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15 Sep 20:16

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric

by Christopher Jobson

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray works primarily with bronze and marble to create idealized figures draped with fabric in the style of Neoclassical or Baroque figurative sculptures. Though, unlike gods or royalty that one might expect to see rendered in such incredible detail, Gray instead creates anonymous depictions of regular individuals he encounters near his studio in London, often people struggling with addiction or other difficult, real-world issues. From an essay about Gray’s work by Rachel Wilf:

The resulting works portray these subjects—often with personal histories marred by contemporary demons such as addiction—with dignity and importance, yet they also express a somber, contemplative quality emphasized by the artist’s consistent shrouding of his subject’s faces.

While some artists now rely on laser cutting or other machines to cut from marble, Gray instead works by hand, from start to finish, chiseling away just like Gian Lorenzo Bernini or Giuseppe Sanmartino might have done in the 17th or 18th century.

Gray studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and received an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmith College in London. He’s now represented by Pace Gallery where he had his first exhibition with them earlier this year. You can see much more work in his online gallery.

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina Bust, 2012. Black Carrara Marble. 41 x 35 x 35cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2011. Carrara Marble. 94 x 80 x 80 cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2011. Carrara Marble. 94 x 80 x 80 cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2011. Carrara Marble. 94 x 80 x 80 cm

08 Sep 16:58

‘Os Gemeos’ Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants

by Christopher Jobson

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photos by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful. You can see more over on Arrested Motion.

04 Sep 10:00

Sabias que a localização das bobulhas tem significado?

by Teresa Celestino
Depois de algumas pesquisas, de chamadas de atenção do meu terapeuta de Tui-na que, de vez em quando, me apontava para o rosto e dizia: " Isso é fígado, isso é hormonal..." resolvi preparar este post para vocês e para mim também.

A localização das borbulhas no nosso rosto podem ter um significado. Como tal, se soubermos a causa, mais fácil será tratá-las ou pelo menos amenizá-las.


1 e 2: Problemas digestivos -  Deves ter mais cuidado com o que comes. Evita junk food e alimentos gordurosos em geral. Tenta combinar uma alimentação mais saudável com a ingestão de muitos líquidos .


3: Fígado - Modera a ingestão de álcool, de alimentos gordos e lacticínios É também nesta zona que se reflectem as alergias alimentares, como tal  devemos ter-se mais atenção aos alimentos ingeridos para saber a causa da alergia.

4, 5, 7 e 8: Rins - Desidratação, pelo que se deves ingerir mais água e evitando bebidas com gás, café e álcool.

6: Coração -Verifica a tensão arterial e tem atenção os níveis de Vitamina B (podes estar em carência). Diminui a ingestão de alimentos salgados e/ou picantes. Por outro lado, como o nariz tem muitos poros dilatados, vê se a tua maquilhagem ainda está em condições e/ou é adequada para ti.


9 e 10: Sistema respiratório - Zonas são problemáticas para fumadores e pessoas que sofrem de alergias. Reduz o açúcar e tenta respirar ar puro.


11 e 12: Hormonais - Reflectem o stress e os problemas hormonais (típicos em determinada altura do mês...). Bebe mais água, come verduras, descansa e mantém a pele limpa. As borbulhas nesta área indicam ovulação, e de que lado.


13: Estômago - Ingere mais fibras, reduz as toxinas e bebe tisanas  de ervas que possam ajudar-te na digestão.


14: Sistema imunitário - O corpo está a combater bactérias para evitar uma possível doença (gripe, constipação...). Deves descansar, beber mais água e respirar bem. Praticar Yoga, pilates, exercícios de relaxamento podem ajudar.

Claro que nada disto é estanque, nesse caso deves consultar o teu dermatologista para uma análise mais precisa.


Deixo-vos aqui também, algumas sugestões de produtos para aplicação local na borbulha, minimizando-a.

