Category: Art

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

Imaginative Industrial Flying Machines Made From Cardboard by Daniel Agdag sculpture flying flight cardboard

If you want to create detailed and imaginative flying machine sculptures that look like they’re about to take flight, cardboard is hardly the material to use. Unless of course you’re artist Daniel Agdag (previously), who has been toiling away creating a series of new works each more detailed and fascinating than the next. “The Principles of Aerodynamics” is Agdag’s first solo exhibition where his series of cardboard contraptions that portray his “ongoing pursuit of escape through the metaphor of flight” will be on display through Aug 31, 2014.

As he’s done in the past, Agdag forfeits all blueprints, drawings and plans choosing, instead, to work only from mind and scalpel. His industrial beasts–get close and you can almost smell the oil and smoke; hear the clanking and buzzing–come together only from sliced cardboard hinged with glue.

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3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata sculpture painting optical illusion

Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata (previously) currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th. (via F*ck Yeah Painting, My Modern Met)

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Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about an enormous dog mural by Smates in Belgium, here’s another great collection of humongous animals by UK duo Irony & Boe (aka. Whoam Irony and Placee Boe). The pair have collaborated on several large pieces in London over the last year including this wacky chihuahua that appeared on Chrisp Street in East London about a month ago. (via ordinatissimum chaos, Inspiring City)

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New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper Zeno of Elea, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1, detail. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

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Giant Underwater Dog Mural on the Streets of Belgium by ‘Smates’

Giant Underwater Dog Mural on the Streets of Belgium by Smates street art murals dogs

Giant Underwater Dog Mural on the Streets of Belgium by Smates street art murals dogs

Giant Underwater Dog Mural on the Streets of Belgium by Smates street art murals dogs

Giant Underwater Dog Mural on the Streets of Belgium by Smates street art murals dogs

Artist Bart Smeets (aka Smates) just finished this great spray painted mural of a dog plunging underwater in Mechelen, Belgium. Perhaps inspired by Seth Casteel? Photos by Gijs Vanhee. (via Mechelen Muurt, Amsterdam Street Art)

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A Swirling Willow Figure Rises from the Grounds of Shambellie House in Scotland

A Swirling Willow Figure Rises from the Grounds of Shambellie House in Scotland trees sculpture plants gardening

The Whirling Dervish was a willow sculpture by artist Trevor Leat that was installed in 2012 at Shambellie House, in New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Leat is known for his work with willow trees which he grows organically for use in furniture, baskets, and sculptures. Unfortunately, Shambellie House, which housed the National Museum of Costume, closed in 2013, so this piece may no longer be viewable. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand-Stitched Felt Products

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

British artist Lucy Sparrow has converted an entire abandoned corner shop in Bethnal Green, east London, into a temporary art exhibition titled The Corner Shop featruring 4,000 hand-sewn felt products. Chips, magazines, candy, frozen dinners, and even the cash register have been faithfully rendered in fabric, a process that took Sparrow about seven months to complete and began with a successful plea for help on Kickstarter. The shop is open to visitors every day this month, and almost all of the items are available for purchase online. (via My Modern Met, Laughing Squid, The Jealous Curator)

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