Edwin Deen – Rainbow Sprinkler

Edwin Deen





Have a blank white room in need of an instant color treatment? Consider this glorious rainbow sprinkler by Netherlands-based artist Edwin Deen. Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler will be on display at BARRY at the W in Amsterdam starting at the end of this week. All images courtesy the artist. And if you like this, also check out the Robo Rainbow. Via Colossal.


Alexis Kadonsky – Drips and Elipse Still Life

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Oil on dry erase board

24″ x 16″

Alexis Kadonsky’s “Drips” on Society6



Ellipse Still Life

Color pencil

12.5″ x 19″

Alexis Kadonsky’s “Ellipse Still Life” on Society6




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Alban Grosdidier – Drowning Photography

Alban Grosdidier







Drowning is a project that talks about the feeling of submersion that you can have living in a big city. There are as many ways of dealing with it that there are people, and therefore there are as many portraits waiting to be done.

The first portrait was presented on the borders of the river Seine in January 2012 and the second part of the series was showcased for an afternoon along the canal Saint Martin in July 2012.

James Jean – Fine Arts

James Jean







Leslie Ann O’Dell – Abstract Portraits

Leslie Ann O’Dell

Leslie Ann O’Dell on deviantART




Dale Frank – Abstract Paintings










Daniel Lai, “Kenjio” – Book Sculptures

Kenjio on Etsy








Malaysia-born, Tennessee-based artist Daniel Lai, aka Kenjio, uses a visually captivating paper folding technique for his inspired book sculptures. Each book blossoms outward in waves of paper folded unto themselves, accompanied by a clay figurine of a man deep in thought. The sculptor’s series of Thinker sculptures, echoing Rodin’s The Thinker, exhibit an astute attention to detail and skill in multi-mediums, including paper and clay.

The beautiful imagery created by Kenjio’s folding method mimics that of a fully-bloomed flower or perhaps a cog in a timepiece. The literary sculptures reinterpret the appeal of knowledge and reflect the limitations of time to absorb said knowledge. Kenjio has constructed a realm of his own where the thinking man reigns atop his literary throne. Via My Modern Met.

Tim Tadder – Water Portrait Photography

Tim Tadder






Azuma Makoto – Leaf Sculptures

Azuma Makoto






Alberto Seveso – Photography Combined with Ink Portraits

Alberto Seveso






These portraits by self-taught Italian artist Alberto Seveso are so original! He presents us with representations of human faces that are scattered across the canvas in broken swirls of color. Seveso is well-known for his many amazing ink-in-water photographs and these are no exception. The base of each image is formed from the process of ink slowly mixing and interacting underwater. In the fragmented ink blobs, Seveso identifies features that become the foundation for his portraits. He then uses his master skills with computer software to merge two photographs together into one unique portrait.

Using only females, beautiful eyes peer out from broken sections as the rest of the figure dissolves into wisps of ink. The smooth skin and silky lips of his subjects are prominent and viewers are able to easily piece together the missing parts. Seveso’s well composed forms, colors, and lines blend together into a these expressive abstract creations, a series entitled Beibeees. Via My Modern Met.

Ron Ficke – Samsara: 5 Years, 25 Countries, 100 Filming Locations




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Samsara is the first film by director and cinematographer Ron Ficke (Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka) in nearly 20 years. Following in the footsteps of his earlier work, it will be completely devoid of dialogue and text, relying solely on compelling visuals shot on 70mm film.

Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

It opens in the U.S. on August 24th in a few cities and then has a larger release on September 7th. Looks absolutely incredible! Via Colossal.

Patrícia Almeida – Umbrella Installation Photos




Flickr photographer Patrícia Almeida recently shot these great photos of a wonderfully whimsical umbrella installation using her iPhone and camera. Like something out of a fairy tale, the umbrellas look almost like they’re magically floating in mid-air. As she writes, “In July in Águeda (a Portuguese town) some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. I felt like a kid, amazed by all that color!” Love this kind of outdoor art. (Bonus points that it provides nice shade for those strolling along the street!) Via My Modern Met.