  1. Tea Tree Oil The Body Shop
  2. Gel Secativo Capricho O Boticário
  3. Estée Lauder Clear Difference Spot
  4. Clarins Blemish Control

27 Aug 15:48

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions

by Christopher Jobson

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Their Refinement of the Decline, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Their Refinement of the Decline, detail

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Diminishing Returns, oil on canvas, 48 × 60 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Diminishing Returns, detail

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Witching Hour, acrylic on paper, 34 × 42.5 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
A New Religion, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Hollow Pursuits, acrylic on canvas, 54 × 54 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Fool’s Gold, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 inches

Michael Kerbow is an artist based in San Francisco who works in a variety of mediums including painting, assemblage, drawing and digital photography. Of particular note are his large oil and acrylic paintings that depict surreal and at times nightmarish visions of the future, where industry and human development has grown without regulation or care for the environment. Kerbow shares via email:

My work explores the way in which we engage with our surroundings and the possible consequences our actions have upon the world in which we live. Through my work I attempt to question the rationale of our choices, and try to reveal the dichotomy that may exist between what we desire and what we manifest. Recently my work has focused upon the mechanisms that power our society and examines how they may influence the construct for a possible future.

Kerbow will have work at an upcoming group show called “Real Surreal” at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco.

20 Aug 22:05

Ornate Painted Dragons Based on a Single Giant Brush Stroke

by Christopher Jobson

Ornate Painted Dragons Based on a Single Giant Brush Stroke painting dragons

One of the most common feelings I get when watching an artist working is “oh, that looks easy.” After all, the materials and method are all right in front of you: paint or ink, a paint brush or pen, and a hand that moves deftly across a canvas. What goes completely unseen of course are the years upon years of practice, the trials and failures, and the possession of innate talent. A great example of this are these Japanese dragon paintings that are rendered almost completely with a single stroke of paint.

According to Japanese culture blog Iromegane, the paintings are called Hitofude Ryuu (Dragon with one stroke), and the ones shown here originate from a small studio called Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan. The studio has seen four generations of master painters who have been creating these stylized dragons for decades.

The process involves carefully painting an ornate dragon head with various flourishes, and then finishing the piece using a giant sumi brush in a carefully orchestrated stroke. The process has much in common with both ink wash painting and calligraphy, and similar to letterforms, the images are often repeated. From the videos you can see certain designs are reused in different colors or with added details. All the videos here start at the fun part where the torso is painted, but you can rewind them a bit to see the creation of the entire painting. (via Cineraria, Iromegane)

17 Aug 21:40

A IMAGEM: Erwin Olaf, 2014

by João Lopes
ERWIN OLAF
Pollock
Série "Les Beaux Arts" / VOGUE (2014)
13 Aug 13:31

"O Captain! My Captain!" BY WALT WHITMAN

by Sónia Costa Campos
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
11 Aug 12:32

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

by Christopher Jobson

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece. Giordano also creates various 3D sculptures which you can see more of over on her Tumblr, and says that she is currently available for projects and comissions.

11 Aug 00:29

Serie JUGULAR

by Ana Vidigal
Angolar (+ madalena)

Kwanza

Cacimbo


​"ixi ya mavu" (terra de barro vermelho)

Beijoca

Suspirinho (por ti)

Angolar

Cacimbo (+ Madalena)


08 Aug 15:03

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier

by Christopher Jobson

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Water on the moon, Reykjanes Peninsula

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Hvitserkur Rock

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Gullfoss at dusk

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Turquoise Falls, Bruarfoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Black Falls, Skaftafell

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Blue Storm, Jokulsarlon

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Blue Ice, Jokulsarlon

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
The mighty Dettifoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Sacred Water, Godafoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Svartifoss, infrared processing

