15.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Barlo

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“Nature of Knowledge” a beautiful mural by artist Gian Barlo, who submitted work to our December Reader Submissions. The artwork, spanning seven walls, references Chinese mythology and is actually a critique of the current education system in Hong Kong. Have a look at more images below.

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15.12.15 by Staff

Star Wars Characters Reimagined as Greek Sculptures

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In honour of the imminent release of The Force Awakens aka the movie that has already taken over the Internet, here are some digitally created faux-marble sculptures by a French artist who goes by the name Travis Durden (a reference to two of his favourite movies). The heads are, of course, those of iconic Star Wars characters while the bodies have been repurposed from various masterpieces at the Louvre. Check out more of Durden’s unique mash-ups below!

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14.12.15 by Staff

360-Degree Books by Yusuke Oono

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These storybooks by Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono open up 360-degrees, transforming into an incredible 3D storytelling experience. While Oono’s original designs were so labour intensive they couldn’t be mass produced, Snow White and Mount Fuji have been made available thanks to Loftwork, (the company who sponsored the design contest where Oono’s work gained recognition) and book publisher Seigensha. Check out more images below!

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14.12.15 by Staff

How Technology is Taking Over Our Lives Illustrated by Artist Jean Jullien

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Wonderful observational illustrations critiquing our addiction to technology by French artist Jean Jullien. Jullien studied at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art and is currently based in London. More images below!

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14.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Cinta Vidal

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More paintings by Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal (previously featured here). More images below.

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14.12.15 by Staff

Banksy Takes on Syrian Refugee Crisis with New Steve Jobs Artwork

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“The Jungle” is a refugee camp in the French port city of Calais, the primary crossing point between England and France. It’s here that Banksy has revealed new artwork depicting the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and, as his piece highlights, the son of a Syrian migrant. The image is one in a series intended to change people’s misconceptions about the thousands of refugees living in the area. Infrastructure from Banksy’s recent “bemusement” park, Dismaland (previously posted about here), is also being used to help create emergency housing for migrants living in Calais. More images from “the Jungle” below.

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12.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Mathieu Labrecque

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Big thanks to Esthera Preda (featured last month) for drawing our attention to Québec City-based artist Mathieu Labrecque. Check out more of Labrecque’s delightful creations below!

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11.12.15 by Staff

“Fantasy Composites” by NYPD Sketch Artist Detective Jason Harvey

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Detective Jason Harvey has worked as an NYPD forensic sketch artist for 10 years but after catching the attention of Fort Gansevoort Gallery owner, Adam Shopkorn, he now has his own series, “Fantasy Composites,” to display. Although these graphite sketches are imaginary portraits (since the real precinct sketches can’t be shown in a gallery setting), they showcase the same technique and detail Harvey puts into his work. See more images below!

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11.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Rose Pilkington

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Bright and colourful series of 3D illustrations by London-based artist Rose Pilkington. Pilkington studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins. See more images below.

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