02.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Marc Sommer


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.

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30.10.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Arina Shabanova


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.

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30.10.15 by Kimi Hamada

Log Paintings by Artist Alison Moritsugu


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!

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29.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Daliah L. Ammar


Paintings by Art Institute of Chicago student Daliah L. Ammar, previously featured here after she submitted her work last December.

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29.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ben Horton


I spent the last week and a half out in Tokyo for Pow! Wow! Japan and was thrilled to get to hang with the guy who painted this mural, Ben Horton. I’ll be posting a recap of the event but in the meantime enjoy a selection of his paintings below.

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27.10.15 by Staff

Ai Weiwei Wants Your Legos!


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!

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26.10.15 by Staff

Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson


Clever interventions by Sydney-based street artist Michael Pederson add a sense of humour and playfulness to the kinds of things we walk by everyday and never give a second thought. More images below!

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25.10.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Teppei Kaneuji

Kaneuji 2

Quirky yet thoughtful sculptures by Tokyo-based artist, Teppei Kaneuji, currently on display at Jane Lombard Gallery in New York until October 17th. Deep Fried Ghost is Kaneuji’s first solo exhibition in the United States. More images below!

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