Photographer Jérôme Berbigier moved from France to Australia in 2007 and soon after took up photography. Inspired by a childhood spent near the Atlantic Ocean and the natural beauty of areas surrounding Sydney, it wasn’t long before he was capturing stunning landscapes up and down the Australian coast. A 2012 trip took him to Iceland where he captured these amazing views of the country’s waterfalls, rivers, and seascapes, some of which he didn’t publish until just this year. You can see much more of his photography on Flickr and over on Facebook. Prints of all his work are available upon request. (via Colossal Submissions)

07 Aug 14:46

Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London

by Christopher Jobson

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about an enormous dog mural by Smates in Belgium, here’s another great collection of humongous animals by UK duo Irony & Boe (aka. Whoam Irony and Placee Boe). The pair have collaborated on several large pieces in London over the last year including this wacky chihuahua that appeared on Chrisp Street in East London about a month ago. (via ordinatissimum chaos, Inspiring City)

06 Aug 23:46

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley

by Christopher Jobson

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper Zeno of Elea, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1, detail. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

01 Aug 09:09

Geometrix by Rupert Vandervell

by Maria Pujol
Enjoy these amazing photographs from the artist Ruper Vandervell.

A combination of light, shade and human form that comes
together in aesthetic harmony, creating a special geometric
relationship. These pictures are about clean lines, angles, shapes and
textures in the urban landscape and their abstract collaboration. 




30 Jul 14:27

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco

by Christopher Jobson

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

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)

23 Jul 17:27

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

by Christopher Jobson

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

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.

23 Jul 15:27

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder

by Christopher Jobson

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder geometric food chocolate

For a major retrospective of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, the team at Studio Wieki Somers collaborated with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create Chocolate Mill. The piece was comprised of a giant cylindrical chocolate block that was carefully organized in 10 stacked layers, with flavored shapes used to create different geometric patterns. As a crank-turned blade similar to a cheese slicer grazed shavings off the top, the hidden layers were slowly revealed. You can watch a timelapse of the piece in the video above. (via Designboom, Design You Trust)

11 Jul 15:47

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak

by Christopher Jobson

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Humorous Urban Interventions on the Streets of France by OakOak street art pop culture humor

Based in the old industrial town of St. Etienne, France, street artist oakoak (previously) relies on a keen sense of observation to create his humorous interventions on walls, streets, and sidewalks. Cracks and crumbling infrastructure become the backdrop for superheroes and other pop culture characters who interact with their surrounds in unexpected ways. He shares with Bulkka:

Since I come from Saint Etienne, an old industrial city which is now in reconversion, I have the need to make my city less “grey” and at the same time, funnier. Humor is really important to me. It’s definitely the most important element in what I do.

My main interest is giving importance to places and objects that people don’t notice anymore. I walk a lot every day and that’s how I get to find new attractive places with urban elements such as broken walls for example. When I see something interesting during my walks, I measure it and study it, and I come back later to make the collage. I prefer to prepare the drawings and drafts at home.

Included here are several works from the last 6 months or so, but you can see many more pieces on his Facebook page.

03 Jul 00:51

O rock faz levitar

by Victor Afonso
Há imagens que valem por mil palavras. E na iconografia do rock, há imagens que valem muito mais do que mil palavras. Como esta, em que se vê o grupo The Who em plena actuação ao vivo. Pete Townshend, o guitarrista, eleva-se incrivelmente no ar como que por mágica levitação numa salto que liberta pura energia rock, enquanto o vocalista Roger Daltrey rodopia (como era habitual no cantor) de forma ágil o microfone.
Pura energia rock!
PS - Carregar na imagem para aumentar.


03 Jul 10:00

Scientists Just Created a Virus With the Potential to Wipe Out Humanity

by Kristine Lofgren

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It’s like something you would expect out of a horror movie, but this story is unfortunately all true. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – ignoring every virus-related thriller ever – recently created a strain of the H1N1 virus that can escape the human body and spread practically unchecked. Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka says that he wanted to study the virus so that he and his fellow researchers could get a better understanding of how viruses change in nature and, like any good thriller movie requires, he did it in a lab with a relatively low biosafety rating.

