25.01.16 by Jeff

Strange Human-Animal Hybrids by Japanese Artist Tomohiro Takagi

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Fantastical (and some slightly disturbing) paintings by Japanese artist Tomohiro Takagi, many depicting human’s casually donning the carcasses of animals or intimately fused with them. Captivating style and subject matter; could look at these for hours. More images below.

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25.01.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jonathan Djob Nkondo

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Love all the little drawings Jonathan Djob Nkondo (previously featured here) posts on Tumblr. More images below.

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23.01.16 by Staff

Contemporary Artists Create Silk Scarves for Massif Central

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Love this eclectic series of limited edition scarves by Brooklyn-based company Massif Central, made in collaboration with contemporary artists David ShrigleyJonas WoodJulia Dault, Peter HalleyChris MartinWilliam J. O’Brien, Tal R, Joshua Abelow, Ellen Berkenblit, Chris Lux, and Keegan McHargue. More images below.

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22.01.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016: Artist Roster

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Kevin Lyons, Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Visiting Artist

 

The annual Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival is just around the corner, running from February 6th-13th, in Honolulu. The 2016 artist roster has been released and it might make you wanna start looking for cheap flights.

If you do end up pulling the trigger and flying out there (maybe the best life decision) you can get tickets to their big closing event concert here. For everyone else, the entire festival will be captured by several photographers on Instagram @powwowworldwide.

There are more than 50 international and local artists involved this year, have a look at the entire list below!

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22.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lisa Ericson

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Unnatural hybrids portrayed highly realistically in natural backgrounds by artist and illustrator Lisa Ericson. More images from “Mouserflies” below.

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22.01.16 by Staff

Epic Geometric Patterns Made in Sand and Snow by Artist Simon Beck

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Artist Simon Beck turns a walk on the beach into a work of art with these massive crop circle-inspired creations. Obviously each piece takes a huge amount of pre-planning but physically executing such intricate designs can take a full day trudging (sometimes well into the night). Click below for more incredible images from Beck’s journeys across New Zealand’s shorelines and the Swiss Alps.

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22.01.16 by Staff

Machines Are Going to Take Over the World, Countdown To Singularity Tells Us How They Do It

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The Singularity refers to the moment Artificial Intelligence will exceed that of Human Intelligence and our capacity to control it. Scientists believe this event will take place around the year 2045. Lucky for us, the artists behind Countdown To Singularity are taking this existential threat seriously. Bas van de Poel, the project’s founder and curator, asked contributors to explore the different ways AI could bring us down. The result is a series of scenarios ranging from the development of amoral mechanized weapons systems to the slightly more mundane idea that we could all eventually be turned into paperclips.

Click below for a selection of the submissions. You can also visit the project website or click here to join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak in signing the Future of Life Institute’s open letter calling for AI safety research.

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21.01.16 by Staff

Colourful Puzzle-like Photo Collages by Anthony Gerace

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Jigsaw puzzle-esque collage and portrait combinations by London-based photographer and artist Anthony Gerace (click here for previous posts). Check out more images below.

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21.01.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Mark Lovejoy

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It’s a little unclear what we’re even looking at here. Artist Mark Lovejoy uses a curious combination of photography and digital manipulation to create these works. No paintings actually exist. Have a look at more images below and try to wrap your head around his process.

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