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The Ridiculous Pool: Spraypaint Skateboarding

July 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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’s Ridiculous 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)

 

 



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Kuin Heuff’s Eviscerated Acrylic Portraits

June 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Dutch artist Kuin Heuff creates these astonishingly delicate portraits by first painting a canvas and then delicately cutting away intricate patterns, revealing a harsh, almost menacing quality to the faces of her subjects. See more of her work in her portfolio and over at Saatchi. (via core77)

 

 



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The Animal Kingdom

June 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Animal Kingdom as reported by the British Ecological Society, or at least by UK street artist Mobstr. As seen on Rivington St., London. (via unurth)

 

 



Illustration

Jen Mann

June 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Simply exquisite paintings by Canadian artist Jen Mann as part of her Fera series. I’m especially struck by the convergence of forms, animal and human. Via her web site:

She attended OCAD U from 2005-2009, receiving her BFA in printmaking. Since then she has focused on painting and developed a large body of work, which explores the subconscious, and focuses on ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home.

Some of her pieces are available as prints and such over at Society 6. (via cubism dream)

 

 



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New Plywood Mosaics by Aske

June 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Moscow-based graffiti artist Aske created this colorfully striking series of plywood artworks for the Faces & Laces Street Culture Show earlier this month. See much more via his site and learn more about the process over at Creative Review.

 

 



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Chris Dorosz

June 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Chris Dorosz creates these three dimensional furniture installations using blobs of paint suspended from filament, and uses a simliar technique to create human figures. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to affix viscous, acrylic paint to monofilament like this.

 

 



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Ben Grasso’s Exploded Structures

June 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn-based Ben Grasso paints these wonderful suspended architectural structures frozen somewhere between construction and deconstruction. It’s rare that I encounter oil paintings and have a strong reaction, Grasso’s work is definitely an exception. Via his web site:

Grasso’s paintings are feats of engineering. His is an architecture of the apocalypse, but one whose seams thread shapes we can as yet not fully determine. Excitement and surprise are as much part of this wildly imagined landscape as is a more measured, even nightmarish, uncertainty. Here the whacky, the sublime, and the catastrophic converge upon us unremittingly, but not without grace.

There’s much, much more to see on his site. (via hard feelings)