Toronto-based artist Nicholas Di Genova illustrates incredible hybrid creatures using nothing more than ink on paper. His terrifying amalgams of reptiles, mammals, aquatic and plant life often feature densely compacted textures of hair and scales that seem to multiply like fractals on the surface of the animal’s skin. Nicholas opened a solo show last week at Galerie Dukan Hourdequin in Paris which will be up through December 3. The images above are amazing, but head over to his Tumblr to see them in more detail.
A number of exceptional pieces by German street artist Tasso. See much more of his work here. (via juxtapoz)
French artist Julien Salaud wraps acquired taxidermy deer in intricate shells of thread and nails creating these strikingly beautiful geometric webs. The ongoing series is titled Animaux stellaires (Stellar Animals), and you can follow along on his blog where he frequently posts updates and discoveries in his work.
A once-in-a-lifetime capture by photographer Angelo de Santis. Incredible. See also: fox fight! (via stellar)
Several amazing sculptures from Chihyun Shin’s recent exhibition at Gaain Gallery in Seoul. Shin’s objects are created from a delicate layer of interwoven patterns, the shark appears to be embedded with a tightly-knit school of fish, while the chicken, rabbit and person seem to be made of flowers and other plants. I was unable to reliably translate much more from the Korean sites I found these on, so head over to Art Hub and Dinonabi to see more.
Japanese artist Kohei Nawa (previously) just unveiled his latest creation, a small rabbit taxidermy covered in hundreds of translucent glass beads. Nawa refers to this sculpture series as pixel cell animals, and explains that “by covering the surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by ‘a husk of light’, and the new vision ‘the cell of an image’ is shown.” This appears to be his first new pixel cell animal in nearly two years. (via mu-um)
Chicago artist Debbie Carlos is printing these epic black and white prints on a large format plotter printer meant for architectural and engineering prints. The pitch-perfect selection of imagery and the lower resolution printing result in some stunning wall decor. Get yours now! (via design work life)
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these. All images are linked to their respective photographers.