Diens Silver – Dew Photography

Diens Silver on Flickr











Diem Chau – Pencil Tip Sculptures

Diem Chau




Robert Buelteman – Glowing Plant Photography

Robert Buelteman

Photographer Robert Buelteman uses thousands of volts of electricity to create his photographs by zapping a little life and energy into already beautiful plants. The process, called Kirlian photography, was made famous in 1939 by Russian inventor Semyon Davidovich Kirlian who discovered the process accidentally through experimentation. To capture the glowing light through each flower, Buelteman first carves at the plants with surgical tools until they are thin and sheer. Next, he places a sheet of transparency film below a metal sheet floating in liquid silicone. He puts the plants on top of the film and connects them, with clamps, to a source of voltage. Buelteman then generates up to 80,000 volts through the plant to capture the resulting glow on film.

Buelteman works completely in the dark, so after he shocks the plants, he paints with light across the shape of the plant to add additional illumination and detail to the image. These glowing plants are an impressive example of photographic techniques that don’t require any digital manipulation.The artist says, “While I remain fascinated by the organic design of simple flowers and plants, I have become increasingly drawn to the power of abstraction made available through the manipulation of color, form, and light.” Via My Modern Met.

Lorella Paleni – Oil Paintings

Lorella Paleni






Lorella Paleni was born in 1986 in Casazza, Italy. In 2011 she moved to New York in to study painting at SVA and later Columbia University School.

Paleni describes painting as a necessary act, a process through which her experience of the world becomes comprehensible. In her work she attempts to to rebuild, in a figural way, the violence of life which strikes us every day and lies in the essence of ourselves. It is her ambition to depict an energy which is present in all events, incessantly changing and revealing the susceptible state of our being.

She attempt to preserve the power of her images before they become readable and coded. The event in the painting lives compressed in an endless time. All actions or situations represented recur in infinity but are never the same, like a river where the water flows incessantly, changing every moment but remaining of the same substance.

The core of her work lies in the idea of an existence without the constraint of linear time is which is composed of every instant of the past and present simultaneously.

Her work has won several awards and nominations, including most recently the Cut&Paste Pick prize from Artists Wanted, New York. Her work has been exhibited locally and in various countries across Europe. Via Artist A Day.

Alexis Kadonsky – Inking Turtle

Another inking in my sketchbook, also available on Society6!

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TQS Magazine – Alternative Disney Posters






POPUMON, Ondrej Pakan, and Murat Yilmaz – Insect Photography










Spilling Tea

Stefan Zsaitsits – Sketches





Stefan Zsaitsits was born in 1981 in Hainburg/Donau in Lower Austria where he currently lives and works as a painter and fine artist. He attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and after graduating in 2006 he quickly began garnering critical praise and attention for his beautifully haunting and enigmatic work. Via Juxtapoz.

Matthias Duwel – Drawings






Switching between oil painting, graphite, charcoal and digital media, German artist Matthias Duwel manipulates sweeping abstract lines to create illusions of depth. Whether working in color or in black and white, he makes marks that have a sense of motion, strategically blurring them to create the essence of a landscape. His color choices appear almost acidic, as if his compositions are snapshots of another world with a poisonous atmosphere filtered through a restless imagination. Take a look at some of his work, images courtesy of the artist. Via HiFructose.

Mia Liu – Watercolor Sculpture

Mia Liu on Flickr






There are so many kinds, colors, and textures of paper that can be used in artistic creation. Taiwan-based artist Mia Liu finds inspiration from this medium and takes it one step further by transforming generally flat paper forms into three dimensional sculptures. The artist says she is “particularly mesmerized by the unique textures created by drawing on different papers; [She] loves to discover different papers from her everyday life to use as her creative medium, and the medium itself also leads to the inspiration for her installation works.”

This installation, entitled Can’t Stop Rolling It Up, was originally a drawing that was enlarged onto 144 full sheets of watercolor paper and then cut and curled into strips and attached to an aluminum board. The visually stimulating work is an abstract swirl of pastel colors that can be viewed differently depending on the viewer’s proximity to the piece. From close up, the thousands of curls of paper create a very tactile experience while, from a distance, viewers are able to fully enjoy the sensations of the piece as a more flat, abstract painting. According to Liu, “The outcome is not only a drawing, but is also a further step in indicating to the viewers the artist’s individual dream.” Via My Modern Met.

Chuck Close – Fingerprint Portrait

Chuck does it again! Entirely made of fingerprints.

Chuck Close






Joe Black – 5500 Toy Soldiers

Joe Black