A 70-Meter-Wide Installation by Artist Yang Yongliang Immerses Viewers in a Galactic Cityscape
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 Art #black and white #installation #landscapes #light #stars #video A 70-Meter-Wide Installation by Artist Yang Yongliang Immerses Viewers in a Galactic Cityscape July 24, 2020 Grace Ebert  Artist Yang Yongliang (previously) harmonizes human-generated light and naturally glowing stars in a celestial, 4K video installation. Set to an eerie, technological soundtrack, “Journey to the Dark II” winds through a mountainous city that spans 70 meters across. Movement in the immersive piece is confined mostly to the cars traveling across bridges and down streets, and the lights emit a constant glow among the modern architecture and landforms. Residing in Shanghai and New York, Yang often juxtaposes modern, industrial life and organic elements to produce dystopian environments that question human progress. “Ancient Chinese people painted landscapes to praise the greatness of nature; Yang’s works, on the other hand, lead towards a critical re-thinking of contemporary reality,” said a statement about a similarly foreboding project. To explore more of the artist’s digital work and follow his upcoming projects, check out his Instagram and Vimeo.   “Journey to the Dark II” (2019), video installation, 12 × 70 meters, 12,600 × 2,160 pixels. All images © Yongliang Yang, shared with permission #black and white #installation #landscapes #light #stars #video   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about black and white installation landscapes light stars video Artist Yang Yongliang Imagines the Bleak Effects of Industrialization in Dense Photographic Collages From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang Accumulation: A Dramatic Concentric Tunnel of Light Patterns by Yang Minha The Science Behind Incredible Bubbles Explained by Pro Bubbler Melody Yang This article comes from the Internet:A 70-Meter-Wide Installation by Artist Yang Yongliang Immerses Viewers in a Galactic Cityscape

Embroidered Patches Redefine Vintage Postcards and Photographs by Fiber Artist Han Cao
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 Art Craft Photography #birds #embroidery #found photographs #landscapes #trains Embroidered Patches Redefine Vintage Postcards and Photographs by Fiber Artist Han Cao July 24, 2020 Grace Ebert “Nice hair.” All images © Han Cao, shared with permission Through densely laid cross-stitches and whorls of thread, Han Cao revitalizes discarded photographs and postcards. Similar to the artist’s previous projects, her latest series New Nostalgia strikes a balance between the original subjects and the fiber-based additions. Sometimes covering faces with sparse dandelion puffs or confetti-like burst, Cao redefines the vintage pieces and explores how narratives linger as she stitches plumes of train steam that trail beyond the initial photograph’s edges. Based in Palm Springs, the artist shares glimpses into her process on Instagram, and if you’re in Philadelphia, check out her embroidered pieces that are on view through August 22 at Paradigm Gallery. Cao also sells some of her mixed-media works in her shop.   Left: “Golden Conjurer.” Right: “Wallflower-Yellow Pansy” “Mt Rainier” “Runaway train” “Runaway train” “Generations” Left: “A steady dissolution.” Right: “Sisters” “Plume” “Sister, sister” #birds #embroidery #found photographs #landscapes #trains   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about birds embroidery found photographs landscapes trains Hand-Stitched Flowers and Landscapes Revitalize Found Photographs by Artist Han Cao Patchwork Motifs and Knotted Thread by Francesca Colussi Cramer Add Texture to Vintage Photographs and Postcards Macro Views of British Beaches Become Abstract Textural Embroideries by Emily Botelho Radial Circles Embroidered Atop Vintage Photographs Act as Multi-Faceted Color Swatches Precise Angular Stitches Encase Found Twigs in Natalie Ciccoricco’s New Embroideries This article comes from the Internet:Embroidered Patches Redefine Vintage Postcards and Photographs by Fiber Artist Han Cao

