Artist Guy Denning is a self-taught English artist currently living in France. Mostly known for his gritty and brooding paintings, Denning has heartily embraced various internet outlets such as YouTube where he demonstrates how he paints, as well as a Facebook page where he posts a new drawing each day. Recently he posted a number of powerful images inspired by the Occupy Wall St. protests—capturing moments in Oakland, London, New York and elsewhere. His uncanny ability to illustrate powerful emotion in the simplest gestural sketches is incredible. Definitely worth subscribing. (via nick)
Beautifully executed animations by Texas photographer Ignacio Torres from his series Stellar. Via his website:
This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.
Based on some of the comments I saw on Twitter and Facebook it seems a few were a bit upset by this morning’s post about Dtagno’s train graffiti device. To swing the vandalism/art pendulum back in the other direction check out D*Face’sRidiculous Pool Paint Attack where a couple of skateboarders use remote controlled spraypaint cans mounted to the base of their decks to create an enormous spirograph in an empty swimming pool. (via neatorama)
Virginia-based photographer Nicholas Max is 17 years old and started taking photos … sigh … five months ago. These are among his first shots, somewhat reminiscient of the work of Brooke Shaden whom he cites as an inspiration for some of his work. There is of course some digital manipulation going on here and there, but to really fantastic effect. Nice work Nicholas, and thanks for sharing your work with Colossal.