If everywhere you look there are faces staring back, you’re not alone. For the past 10 years French artist Gilbert Legrand has been finding the hidden characters in everyday objects and revealing them with paint. His whimsical vision sees all sorts of household objects become things they were not: a coat hanger becomes a mouse sporting shoes; a paintbrush transforms into a teen with an attitude (and a wicked hairdo); and the blades of some scissors get amorous.Read Article
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Ukraine-born artist Mark Khaisman creates truly outstanding art using a really mundane material – brown packaging tape. By putting various layers of translucent tape onto Plexiglass and then cutting it into certain shapes, the artist remakes scenes from old Hollywood movies, art history, certain 20th century cultural icons or his own photographs.Read Article
Usually it takes a long way for a sketch to be turned into an actual product. Japanese designer Daigo Fukawa just might change all that, however, with his series of furniture called “Rough Sketch Products” that look like they’ve just been transferred directly from his sketchbook to reality.Read Article
Warning: This post may contain images that are graphic to some.
Usually when we lay eyes on human flesh that doesn’t belong to ourselves, a loved one or a cohabitant of a gym locker room, the flesh is of the airbrushed variety, resembling the plastic that encases Barbie dolls or animated characters. Needless to say, it’s not quite the same texture that we notice hanging off ourselves before we hop in the shower.Read Article
Chinese sculptor Liu Xue has created this disturbing set of sculptures.Read Article
The Spanish artist Isaac Cordal places concrete miniatures in various cities across Europe. In his recent book Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City, Isaac explores the urban landscape by placing tiny sculptures in unusual locations.Read Article
Eva Kot’atková has described her work as starting from “my nearest environment, the basic-naturally-structured communities like household, family or school with their mechanisms, rituals and schemes of mutual dependencies“.
Kot’atková began her work as an artist creating sculpture and installations that are allegorical proposals for living in a problematical age. Her drawings and collages are blueprints for difficulties that must be surmounted in order to explore the limits of human relationships and behaviour.Read Article
At a glance, it looks like a regular cozy hoodie. But looks can be deceiving. Sydney-based artist Alex Seton creates these super-realistic sculptures of our everyday clothes – from cozy hooded sweatshirts to soft-looking t-shirts and sports costumes – from solid marble.Read Article
Australian-born, London-based Ron Mueck is as enigmatic as his sculptures. From a distended baby, stuck to the wall crucifixion-style and bearing an unnervingly intelligent demeanor far beyond his age, to a smaller-than-life, sick old woman, who curls up in a fetal pose under a blanket, Mueck’s works command an uncanny ability to amaze with obsessive surface detail and intense psychic discharge. Engaging and wildly popular, they expose our need to validate our humanity, even as they thwart our attempts at full disclosure.Read Article