Formed With Geometric Blocks of Color, Modern Women Exhibit Strength in Artist Luciano Cian’s Prints
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 Art Illustration #portraits #posters and prints Formed With Geometric Blocks of Color, Modern Women Exhibit Strength in Artist Luciano Cian’s Prints July 23, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Artist Luciano Cian’s latest series Geo explores the power, perseverance, and stability of contemporary women through bold colors and gesture. Simple lines and geometric shapes comprise the nondescript figures, who tend to look away from the viewer with striking facial expressions. Relying heavily on the tension between symmetry and asymmetry, Cian tells Colossal he’s inspired the aesthetics of Brazilian modernist artists like painter Athos Bulcão and architect Oscar Niemeyer. Dive into more of the Rio de Janeiro-based artist’s vibrant prints on Behance and Instagram, and check out which pieces are available to add to your collection.   #portraits #posters and prints   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about portraits posters and prints Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian Combining Vibrant Shapes and Simple Lines, Illustrator Willian Santiago Evokes Scenes of Brazil Water Women: Swimming Figures Dip in and out of Water by Sonia Alins Bold Illustrations by Calvin Sprague Camouflage Geometric Figures and Detached Body Parts Comical Ceramic Figures Produced With Ancient Materials by Luciano Polverigiani This article comes from the Internet:Formed With Geometric Blocks of Color, Modern Women Exhibit Strength in Artist Luciano Cian’s Prints

Artist Seamus Wray Paints a Dizzying Series of Portraits of Himself Painting Portraits of Himself
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 Art #humor #painting #portraits #self-portrait Artist Seamus Wray Paints a Dizzying Series of Portraits of Himself Painting Portraits of Himself July 23, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Seamus Wray, shared with permission Channeling M.C. Escher and the Droste effect, more broadly, a Chicago-based artist has been painting portraits of himself painting portraits of himself. Seamus Wray, who’s appeared in a similar project shared on Colossal, began with a single representation (shown above) and mirrored his pose in a photograph of the work. He then repeated that process five times, which resulted in a recursive, mixed-media series that changes slightly with each iteration—two cats make an appearance in the final portraits. Wray hopes the potentially infinite project begs the questions, “What comes next? Another painting. Are we all just living in a painting? What if this is a painting, within a painting?… I have painted hundreds of self-portraits over the years, and this seemed to be a natural progression from those, as I seem to be going mad painting myself, painting myself,” he tells Colossal. Much of Wray’s work is centered on internet culture and media, and he frequently paints bright, saturated depictions of memes and iconic characters from various television shows and movies, many of which he shares on Instagram. The artist also sells prints and other goods with his work on Threadless. (via Kottke)   #humor #painting #portraits #self-portrait   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about humor painting portraits self-portrait A Recursive Series of Paintings Inspired by One Woman’s Second-Ever Work of Art New Historical Portraits on Flattened Cans by Kim Alsbrooks Bold Outlines Delineate Expressive Portraits by Agnes Grochulska Thread Paintings: Densely Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia Gestural Brush Strokes and Focused Color Palettes Form Watercolor Portraits by Nick Runge This article comes from the Internet:Artist Seamus Wray Paints a Dizzying Series of Portraits of Himself Painting Portraits of Himself

