‘Triscele’ is an art project “created, curated and performed by” artists STEN LEX (previously on JazJaz), Martina Merlini and Moneyless. The word ‘Triscele’ is a motif representing three bent human legs (or three curved lines), and is known to be an ancient symbol of Sicily. The union of three diverse artistic styles of the artists led the group to choose the word as the name of the project.
Snip from the project website:
Triscele will be a journey of a group of artists looking for a connection with the Sicilian landscape and a contact with the time and history that nature holds and tells through its outlines. The artists will create graphic overlappings to recall the Sicilian landscape, blending past and present, an artist with the other in order to produce unique works as unique was the symbolism of the Triscele.
The group traveled through the island of Sicily for one month, and visited remote locations and crowded cities to create their works. Starting from the streets in the district of San Berillo, Catania, they moved to the rugged, volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Etna which formed a incongruous backdrop to their contemporary art. The second part of the project took them to the city of Ragusa where they continued to find abandoned locations for the project.
Link to the website.
Check out a few more select images from the project after the jump.
This is brilliant stuff!
Over on his DeviantArt gallery, Spanish artist Ruiz Burgos has been posting a series of superb illustrations of iconic DC comic book characters in the very recognizable style of Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post.
[via Laughing Squid]
You can visit the the artist’s Tumblr, where he regularly posts his terrific illustrations.
Freelance Chinese illustrator Zhang Weber’s gorgeous illustration was created for an advertising campaign, which ran on the sides of public buses in the city of Shanghai in China. The ad conveys the important message on how we are all interconnected and also dependent on clean, pollution free air.
Argentinian illustrator Ramiro Pasch creates intricate black and white drawings using a cross hatching technique, which helps him to emulate the textures and shades present in etchings. Pasch says that he has always been enchanted by the amount of details which Dutch art-icons Rembrandt and Goltzius were able to present in their etched masterpieces.
It amazes me how the lines and the dots create a unique texture as well as values. This rich variety of form is what I try to achieve or replicate in my work. Although I work primarily with a really thin (0.1) Rotring drawing pen, the technique is similar in some ways.
Pasch works as a freelance illustrator based in Rosario, Argentina. He is currently studying fine arts at the university level, but has been intending to work on a full time basis on his drawings. His editorial illustrations have been published in magazines and children’s books.
Fancy having your own Pokémon living inside a beautiful and enchanting Poké Ball world of its own? Perhaps your own Charmeleon feeling at home in volcanic terrain, or maybe a cute Bulbasaur frolicking among colorful flowers? Then, you will surely fall in love with these gorgeous handmade Poké Ball terrariums created by American artist and artisan craftswoman Lauren.
Depending on the sizes and the effort involved, the artist sells her terrariums at prices ranging between $20 to $45 at her Etsy store. But as you can well imagine, she can’t make enough to keep up with the demand for the pieces. You can follow her on Twitter though to get updates about when the next batch of Poké Balls would go on sale.
I’m really loving this art mural titled “Exhausting Machine,” created by Swiss-based duo NEVERCREW on the streets of Vancouver, Canada. If you observe closely you will find a polar bear trapped inside the soda bottle. The piece was especially made for the 2016 Vancouver Mural Festival.