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Lee Price

January 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Realist oil painter Lee Price (maybe nsfw) primarily paints self-portraits of herself from an overhead vantage point, primarily in bathrooms while eating junk food. Colossal approved. (via yewknee)




Alexey Kurbatov

January 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A collection of recent illustrations by Alexey Kurbatov. A really great mix of styles here giving each image several layers of depth. Much more over on Behance.



Design Illustration

Rhett Dashwood

January 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Enjoying these geometric portraits by Rhett Dashwood out of Melbourne. His portfolio is chalk full of other really cool stuff including great videos like Mite and the particularly harrowing Tennagersintokyo. (via designspiration)




The Variations of Goku (Les Variacions Goku)

December 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

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.

The official web site also has a small interactive piece that shows how the images align. (via behance)




The embroidery of Daniel Kornrumpf

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

When I started working on Colossal in earnest last August I did’t anticipate the rash of embroidery that would eventually makes its way here. This work by Daniel Kornrumpf is astounding.




Map Collages by Matthew Cusik

December 13, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I am totally in awe of the detailed map collage work of Dallas, Texas artist Matthew Cusik.

Defacements are obsessively crafted amalgamations of word and image in the tradition of altered books and concrete poetry. The re-contextualization of image, word, and number creates a new storyline that is often in the spirit of a prankster student who has marked up a textbook with irreverent and provocative commentary.

His large-scale Bible work, Passages, is also something to behold. (via green chair press