Strasbourg, France-based artist Marc Sommer creates the kind of visuals that you can’t unsee; images that embed themselves deep in your subconscious. I don’t know what this image means but I can’t stop thinking about it. More of his striking work below.
Painter’s Mansion by Ivan Khrutsky (1855)
Love this project by Moscow-based Russian illustrator Arina Shabanova, who recently shared her work in our October Reader Submissions. Shabanova took this painting by Ivan Khrutsky and reinterpreted it over and over, emphasizing various small details in the original.
Have a look at many more interpretations below.
New York-based artist Alison Moritsugu’s log paintings are so meta your head might explode. The wood used in her log series are collected from the areas depicted on the landscapes she paints on them. The salvaged logs have all also fallen naturally and contribute to a larger environmental statement about our idealized and mistaken beliefs that the wilderness will always be there. More images below!
When Lego refused to sell Ai Weiwei a bulk order for a new project, fans started offering up their own. The contemporary artist/activist will now use these lego donations for a piece specifically related to issues of free speech and “political art.” Check out his latest Instagram posts and the first Lego-collection point (a parked car with an open sunroof for easy Lego depositing) below!