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25 Jun 15:23

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia

by Christopher Jobson

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia
Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Whimsical New Murals by Ernest Zacharevic Play with Their Surroundings on the Streets of Malaysia street art murals Malaysia

Artist Ernest Zacharevic (previously) has been quite busy the last few months with stops in Italy and locations around Malaysia where he just finished a month-long residency in Ipoh. He completed several large murals depicting locals and their way of life, but also painted a few of his signature pieces that humorously depict children or animals interacting with elements of buildings or other nearby objects. Above is a collection of pieces stretching back to December of 2013, but for more of his recent work in Malaysia head over to Arrested Motion.

25 Jun 09:51

Instant câlin

(Source + merci à Robin pour la suggestion)

26 Jun 18:46

2014 iPhone Photography Award

by Shan Tara

Top smartphone cameras often take better pictures than a bulky camera supposedly more sophisticated. IPPAWARDS, the iPhone Photography Contest is holding an annual competition in the purpose to find the most stunning photos in the world that were captured by iPhones. Watch after jump the amazing photographs taken by the participants.

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007. IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of the iPhone users since the first iPhone has inspired, excited and engaged the users worldwide. Since then every year, IPPAWARDS has selected the best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 70+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by the jury members in several steps and The Photographer of the Year prize awarded.

Via Twisted Sifter
01-julio-lucas-1stpotycubeme
Photo by JULIO LUCAS
Bradenton, FL United States
1st Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year

02-jose-luis-barcia-fernandez-2ndpoty
Photo by JOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZ
Madrid, Spain
2nd Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year

MICHAEL_ONEALPlaceIphonecontestcubme
Photo by MICHAEL ONEAL
San Francisco, CA United States
Animals – 1st Place

YILANG_PENG__Architecture_Iphon_Contest1
Photo by YILANG PENG
Madison, WI United States
Architecture – 1st Place

CHUN_WAI_TO_Architecture_Iphone_contest_CubeMe
Photo by CHUN WAI TO
Hong Kong
Architecture – 2nd Place

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Photo by COCU LIU
IL, United States
Architecture – 3rd Place

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Photo by ALEXA SEIDL
Washington, DC, United States
Food – 1st Place

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Photo by ERIKA BROTHERS
Frisco, TX, United States
Nature – 2nd Place

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Photo by JUANA CHAVES
Madrid, Spain
News/Events – 2nd Place

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2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

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23 Jun 19:56

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures

by Christopher Jobson

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Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures high speed

Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns large splashes of colorful liquid into glistening sculptures that hover in midair. The photos were shot at a speed of 1/3,500th of a second, taking special care to disguise the origin of each burst making images appear almost digital in nature (the duo assures no Photoshop was used). They share about the project:

Colourant is a series of events that pass you by as an imperceptible flash. A fleeting moment, that blocks and obscures the landscape, a momentary graffiti of air and space. Creating shapes of nature not experienced by the human eye, these short-lived anomalies are frozen for us to view at 3500th of a second. Transforming the non-discernible and ephemeral to the eternal. The essence of photography—immortalize the transitory.

You can see several additional shots from the series on their website and prints are available through Vaughan Hannigan. If you liked this you can check out similar high-speed liquid works by Manon Wethly, Fabian Oefner, and Shinichi Maruyama.

Update: For those curious, the artists share via email that the colors/liquids used in the photographs are “non toxic and water based.”

24 Jun 01:14

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani

by Christopher Jobson

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani tape street art geometric

A number of new works today from artist Aakash Nihalani (previously) who has been skewering subjects in Brooklyn with his geometric figures made from neon tape as part of a new body of work called Landline. You can follow the artist’s newest work on his blog Eye Scream Sunday.

