FaceHeads, an art collective based in Moscow, has created this simple, but awesome video on creating faces that will appeal to the child within all of us.
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Artist Steven Daily’s oil painting of Gogo (the vicious schoolgirl assassin from Kill Bill ) is now available as an art print at Spoke Art. The 8" x 10" limited edition prints come signed and numbered by the artist, and are priced at $35 each.
God, I loved that movie!
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I have previously blogged about Tomoo Yamaji’s transforming sculptures, but the artist never ceases to amaze me. His latest piece depicts a "highly agile bodhisattva," a spiritually-enlightened being, who reaches out to help people who have been affected by calamities like the earthquake and the devastating tsunami that occurred in Japan in 2011.
Yamaji says that this work “expresses the up-to-date bodhisattva that moves faster to bring mercy and relief to people.”
The one-of-a-kind sculpture, like his other pieces, can change shape into multiple forms, without having any parts removed. It has been created using polyurethane resin and acrylic, and comes completely assembled and painted.
Yamaji has listed the sculpture on sale for ¥30,000 ($ 390). Visit his site for more details.
Beautifully-layered mixed media works by André Azevedo, a terrific artist based in Brazil.
Link to Azevedo’s site (NSFW).
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Laetitia Soulier, a French-born photographer, currently living and working in New York, has been adjudged to be the grand prize winner of Artists Wanted’s ‘Exposure 2011’ photography competition. A closer examination of Soulier’s visually complex, yet playfully quaint worlds–painstakingly created by hand, and then lovingly photographed–are enough to convince anyone that she is quite deserving of the title.
Laetitia Soulier’s photographs, articulated in series, each invite the viewer to journey through different worlds ruled by different paradigms. The Palindromes series follows a binary system, using diptych images where twins wander in symmetrical landscapes. In the Fractal Architectures series, the geometry of the wallpaper and the structure of the decor follow a fractal logic, weaving together microcosm and macrocosm. Soulier’s characters, approximately eight years old, have reached the critical place between the fantastical mind and the rational mind.
Soulier is a trained artist, having got her Masters degree from l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts (l’ENSBA) in Paris, while simultaneously earning a degree in philosophy at the University of Paris Nanterre. She then studied photography and studio lighting at Les Gobelins, Ecole de l’Image, in Paris.
Her works have been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Beaux Arts de Paris, and the Musashino University in Tokyo. Soulier is now preparing for a solo show at the Aperture Foundation in New York.
Link to Laetitia Soulier’s site.
A stunning mixed media collage by Jayne Surrena, a trained artist based in Philadelphia.
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Emma Richardson, bassist and vocalist in alt rock group Band of Skulls, is also, as it turns out, a very talented artist and painter. Her first first solo exhibition, Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’, is currently on display at the Londonewcastle Project Space in London.
The large scale oil paintings, she says, were created in response to the band’s music, and were also hugely influenced by the works of Cy Twombly and Lucian Freud.
The exhibition consists of two groups of works, corresponding to the first two albums
by Band Of Skulls. The first series formed the artwork for their debut album, released in 2009, when Richardson’s paintings were photographed and then digitally manipulated to create the cover.
The process was extended and developed for their forthcoming second album, for which Richardson worked with the designer Vincent Toi and the creative team at The PHI Centre in Montreal, Canada, who by turn enlisted glass artists Cédric Ginart and Karina Guevin to make a glass sculpture inspired by Richardson’s paintings. The resulting collaboration was photographed and became the cover image for the album.
This month will also see the release of the band’s much-anticipated second album, Sweet Sour. ‘Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’ will be on display till 12th February, 2012. Click here for more details on the show.
Check out more images after the jump.
Artist Lifeversa will be releasing a new 18” x 24” screen print titled “Waves of the West,” a statement on the overreaching arms of the US military. The limited edition print and its variant will be released on 10th February, and will come signed by the artist.
Link to Lifeversa’s site.
Hit the jump to see the variant print.
Awww, Hulk…you’re just are a big, classy softie on the inside!