Photography: the surreal digital manipulations of Martín De Pasquale


A sample of the amazing images created by Martín De Pasquale, digital retouching genius based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Nuria Riaza's ballpoint portraits

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Spanish artist Nuria Riaza creates magical ballpoint portraits. (via Hi-Fructose)


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Automata clock-monster with moving eyes

Automata builder Dug North sez, "I combined my love of clocks with my affinity for wooden monsters to create this monster clock with moving eyes. The monster is made of basswood, ebony, and tagua nut. A small weight-driven German clock movement powers the eyes and clock. It is titled simply 'Monster Clock No. 1,' which implies I may be making more of these. Please do!

Moving-eyed monster clock by Dug North now on display

Banksy's new film

Trailer for "Better Out Than In."

The psychedelic digital art of Leif Podhajsky

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Leif Podhajsky: Ascension, Mixed Media, 2011

Above and below, some of the fantastic work you'll find on Leif Podhajsky's website. His work "explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic or altered experience," and pursues "a symbiosis between digital techniques and organic outcomes."

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Human organs from plant arrangements


Camila Carlow's "Eye Heart Spleen" photo series depicts flower and plant arrangements in the form of human organs. Above: lungs; below: uterus and breasts.



Incredible movie character sculptures


Bobby Causey makes incredibly realistic sculptures of movie characters, some life-size, and some thumb-size. More below. (via Laughing Squid)

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Dada vs Hitler: the anti-Nazi collages of John Heartfield

In the runup to WWII (and during it) Dadaist photographer John Heartfield and his collaborator George Grosz produced a startling series of anti-Nazi collages that echo through to today's practice of political shooping. An informative Metafilter post by Adamvasco has lots more links.

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The Future of Cereal Box Art

CHARMEDI feel that the current trends in cereal box art--the wildly distorted faces and poses, the lurid digital-airbrush modeling--have surely reached some kind of maximum.

The digital photography 'paintings' of Birgit Deubner


The work of Birgit R. Deubner: "Chorus / in vain I will away," part of a series.

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AT-AT made from old skateboards

Derek Keenan's AT-AT made from old skateboards is part of the Deathstar Blues show at Denver's Black Book Gallery. It sells for $2,000.

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Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here’s how he conducted his experiment.

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Jonathan Koshi: drawings of tagged European doorways

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My friend Jonathan Koshi created a series of striking graphite drawings of tagged doorways he encountered in Brussels, Rome, Florence, Paris, Amsterdam, and Copenhagan. The work can now be seen at San Francisco's Secession Art & Design gallery and online. Koshi says:

I've focused on the tension between art, graffiti, vandalism, and architecture. In this series, I question tagging as vandalism with architectural drawings of tagged doors. I employ classic pencil drawing technique to capture the details of the tags and surrounding architecture to create a work of art where vandalism becomes an essential component of the piece.

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Tisha Cherry turns food into tributes to classic art

Food artist Tisha Cherry transforms everyday edibles into tributes to iconic works of art; as she explains, her motivations are a combination of an affinity for bad puns and a desire to turn "the mundane into the magical from palette to palate."

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Real-world wireframes: sculpture from Louise Wilson

Another find from the Contemporary Craft Festival: the beautiful and eerie everyday objects turned into wireframes by Louise Wilson, whose pieces were as much fun to look at and handle in person as you'd imagine from these photos. They were surprisingly robust, too.

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