We love food and we love art, so when the two come together it makes for delicious imagery. The talented Ed Bing Lee has mastered the art of the knot for our enjoyment. For over 25 years, the Philadelphia based artists uses a basic macrame knot to create pieces that look like food in his delectable series. As long as your not making mittens and granny blankets knitting is still cool when practiced properly.
Don’t really know if this is adult lego art or just someone on photoshop messing with the pixels, but either way we want to see more life sized naked models of babes available for purchase in our local Toys R Us. As seen in our posts in the past you can create just about anything using Lego’s, from jewelry to cars, so why stop there. When creating something with Legos it immediately becomes an interesting art peice. I tried recreating a life sized model of Halle Berry using my old Lincoln Logs but it didn’t come out too well to say the least, maybe I’ll give Angelina Jolie a try using Legos.
Modern meets abstract meets stunning art. Graphic artist Geraldine Georges mixes her collections of illustration, photography, and mixed media to hit all the right spots. Her work – often abstract of the female form – captures the eye and imagination. Influences of fashion and couture flow through out her wonderful pieces. Geraldine recently held her first very successful solo show in Brussels as well as her work recently being printed in a number of leading design & style magazines. She was also recently spotlighted in the New York Post. You can find more of her work at her website seen here.
Have you ever looked at a bands logo and wondered how it looked when it was first sketched out on that dinner napkin at 3 in the morning? Its no surprise that companies revamp their trademarks and branding every few years to stay “hip” and up to the times. With the exception of very few companies, logos have changed many times over since they first hit the scene. Lets take a look at a few famous and popular companies, who have switched up the flow to appeal to the younger generations buying their products.
Kris Kuksi was born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two much-older brothers and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, perhaps paved the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His fascination with the unusual lent to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful. Reaching adulthood his art blossomed and created a breakthrough of personal freedom from the negative environment experienced during his youth. He soon discovered his distaste for the typical American life and pop culture, feeling that he has always belonged to the ‘Old World’. Yet, Kris’ work is about a new wilderness, refined and elevated, visualized as a cultivation emerging from the corrupt and demoralized fall of modern-day society. A place were new beginnings, new wars, new philosophies, and new endings exist. text via Kris Kuksi
His sculptures are so detailed that every little inch of the piece captures a different act. No pricing is officially listed on his works, but it is said that they catch between $6,000 to $10,000 each. One of these would be the iconic point of your home, having visitors be able to stare at it for hours in awe of the intricacy of the sculpture.
Miss Bugs is an art partnership between a boy and a girl who spray and stick their art onto neglected walls in London. They also produce stunning limited edition prints, each hand finished by Miss Bugs with a wide range of materials including gold leaf, ink, aerosol and even magazine cuttings. Miss Bugs prints include dark and humorous themes, mixing religion with pornography and taking a swipe at the established art world (most recently Damien Hirst). They use iconic symbols as a source of inspiration, with imagery such as Bugs Bunny, He-Man, Wonder Woman or King Kong re-mixed to represent a personal idea or cultural stance. The male half of the duo was born in Bristol in 1979 and is the creative force. The female half has the role of muse and lookout. Miss Bugs draws inspiration from television, cartoons, news events, celebrities and religion. You can check out their website here.
I came across some amazing illustrations by a Russian designer named Tosska. Im sure there is more to this guy than just his name, but pretty much all the information I can find on him is in Russian, and although I consider myself a genious, Russian is not one of the things I excell at. So, here is the link to his page, and below are some illustrations.
I’ve always been a fan of spray paint, more so of tasteful graffiti. Spray paint seems to be the red headed stepchild of the art world even though it can create some amazing things. Space painting is a specific style of spray paint art which is created in minutes if you know the techniques. The outer space scenes which are created are truly out of this world…..lame joke. Some of these scenes remind of some early 90′s t-shirts, the ones on the rack next to the shirt with gigantic animal scenes.
Check out what this guy created in just a minute.
The artists at spacepaintings.com are the best at it, check out their site for instruction or just to buy some art.
When I was a kid, I was into LEGOs like everyone else. I would build little houses, which were basically a few blocks put together with a flat roof. A box really. Then I would throw a little man on the side and call it a day. LEGOs served to also just lay around the house, causing my parents to step on them and the scream in rage because I “cant take care of anything”.
Nathan Sawaya chooses to build his awe-inspiring art out of the same toy building blocks that I used for sling shot ammo when I was 8, the LEGO. The former corporate lawyer quit his job in 2001 to focus on becoming the world’s foremost LEGO artist. That in itself is a creative goal. “Harvard was good, and making 150K a year as a lawyer is decent, but I want to be more. I want to be the most famous LEGO artist OF ALL TIME!”. OK, calm down man, just do it already then. With more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio, Sawaya’s sculptures take many forms, and its a good thing he was able to stack some coin from being a lawyer. 1.5 MILLION!
Jeju Island in South Korea is called “the pearl of Korea”. Every year it attracts the attention of tens of thousands of tourists. One of the sights of this tropical paradise is the land of love – a theme park, opened in 2004, which sports a series in a gorgeous garden filled with erotic sculptures. For relatively conservative South Korea this is a very unique phenomenon and actually pretty envelope pushing for most other countries. The collection of sculptures that illustrate the pleasures of the flesh is continually updated so that people who frequent the island will never get sick of seeing the same thing. These sculptures are created not only by young, but very well-known K
orean sculptors. Personally, Im not exactly sure how I would react to seeing 2 giant Asian statues boning eachother in a field filled with daisies. Next time your in South Korea, swing by to the Island of Love, who knows, maybe you could learn a thing or two.