Ryan Bradley’s large, intricately composed pastel paintings of attractive female faces are seductive. The delicate paintings are “unfixed,” which means the pastel is left loose. This creates a surface similar to butterfly wings. If you touched the paintings, some would rub off onto your hands. I can’t help but think there is some relationship between the fragility of the surface and the portraits’ beauty. Like the really ripe moment when someone is at the tops of their looks, you know it can’t last, but you can look away either.
I can’t get enough of Caleb Charland‘s photography. He uses any source of light including but not limited to fire, flashlights, and even the glow from point and shoot camera displays and the result is just beautiful.
Thom Puckey gives classic marble sculpture a new twist in these installations.
It is time to up your game, shadow puppeteers. This morning presents you with some shadow art that will challenge your routine. The main artists featured here are Kumi Yamashita plus the art team Tim Noble and Sue Webster (who are responsible for the above image). Even if you’re afraid of your own shadow, don’t miss out on the goodies after the jump.
These are some shots from Bernadinism, the most insane, awesome, mind blowing, infuriating flash website I have ever seen. It is the portfolio of artist Alva Bernadine and features photographs, film, writing, and some of the most intense flash action I’ve ever seen.
Nice colors, sounds, patterns, and movements can all be found in this Future Deluxe video.
The juxtaposition between war/peace runs rampant throughout this beautifully rendered piece by Passion Pictures. I’m unsure of what it’s for but the message is heard loud and clear through amazingly computer generated images.