12.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Peter Ferguson

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Canadian artist, Peter Ferguson, specializes in turn-of-the-century-esque paintings of the naturalized paranormal. Check out more of Ferguson’s wonderful yet utterly bizarre work below!

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12.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lauren Marx

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Wonderfully detailed (and somewhat grotesque) work by St. Louis-based artist Lauren Marx! More images below.

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12.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Adrian Cox

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Beautiful work by St. Louis, Missouri-based artist, Adrian Cox, who we originally discovered through our Monthly Reader Submissions post (hint hint). See more of Cox’s paintings below!

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11.08.15 by Jeff

Cai Guo-Qiang’s Dazzling 1,650ft “Sky Ladder” Made of Fireworks Climbs into the Heavens

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Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, known for his use of gun powder to create art, recently used a whole lot of it pay tribute to his grandmother’s 100th birthday with a stunning art piece, “Sky Ladder”. The pyrotechnic art piece lit up the sky above Quanzhou, south-eastern China on Monday, utilizing fireworks and a giant balloon to create the effect of a fiery ladder building itself 1,650 ft up into the sky.

According to Yahoo News, this was the artist’s third attempt, following a failed attempt in 1994, and a postonment in 2001 due to the events of 9/11. Originally from Quanzhou, the artist now lives and works in New York. Watch the dazzling video below!

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11.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tae Lee

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More great paintings from Korean artist, Tae Lee, who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Previously featured here after he submitted his work to our monthly submissions. Below is a selection of Lee’s current work.

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11.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Anna Madia

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Haunting portraits by France-based painter, Anna Madia. See more of Madia’s work below!

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11.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Uwe Schein

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Fantastic pen and Chinese ink drawings by Nuremberg, Germany-based artist Uwe Schein. See more of Schein’s work below.

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10.08.15 by Jeff

50 Fantastic Remakes of Famous Artworks (Not Featured In Our Book)

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“Birth of Venus” remake by Kevin Thom

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“Birth of Venus” by Sandro Botticelli

 

This summer we released our first-ever Booooooom book, “Remake”, chronicling our massive art project in which people all over the world re-created master works of art. Thank you to all the publications that have written about the book, the response has been unreal.

I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a selection of the incredible submissions that did not end up in the final version of the book. In a perfect world, everyone’s work would have been printed in the book but I simply did not have the budget to secure image rights to all the original master works of art to be able to include everything (this was very painful for me during the editing process). I actually gave up my entire book advance from Chronicle Books to get the rights to as many works as I could.

Below are 50 terrific submissions to our remake project, none of which you will see as you flip through the book. Note: I arbitrarily picked the number 50 for this article; this list could probably be twice as long.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project, I am convinced that we have the most talented (and active) creative community on the Internet. Have a look at the works below.

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