Diana Beltran Herrera crafts incredible birds out of paper. Enjoy
“Zevs is an anonymous French street artist. He was an early and influential graffiti artist and active as a tagger in Paris in the 1990s. He is named after a regional train, Zeus, that almost ran him over one day he was down in the metro. Working with other French artists in the second half of the 1990s like André and Invader, Zevs has been among the prominent figures who pioneered the French street art scene.”
“In 2002 he cut out a model of a gigantic Lavazza-poster at Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Above the hole in the poster he wrote: “VISUAL KIDNAPPING – PAY NOW!” This intervention not only struck a chord with art lovers and people in Berlin. It has also inspired political activists. Stealing an image from a poster in Germany is now spoken of in the media as a visual kidnapping.”
“Visual kidnapping is like entering an interactive game: If the brand on the billboard kidnaps the attention of the public with the purpose of consumer demand, I reverse the situation and I kidnap the model on the poster and I demand a ransom of 500,000€ from the brand. This sum represents the symbolic price of an advertising campaign for the brand.” Interview with PingMag, 11 August 2008
“Since the mid-00s Zevs has become famous for his work with dripping brand logos. A beautiful illusion is created by the dripping paint from the logos, giving them an appearance of dissolving.”
Surreal Anatomical Digital Manipulations by Koen Hauser. Koen Hauser manipulates his photography with plastic anatomical parts to reveal what is beneath the skin in a way that isn’t gross.
“From purely esthetical to highly personal and conceptual, his intangible body of work gently flows between fine arts and applied photography, resulting in some remarkable fashion series along the way.” -Koen Hauser
100 artist design phone booths in São Paulo.
A great Nu Disco Track that isn’t so new anymore, but is still solid.
A chromatic typewriter by Tyree Callahan. A typewriter that can paint.
Yuken Teruya took a simple paper bag and turned it into something beautiful and creative -Enjoy!
Mengyu Chen creates some really cool pop up book concepts. Check out these GIFS.
Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity. Each sculpture embodies the trademarks of his philosophy and practice, while serving as a testament to the multifaceted nature of perception – From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality. None is complete without a final and brilliant touch of satire and rebuke all conceived in the aesthetic essence of the Baroque fused with the modern day industrial world.
The Morrissey & David Bowie duet for this song is also amazing. But nothing beats the original.
Montreal-based artist Guy Larame carves the edges of vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into mountainous landscapes, tsunamis and incredible waves. His recently completed sculptural works are part of a project called “Guan Yin,” a series he says was inspired by the strength that helps people endure extreme grief and pain.
Contemporary Dance Troupe Chunky Move effortlessly hybridizes mediums, incorporating movement and light installation into one incredible piece. The music used in the video below is composed by Ben Frost. Frost is probably most widely recognized for his Experimental music drawing widely on influences of Minimalism, Post- Punk, Black Metal, and Noise Rock, best demonstrated on the 2007 release “Theory of Machines” and 2009′s “BY THE THROAT”.
Making films since 1947, Anger is considered internationally as a pioneering and influential force in avant-garde cinema. So, if you are at all interested the aesthetics of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” or the aesthetics of any David Lynch movie ever, not to mention those of Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Guy Maddin, etc… then you have Kenneth Anger to thank.
Kenneth Anger’s work constitutes a radical critique of Hollywood, often evoking and referencing pop icons within occult settings and depicting youth counterculture in the midst of violence and eroticism. Anger does not use a narrative-based style, but rather lyrically explores themes of ritualistic transformation and transfiguration. His films are imbued with a baroque splendor stemming from the heightened sensuality of his opulent colors and imagery. They are often accompanied by a haunting soundtrack, composed by renowned musicians such as Mick Jagger and Bobby Beausoleil
Tokyo-based artist Haroshi will be showcasing a series of new sculptures alongside Jonathan Levine gallery during SCOPE Basel, June 12—17, 2012. Foot with Invisible Shoe (1-6) is a series of six sculptures created with used skateboard decks. Each foot is unique, created in pairs of two, there are three different styles wearing three different types of transparent sneakers.
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