I remember seeing Chris Scarborough‘s wide-eyed Ideal Species series (scroll through this if you haven’t seen it before) a while back, so it was a surprise to see these incredible illustrations were by the same artist. If you’re in North Carolina his work is on display as part of the Art on Paper 2010 exhibit at the Weatherspoon Guild Gallery through February 6. (via nthn)
In 2005 Art League Houston had two decaying studio houses that were soon to be replaced by a new building. Prior to demolition the two homes were given to sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck who proceeded to convert them into a giant vortex of maximum, unadulterated awesomeness.
Havel and Ruck created a large funnel-like vortex beginning from the west wall adjacent to Montrose Blvd. The exterior skin of the houses was peeled off and used to create the narrowing spiral as it progressed eastward through the small central hallway connecting the two buildings and exiting through a small hole into an adjacent courtyard.
Ecstasy is an enormous sculpture by artists Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann that’s been on display since February on Patricia’s Green in San Francisco. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area, this is your last chance to see it as the piece will be removed at the end of the week. Many more wonderful photos via Thomas Hawk.
I love this type of project. The Variations of Goku was a collaboration between nine artists to paint the exact same portrait in their own styles, allowing the subtle (and extreme) differences in their technique show through.
The idea of “Les variacions Goku” was conceived through a café (actually, a pub) conversation. Two artists decided to meet up and resume their collective art practices in which they explored the same subject. The initial idea was quite simple: a portrait of the same person, 2 x 2 meters (6,56 x 6,56 feet), and on the same support. Initially, they were tempted to use a well known, recognizable model (they even considered Josep Guardiola), but they soon rejected the idea to avoid too strong a focus on the model itself. At the same time, they didn’t want to do a conceptual work similar to those of Pop Art artists. Therefore they chose an ordinary person, known as Goku, who has expressive facial traits and works as a technical electrician in Olot’s theatre.