Archive for July, 2009

Hollywood vice

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Dan_Lydersen-The_Seven_Deadly_Sins_Main

Pop culture mashup artist Dan Lydersen wrapped the 7 Deadly Sins around Edward Scissorhands and illustrated each sin with cult movie icons. See if you can identify the movies referenced in each one in the extended entry….

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Harbinger

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Chris_Buzelli-Harbinger

By Chris Buzelli.

Bartender Bot

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Michael_Pucciarelli-Bartender_Bot

By Michael Pucciarelli aka Pooch.

Inner life

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Ben_Tolman-Cognative_Transformations

Ben Tolman creates richly detailed black-and-white images of human figures, often with an internal view. Click here for a detail view.

Alien Ant Farm

Monday, July 27th, 2009

H_R_Giger-Landscape_XXX

Shown above is Landscape XXX by Hans Ruedi Giger, aka H. R. Giger.  This son of a Swiss Chemist (no, not that one, though Giger’s works certainly seem to be influenced by Hoffman’s famous concoction). Giger is extraordinarily talented, his works exactingly rendered. He creates disturbed, fantastical visions of biomechanical lizards and aliens. His works and influence are inescapable. Yet up until now  I haven’t posted a single one of his works….

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Back again for the first time

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Andrew_Bell-Giant_Lego_Zombie

Sooner or later everything and everybody gets the zombie treatment, and everything gets Lego-fied. So I suppose it was inevitable that someone would combine the two. Shown above: Giant Lego Zombies by Andrew Bell.

Eyes wide in the electric glow

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Serge_Tretiakov-Elphenden

Artwork of unknown name from the portfolio Elphenden by artist Serge Tretiakov.

God of the stencil

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Banksy-Stop_and_Search

By and large political street art, or street art with a message, is crap. The very best players create beautiful propaganda, while most of the others are cheap-shot artists, whiney ideologues or humorless vandals who produce works completely devoid of subtlety or introspection. Banksy, who’s work Stop and Search is pictured above, works at a level so far above the others there’s really no comparison.

Beauties and Beasts

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Nicoletta_Ceccoli-Beauties_and_beasts

From an upcoming show by Nicoletta Ceccoli at Roq La Rue Gallery.

Skull

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Chip_7-Skull
by Chip 7

Visual feast

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Mario_Fonseca-Phillip_Warner_Dasa

Illustrator Mário Fonseca starts with a photograph, then builds up an illustration layer by layer, starting with traditional art tools, then moving to the computer. The results are extrodinary compositions of line and color, techno-realistic versions of Mike Giant’s illustrated women.  See the extended for another example of Mário’s work.

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Pretty empty

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Zevs-Liquidated_Logos

If I remember the story correctly from high school history class, the Spartans punished their wrongdoers twice: once for doing something wrong, and once for getting caught. Last week French street artist Zevs was arrested for pouring paint on a Chanel logo he had just slapped up outside a Giorgio Armani store in Hong Kong. A friend videotaped the mischief. He was arrested immediately thereafter and pled guilty to one count of criminal damage. If there’s any justice in this world, he will be punished thrice: once for his criminal act, once for getting caught, and once for wasting everyone’s time with art that is, at best, pretty nonsense, as in the painting above, and at worst is repetitive, boring, and with only the slightest hint at meaning — bad graffiti carried out by a malicious, OCD-suffering retard all juiced-up after reading though his stack of Adbusters.