Illustrations by Florian Nicolle
Illustrator Florian Nicolle has published a wonderful collection of his textured illustrations from 2011. Layering scans of newspaper, ink, paint, and a fair amount of digital retouching he arrives at these truly remarkable portraits.
Tree, Line by Zander Olsen
'This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’
Ecstasy is an enormous sculpture by artist Karen Cusolito
Ecstasy embodies the emotion of passion and the posture of exaltation it can inspire. She is illuminated at dusk by a warm light that emanates from her hands and softly glows upon her shoulders, neck and head that is thrown back in elation. Ecstasy was built in 2007 and first debuted onstage at The Crucible’s Fire Opera, then at Burning Man, 2007. Since then she has traveled widely: Maker Faire, 2008, Nocturnal, 2009, and Electric Daisy Carnival in 2010. Ecstasy is presently on exhibit in San Francisco, CA.
Weight 9 Tons (Us)
Composition Salvage Steel
Engineerin Ganchor Bolt to Concrete Pad
Eclipse (Yellow) by Nick van Woert
Plaster bust and plastic
Scanner experiments by Leanne Eisen
“Much like darkroom experimentation using burning and dodging, or the placement of objects directly onto the photographic paper’s surface to create photograms, each exposure represents a choreographed movement, a moment in time captured on a two-dimensional surface. By using trial and error, I reintroduce the possibility of happy accidents into the sterile and precise process of digital imaging.”
Unseen Pleasure is paper sculpture by Paris-based David Benmussa that recreates digital sound waves on Joy Division’s famous album cover.
Mona Lisa by Sagaki Keita
Artist Sagaki Keita was born in 1984 and lives and works in Tokyo. His densely composited pen and ink illustrations contain thousands of whimsical characters that are drawn almost completely improvised.
Incomplete sculptures by Unmask Group
Hero by Miguel Endara, 2011
Starting with a goofy portrait of his father’s photocopied face artist Miguel Endara embarked on an ambitious stipple drawing, using 3.2 million dots from assorted Micron pens to recreate the image on paper.
Watch the wonderfully shot video condensing 210 hours of drawing to see how he did it and also check out his website where he has a zoomable high-res version of the image.
Envy by Barry X Ball
2008 - 2009
sculpture: Belgian Black Marble, stainless steel
pedestal: Macedonian Marble, stainless steel, wood, acrylic lacquer, steel, nylon, plastic
sculpture: 22 x 17-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches (55.9 x 43.8 x 24.1 centimeters)
pedestal: 46 x 14 x 12 inches (116.8 x 35.6 x 30.5 centimeters)
Dice Cast Dice Cast by Kim Hyun
Korean artist Kim Hyun constructs these delicate figures by running wire through dice, using the plaster casts of actual people as a guide.
The Vader Project
Darth Vader’s wardrobe of helmets was a hit this week: a slew of topnotch urban artists such as Gary Baseman provided one hundred options for the man in black.
One hundred contemporary and urban artists were invited to give Darth Vader’s helmet a makeover and the results were astounding. Quite an array of looks were produced, but the headwear of the Sith remains easily recognizable whether adorned by Plasticgod, Gary Baseman, Shag, Dalek, Amanda Visell, Bob Dob, Tim Biskup, Marc Ecko and a host of others. The show has been travelling for four years and will be at Freeman’s Auction in Los Angeles in June before moving on to Philly for the auction on July 10. The Vader Project is curated and produced by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys.