Get Social:

Video Watch: Niels Shoe Meulman’s Giant Water Calligraphic Graffiti

Watch this video of graffiti/calligraphy artist Niels Shoe Meulman create a giant piece of ephemeral calligraphy with a mop, 5 gallons of water and a rooftop canvas. Full video after the jump!

Currently Trending

Advertise here !!!

Grady Gordon’s Gorgeous And Gruesome Monotypes Of Skulls Are The Perfect Way To Start Halloweek!

gordon-print10

gordon-print3

gordon-print1

gordon-print12
We’ve written about artist Grady Gordon’s ghoulish Monotype prints before, and they continue to be gorgeous and gruesome. The intricate abstractions resolve into frightening black and white faces looming out of a nightmare. In some of his latest works, eyeless monsters open their mouths in a virtual moan, showing skeletal teeth. Others include eyes, wide and staring. The patterns on their faces are organic, calling to mind beehives and wood grain and stone and fire. Finding a grimacing mouth among serenely swirling lines is jarring. The scariest prints are the subtle ones.

“grady utilizes the most crude mark-making instruments to bring about the characters that inhabit the invisible plane. he works entirely by removing thick black ink from a plexiglass surface. the monotype print is a study of impermanence. unlike other forms of printmaking the monotype offers only one copy. the original image on the plate is then given back to the ether, back into the fabric.”

This year Gordon started “Neotroglocism” with painter Ian Norstad, a classmate from California College of the Arts. Following the idea of “sophisticated mark making, crude objectivity,” they are making paintings and prints together, one of which is seen below (in color).

These prints are perfect for Halloween with their unsettling subjects and stark color scheme, but beyond the scare, elegant form and lovely technique combine to create a macabre beauty.

Follow @joaquindead on Instagram for the latest monotypes.

Currently Trending

Advertise here !!!

Dreamy Sculptures Based On Familiar Objects From Artists Home

jacqueline bradley sculpture5

jacqueline bradley sculpture6

jacqueline bradley sculpture4

Canberra, Australia based artist Jacqueline Bradley creates artwork that is perhaps best described as dreamy – sleepily strange.  Her sculptural work is squarely based on familiar objects that recall a house and the home life inside.  Yarn, glasses, dinnerware all seem to diverge subtly but perceptibly from normal use.  In this way the sculptures seem more like playful memories of objects than the actual objects themselves.  Bradley’s work explores the home as a place and the way people engage with it.

Currently Trending

Lucia Giacani’s Interesting-Yet-Bizarre Fashion Photos Of Models And Animal Anatomy

undermyskin1 undermyskin2 undermyskin6undermyskin3

Italian fashion photographer Lucia Giacani’s series Under My Skin shows just what kind of editorial liberties are taken in this interesting-yet-bizarre photoshoot. Originally shot for Vogue Italy, the colorful images feature a high-fashion model clothed in gorgeous garments while she dons unconventionally-colored makeup. It complements the props used in the photo; surrounding her are medical anatomy of the animal kingdom. Rabbits, goats, and chickens are all halved so we can see their insides.

Giacani’s photographic style is very clear and visual. Nothing is hidden in obscurity, and we see a lot of interesting details in the spotlight. The juxtaposition of the two main elements – the woman and the anatomy – creates a strange narrative. It makes us ask ourselves questions, like, who is this person? How do the two seemingly disparate subjects relate to one another? It’s this ambiguity that makes for a compelling and ultimately unforgettable image. (Via Illusion)

Currently Trending

Mark Licari

Mark Licari
Betlejuice must be hiding inside LA based artist Mark Licari, becuase his work is creepy-cool with lots of charisma. I’m seriously digging his sculptural pieces, especially the medicine cabinet. Go see his show up through February 14th at the Montery Museum of Art, or check him out at Honor Fraser Gallery.

Currently Trending

Caroline Morin’s Dreamy Girls

Caroline Morin’s exquisite drawings of girls floating through space.

Currently Trending

The Chaos And Disorder Of Hoarders

Paula Salischiker hoarders

hoarders photographs

Paula Salischiker hoarders photography

I have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures is watching an occasional episode or all day marathon of the tv show Hoarders. Maybe it’s the fact that seeing the chaos in someone else’s life makes me feel better about my own never ending laundry pile. I admit it’s not my finest moment but hey at least it’s not the Jersey Shore.

Given the above confession it should come as no surprise that I was immediately captivated by the series The Art Of Keeping by Argentinian photographer Paula Salishchiker. Since 2011 Salishchiker has been working on this fascinating project documenting the homes of hoarders in the UK. (via feature shoot)

I photograph the houses of people who have difficulty in throwing things away. Their objects help them feel safe, they take their time, they require their care and are there for them. However, they also make their lives difficult, sometimes forcing them out of their own homes, suffocating them with their never ending expansion. – Paula Salishchiker

 

Currently Trending

Tim Navis Captures The Rays Of The sun

Los Angeles based photographer Tim Navis truly captures the colors of southern California in his portfolio of personal and commercial work. Add a bit of LA sunshine to your cold winter day after the jump.

Currently Trending