Sunday, September 15, 2019

Art

A New Modular Paper Organ Allows Users to Build and Tune Their Own Functional...

Wolfram Kampffmeyer loves to play with paper. The German artist uses the seemingly simple material to create three-dimensional shapes and figures, often designing products that...

Traditional Textiles are Unraveled and Re-Woven in Installations by Aiko Tezuka

Berlin-based Japanese artist Aiko Tezuka carefully unravels and re-weaves elaborate textiles to form new shapes and patterns. In some works, the separated threads hang from the...

Miniature Castles Emerge from Burled Wood in Carved Kinetic Sculptures by Uli Kirchler

Woodworker Uli Kirchler’s “very hidden castles” are nestled within gnarled tree burls. The Portland, Oregon-based artist originally hails from Italy, and works with unique pieces...

Animals Evolve into Islands Teeming With Coral, Succulents, and Tropical Fish in Hyperrealist Paintings...

Lisa Ericson deftly paints animals in scenes that reach outside of their natural environments, creating unique relationships that defy the natural order of the animal...

Banal Moments Contorted into Surreal Stoneware Sculptures by Genesis Belanger

Genesis Belanger twists and stretches familiar objects into surreal scenarios with her stoneware, porcelain, and concrete sculptures. The Brooklyn-based artist frequently depicts detached limbs, misplaced...

Thread Recreations of Famous Paintings Produced by Mathematical Algorithms

Moscow-based programmer Ani Abakumova uses algorithms to organize lengths of colored thread into the style of classic paintings. Although the mathematical formulas for the placement of...

Yulia Brodskaya Reveals Her Process of ‘Painting With Paper’ in a New Book

Brodskaya’s signature technique of ‘painting with paper’ is a contemporary interpretation of quilling, wherein the artist folds, bends, and spirals strips of colored paper....

Cinematic Journeys Illustrated in Hand Painted Maps by Andrew DeGraff

Maine-based artist, illustrator, and pop culture cartographer Andrew DeGraff creates detailed maps that outline the movements of major characters in iconic movies. Made by hand using...

Swirling Vortexes and Ghostly Humans Emerge From Hand-Painted Transparent Sheets by David Spriggs

Vancouver-based artist David Spriggs creates large-scale 3D installations by by layering hand-painted transparencies within custom frameworks. The massive sculptural installations pull viewers in and shift based...

Praying Mantises, Venus Fly Traps, and Autumn Leaves Crafted From Finely Molded Crepe Paper

Illustrator and paper artist Tina Kraus sculpts realistic insects, plants, and reptiles out of textured crepe paper, adding colorful details with pastel chalk and paint. Kraus...

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