Gradients of Thick Petals by Artist Joshua Davison Are Layered Precisely with a Palette Knife
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 Art #flowers #painting Gradients of Thick Petals by Artist Joshua Davison Are Layered Precisely with a Palette Knife July 22, 2020 Grace Ebert “Blue Hydrangea.” All images © Joshua Davison, shared with permission Joshua Davison’s three-dimensional hydrangeas and other blooms began as an exploration of color theory. “As my thought process and work has developed, these flower studies have evolved into a complex balancing act between symmetry, saturation, and contract,” he tells Colossal. Based in New Zealand, the 23-year-old artist has honed his process, allowing him to produce thick-petaled flowers with a single palette knife. He uses a combination of oil and acrylic paints and builds them up in layers on a solid canvas to create each sculptural piece. Always sticking to a tight color palette, Davison sometimes utilizes precise gradients to capture every shade of blue and purple. The artist sees a strong tie between art and nature and strives to be incredibly realistic. At this stage in his practice, Davison is focused on mastering form and methods.  “I develop most of my techniques exempt from external influence,” he says. “We are so saturated with content of all kinds that I think in some ways it can stunt our creativity. I think it’s so important to consistently disconnect and explore concepts in your own mind.” While he considers nature to be art’s foundation, his details his approach to originality as follows: As a traditional painter, I also think it can seem as though we live in a world where everything’s already been done. I believe the term original is very loosely thrown around these days and that true originality is incredibly rare but something that can be worked towards and earned. The prospect of one day achieving truly original work is the single biggest motivator for me as an artist. Some of Davison’s vibrant blossoms are on view at Flagstaff Gallery through July 26. If you’re not in New Zealand, head to Instagram to keep up with his latest projects. (via My Modern Met)     “Gray Flower Wheel” “Black Flower Wheel” #flowers #painting   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about flowers painting Thick Impasto Strokes Form Abstract Portraits in New Paintings by Salman Khoshroo Palette Knife Smudges and Heavy Brushstrokes Form Colorful Abstract Portraits by Joseph Lee Enormous Palette Knife Portraits and Figures by Salman Khoshroo Vibrant Oil Finger Paintings by Iris Scott Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist’s Paint Palettes by Matthias Schaller This article comes from the Internet:Gradients of Thick Petals by Artist Joshua Davison Are Layered Precisely with a Palette Knife

Grab a Pair of Socks Emblazoned with Masterpieces from Art History
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 Art Design #art history #socks Grab a Pair of Socks Emblazoned with Masterpieces from Art History July 25, 2020 Grace Ebert Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave” Most people probably would prefer that their acquaintances’ socks stay firmly tucked in their shoes, but a glimpse at one of Curator’s pairs might be an exception. The Portugal-based company designs cotton garments printed with variations of iconic artworks or designs constructed from their familiar color palettes—think Pieter Bruegel’s “Tower of Babel,” Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss,” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Check out the full collection and pick up a pair on Curator’s site, and follow the latest designs on Instagram.   Pieter Bruegel’s “Tower of Babel” Left: Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Right: Caravaggio’s “Medusa” Wassily Kandinsky’s “Jaune-Rouge-Bleu” Left: C.M. Coolidge’s “A Friend in Need”.” Right: Paul Klee’s “Insula Dulcamara” Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” #art history #socks   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about art history socks A Savvy Designer Launches Company that Prints Custom Masks Emblazoned with Your Face A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang Babel Tower: A Kinetic Mirrored Ziggurat Reflects the Surrounding Iranian Landscape ‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy New Designs Printed Directly From Urban Utility Covers by Berlin-Based Pirate Printers This article comes from the Internet:Grab a Pair of Socks Emblazoned with Masterpieces from Art History

Interview: Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realist
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 Art Colossal Interview: Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realistic Florals March 23, 2020 Grace Ebert Photo by Shaun Roberts, courtesy of Eleanor Harwood Gallery San Francisco-based artist Tiffanie Turner is known for creating large-scale paper flowers that embody themes of beauty and aging. In the latest interview for Colossal Members, Turner spoke with our managing editor, Grace Ebert, about her relationship to botany, how she manages her time, and the role teaching plays in her work.   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about Dramatic Decaying Flowers in Tiffanie Turner’s Solo Show “What Befell Us” Challenge Notions of Beauty and Perfection Tiffanie Turner’s Debut Book Shows How To Create Her Masterful Paper Flowers Giant Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner Interview: Susanna Bauer Examines the Tension Between Strength and Fragility in Her Stitched Leaves New Giant Paper Flower Sculptures by Tiffanie Turner This article comes from the Internet:Interview: Tiffanie Turner Discusses Her Evolving Understanding of Beauty and How the Climate Crisis Impacts Her Realistic Florals

