New Works by Peter Jellitsch

Austrian artist Peter Jellitsch (previously) has updated his site with images of his fantastic science-inspired artworks. Jellitsch hand draws his beautiful interpretations of scientific data using just a pen and…

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Peter Jellitsch’s Hand Drawn Scientific Illustrations


These brilliant illustrations may look as though they were created using computer programs, but they were all hand drawn by Peter Jellitsch, an artist based in Vienna, Austria.

Jellitsch’s art is the stunning confluence of art and scientific phenomena. He is able to bring his interpretation of complex scientific information from the virtual world into the real world, using pencil and paper as an interface. He describes this painstakingly difficult process as an “analog translation of digital data.”

Jellitsch says,

I am not concerned about representing what I have seen with my drawings, I rather deal with a parallel world which represents an analogy to reality for me. The method of my artistic analysis is the analogy, and my interest lies in creating a dialogue between virtual processes and the real physical space. With this method, I can elaborate details I believe to be important.


Peter Jellitsch’s works will be exhibited at “Field Conditions,” an upcoming art exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, from September 01, 2012 to  January 06, 2013.

Link to the artist’s site.

Check out more artwork after the jump.


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How Do We Get Oil?

The Fake Science blog is doing a great job of explaining some hard-to-understand scientific mumb0 jumbo concepts. Here is their visual explanation of where oil comes from.: For more astounding…

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Stonehenge Reloaded

For thousands of years, people have wondered how the builders of Stonehenge were able to maneuver and place the massive rocks into position. Wally Wallington, a retired construction worker from…

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Genesis Revisited

Michael Shermer, editor of "Skeptic Magazine," brilliantly reimagines the science of creation, as seen through the lens of “Intelligent Design”. To convey the logical absurdity of trying to squeeze the…

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Cuttlefish Takes on an Octopus

Coolest science video I’ve seen in a while. I now have a new found respect for cuttlefish, the lesser-known cousins of octopuses/octopi. [via Pharyngula]

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