Erika Yamashiro’s Mushroom Capped Fantasy

In Japanese artist Erika Yamashiro paintings and drawings pretty angelic girls live in a fantasy world full of small cuddly critters and  magical mushrooms. These worlds are where  young girls go to escape reality and find the place that they inhabit in their sleep.

Bill Dunlap: A Host of Malformed Mugs

Bill Dunlap‘s portfolio is a wealth of revulsion.  These images, from Dunlap’s “Black” series, look like viscera made of paint and bad moods.  Woe betide the five-year-old who finds one of these faces lurking under their bed at night.

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JOHN COLLINS MCCORMICK’S LINE DRAWINGS

John Collins McCormick is a 28-year-old artist and experimental noise musician living in Garrett, Indiana. McCormick performs with Megan Mirro in the band Sky Thing, which has releases on Eggy records and Friends and Relatives records. Friends and  Relatives records recently published a zine collecting McCormick’s line drawings – some of which you can see after the jump. If interested, feel free to email McCormick at [email protected] to inquire about his zines and records.

Thousands of Suspended Balls Create Bitmap Color Grid

I’m absolutely loving Nike Savvas’ brilliant installation Atomic: Full Of Love, Full Of Love which is created with thousands of suspended
bouncy balls organized in a hyperspectrum of colors. Created in 2005 this piece is a rainbow-brite labryinth of color that I’d love to get lost in for hours and hours. (via colosal & jobs wife)

 

ARMANDO VEVE

Philadelphia-based Armando Veve‘s impressive body of work shows his ability, and eagerness, to explore several different drawing methods, from the naive to the refined. In doing so, he leaves no doubt to the viewer that he makes a choice, and executes that choice with clear intent. He doesn’t seem to have many limitations. He also dabbles in ceramics, curation, and digital abstractions. At this pace, his work will only get better and better, and endless gifts will be bestowed upon us just for looking.

Nancy Fouts’ Unexpected Juxtapositions

British artist Nancy Fouts creates amazing juxtrapositions that combine unexpected objects, materials, and ideas to create playful and surreal images. Her site doesn’t say whether these objects are shown as sculptures or photographs but either would work in my opinion. (via collater.al)

Motoi Yamamoto’s Incredible Salt Installations

A photo of Motoi Yamamoto on all fours, creating these masterpieces, is all you really need to see to figure it all out.  Even for those of us who haven’t listened to the mind of our inner child so consistently, it’s obvious that Motoi focuses, and creates.  In the video we included above of Yamamoto creating these incredible installations, the painstaking scope of the work is put into perspective, making the clear connection between meditation, clarity of mind, and ability to create.  This is to say, aside from these installations, we doubt he has any need to meditate. The targeted concentration he employs while creating is a function of total dedication to a vision.  Much like we all did when the first building blocks or Lego’s were tossed at our feet.  The mode is white wall, but for us, the process of creating the art is what makes this so exceptional. With a CV that looks like a yellow book, we’re clearly not the first to have latched on to the captivating works of this incredible Japanese artist. (via i paint my mind)

Experimental Typography and Fruits collide in Typefruitography

Typefruitography is a series by Garret Steider of the letters of the alphabet carved into the item of food that it corresponds to.The result is a playful take on typography and a gorgeous series of posters that any type nerd would be proud of. (via colllater.al)