09.14.11

Everyone’s old art pal has taken to the streets, commenced sticking his finger in the pot and has begun stirring again. As always with Banksy’s work, expect moments of simple brilliance.

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09.07.11

I may have posted Wayne White’s work a long time back but his word paintings are simply well…you can read it above. It’s absolutely amazing just how many of these he has done and how well rendered each one is. I’d love to have one to hang at home or in our studio.

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Artist Eric Daigh creates his imagery using nothing other than pushpins. His portraiture can sometimes require up to 25,000 push pins at a time. The imagery is amazing but even more amazing is the gigantic amount of patience required to sit there and physically push 25,000 pins into a canvas.

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09.01.11

Apparently you are supposed to be a bit of a geek to appreciate the paintings on black velvet by tattoo artist Bruce White. But I don’t think you have to be a geek to appreciate that White is a talented painter who has genuinely mastered his chosen medium. The fact that his work depicts famous movie characters is an added bonus.

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Wow, there are some surreal images floating around in the mind of painter Tania Blanco. Fortunately she is able to put them on canvas in an absolutely exquisite way that beguiles an amazing talent.

 

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08.28.11

Lucas Bueno de Camargo has updated his ongoing artistic experimentation site at Untitled Army with new, wild, imaginative, colorful and psychedelic illustrations.

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08.14.11

Juan Travieso is a young Cuban painter and illustrator with a strange, cubist, psychedelic naturalism to his work that is on trend but still unique. It makes me think a bit of what it might look like if the band MGMT were to paint instead of sing.

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08.10.11


Mobius is a stop motion piece by Australian environmental design group Eness that was commissioned by the city of Melbourne to take place over two weeks in Federation Square. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne’s landmark location throughout the day.

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08.05.11

We recently came across the work of Japanese cell animator Mirai Mizue and have been pretty blown away by her body of work. Reminds us a lot of the psychedelic work of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

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07.20.11

I am digging this series of collages by artist and photographer John Vincent Aranda. It’s definitely Roy Lichtenstein inspired work but of course Lichtenstein’s work was influenced by popular comic book artists of that time. The circle goes around. I was more inspired though because I have been looking at old comic book illustrations like this a lot lately as an influence on my own drawing and illustration work.

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Andrew Hem’s introspective, otherworldly paintings explore realities one step away from our everyday waking life.” Hem shared a mixture of Cambodian cultural influence in his upbringing combined with time spent in Los Angeles. These two very different influences are most definitely apparent in his artwork.

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07.14.11

Hype Beast recently posted a great interview with one of my favorite artists and illustrators James Jean. The impetus for the interview is Jean’s latest book ‘Process Rebus’ but the interview dives in further to Jean’s process and philosophy.

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07.08.11

A-FACE-A-DAY is a self initiated project by an Austrian art director/ illustrator based in VIENNA who wanted to capture the fascinating people that occupy the city. There is a lot of fun to be had here.

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There is a lot of experimentation happening throughout the portfolio of artist, designer and illustrator Bryan Collins. He doesn’t limit himself to a single style or approach and as a result has arrived at some memorable outcomes within his work.

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Pat Perry is one of those rare artists whose talent is totally unbound by media. He’s an excellent painter, drawer and photographer. The work in his sketchbook alone would make any artist flush with jealousy at such obvious talent. His blog is simply spilling over with inspiration all coming from none other than himself.

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06.30.11

UK artist JKB Fletcher combines pop, consumerism, super heroes, fashion and a good healthy dose of sex then throws them all in a blender and whammo you have some deliciously devious art. It might be cynical but it looks devine.

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Artist and provocateur Takashi Murakami is at it again this time at the Gagosian Gallery in London where you can see a preview of some of his latest and once again hyper-sexually charged and flamboyantly colorful sculpture work. Wouldn’t it be something to have one of those in your home?

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Artist and illustrator Noil Klune has a unique and interesting style that involves painting and digitally compositing over what looks like existing photography. The end result is an intriguing interplay between negative and positive space with a healthy splash of color.

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