Check out the fun, bright illustrations of artist Philip Newsom. Enjoy! Link here.
Wim Delvoye is a Belgian conceptual artist known for a number of unconventional projects. He has been tattooing pigs since the 1990s. In the early 21st century a tattooed pigs project was set up in the Art Farm in China, where there are fewer strictures regarding animal welfare than in most parts of the Western world. In 2005 his colleague, artist Danny Devos, spent several months at the farm, reorganizing, managing and rebuilding. He is a vegetarian. (via Wikipedia)
‘ Tim Oâ€™Brien is an illustrator and portrait painter who’s intricately detailed and imaginative illustrations have been published most notably in TIME Magazine as well as Newsweek, TV Guide, The Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, National Geographic, Playboy, Penthouse, Premier, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Readerâ€™s Digest, Worth, Avon Books, Ballentine, Dial, Harper Collins, Penguin, Times Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Viking, Warner, and many others. ‘
Ohhhh!! It’s Jaws all over again. I could clearly hear the bass thumping in the background. Are you scared yet? I threw the pilots in there for a little bit of Top Gun to boot. Robert Longo concocted these fascinating and realistic charcoal paintings. He pursued sculpting during his college years however he became drawn to illustration and it became his favorite form of self-expression. You can clearly see in Longo’s work the sculptural skills being an influence. His illustrations have a distinctive chiseled line that seems to give the drawings a three-dimensional quality. Longo uses graphite like clay, molding it to create images like these.
” Standing on the shoulders of other people’s dreams could perhaps be the most pathetic of all dreams. The intent of my work is to create something short of its outcome. My goal is to create the idea of an object that remains a dream. The objects I create are based on fictions, rather than realities. I have always been interested in the ephemeral worlds established in film, or even in popular culture. Fictions or established hearsay allow for a flawed interpretation, which leads to a flawed result. The sublime is unattainable, and not an option. I further amplify this experience by only using my memory to construct my images. Failure is imminent. I find humor allows me to enjoy this experience, and I in turn build humor into the worlds established by my work. I have chosen to depict these states with unfinished wood, and other materials which convey a sense of the temporal. I find the beauty in life lies in between moments. My work offers a sense of what could be and what could never be simultaneously. ” – Michael T. Rea
Woermann Tower in Palmas de Canaria, Spain by Abalos & Herreros. Unfortunately, the site is all in Spanish so I can’t understand much of it but the images are enough to keep me intrigued.
A little tribute to Flickr by Belgium-based street artist yOuKfOu. Check out the rest of his work here. He showed Sweet Station some love as well, so have a look.
With photography, lighting is everything. It can either make or break your subject. As evidenced by photographer Mark Mawson from Sydney, Australia, he created these wonderful photos by simply dropping paint in water using clever lighting. He’s taking “aqua artistry” to a higher level.
Visit Mark’s website and you’ll soon appreciate a wide variety of photographic artform; from fashion to portraits, from personal to editorial. I’ve also included some photographs of women in beautiful flowing dresses who make drowning look seductive and haunting at the same time.