I want to share the works of Scott Reeder with those of you who aren’t familiar already. He uses lots of great art convention and history references combined with slapstick humor via painting and sculpture. Like Naked Gun meets Painters Painting. Plus he is from Milwaukee, the wierdest place ever! Awesome!
Ever wondered what to do with all those baseball cards you collected as young squirt? William Emert has a good solution. Instead of selling his collection at the local sports memorabilia store, he decided to turn his old trading cards into art.
Artist/illustrator Jason Asato of Honolulu, took a break from digital media to sketch up these grim pencil drawings. Their vacant and focused, eerie stairs feel calm and sincere – they’re sad but hey, it’s alright…they’re okay with that.
At quick glance, these manga illustrations by Japanese artist, Shohei Otomo appear to be traditional – black, white, red. Not quite though: tough Geisha playing table tennis, far from. Such a violent spin with these renderings, you really sense the impending impacts. Fun.
Hey kids, you don’t need to go to art school! Look what self-taught painter, Aaron Nagel accomplishes without formal training. This specific series of paintings feature beautiful women, who almost seem to be martyrs, against a dark abyss. In a strange way, the portraits feel religious and slightly sacrilegious at the same time. Aaron has upcoming shows in San Francisco and Florida.
British/Turkish fashion designer Hussein Chalayan is not only an internationally known figure in the industry’s runway, he is also an artist and catalyst for change of what it means to wear something. With his progressive attitude to clothing as a decorate-able and manipulatable second layer of skin, Hussein Chalayan has expanded the the materials of construction to an awe-inspiring breadth of technology and innovation.
Whether you’ve already had your morning coffee or not, here’s a mug full of satire from Mike Mak. The ear is made of silicone, so you can stretch and play with it. Yummy! If you ever wanted to channel the spirit of good old Vincent, now there is officially a way you can do that.
Photographer Lauren Perlstein serves up a hot dish of variety from forests to tatted up hooligans strapped on the toilet. Check out her Flickr account.