Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fantastic Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihaklani

New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani  tape street art geometric
Working with bold isometric forms created from bright neon tape, New York artist Aakash Nihalani(previously here and here) transforms outdoor spaces into playful installations. Of his work Nihalani shares:
For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely , and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality.
Seen here is a collection of his work from the last year or so. If you happen to be in Rome in April you can catch a solo show of new work at the Wunderkammern. (via Unurth)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Inflatable Souls: Ceramic Sculptures That Resemble Inflatable Toys

Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Ceramic Sculptures by Brett Kern Look Like Inflatable Toys toys sculpture dinosaurs ceramics
Artist Brett Kern creates detailed ceramic objects that at first appear almost indistinguishable from inexpensive inflatable toys. Kern mimics the tell-tale wrinkles and forms of air-filled toys like dinosaurs, astronauts, balloons, and even whoopie cushions—all made from clay. You can see more work in his gallery, and he has several pieces available in his Etsy shop. (via Laughing Squid)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Edible Backdrops with Miniature Inhabitants

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants miniature food dioramas
Against a tasty backdrop of pastries, fruit, and vegetables, photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a series of humorous dioramas that depict miniature people going about their daily lives in an edible world. Titled MINIMIAM, a play on words that marries miniature and “yummy” (miam in French), the project has been ongoing since 2002 and was inspired by the married couple’s profession as commercial food photographers. “We’re both food photographer in our daily work, and we’re both quite crazy about cooking, eating and everything about food,” says Ida. “So when we started this small people series, naturally we created the stories related to the food.”
The figures acquired for each photograph are taken from train model sets which are generally 1/87 scale, the perfect size for exploring lands of donuts or a frothy mix of meringue turned into a winter sledding adventure. The body of work has now grown to include some 60 sets of diptychs, and the pair is also creating large scale installations that more directly connect the model train world with sprawling food dioramas. You can see much more of their work over at MINIMIAM, or view it up close at the International Agriculture Show in Paris in February. (via Raw File)

Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Peak District, 2013. Pencil on a contoured map of the Peak District. 47 x 35in (120 x 90cm)
Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Colorado Geological, 2013. Pencil on a geological map of Colorado, the first of a series of works exclusive to the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

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