Posts Tagged ‘ Technique ’

Food Cubes?



In 2014, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant contacted conceptual design studio Lernert & Sander to create a piece for a special documentary photography issue about food. Lernert & Sander responded with this somewhat miraculous photo of 98 unprocessed foods cut into extremely precise 2.5cm cubes aligned on a staggered grid. Looking at the shot it seems practically impossible, but the studio confirms it is indeed the real thing. The photo is available as a limited edition print of 50 copies printed on 40 x 50cm baryta paper signed by the artists for about €500.



Beautiful Origami by Jaroslav Mishchenko

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By using origami technique Kiev based artist Jaroslav Mishchenko can create almost any object from a car and up to animals figurines. These paper 3D sculptures he paints in the proper color palette to make them look more natural.

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Pieter Henket

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Whether it’s in the fashion industry, the portrait style or the porno chic field, Pieter Henket has a certain way and talent when it comes to shooting. Living & working in New York since 1998, he creates great images with a lot of technique and a real passion. His portraits of celebrities like Lady Gaga & Mary-Kate Olsen, got him to be more and more famous outside the photographic world.

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Hyper Realistic Painting.

Taking a photo this clear would be a feat for many – but these stunning images are actually hand-painted or drawn.  Last week the detailed pencil drawings by Scottish artist Paul Cadden caught the eye, but the exhibition at the Plus One gallery also showcases other artists creating hyper-real pictures.  Explaining the aim of one of his pieces, artist Tom Martin says: “Essentially I’m trying to look for ways to create a situation whereby things are believably real, yet impossible.  “The scenario here is impossible and cannot ever exist in this world at least, but we are forced to accept it.”  Including three BP Portrait Award winners, the display features both portraits and still life works – though chocolate lovers may be disappointed by Cynthia Poole’s confectionery as those grabbable-looking bars are sadly unreal…

Henrique Oliveira’s Plywood Sculptures.

It’s difficult to imagine the equating of weathered construction plywood with a painter’s brush stroke, but that what Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira does with his impressive three-dimensional sculptures made entirely out of layers upon layers of pieces of peeled, old plywood, collected from various construction sites around Sao Paulo.  Originally a painter, Oliveira began making his sculptures (some of which look something like gigantic roots bursting into a room) after spying an old, peeling wooden fence outside of his studio. He intuitively saw the peeling strips of wood as something similar to that of a brushstroke laid down by a painter’s hand, and since then, has worked with aged plywood in this way, much like a painter would colour a canvas.  To make his sculptures, which range from the enormous to smaller pieces, he gathers plywood strips of all shapes and sizes, before layering them into forms that are sometimes also painted over, in order to give an illusion of uniform smoothness.

To make his sculptures, which range from the enormous to smaller pieces, he gathers plywood strips of all shapes and sizes, before layering them into forms that are sometimes also painted over, in order to give an illusion of uniform smoothness.  Plywood is an inexpensive and abundant material for fencing, and instead of leaving old fences to crumble, Oliveira transforms the linearity of such a humble material into mind-boggling and eye-catching spaces, punctuated by tendrils or mounds of almost-living forms. Other times, Oliveira creates cavernous canyons out of this salvaged material, ones that visitors can inhabit.  It’s an ingenious way to reuse a product that’s been broken down so much beyond the point of utility; instead of sawdust, art is created. For the curious, there’s many more impressive images on Henrique Oliveira’s website.


To Award A Vandal.

Does it make sense to hold a graffiti awards show? Some say no way, the whole idea of vandalism is to do your thing and never get caught. The rest say sure, why not? Have some fun, eat some snacks. (Who doesn’t love snacks?) But some took this premise very seriously, and came up with the Artaq Awarads. There are the Artaq Awards in both Paris and Berlin. This event is known as the first EVER international Urban Arts competition. In it, artists from the most representative sects join together to showcase the evolution of all of their styles. The contest consists of six awards: Awards by category – Graffiti – Painting – Collage – Sculpture – Digital Art – Photography. In Situ Performances. The award winners will have their work shown in several galleries in Europe (this is what you’ll see below, here,) and the Artaq Bookzine will present their work and will be distributed at each of the trendy exhibition venues.

Jacob Sutton Photography.

Double Exposures.

With the series “The World Inside off Custom”, artist Dan Mountford from Brighton shows us the extent of his talent around the idea of a double exposures. These ridiculously detailed and attention grabbing photos, Dan exploits the faces and the forms which emerge from the photographic process.  Check the method.