Sally Nixon illustrates what girls do when no one is watching

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Women live in a world in which their appearance is constantly evaluated. Unless they are utterly alone, they rarely have the privilege of not having their physical presentation judged. In Sally Nixon’s illustrations, women don’t know that we can see them. They’re not posing, smiling, or doing anything all that interesting, and this is what makes Nixon’s works fascinating. 'The women I draw come from my imagination for the most part, however, each of them, in one way or another, is a ...  View More
March 27, 2017 Jessica

Italian artist CriScO creates dazzling glow-in-the-dark paintings

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Italian artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti, aka Crisco, creates glow-in-the-dark paintings that are captivating both when the spotlight is shined on them and when it isn’t. This is because the young artist makes clever use of glow-in-the-dark paint for his masterpieces, allowing them to radiate even when the lights are off. But his creations are more than just two paintings in one. Bright and playful by day, they transform into darker dreamscapes when the lights go out. Capturing a certain symbolic ...  View More
March 16, 2017 Jason

Typography portraits: Cris Wicks paints the words we leave behind

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'For this style of portraiture I thought about how when we die our physical bodies leave but our words remain in the minds of those we interacted with. I wanted to visually create this idea, that our words replace or perhaps transcend our physical form and allow us to still be seen and experienced after we're gone'. Los Angeles based artist Chris Wicks explains how these portraits were made: 'I began these paintings by gluing old newspaper articles and other paper memorabilia relevant to the ...  View More
March 12, 2017 Jason

3000-year-old Pharaoh Ramses II statue found buried in Cairo slum

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 meters) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum. Researchers say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo. Archaeologists actually found two 3000-year-old ...  View More
March 11, 2017 Jason

Aleksandra Katsan painting-style tattoos turn bodies into artworks

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Tattoo artist Aleksandra Katsan (aka 'dopeindulgence') is turning bodies into contemporary art masterpieces with her painting style tattoos. If you love watercolor style tattoos and contemporary art, you will need to visit the city of Kiev, in Ukraine. This is where tattoo artist Aleksandra Katsan is working, in her shop Tattooed Paradise. The 29 years old artist is specializing in vibrant colors, painting effects and artistic tattoos. With her very own style, influenced by watercolor painting, ...  View More
March 10, 2017 Jason

Hiroshi Shinno creates imaginary insects with plants and resin

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Hiroshi Shinno creates imaginary insects that perfectly blend into their surroundings - because there are made from parts of these surroundings! He collects petals, leaves, grass stems and flower stamens - and molds them into intricate 'herbal' insects, a blend of real natural pieces and polyurethane resin copies. Hiroshi Shinno works with truly miniature flower parts, seeds, 'shells so thin that they are translucent, and dry, holey leaves that disintegrate under the slightest pressure'. So far ...  View More
March 6, 2017 Tiffany

DESERT X: Jennifer Bolande’s billboards advertise the nature around

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As part of Desert X, an outdoor exhibition of art installations and site-specific works currently taking place across the Coachella Valley, Jennifer Bolande has installed a series of billboards that are camouflaged among the surrounding desert landscape: 'In a cinematic experience animated by driving along Gene Autry Trail, viewers will encounter a series of billboards featuring photographs of the very mountains towards which they are heading. Each photograph is unique to its position along this ...  View More
March 5, 2017 Tiffany

Morgan Blair captures SEINFELD memorable moments in oil paintings

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Very few shows in the history of television have had a fan base as huge and devoted as Seinfeld. The final episode was 15 years ago, but right now someone somewhere is quoting Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and the Soup Nazi like it's 1998. From Seinfeld-themed T-shirts, to Jay Shells' Seinfeld poster installations, the cultural impact that 'The Show About Nothing' has is still being felt today and it will probably continue for the next 15 years. Brooklyn-based artist Morgan Blair is clearly a ...  View More
March 4, 2017 Tiffany

Yigal Ozeri paintings push photorealism to new levels of beauty

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New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of young women in vast transcending landscapes. His near photo-realistic oil paintings convey the spirit of his subjects in a grand array of natural settings: from abundant rain forests to dreary deserts. Thousands of tiny brushstrokes animate his lifelike paintings, giving way to a remarkable realism, distinct beauty, and seductive power. Ozeri seizes fleeting moments and gives them life. As a ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan

Akie Nakata paints realistic, lifelike animals on smooth stones

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To Akie Nakata stones are not simply materials or canvases on which to paint pictures. When she looks at all those numerous stones on a river bank her eye will be caught by that one stone that looks like an animal. And when she finds that stone she feels the stone has also found her: 'Stones may fall outside our usual definition of living organisms, but when I think of the long time it takes for a stone to change from a huge boulder in the mountains to the size and shape it has, as it rests in ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan
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