Japanese Chef Has Filled Notebooks with Delectable Illustrations of All of His Meals for 32 Years
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 Art Food Illustration #notebooks #painting Japanese Chef Has Filled Notebooks with Delectable Illustrations of All of His Meals for 32 Years March 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images ©  Kushino Terrace, shared with permission Some meals leave an impression—you might remember the cherry pie your grandma always made or a multi-course dinner consisting of toast and caviar, a mound of shaved truffle topping pasta, and wagyu tartare. Rather than solely rely on his memory to envision the fare he’s enjoyed, though, Japanese chef Itsuo Kobayashi has been painting and describing in detail the dishes he’s eaten for the past 32 years in a series of notebooks and standalone works. While an interesting look at Kobayashi’s nourishment, the detailed projects are also a growing collection of outsider art. N. Kushino, who runs Kushino Terrace gallery in Fukuyama, Japan, and represents Kobayashi, tells Colossal that the artist begins by writing detailed passages of what he eats before going back to create his appetizing illustrations. What stands out is that all of these drawings feature an overhead perspective so that all of the ingredients of the food Kobayashi depicts can be seen. Furthermore, in the blank spaces in his compositions, the artist writes the names and prices of, and his opinions about the food and the ingredients he portrays. He adds positive descriptive words about his subjects, such as “delicious,” so that he may provoke good memories when he later looks at the drawings. For many years, Kobayashi cooked at a soba restaurant and provided meals for schools until he was diagnosed with alcoholic neuritis, a debilitating condition that reduced his mobility. Now, the artist mostly works from home, ordering take-out often and continuing to detail his meals at length. Since he started the creative project at age 18, Kobayashi has produced more than 1,000 illustrations. “For him, painting and living have the same meaning. The disease (makes it) more and more difficult to walk, but he does not stop painting,” Kushino says. Most recently, Kobayashi has begun shaping pop-ups in his works featuring bowls of tempura seafood and piles of noodles. Shared at the Outsider Art Fair in New York earlier this year, Kobayashi’s pieces sold for up to $3,000. To see a project in the same vein, check out James Deeds Jr.’s Ectlectric Pencil. (via ArtNet)   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about notebooks painting Japanese Paper Notebooks Featuring Vintage Science Illustrations Merged with Hand-embroidery Ectlectrc Pencil: Lost Collection of Pencil Drawings Reveals Trials of Patient at Missouri State Hospital No. 3 Portraits of Venezuelan Families Reframe the Harrowing Journey of Immigrants Food Artist Uses Wax to Make Incredibly Realistic Food Samples in Japan Clever Projected Animations of a Tiny Chef Cooking Meals Atop Actual Table Settings This article comes from the Internet:Japanese Chef Has Filled Notebooks with Delectable Illustrations of All of His Meals for 32 Years

Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media
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 Art Craft #crochet #fiber art #masks #self-portrait #textiles Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media March 20, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © threadstories, shared with permission Covered in full-face masks of fringe and knotted details, threadstories (previously) explores the tension between contemporary portrayals of public and private life. The Irish artist poses in front of gray backdrops for her self-portraits that obscure her face and only sometimes reveal a set of eyes or a mouth through the crocheted exterior. threadstories tells Colossal that the process for creating each piece is similar. She begins by crocheting the balaclava—sometimes adding space for further detail like pointed ears or a hand-drawn face—before crafting various tufts and dense patches. “The yarns I use when tufting will create an endless array of outcomes from the same technique,” she writes. “The choice of yarn can mean the difference between a mask with a lot of movement or a mask with a strong form that can be brushed and manipulated to hold numerous forms.” Once she’s photographed the finished project, threadstories deconstructs the pieces to transform them into a new extravagant work. “Generally speaking, I am working intuitively, no design or drawings in advance. I am thinking with my hands,” she says. “For me, it is the photograph or mask on film that is the artwork, not the physical mask. I don’t create pieces like a designer might. The masks are always in a state of flux.” Each fiber-based creations serves as a visual representation of how people obscure their lives, both intentionally and not, for public consumption. “The masks are sometimes monstrous, other times farcical façades that poke at the performative nature social media cultivates and celebrates,” she writes. Each caption helps build a narrative. threadstories is questioning how the erosion of personal privacy in the digital age shapes how we view and portray ourselves online. The masks deny the viewer the full story of who the sitter is, echoing the curated or false personas we view online daily. My masks are photographed against a sanitised white square. I know there is often chaos, mess and noise just beyond the margins of that photograph, but the messiness of life doesn’t make the edit for social media. Find more of the artist’s work that intersects art and cultural commentary on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by threadstories (@threadstories) on Feb 8, 2020 at 2:01pm PST   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by threadstories (@threadstories) on Jun 9, 2019 at 6:24am PDT   Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets.   Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about crochet fiber art masks self-portrait textiles Crocheted Masks by threadstories Question How We Portray Ourselves Online DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft Sequined and Baubled Masks by ‘Damselfrau’ Fascinate with Mysterious Beauty Brightly Colored Rope Masks Born from Happy Accidents by Bertjan Pot Playful Paper Masks by Lobulo Studio for Barcelona’s Grec Festival This article comes from the Internet:Extravagant Masks by threadstories Offer Cultural Commentary on Selfhood and Social Media

