer Mariya Maracheva. Sensual art nude, beautiful fashion and beauty photos. These photos speak for themselves.

The Artwork Of Michal Lisowski.

Take a look at some illustrations from Polish artist, Michal Lisowski.

Dan Voinea’s Oil Paintings.

Stunning work by Dan Voinea, surrealistic painter and visual artist based on Bucharest, Romania. His work speaks for itself, check out his method.

Photography by Leslie Ann O’Dell.

Leslie Ann O’Dell is a visual artist who uses her faithful tool: her camera, to capture works of art that have a feeling of emotion and tension in them. Most of the work revolves around humans, nature and his very own self. Leslie current resides in Denver, Colorado, USA and works from there as well.

Spectacular Surrealistic Paintings.

Russian artist Vladimir Kush was born in Moscow and is a surrealist painter and sculptor. He defines his art as metaphorical realism instead surrealism. His paintings are fascinated by fantasy stories. His paintings looks like influenced by Salvador Dali.

Miraculous Undersea Photographs.

From teeny-tiny to titanic, the University of Miami’s annual Underwater Photography contest has captured the colorful creatures typically beneath reach and view while awarding a vibrant sea slug as the contest’s star.  The contest held by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science reviewed 700 underwater photograph submissions before calling out the winners by category. ‘The quality of photos keeps getting better each year,’ UM lecturer and photographer Myron Wang who judged among the panel of experts said in a release by the school.

More Double Exposures.

Double Exposure photography is a marvelous little trick that exists outside of Photoshop, to achieve an incredibly unique and artistic look.  I had a collection up a few months ago, and have since been on the hunt for another stunning set.  Check the method.

25 Examples Of Forced Perspective.

Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, there is a stunning collection of forced perspective photography and pictures taken by various artists.  If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment, imagination and perfect timing.

Stuffed With The Paper Cuts.

Jen Stark uses piles of paper and than cuts them to reveal colored layers.  This is by far one of the most interesting style’s I’ve ever come across.

Kristy Mitchell’s Wonderland.

Kirsty Mitchell is a fashion photographer from Kent, England. The beautiful vast of lavender hues draw you in with her overwhelming concepts labeled ‘Wonderland’.  The vibrant colors, the intricacies of every foreground and background, the costumes and the concept all make ‘Wonderland’ an immensely intriguing body of work.  Check the method below.

Denis Zilber Illustrations.

Illustrations are an art form that have literally existed since the age of the caveman.  Weather they are simple or complex, drawings can tell stories and captured emotions, and Denis Zilber’s illustrations are no exception.  His unique style, shading, coloring, bring his art pieces to life in a way that makes every illustration its own story.

The Dark Zoo.

26 year old photographer Nicolas Evariste hails from Granville in Normandy (France), and started photography in 2006. He was quickly attracted by black and white and square format and carries a strong interest in landscape photography of his area, and in macro and in animals photography too.  His collection titled “Dark Zoo” is a very impressive look at animals with a very simple theme.

The Classic Paintings Of Andrew Atroshenko.

Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children’s Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. In 1994, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group “Academy” in St. Petersburg (1996), and “Teacher’s memory” (1997). After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England, US based art group “Bay Arts” to take part in their exhibitions and activities, spending that entire year in the United States into the Millennium.

According to Andrew,

“This year in America gave me more as an artist then all eight years of my formal studies in the prestigious Russian academies. I am a descendent of farmers, and I was impressed by the New England’s landscapes, and how a man in America avoids harming its environment. After seeing Royo and Pino at Artexpo New York 2000, I suddenly realized what direction I want to take my art in. After staying for a year in the United States, I spent two years in Russia perfecting my art.”

Ayaka Itos.

Graphic design is a profession that’s nothing new to me, although I’m not blessed with design skills, I’ve been around enough of them to know what good design consists of, and Ayaka Itos has it in spades.  Check out some of her work and read her bio below.  To see more from Ayaka, just click here.

I am a graphic designer / illustrator who is in love with rich colors and all things handmade. Originally born and raised in Japan, I moved to America by myself in 2005, with two suitcases and solid determination to study at the New Media Imaging & Design program (a mix of Communication Design and Interactive Design) at Rochester Institute of Technology.

After graduating in May 2009, I moved to New York City to make rich digital experiences & innovative campaigns with an amazingly talented multi-disciplinary team at Big Spaceship.

I love what I do, so I spend most of my non-working hours learning more about design and trying out new techniques on my personal projects. If I’m not doing that, then I’m usually staring at alpaca videos (because they’re too cute not to), making my own clothes, eating sweets — chocolate chip cookies are the best — or watching episodes of my favorite show ever, Adventure Time.

The Will Kurtz Sculptures.

Will Kurtz‘s paper sculptures bring ordinary New Yorkers to life. Extra Fucking Ordinary is Will Kurtz’s debut exhibition at the Mike Weiss Gallery.’The show consists of life size figural sculptures constructed of collaged torn sheets of newspaper, wood, wire, screws, tape and everyday objects which depict the characters captured by Kurtz’s iPhone camera lens. Utilizing the observing eye of a curious urban voyeur, Kurtz spends large portions of his days combing the streets of New York for his subjects, which are later transformed into sincere and amusing life-size sculptures.  It is not the subjects’ aesthetic appeal that draws Kurtz as much as their essence and strong representation of the multitude of prototypes that typify New York City: from an old married couple and endearingly eccentric dog owners to curmudgeonly middle-aged smokers.

Kurtz’s sculptures openly reference real people engaged in real scenarios, be it posing for group shots at a tourist attraction, walking their dog, awkwardly changing their clothes or reluctantly sweeping the floors. Kurtz holds an admiringly holds a magnifying glass to the genre of subjects and scenes that are commonly overlooked. The subjects collectively present a candid and unapologetic mosaic of New Yorkers in their blunt, colorful, borderline-manic ways made of the same papers they read in coffee shops and subways during their morning commute.’

Simen Johan’s Unique Work.

Simen Jones is a miraculous photographer out of Norway that has a unique ability to paint incredibly imaginative pictures with her work.  Now I know that a picture is worth a thousand words, so on and so forth, but these gallery photos stick in a way far more remarkable than work I’ve seen from many other surreal photographers.

Even this little odd and disturbing chicken thing picture above is quite hard to stop looking at.  But check out the rest of her work below.

Takashi Murakami.

Been an avid admirer of his work for a few years now, The works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami have inspired both admiration and confusion. Inspired primarily by anime, Japanese animation, and manga, Japanese comics, Murakami’s paintings and sculptures feature bright, candy-colored images of cartoon-like characters, with large eyes and exaggerated body parts. His works are often decorated with smiling flowers, round, blinking eyes, and colorful mushrooms. Murakami’s creations defy traditional classifications, breaking down numerous barriers. He blurs the line between so-called high art (the kinds of works normally seen in museums and galleries) and “low” art, like that seen in cartoons or advertisements. He also contradicts the traditional idea of an artist toiling away in a studio to painstakingly create one-of-a-kind works.  Check it out.