May 22, 2013
Levi van Veluw has created , Origin of the beginning, 3 “rooms” covered withmore than 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats respectively. Without any digital manipulation. Each“room” is executed as a life-size installation (4m x 2.5m x 2.5m) and will be presented with photographs and videos. Portrayed in one piece is a desk, a table lamp, a bookcase. Theedge of the table is burned by Levi van Veluw as he had an obsessionfor fire. All of these objects including every inch of the floor, wallsand ceiling is covered in the same material. The blocks are made by the artist and glued on the wallone by one. The works suggest a narrative world behind the abstract portraits.
Levi van Veluw / Origin of the Beginning 1.4 from Levi van Veluw on Vimeo.
May 15, 2013
Craig Wylie says:” I loves what a good portrait does to me. It seems to operate on a visceral level. I’m interested in all kinds of painting and art in general, but the works that move me are more frequently figurative. I feel it’s possible to create something very interesting with coloured paints, a flat surface and a human subject.” From a young age he have drawn people, both imaginary and real. As he became more serious about art as a vocation, it was a natural progression to continue this interest in the human figure. When looking at these portraits it feels as if they are staring right at you. These portraits are painted so realistically, you can feel the aura of the personality right infront of you.
May 10, 2013
This quirky video is created by Emanuele Colombo. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. For the ones with a love in their lives and those who’s love is still wandering out there…
The proof that we are soulmates from Emanuele Colombo on Vimeo.
April 30, 2013
One of my favourite artists, Gary Baseman has recently launched his lastest exhibition titled The Door Is Always Open. This is a literal door to his childhood home which allows you get to know his family, his art, his characters, and see everything that makes Gary Baseman who he is. The show consists of a series of seven rooms that are made to resemble his house, each room has a theme too and is dedicated to an aspect that has helped develop him. At the opening of the exhibition, Baseman hosted a “House Party” in the museum which was filled with all his unique characters wandering around interacting with his guests.
To read more about the show and see more images, visit Los Angeles I’m Yours.
Via: The Fox is Black
April 27, 2013
We here at Nicework are huge fans of anything remotely doggie-related. (Okay, maybe that’s just me). Either way, have a look at this lovely collaborative papercraft project.
Back in 2009 British design studio Lazerian created a papercraft model kit of their dog mascot, Gerald. Two years later, the studio launched the Gerald Project, a collaborative art project in which they invited more than 100 artists and designers to design custom editions of the papercraft dog. The colorful collection of custom Geralds can now be purchased on Lazerian’s website. They will also be the subject of an art book that will be released at an exhibition of the project, May 17 to 19, 2013 at 60 Reade in New York City.
via: Laughing Squid
April 26, 2013
I am so impressed by the level of creativity and technical skill in these vaguely unsettling mixed-media portraits by French Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier. Have a look at some of her other work!
April 25, 2013
This film is based on the true story of Shepard Fairey’s first act of street art during his time at Rhode Island School of Design from 1989-1992 and directed buy Julian Marshall.
Fairey created the “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign in 1989, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Obey Giant was intended to inspire curiosity and cause the masses to question their relationship with their surroundings. (read more here)
OBEY THE GIANT – The Shepard Fairey Story from Julian Marshall on Vimeo.
April 25, 2013
Einar Guðmundsson is a graphic designer born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. He graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design and Visual Communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2012. These animal portrait posters are build up out of triangular wooden shapes and I think it is beautiful! I’d love to hang one in my house.
April 20, 2013
Some times in life you find the most amazing things. This is one of those. I am going to buy every toy that YumYum London makes ever. I hope they get a Pixar deal to make a feature film…
These are their toys, you can buy them here.
This is the best creature on earth… spam them so they turn Boris into a real toy…
And if all of that is not enough, they make animations too:
Please note the squashed creature on the road:
Enjoy… I watched it many many many times
April 19, 2013
The cool people at iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles shall soon be having an exciting exhibition themed around the infamous Nickelodeon. This is just a preview of some of the art that will be exhibited at the show, so those attending are in for a real treat! Not only is it a showcase but it also has all of these fun things too: 1. LIVE Tunes by DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba, 2. A very cool photo playset, 3. A super-sized ”Animated GIF Theatre”, 4. SLIIIIIIIIIIMEEEEEE! Someone take me to LA?
Via: Cartoon Brew