2020ITCD Award
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2020ITCD Award International Fashion and cultural design competition is a contemporary fashion and cultural design competition hosted by AACA American art exchange society, organized by popartcn, Qinhuangdao Pop Art Center, and directed by Naud. It aims to transform art understanding into fashion design, drive new research of design through fashion culture, and develop contemporary art The exhibition provides a professional thinking dimension. >Organizer ① Organizer: AACA American AC Association 、NAUD ② Guiding agency: Naud, Davidson College, Elon University, North Carolina State University, Hebei creative design alliance, Hebei Culture Publishing Group ③ Official website: Http://www.aaca.cc (US) >Event theme ① Proposition: Art and trend. ② Freedom: unlimited theme, free play. >Contribution classification (key points) ① Plane vision: including poster design, VI design, book design, mascot design, photography, font design, etc. ② Environmental landscape: including environmental design, interior design, landscape design, architectural design, etc. ③ Industrial products: including industrial design, product design, cultural and creative design, jewelry design, etc. ④ New media: interactive design, short video, UI design, interface design, icon design, etc. Note: DPI of all submitted works shall be no less than 300, size shall be no less than A4, and color mode shall be RGB. The video format is MP4, the resolution is not less than 1280×720 (horizontal version) and 720×1280 (vertical version). >Award setting (key) The competition is divided into global awards and competition area awards. All works are in the preliminary competition in China, and the U.S. organizing committee will hold the semi-finals and finals. ① Global Award (final) Gold medal: 1, USD 3000.00, certificate, trophy Silver: 4, USD 2000.00, certificate, trophy Bronze medal: 10, USD 800.00, certificate, trophy Shortlisted: 10, bonus USD 200.00, certificate, trophy ② US division Award (rematch) 1 gold medal, USD 300.00, certificate Number of silver awards, top 3 awards USD 200.00 Bronze medal Excellent Shortlisted ③ US division finalists (Preliminary) Excellent shortlisted works: several, electronic certificate Qualification certificate: several, electronic certificate >Event arrangement process (key) The event is divided into preliminary, semi-final and global final stages. ① Preliminary stage Draft time: April 30 ~ June 30 Award announcement: July 5 Review Committee: US division review team Entry fee: Free Prize: shortlisted electronic certificate After winning the preliminary competition, you can voluntarily apply to continue to enter the semi competition stage to participate in the US competition area award.   ② Rematch stage Application time of the second round: July 5 ~ July 15. Fine adjustment can be made to the works at the same time of application. Review time: July 17 ~ July 25 Award announcement: July 25 Certificate mailing: July 31 Review Committee: Joint Review Committee of the American Society for the exchange of Arts / North American University Design Alliance Submission fee: payment of submission fee ·Single work: USD 100.00/work. Payment method: PayPal us@aaca.cc Award winning: by default, the minimum award in the final round is the Finalist Award. If the finalist wins the award in the final round, you can apply for a refund of the dues for the work and still get the paper certificate of the work. Award: Paper Award certificate of us competition area   ③ Global finals Review time: August 15 Evaluation object: Silver Award and above works of each sub competition area will be directly evaluated free of charge. Reviewed by: Joint Review Committee of American Academy of art exchange / North American University Design Alliance / Pop Art Center (China) / AUCKLAND creative vision Association (China) / Visual Design Association of Nanyang University of Technology Award announcement: September 15 Award ceremony: September 20 (Provisional) The organizing committee is responsible for the cost of air tickets and hotel accommodation to and from North Carolina to participate in the award ceremony. >Submission process ① Online registration:  www.aaca.cc ② Works upload: directly upload works on the online application page. >Contact us ① Email: hz@aaca.cc ② Tel:+1-(919)733-4636

