Month: March 2012

One Third by Klaus Pichler

Rotting food probably never looked better. These intriguing, yet slightly disgusting still life photographs are Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler‘s reaction to the nature of global food waste. With his series One Third he describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Each still life features some type of rotting fruit set against a black background, capturing an unexpected beauty in decay as well as our attention.

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Alberto Cerriteño

Alberto Cerriteño is a Mexican illustrator & designer who is living in the United States. He is strongly inspired by urban vinyl toys, alternative cartoons, and the pop surrealism movement. His very unique, sometimes quirky, style appears in his works in cartoonish characters that blend with Mexican elements, patterns and textures, sometimes featuring a vintage coffee finish.

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Sand Paintings

San Francisco-based landscape artist Andreas Amador etches massive sand drawings onto beaches during full moons when his canvas reaches its largest potential. To make sure he has everything he needs before he begins, Amador, crafts the image over and over on a computer using the hand-drawn original from his sketch book. His works exist for only a few moments, just long enough to snap a few photographs before being completely engulfed by the encroaching tide. So far Amador has created over 100 ‘doodles’ onto beaches in the San Francisco Bay area over the past 5 years.

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Flying Babies

Last summer, photographer Rachel Hulin thought it would be fun to make her son Henry fly. So Henry flew. While Hulin won’t say how the shoots are carried out, although she admits that it is more subtraction than addition, she says “I never throw him, and I never move him into a place in the frame that he wasn’t in to begin with. I like Henry to fly the way he feels like it, I never pose him in a specific way. Sometimes he’s graceful and sometimes he’s a little hunchback. I think telling you more would ruin it.” We agree.

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Overlapping Images by Ho Ryon Lee

Here a gorgeous selection of oil paintings of female figures in sensual and provocative poses with the use of overlapped ‘images’ to create the sense of motion by Korean artist Ho Ryon Lee. They’re part of the new works from the series entitled Overlapping Image. To create the illusion of motion, Lee takes photos of his models in set poses, and then pieces together a composite out of the various shots in Photoshop. The resulting images serve then as the source material for his oil paintings on canvas.

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Françoise Nielly

In the course of her artistic career French artist Françoise Nielly tried many different things from photography, roughs and illustrations to virtual computer generated animated graphics, but when you see her works it seems clear that her passion lays with painting! Her paintings are “expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual”. Nielly lives and works in Paris, near Montmatre.

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Imagine

Imagine is a new ad campaign created by Germany ad agency Jung von Matt for the Danish toy manufacturer LEGO. It challenges readers to place recognizable characters constructed in block form. The idea for the campaign was to recreate minimalist representations of iconic cartoon characters from popular animated TV shows like The Simpsons (see above). The campaign highlights perfectly what LEGO is all about, igniting your imagination. See all of ads after the cut.

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Distorted Gravity by Anka Zhuravleva

The Saint Petersburg-based artist and photographer Anka Zhuraleva created a wonderful photo-artwork series titled Distorted Gravity, in which she captures beautiful women draped in floaty dresses and gives the illusion that they’re suspended in time and motion. Her work is stirring, romantic and completely magical. For more beautiful images of the series click here.

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Analogue Double Exposure Photography

German photographer Florian Imgrund has always been fascinated by the unique charm of analog photographs connected with the original handcraft of photography. Two years ago he purchased his first film camera and has produced beautiful photos since then. In his photographs he likes to merge human forms with natural landscapes. All of his photographs are captured on film, self developed and without any computer manipulation.

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Carne Griffiths

British artist Carne Griffiths creates beautiful works primarily using calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy, vodka and whisky. His work features a gorgeous mixture of translucent colors perfectly splashed in a mix of tea stain sepias and yellows which leak of the page. His magical works explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. The colours and detail in all the his works are outstanding, I mean, who would have thought tea and alcohol would work so well in art!

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