Category: Art

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

French street artist IEMZA tells IdN that he treats the creation of his outdoor paintings like sketches, incorporating a hierarchy of lines both organic and faintly architectural. The artist often utilizes decaying walls as a backdrop, where the underlying structures of abandoned buildings have been laid bare and work in perfect harmony with IEMZA’s imperfect, dripping line work. His subjects are equally terrifying and beautiful: hallowed-eyed faces both haunting and sensual, and other-worldly insects or monsters that completely dominate the canvas they live on. You can see much more of his work on Facebook and Flickr.

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Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components

Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling

Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling

Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling

Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling

Miniature Toy Robots Made from Recycled Electronic Components toys robots recyling

Portugese product designer Marco Fernandes built some fun robots out of electrical components salvaged from the trash heap. So far Fernandes has designed nine figures as part of his R³bot series, I think #R³bot nine is definitely my favorite.

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Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio D’Ospina

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

Dramatically Blurred Oil Paintings by Valerio DOspina urban painting black and white

I’m really enjoying the perspective and mood in these oil paintings by Valerio D’Ospina. Born in southern Italy but now living and working in Pennsylvania the artist paints gritty scenes from industry including ship yards, trains, and factories as well as broad “urbanscapes” that are captured from a dramatic, almost blurred perspective. His most recent solo show was at Hall Spassov Gallery back in October. (via cosas cool)

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Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze sculpture nature

Sculptor Anna Gillespie lives and works in Bath where she infuses her figurative sculptures with elements collected from nature including numerous acorn caps or beechnut casings. Gillespie also works with bronze and stone, often recreating some of the same environmental elements by hand, a process I imagine is even more meticulous than harvesting and using individual seeds themselves. She most recently had a solo show at Beaux Arts Bath and you can follow her more on Facebook. Gillespie also published a book of her work spanning 2006-2012 where you can see many more stunning images of her sculpture. (via my modern met).

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United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

United States Map Made from Thousands of Wood Matches by Claire Fontaine  United States multiples matches maps installation fire

U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt) is a 2011 installation by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine (previously) constructed from thousands of green matches that were inserted into a wall at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art as part art of “Evidence of Bricks” at the 2011 Time-Based Art Festival. Fontaine has made somewhat of a name for herself with her match installations and flaming geography, most recently completing a similar U.S.A. map at Queens Nails Gallery in San Francisco. Unlike the installation in Portland above, the Queens Nails artwork was actually set on fire, and while it may not have gone exactly as intended, the final post-flame artwork is impressive nonetheless. Photographs above for PICA by Dan Kvitka.

Update: Hyperallergic has the scoop in the latest US Map fire.

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Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop-Up Book

Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop Up Book water stop motion pop ups paper books animation

This blog has seen it’s fair share of pop-up books, and animation using paper, but this might be the first where everything comes together in a single piece. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. (via faith is torment)

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Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Inspired by the forms of animals artist Barbara Franc seeks to capture a sense of motion as she recreates a variety of wildlife from birds to horses using reclaimed materials such as old food tins. Via her artist statement:

I have always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to me. I try to capture a feeling of their movement and presence in my sculpture. For this I use wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form. I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting.

You can see much more of her work on her website, and she appears to have a number of works available via Union Gallery. (via junk culture)

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