23 Jun 16:17

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte

by Christopher Jobson

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Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

In 2011, Dublin-based physics student David Whyte began a Tumblr called Bees & Bombs where he posted humorous images and quirky GIFs of his own creation, borrowing heavily from videos and pop culture icons. One day he decided to start playing with Processing, a popular open source programming language designed to help create images, animation, and various computer interactions. His background in mathematics and physics greatly enhanced his understanding of motion and geometry and it wasn’t long before he was churning out some of the most popular animations shared on Tumblr.

Whyte’s minimalistic use of shapes and color places an increased emphasis on motion, and leaves one somewhat dumbstruck at how he conceives of each image. In a somewhat rare move he happens to be quite open about his methods and frequently posts source code and tips to help other artists. See much more of his work on Bees & Bombs.

20 Jun 15:10

Iggy Pop apoia Justin Bieber (???)

by João Lopes
Os antepassados do rock'n'roll deram uma volta no túmulo... Ou talvez não. Iggy Pop surge a apoiar o menino mimado da imprensa dos "famosos", reconhecendo-lhe dotes visionários — e proclamando: "O futuro do rock'n'roll é Justin Bieber".
O texto, como sempre, carece de contexto. E um pouco mais abaixo podemos ler: "Torturem um homem e ele dir-vos-á tudo e mais alguma coisa". O cartaz faz parte de uma notável campanha política contra a tortura lançada na Bélgica e concebida pela Amnistia Internacional [notícia: The Guardian].


A campanha inclui mais dois cartazes, com o estilista Karl Lagerfeld e o Dalai Lama, líder do Tibete no exílio — o primeiro proclama que "o cúmulo da elegância é a camisa hawaiana e os chinelos", enquanto o segundo propõe um cronométrico balanço existencial, sublinhando que "um homem que não tenha um Rolex aos 50 anos falhou a sua vida". Ou como a inteligência da imagem (das imagens) começa no entendimento da potencial pluralidade das respectivas significações, passando sempre pelas palavras ditas, escritas ou imaginadas.

>>> Site português da Amnistia Internacional.
18 Jun 15:22

San Miguel de Salinas by Abaton & Studio Woods Bagot

by Shan Tara

San Miguel de Salinas project consists of 5 independent villa built by Abaton Architects in collaboration with London based Architect Studio Woods Bagot. The project is set up in a unique site of 330 hectares overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and a golf course in the South of Alicante (Spain). During the designing process ÁBATON has taken into consideration each villa’s best location in order to make the most of the views, the existing forest and the height difference without losing a bit of privacy. ÁBATON has studied the best orientation thoroughly for a better use of resources; though in a more modern and definer way, ÁBATON has observed the local Mediterranean building style. It enjoys an 18 hole golf course (Top 100 golf course in Europe) which hosts international competitions, private country club, seafront beach club and tennis/paddle tennis schools.

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18 Jun 12:00

TEPCO Battles to Construct Fukushima Ice Wall to Contain Leaking Radiation

by Kristine Lofgren

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Over three years have passed since the devastating Fukushima disaster, yet TEPCO, the plant’s operator, is still struggling to contain radioactive water flowing from the site. A few months ago the company announced plans to build a giant underground ice wall to block the flow of water, but the project has ground to a halt as the company hasn’t been able to make the ground cold enough to create a barrier. Experts warn that at this rate, some of the areas around the plant will need to be abandoned entirely.

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17 Jun 12:05

Life With a Toddler by Grant Snider

by Maria Pujol
Are you a parent?
Maybe some of these situations will seem familiar to you! :)
These original comic is from Grant Snider.

18 Jun 00:00

Só com um olho

by Victor Afonso
Eram melhores realizadores só com um olho do que muitos com os dois:

Nicholas Ray (1911 - 1979)

Raoul Walsh (1887 - 1980)

John Ford (1894 – 1973)

André de Toth (1913 - 2002)

Fritz Lang (1890 - 1976)