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Entries from the Design Blog in the art category.

  • I would love to see these works in person. The contrasts are intriguing—the dwarfing of the the room to the sculptures, those to the viewer, and the organic vs. the synthetic material and color. The collection, by Jim Hodges, is currently showing at New York's Gladstone Gallery.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 28, 2011
  • Diver & Aguilar is a photographic duo in London, composed of photographer Mike Diver and retouch artist Pedro Aguilar. Their work features a collection of high-end clients and fine art photography for clients such as GQ, Nike, Audi, The Financial Times and Graff Diamonds.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 13, 2011
  • Dominique Falla's portfolio if packed with colorful and tactile typography work. The designer/artist seeks to meld analogue and digital methods in her work, often first designing a piece on the computer and then hand-crafting the final piece.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    December 4, 2011
  • When I first saw the work of Carly Waito, I thought I was looking at meticulously lit and photographed gems. The colors and reflections are beautiful, and the whole piece works to highlight the unique characteristics of each specimen. Needless to say, when I learned her mineral portraits were actually oil paintings, I was blown away.

    These are absolutely stunning. Take a look!

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 25, 2011
  • Design distributor Thomas Eyck called upon German RaR artists Beate Reinheimer and Ulrike Rehm to created a limited edition of glazed, porcelain vases. The collection, dubbed “Schwarm,” includes 10 types of beetles, glazed and altered to create an edition of 30 unique wall vases that are simultaneously natural and modern.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 13, 2011
  • Using a mixture of acrylics, oils, sprays and pencils, Lou Ros's work is an elegant combination of fine art and graffiti elements. The 26-year-old French artist began doing street art with his friends at 17 and later transitioned to painting murals and other works.

    He became bored of the structure, repetition and perfection and took a decidedly more forceful approach to art, resulting in these portraits that are ripe with emotion and intensity. My favorites are his snapshot-like works from his faces and portraits series.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    November 8, 2011
  • Ever wonder what it would feel like to tumble down Alice's rabbit hole and pop out in Wonderland? Well, I imagine taking a stroll through the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland is as close at you can get.

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    by Lindsey Burrows
    November 8, 2011
  • In 1965 at age 34 Roman Opalka began transcribing numbers, beginning at one and progressing to infinity. These "Details" are each painted on a 196 x 135 cm canvas, with numbers continuing onto a new canvas each time one fills.

    Beginning in 1972, he began whitening each canvas background by 1%, until he finally reached a fully white canvas in 2008, when he began painting white on white, or "blanc mérité" (white well earned).

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    by Jessica Patterson
    September 17, 2011
  • Mari Kasurinen, an artist and sculptor in Finland, explores the concepts of beauty and customization through her art.

    Using My Little Ponies as blank canvases, she turns them into pop culture icons, many of which have defined and continue to define generations. From superheros to singers, she includes minute details that make the ponies look like licensed action figures.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 21, 2011
  • Absolut teamed up with a group of artists to create the Absolut Blank collection. They gave the artists blank forms of their bottles to fill in and personalize like canvas, bluring the line between art and ad. See the promotional video and finished blanks below.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 4, 2011
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