Category: Art

The Deep End: A Jaw-Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White-out, and Coffee by Jake Fried

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

The Deep End: A Jaw Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White out, and Coffee by Jake Fried  psychedelic ink coffee animation

Boston-based animator Jake Fried just released his latest psychedelic animation, The Deep End, which was drawn entirely with ink, coffee, and white-out. The animation is continually layered on top of itself as forms morph, bend and transform across the screen. I can’t help but wonder how thick the final canvas is with so many layers of illustration. If you were as blown away by this as I was, you’re in luck: see some of his earlier animations such as Sick Leave and Waiting Room.

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Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

Brilliant Urban Interventions by OakOak Turn Crumbling City Infrastructure into a Visual Playground  street art

According to the Outsiders, street artist OaKoAk lives and works in St. Etienne, France where he works not as an artist but instead at a desk as a “pen pusher”. Untrained in painting or fine art of any kind, he instead uses stencils, paint, and occasionally adhesive superheros to give new meaning to simple cracks in the ground or crumbling building facades. You can see tons more on his blog as well as Facebook.

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New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita mosaics illustration drawing

Japanese artist Sagaki Keita (perviously here and here) recently updated his portfolio with a number of new works from 2012. Keita creates composite pen and ink illustrations using thousands of densely scribbled doodles, goofy characters seemingly born from the margins of notebook paper that then form everything from Roman statues to artworks from pop culture. Several of these illustrations are actually part of a commissioned campaign for Expedia from late last year. You can see much more on his website.

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Mentalgassi Transforms Urban Fixtures into Urban Hilarity

Mentalgassi Transforms Urban Fixtures into Urban Hilarity urban street art

Mentalgassi Transforms Urban Fixtures into Urban Hilarity urban street art

Mentalgassi Transforms Urban Fixtures into Urban Hilarity urban street art

Berlin-based art collective Mentalgassi just put up two new pieces (top two images) for Getxo Photo 2012, an annual photography festival in Spain. Mentalgassi is known for their use of large photographs pasted onto outdoor objects, most commonly the use of portraits. You can also follow them on Facebook. (via arrested motion)

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A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

A Giant Synthetic Crystal Explodes Through Gallery Floors at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore wood installation

Points of Contention is a 2011 installation by Jonathan Latiano that was installed in a gallery space at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore. The piece features an explosive crystal growth protruding from a rippling gallery floor that is meant to call into question the continued production of plastics, resins and polymers and their long-term impact on the geological landscape around us. Via a press release for the exhibition:

Driven by the exploration of time, motion and the physics of the natural world, Jonathan Latiano presents Points of Contention, a site-specific installation sculpture that investigates the increasingly blurred line between the organic and inorganic as well as the spatial boundaries of where the spectacle begins and ends. Convergent forms of crystalline growth and explosive impact reinforce the hundreds of shards of custom cut and painted elements used to create the centerpiece of the exhibition. Through the use of reclaimed and altered wood, plastic, Styrofoam and site-grown salt crystals Latiano explores the question: At what point do the controversies of the present become the “new norms” of the future?

Latiano will return to School 33 Art Center in September of 2013 as part of a collaboration with artist Jennifer Strunge who is known for her creation of totally bizarre and wonderful cotton monsters. Can’t wait to see what the two do together!

If you liked this piece, also check out the work of Chris Whiteburch, and the Inversion House by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. (via razorshapes)

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Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris watercolor portraits painting illustration

Do not adjust your web browser, these distorted watercolor and gouache portraits were painted just as they appear by New Zealand-based illustrator Henrietta Harris who says her style “can only be achieved by having occasionally dipped one’s paintbrush accidentally in one’s coffee.” A pretty apt description for these dreamy portraits that seem to convey the precise moment when one becomes lost in thought or memory, an ethereal wind of distortion whirling temporarily through the subjects’ mind. Harris graduated in 2006 from the Auckland University of Technology and his since done work for Amnesty International, Vice Magazine, and BITE. She has a number of prints and several of the original paintings you see above available for sale through her website. (via flavorwire, ignant)

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Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #32, Unsolicited Collaboration with Brice Marden, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #35, Unsolicited Collaboration with Bruce Naumann, 2012, 41 x 14 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #33, Unsolicited Collaboration with Frank Stella, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #36, Unsolicited Collaboration with Roni Horn, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #44, Unsolicited Collaboration with Michael Clark, 2012, 47 x 18 x 4.74 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trish Brown, 2012, 22.5 x 18 x 4.74 inches
Artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine sculpture paper
ArtForum #45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trish Brown, 2012, 22.5 x 18 x 4.74 inches
Artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

In her Artforum Excavation Series San Francisco-based artist Francesca Pastine created beautiful, dripping topographies from the colorful pages of Artforum Magazine. Pastine cut each magazine layer by layer with an X-acto blade to reveal narrow bands of the pages within, in some cases interacting directly with art printed on the covers creating new hybrid artwork she refers to as “unsolicited collaborations”—which is brilliant. You can follow more of Pastine’s work on her blog and she has upcoming shows at the Halsey Institute of contemporary Art and Studio Quercus. (via junk culture)

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