Oil paintings by Ukrainian painter Oleg Shuplyak show a lot more than they let on. The paintins rely on illusions and hidden figures some of whom are very clearly visible, while some might invite a longer examination by the viewer to spill their secrets.
Ink and oil aren’t really the best buddies. Those dudes plain refuse to mix. If you’ve got the skill of Alberto Seveso, that is a very good thing leading straight to the door of beautiful patterns and photographs. For the photographs, ink was dropped in oil, and photographed using a high speed camera before the two could separate.
Disarm by Pedro Reyes is a mechanized orchestra made from decommissioned weapons. Reyes is not stranger in converting weapons to musical instruments, having completed a fair number of such projects in the past. In all, Disarm consists of eight musical instruments that were built in collaboration with artists, musicians and Cocolab media studio in Mexico City. Weapons for the orchestra were sourced from rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army.
Bored in class people usually have to try and find ways to kill time. While the usuals are quite well known, this artist went a bit further by abandoning doodling on paper like most of us do, in favor of inking incredible drawings on her thighs. Artist Jody Steel used the regular arsenal of pen and markers to come up with well detailed illustrations on her skin. These drawings, incredible as they are, form only a small part of the gifted artist’s portfolio. She’s excellent while creating illustrations or working with ink on canvas as well.
When it comes to drawing theladies of Disney, J. Scott Campbell has got quite a handle on things. In this set, the princesses meat their nemesis in very interesting illustrations. These images were originally created as posters for ‘Good vs. Evil’ Exhibit at the DownTown Disneyland WonderGround Gallery and are currently available as giclee and deluxe prints.
Vietnamese artist Vnarts manages stunningly intricate carvings on eggshells. Some of these carvings get a LEDs plonked inside them to create these very tiny and absolutely mindblowing lamps. The eggshell carvings and lamps are available for purchase here.
It’s near impossible to not be impressed by these stone carvings by Alex Seton. The Sydney based artist can make marble do his bidding so well that it takes nearly life-like forms. Images of these carvings could very well pass off as those for real clothes, had their origins of stone not been explicitly stated.
Depending on how you feel about sushi, beautiful might quite be a misnomer in this case, but there is no denying that the sushi roll art of Takaya Kiyota is pretty darn good. The sushi rolls are so crafted that they end up being pictures or illustrations that would totally make us drool.
Austin, Texas based artist Mike Alcantara made this collection of superhero and villain collages utilizing panels from old comic books. That’s recycling at its finest, superheroes made from superheroes. Prints available on the artist’s Etsy shop.