Sam Jinks is interested in reality. Well sort of of. The photo realist sculptor creates marvelously lifelike figurative sculptures that will make you take a double, triple, and perhaps a quadruple take to see what they are made of and how. You would swear that these are actual figures frozen in time except for the slight alterations that Jinks has made such as a foxes head on a human figure (pictured after the jump), or tattoos that look as if they were drawn under the skin, or faces without mouths. At times dark, grim, and just a bit surreal these incredible sculptures will make you rethink the beauty in our skin, hair, and pores and be slightly spooked all at once. Reality has never been more frightening. (via jobs wife)
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s incredible installations look like giant overgrown tumors or roots that are slowly taking over the spaces they inhabit breaking through doors, walls, floors, and ceilings. Created out of splintered and discarded plywood Oliveira’s creations look like three dimensional wooden patchwork quilts that are taking over every nook and cranny they can, never stopping to ask for permission or directions.(via collabcubed)
Beautifully framed visual deposits from the American heartland, courtesy of NYC photographer Jordan Sullivan.
Just when I thought Ryan McGinley had cured me of all need to see a collection of road trip photographs ever again, Sullivan’s stark, highly involved compositions draw me back into the familiar subject matter with a mixture of guilt and elation.
Craig Maher is an illustrator who works primarily for Sci-Fi clients such as Magic The Gathering and other role playing games that you’d find nerdy kids playing in poorly lit basements. Not all of his work is my cup of tea but in a small section of his site I found some amazing gems to share with you. Ironically enough all of the paintings in this section were Craig’s unpublished works. Go figure.
French artist Julien Berthier brings a pranksters twist to conceptual art with tongue and cheek alterations, manipulations, and juxtapositions. A great example of his comic wit is A Lost (pictured above) featuring a ripped piece of a billboard with “A Lost” written across it. Next to the torn billboard fragment Berthier hangs a photo of the billboard that originally read “Making Thievery A Lost Art”. Other favorite projects include a large fully functional boat that appears to be capsized, skull topiary, and a fabricated chair based on the artists left handed drawing of a chair (Berthier is right handed.
Check out this great interview with everyone’s favorite graphic designer turned artist Ryan McGinness discuss everything from his work process, the importance of art galleries, his disdain for social media, and all sorts of other things. Can’t say I agree with everything he says but it’s fascinating to hear his views on such a broad array of topics.
With a healthy interest in new life, spirituality, and the infinite variations of consciousness, Michael Page paints
dreamscapes of alternative realities. Through boundless shapes of thick brush strokes and effervescent colors, his paintings portray the Pneuma or spirit/soul that breathes in every living organism. (via i heart my art)
Adam Hosmer’s delightfully strange photographs are created by mixing the medium of drawing and photography but with a digital slant. Hosmer starts each image by taking a photograph and then drawing on top of it on the computer. Hundreds of digital lines create hairy deconstructed figures that are coming together, falling apart, and constantly morphing. The results are a strange hybrid of the grotesque and humorous, the digital and analog and formal and experimental.