[ Winners List ] Environmental Protection Art Creation Contest
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Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini
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  Art #beach #miniature #surfing #water Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini January 4, 2020 Andrew LaSane Images © Golsa Golchini, shared with permission Iranian mixed-media artist Golsa Golchini combines impasto and digital painting techniques to create miniature worlds of water and ice. Textured mounds of acrylic paint form three-dimensional waves and slopes. Digital paintings of tiny figures are added to the abstract landscapes via ink transfers, with additional details applied by hand. The paintings are simple by design because that is what the artist says the world needs right now. Shadows added beneath the flat transfers, as well as the natural shadows on the raised paint, give the illusion that the swimmers and skiers physically are entering Golchini’s isolated environments. The limited color palette and similar character poses give the body of work a fun, unifying theme. “My artworks are my way of communicating with the observer about the things of everyday life that we all have in common,” Golchini said in a statement. “Although the artworks are simple, they are usually expressing challenging situations.” Some of Golchini’s paintings are available online via Return on Art, or you can follow and contact her directly on Instagram. If you enjoyed Golchini’s creations, also check out Taylor Cox. Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets. Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about beach miniature surfing water Timelapse of Lorraine Loots Creating a Miniature Painting Figures From Classical Paintings Experience Contemporary Life in Collages by Alexey Kondakov Mixed Media Aquarium Sculptures by Mariele Neudecker Mimic Paintings and Photographs Hand-Stitched Flowers and Landscapes Revitalize Found Photographs by Artist Han Cao Colorful Brushstrokes Digitally Sculpted into Figural Compositions by Matthew Stone This article comes from the Internet:Miniature Figures Ski and Swim Through Mixed-Media Paintings by Golsa Golchini

Neon Hues Paint Puddles of ‘Regular Rain’ in Images by Slava Semeniuta
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  Art Photography #color #photography #rain #water Neon Hues Paint Puddles of ‘Regular Rain’ in Images by Slava Semeniuta January 19, 2020 Andrew LaSane All images ©  VISUAL SCIENTIST, shared with permission Russian artist and photographer Slava Semeniuta aka VISUAL SCIENTIST (previously) retouches digital photographs of puddles to create vibrant compositions of “REGULAR RAIN.” Every color of the light spectrum is reflected in neon on the smooth surface of water as it falls and sits on the asphalt. The macro view of wet streets creates a cosmic feeling for common terrestrial scenes. Semeniuta tells Colossal that he was inspired to create the photo series a couple of weeks ago in Sochi. The way the light shimmered on the wet plants, tiles, and asphalt compelled him to return home for his camera to shoot “everything that seemed to me impressive, something that touched me. I especially liked the look of the reflection of neon light in the water,” he adds, “which froze in a thick layer, not yet having time to soak into the asphalt structure. These reflections in the puddles give me a strange feeling that I am looking into some other dimension.” Keep scrolling down to be transported to another dimension through Semeniuta’s images, and see more of the artist’s work over on his Instagram. Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, apply for our annual grant, and get exclusive access to interviews, partner discounts, and event tickets. Share this story   Tweet Pin It Also on Colossal Related posts on Colossal about color photography rain water Abstracted Street Puddles Awash in Neon by Slava Semeniuta Macro Photographs of Ultraviolet Lit Flowers Display a Dazzling Array of Neon Colors Strange Mess: Puddles of Skies and Galaxies by Jeffrey Michael Austin The Neon Archives: An Exploration of Hong Kong’s Fading Neon Landscape Abstract Neon Light Installations Photographed by Jung Lee This article comes from the Internet:Neon Hues Paint Puddles of ‘Regular Rain’ in Images by Slava Semeniuta

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