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Art Photography

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco

July 30, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) who lives and works in Kiev, continues to wow us with his vivid style of conceptual photography that places subjects in the middle of surreal and fantastic tableaus. Oprisco spends large amounts of time scouring flea markets and resale shops to collect props, costumes, and other items for each shot which he often sketches beforehand in a sketchbook, with the final shoot requiring 2-3 days of preparation. I love this bit from an interview with 500px earlier this year where he was asked to give advice to amateur/student photographers:

I strongly advise to use your time wisely. Laziness is your worst enemy. Enough looking at photographs taken by your idols. You’ve commented on enough work that you hate. It’s time to take photos. Your best photos. Let go and shoot, shoot, shoot!

All of Oprisco’s work is available as prints which you can inquire about directly. You can see more of his recent work on Flickr and Facebook. (via 500px)

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Art Illustration

Surreal Graphite Drawings by ‘Violaine & Jeremy’ Merge Nature and Humor

July 23, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Violaine & Jeremy is a graphic design and illustration studio based in Paris formed by Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider. The duo collaborate on a wide range of projects including the design and layout of Influencia magazine, indentity projects, and album covers. Among their best work are these astounding graphite drawings of quirky animals adorned with beards of wildlife and other unexpected characters. You can see much more over on Behance.

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Photography

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali

June 2, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Taken recently off the coast of Bali, these surreal photos are the creation of Montreal-based director and photographer Benjamin Von Wong, known for his exceedingly difficult photoshoots. Where it might be more practical to create the complex aspects of these photos digitally, Von Wong took a different path and assembled a team of two models who also happen to be trained freedivers, 7 additional support divers, and obtained special permission to utilize a 50-year-old underwater shipwreck. The entire shoot took place 25 meters below the surface, and because of the extreme conditions and limitations, he relied heavily on natural light to create the final images you see here.

You can watch the video above to see how the photoshoot came together and read more about the process over on his blog. (via PetaPixel, My Modern Met)

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Art

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn

May 16, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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With an assortment of trinkets, doodads, and thingamajiggers worthy of the mightiest junk drawer or flea market bin, artist husband and wife Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn turn collections of random objects into medical cross-sections of the human head. Aptly titled Heads, the duo says the compartmentalized sculptures are meant to be surrealist explorations of portraits created from memories and found objects. When exploring the contents of each piece it’s fun to imagine just who each person might be based on the things found inside. You can see much more over on their website and on My Amp Goes to 11.

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Music

The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Review’s ‘Young’

May 14, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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A few months ago we featured a number of collages by artist Joseba Elorza (previously) who merges stock historical footage, photography, science fiction, and humor to create surreal worlds that are both strange and nostalgic. Now we get to see his collages in motion. Dallas-based band Air Review commissioned Elorza to make this beautiful music video for their track Young.

 

 



Art

Large-scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow

April 21, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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“State of Massachusettes” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

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“Wanderer above the sea of fog” (homage to Caspar David Friedrich) / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2013

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“Betrayal” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2012

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“State of Alaska” / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2014

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“State of Nevada” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

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“Lovers Film Proposal” / graphite on paper 24″ diameter 2013

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“Early Warning System” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

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“The Old Aristocratic Colors Break Through” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Heavily influenced by both film and photography, artist Ethan Murrow creates grandiose theatrical narratives manifested as large-scale graphite drawings. The artworks are populated with adventurers, inventors and dreamers, in what Winston Wachter gallery calls “characters as outrageous innovators and absurd explorers capturing a sense of adventure, satire, fun and defeat.” Murrow’s latest works involve a series of drawings set in different American states for his show State Flag currently at Winston Wachter in New York through May 2014. You can see much more of his work here and on his website. (via Illusion)

 

 



Art Illustration

Bizarre Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra Merge People and Animals with Everyday Objects

March 7, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Netherlands-based artist Redmer Hoekstra draws fascinating composite illustrations that merge animals and everyday objects or machines, from a lizard with computer keyboard scales to an owl with books for wings. At times he even brings three or more forms together, as with a whale emerging from a submarine, the entirety of which has the appearance of a banana. Whether you regard the pieces as humorous or slightly disturbing, it’s hard to deny the ingenious way each creature is formed.

Hoekstra has more work over on Behance and you can pick up postcards, prints and other things in his shop.