Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Gestural Brush Strokes and Focused Color Palettes Form Watercolor Portraits by Nick Runge

Los Angeles-based artist Nick Runge paints watercolor portraits of people and human skeletons in a unique style that blends elements of abstraction with hints of realism. Soft edges of layered shapes and blended flesh and bone...

Frazzled Cats Formed From Hundreds of Hatched Lines by Luis Coelho

Illustrator Luis Coelho uses cross-hatching and stippling to form wide-eyed and bushy-tailed cats, armadillos, and flying squirrels. The seemingly surprised stylized animals are built using carefully placed short lines that build texture and volume. Coelho, who...

Industrial Metal Objects Cross-Stitched With Fragile Flowers and Butterfly Designs

Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė continues her practice of employing the traditionally delicate process of cross-stitching to adorn hard metal objects with similarly delicate imagery. Her recent works include a rusty tanker decorated with water lilies and...

An Everyday Ritual Becomes a Zoological Tour with a Japanese Company’s Animal Tea Bags

Japanese tea company Ocean Tea Bag elevates an everyday ritual into an animal adventure. Intricate tea bag designs range from giant squids and otters to red pandas and cephalopods. Layers, folds, and perforations help to create...

Empowering Messages and Site-Specific City Names Grown from Salt Crystals and Succulents by Danielle...

Columbus, Ohio-based typographer Danielle Evans uses her studio as a garden and lab. Previously she has planted hundreds of shrubs and succulents to spell messages of kindness, and grown text-shaped crystals as an ode to poet Nayyirah...

Drawings by WanJin Gim Capture the Nuanced Energy of Seemingly Simple Gestures

WanJin Gim (previously) continues to amaze with his detailed drawings that show the nuanced colors and textures of bare skin. Most often working on kraft paper, Gim uses cross hatching—a technique most commonly associated...

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha’s Vineyard Abstracted into Paintings by Rachael...

Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract landscape paintings in various sizes and shapes. With a limited but vibrant color palette, Cassiani strips each scene down...

An Enchanting Macro Time-Lapse of Blooms and Insects in 8K Resolution by Thomas Blanchard

In -N- Uprising, a video that is equal parts stylized and naturalistic, Thomas Blanchard documents the life cycles of insects and flowers. Time-lapse allows the viewer to see a caterpillar metamorphose into a chrysalis and...

A Collaboratively Painted ‘Mural of Brotherhood’ Stretches for Over a Mile on Mexico’s Border

Over the past two and a half years, nearly 4,000 volunteers have converged on the US/Mexico border to assist artist Enrique Chiu with painting a mural. Chiu began the project on Election Day in 2016, and...

A Massive Wooden Wave Surges From a Gallery Floor in an Installation by Wade...

In a gallery at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) this spring, an all-encompassing wave of wood surrounded visitors as they walk across gangplanks that bisect the space. The installation, Hubris Atë Nemesis, was by Maine-based...

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