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Origami Lava Pours from the Window of an Abandoned Building in Catalonia for LLUÈRNIA

As part of the recent LLUÈRNIA festival of light and fire in Catalonia, collaborators David Oliva of SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 created this spectacular flow of lava using common fortune teller origami figures. Over 10,000 folded pieces of paper were needed to create the work that was illuminated from underneath and […]

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Scrolls of Colorful Paper Meticulously Arranged Into Vibrant Organic Forms

“Aquatic Interstellar Dream” (2018), Paper, acrylic, copper on canvas While most artists use paint, pencil, or pastels to add color to canvas, Connecticut-based artist Amy Genser uses paper as her “pigment.” The mixed media artist explores color, texture, and pattern by arranging countless tubes of rolled paper into mesmerizing sculptural formations. Inspired by both macro- […]

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Hyperrealistic Paintings of Migrating Animals Carrying Tiny Ecosystems on Their Backs

Combining her hyperrealistic style with her vivid imagination, Portland-based artist Lisa Ericson creates surreal, nature-inspired animal paintings. Each colorful acrylic-on-panel artwork from her Border Crossing series depicts fantastical combinations of plants and animals, all of which seem to be traveling on epic journeys to unknown lands. From turtles carrying mini mobile habitats on their shells […]

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Two Hundred and Seventy Plastic Bags Rhythmically Inflate in a New Installation by Nils Völker

Two hundred and seventy white garbage bags hang like ghosts in the columned hall of Vienna, Austria’s Museum für agewandte Kunst (MAK) for the exhibition Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty. The piece is by Nils Völker (previously), and is titled after the number of bags present in the installation. Over 1000 precisely installed fans and 45 circuit boards keep their movement on […]

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Nightshift: An Illuminated Glimpse Into Shanghai’s Late Night Shops and Stalls

While in town for a shoot for Shanghai Photofairs this past summer, photographer Florian Mueller would wander through the city’s streets, meeting the owners of food stalls and other businesses that stayed open into the night. The series, Nightshift, observes the inviting glow that emanates from Shanghai’s after-hours operations in addition to showcasing those that […]

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Cartoonish Bread Faces and Other Wheaty Characters by Sabine Timm

Have your kids been complaining about what’s in their lunchbox lately? They must be following Sabine Timm on Instagram. The self-described “artist, creator, beach-trash collector, flea-market lover and photographer” shares a wide variety of work inspired by everyday and found objects. One series in particular is a clever cast of characters formed from sandwich bread. […]

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Animator Keeps Late Wife’s Memory Alive Through Heartfelt Sketchbook Doodles

Mother, wife and inspiration. Cruelly taken way too soon. Would have told me off if I didn’t do my #doodleaday pic.twitter.com/R3On6RTw8C — Gary Andrews (@GaryScribbler) October 29, 2017 On his 54th birthday, TV animation director Gary Andrews started a Doodle Diary. This still-ongoing project is simple, but it has proved powerful over the past year; […]

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Bursts of Stylized Flowers by ‘Ouizi’ Transform Buildings Into Floral Canvases

Photograph by Tom Loonan Artist Louise Jones (previously), known professionally as Ouizi, focuses on flowers in her multi-faceted practice. Whether creating towering outdoor murals, carving linoleum prints, completing indoor mural commissions, or painting on more traditional canvases, Jones creates groupings of real and imagined blossoms. In addition to painting in her home base of Detroit, […]

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Artist Transforms Real Life Strangers Into Pixar-Like Cartoon Characters

If you’re a fan of Pixar, you’ve probably wondered what you might look like as one of their iconic animated characters. 3D artist Lance Phan makes those dreams come true by transforming ordinary people into uncanny cartoon versions of themselves. From one-person portraits to cute couple snapshots, the resulting stylized characterizations look just like stills […]

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A 46-Foot-Tall Minotaur Roams the Streets of Toulouse, France in La Machine’s Latest Urban Opera

The French creative company La Machine recently premiered their latest creation, a nearly 50-foot-tall robotic Minotaur, in Toulouse, France. The beast marched through the labyrinthine streets of the city’s old town accompanied by a 42-foot spider for the group’s latest production The Guardian of the Temple. The pair of machines performed an operatic interpretation of the myth of […]