Dirk Dzimirsky – Drawings

Dirk Dzimirsky






When you first see these images, you will immediately believe that you are looking at a photograph. But, on the contrary, the detailed black and white portraits in front of you are actually impressive line drawings by artist Dirk Dzimirsky. Using photographs as his inspiration, the artist sets up basic proportions and then draws layer upon layer to get these undeniably realistic faces.

Dzimirsky first started drawing in this style because he says, “It was a direct reaction to the beauty mania in the media, the ongoing removal of human imperfections. You can’t see a non-photoshopped image in magazines these days,” and he believes that those kinds of images are “like anti-art because it just lies to [people].”

As a result, Dzimirsky draws what he sees, and includes everything from blemishes, to gray hairs, to wrinkles. Through light and shadow, and layers of lines, dots, and textures, he builds natural representations of expressive human faces that portray a certain reality and capture the emotional essence of each figure. Via MyModernMet.

Willow – “Sweater” Music Video

Bedow and The310Investigator- Money Worlds Made from Country’s Own Currency








hey say that money makes the world go round but these creatively designed maps give that saying a whole new meaning. Swedish design studio Bedow, run by creative director Perniclas Bedow, produced the world map, above, using international coins. Each continent is formed out of the region’s varied native currencies. There is said to be a total of 3,000 coins used for the innovative piece.

Alternatively, redditor The310Investigator created a world map featuring paper currency. With the handy use of photo manipulation, the artist was able to cut the different banknotes into the shape of their respective countries and piece them together like a giant money jigsaw puzzle. After the artist’s 12 hours of digital labor, we’re treated to a map that showcases what a colorful world we live in! Via MyModernMet.

Vectored Hand

Chemistry Poster

Christian Ruhm – Swirling Landmark Photographs

Tower Bridge, London


The Emmerich Rhine Bridge


The Schauspielhaus Zürich


The Reichstag Building


London Houses of Parliament


Sony Center, Berlin


Medienhafen Düsseldorf


The National Gallery, London


In this series, entitled World Dis Order, Berlin-based photographer Christian Ruhm presents his viewers with a chaotic depiction of many well-known places around the world. He masterfully uses multiple exposures to create a sense of motion in the otherwise imposing and steady structures. The circular tilts and swirls of each photograph redefine each popular attraction in an elegant, painterly fashion, and viewers are challenged to reconsider old places in a whole new context.

From the London Bridge to the Sony Center in Berlin, Ruhm’s architectural studies transform stunning landmarks into a whirl of chaos and disorder. The naturally busy areas become a visual blur of excitement in these combinations of multiple exposures, which do not rely on any digital post-processing. Through Ruhm’s collective view of the same location, viewers are compelled to consider the beauty of each familiar architectural structure as if they were seeing it for the very first time. Via MyModernMet.

Andrew Salgado – Oil Portraits








Andrew Salgado from London has completed a number of new works in advance of his second solo show, The Misanthrope, which opens at Beers.Lambert this October 11, 2012.

Houdini Animation Reel 2012

Alexander Semenov – Jellyfish Photography

Since first covering the photography of Russian biologist Alexander Semenov back in January his self-directed “Underwater Experiments” series has continued unabated as he releases other-worldy shots of the Earth’s most elusive creatures almost daily. Again and again Semenov captures some of the most jaw-dropping photographs of underwater life I’ve ever seen, most frequently an animal called lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) which is the largest known species of jellyfish in the world. What you see here only scratches the surface of his work over the last couple of months, definitely urge you to get lost in his underwater gallery. Via Colossal.

Caitlind R.C. Brown – 6,000 Light Bulb Cloud




CLOUD is a large scale interactive installation by artist Caitlind R.C. Brown that appeared September 15th as part of Nuit Blanche Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The piece is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public. Via Clolssal.

Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use

More drugs…


Abilify / Xanax / Ativan


90 mg Abilify


1 sm Glass of Absinth


10mg Ambien


Computer Duster (2 squirts)


1 Bump of Crystalmeth


10mg Loritab


Morphine IV


Psliocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset)


Nitrous Oxide


Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I have been in the process of settling into my new home in New York City! But I am back to artting, sorry to have been away for so long!