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Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

Reflected Landscapes by Victoria Siemer mirrors landscapes conceptual

In this recent series of digital artworks, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer begins with dreamy landscapes of mountainous forests shrouded in fog and clouds and then inserts giant reflective fragments that rise from the ground. The inversed image creates the uncanny effect of a monolithic mirror that towers over the photograph like a kind of portal. Siemer says via email that the images are open for interpretation, but her work often deals with the idea of visual or emotional fragmentation which originated from her college thesis. Another example is her recent series of humanized computer error messages recently making the rounds. You can see more over on her blog (occasionally nsfw). (via My Modern Met)

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

The Ethereal Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore long exposure landscapes England black and white

Self-taught photographer Darren Moore creates ethereal black and white landscapes using a method called daytime long exposure, where a special filters are attached to a camera lens to reduce the amount of light. These neutral density filters allow for the shutter to open for extended periods of time in broad daylight, from 30 seconds to upward of 15 minutes for a single exposure. Moore shoots mostly in locations around England, where he frequently visits causeways, breakwaters, shipwrecks, and other features along the shore.

You can see more of Moore’s photography over on Flickr and in his online gallery. He’ll also have work later this April in a group show at the Patchings Art Centre.

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson painting landscapes impressionism

While doing undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, artist Erin Hanson took some time off from studying art to obtain a degree in bioengineering. After graduating she moved to the outskirts of Las Vegas where a climb at Red Rock Canyon inspired her artistic career yet again. She decided to commit to creating a new painting each week, a process she continues today, eight years later.

Hanson transforms landscapes into abstract mosaics of color using an impasto paint application, where thick globs of paint create almost sculptural forms on the canvas. She tries to use a few brush strokes as possible, without layering, a process that’s been called “open impressionism.” Hanson is represented by too many galleries to list here, though she does have a number of available paintings listed on her site, as well as prints. (via Praxter)

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Approaching Storm

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Approaching Storm, detail

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Gully

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Lost

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Lost, detail

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Pond

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Pond, detail

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Waterhole

Expedition: Surreal Landscapes Composed from Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson landscapes digital collage
Waterhole, detail

Belgium-based artist Catherine Nelson (previously) just unveiled a new series of works titled Expedition. The digitally “painted” collages are made from hundreds upon hundreds of photographs that Nelson meticulously assembles into sprawling worlds that straddle the line between real and imagined. The five pieces you see here were nearly 10 months in the making.

Unlike her previous collages that resemble tiny planets, the pieces from Expedition subvert traditional landscapes with a horizon and single vanishing point and instead seem to sprawl in every direction, as if being viewed from multiple vantage points at once. Each landscape is quite large, measuring 60″ tall by up to 115″ wide and is rich with details like hidden snakes, bats and lizards, all elements influenced by Nelson’s memories of her natural surroundings growing up along the east coast of Australia.

Nelson will soon have work at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney this May with Michael Reid Gallery and a solo show in August at Gallerysmith in Melbourne.

A Waterfall of Clouds on the Canary Islands

A Waterfall of Clouds on the Canary Islands mountains landscapes clouds Canary Islands
Photo courtesy Dominic Dähncke

While shooting on the Canary Islands late last year, photographer Dominic Dähncke snapped this jaw-dropping shot of clouds flowing over a mountain range on La Palma Island. The photographer shares via 1X:

This photograph was taken in the mountains of “Cumbre Nueva”, in the part west of La Palma, one of the most beautiful island of the Canary Islands, in Spain. To capture cloud’s movement I have set my camera speed to 70 seconds, using a ND filter to minimize the entry of light in camera sensor.

You can see more of Dähncke’s landscape photography over on Flickr.

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Glassy Sunset, 2013

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Tanah Lot Sunset, 2013

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Shanghai Freeway, 2014

Animated Photo Collages by Qi Wei Fong Shimmer to Life as Time Passes landscapes gifs China
Chinatown Sunset, 2013

Several months ago we featured a photographic series called Time is a Dimension by artist Qi Wei Fong that depicted layered collages of landscapes and cityscapes photographed over a 2-4 hour period. Fong has since taken the project a step further by animating the images in this new series called Time in Motion. The new photos, shot in locations around China, Indonesia, and Bali show the change in light at sunrise or sunset through angular rays and concentric circles that shimmer as time passes. You can see more from the series on his website.

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the English alphabet into sweeping landscapes. Hullmandel was one of the most important figures in the advancement of British lithography in the first half of the 19th century. These particular pieces were produced sometime between 1818 and 1860 and you can see the full collection here. (via Juxtapoz)

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Greenland #54 / 40″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate

Tackling climate change or the documentation of extreme environments can be challenging endeavors for any artist, but for Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman it was simply an extension of a childhood spent traveling with her family to some of the Earth’s most remote locations. For her 2012 project Chasing the Light, Forman led an ambitious art expedition by sailing up the northwest coast of Greenland to retrace the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford. Along the way she documented the changing arctic landscape which she would use for inspiration in several large soft pastel drawings seen here. Her nearly photorealistic works exquisitely capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape in flux.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Greenland #56 / 40″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Greenland #62 / 47″ x 70″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Greenland #50 / 40″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Greenland #52 / 55″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Greenland #63 / 50″ x 75″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Maldives #1 / 40″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

In late 2013, Forman traveled to the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, and an area said to be most vulnerable to rising sea levels, where she completed another body of work focusing on the rising ocean tides. The resulting drawings create an alluring juxtaposition of beauty and menace. Similar journeys have taken the artist to locations around Israel, Nosara, and Svalbard.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Maldives #2 / 41″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Maldives #3 / 30″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Maldives #4 / 41″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Maldives #5 / 45″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

Exploring Climate Change through Art: Giant Pastel Oceanscapes and Icebergs Drawn by Zaria Forman pastel landscapes icebergs Greenland climate
Nosara #1 / 45″ x 60″ / Soft pastel on paper.

If you’d like to learn more about Forman’s work she currently has several original works available on Artsy and you can purchase prints over on ArtStar. The artist has an upcoming exhibition at Carla Massoni Gallery that opens in March, and if you have a good eye you can spot 10 of her drawings used on the sets of Netflix’s smash hit House of Cards. You can also follow her on Facebook. (via Gaks Designs)

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