I really love this wall art by Alexandre Farto. His process removes the outer materiel that finishes a wall to expose the gritty under-layers, a subtractive process in contrast to traditional graffiti’s additive process.
I’ve seen these painted pieces of driftwood floating around the internet for a few months now but haven’t been able to identify who created it, until now. These beautiful colored sticks are by illustrator Ginnette Lapalme. Be sure to check out here portfolio of totally crazy illustrations, figurines, and drawings.
Dead Malls is a beautiful series of paintings by the talented Angelina Gualdoni. I love the beauty that exists in these small portraits of the state of our economy. A subject matter that usually is relegated to photographers and urban explorers, Angelina’s expressive style adds a whole new level to the broken down relics of our materialistic past.
Truly inspired street art by graffiti artist BUFFdiss. He uses tape to create his works, giving them a limited lifespan yet allowing them to exist in harmony, leaving no marks, with the buildings and spaces. I can’t for the life of me figure out how he gets the tape to stick to those rough walls.
I’m loving these paintings by Zurich born and based Andy Denzler. The paintings are obscured by a brush intentionally dragged across the wet paint, adding a fogginess to the image, making the subjects seem just out of reach.
Inverted Spaces by Jens Reinert is a series of architectural models that tries to offer a new perspective on our surroundings. The models are sections removed from the whole of the buildings, showing us the “negative space” of architecture we usually only experience from within.
In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt landscapes. I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.
I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles, and well-traveled recreational vehicles. I find that there is so much character in old delivery trucks and vans — especially when covered with graffiti — and in the old RVs parked off a main road. Removing them from their everyday context gives them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.
The American Cancer Society launched the More Birthdays movement as a way to get the word out about cancer and cancer research. They enlisted the top artists of our day, both musical and 2-D and are encouraging everyone else to tell their story. The 2D artists were encouraged to create an original work of art that could be printed and sold as wrapping paper for birthday presents, posters and limited edition prints with all of the proceeds going towards cancer research.
For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. And we can’t do it without your help. The movement for more birthdays is about everyday people, just like you, coming together to make a difference. This year more than 11 million cancer survivors will celebrate another birthday, thanks in part to the progress we’ve already made. But we can’t stop there. With every person who joins the movement, we can get closer to the day when cancer never steals another year from someone’s life. It all starts by helping people stay well and get well, and by finding cures and fighting back.
Beautiful and complex sketches from the sketch book of Sam Vanallemeersch. Sam’s style is a free flowing & colorful yet complex look at the people and places that surround Sam as he sketches. The drawings seem to bring the inner being out from each of his subjects, removing the mask that people put on when they are out in the wild. You can view Sam’s beautiful work at his illustration portfolio, Kolchoz, his sketchbook/drawings website, Sovchoz, and of course, Flickr.
I really love this collage series “Tiny Places” by Liesl Pfeffer. The collages are all created from images Liesl takes on lomo and toy cameras and then creatively reassembles into new and exciting places. Digital prints of the collages are available in her Etsy Shop.