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Archive for February, 2013

Animalistic Body Art by Gesine Marwedel

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German artist Gesine Marwedel uses the human body as a canvas for her beautiful body paintings. She is taking body painting to a new level by using the natural shapes of the human form and her art is so detailed that you forget you’re looking at a human body.

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Fantasy Art by KaysThoughts

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Amazing artworks fused with fantasy, music, and surreal by German artist KaysThoughts.

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Photography: Natural Arches

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Black & White Photography by Peter Jamus

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Great shots combining nature and human beings by Minneapolis-based Fine Art photographer Peter Jamus.

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Surreal Photography by Joel Robinson

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Amazing surreal imagery with the use of simple everyday objects by  Canadian photographer Joel Robinson.  Simple and surreal photo illustrations inspired by fictional tales.

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Oak Tree Mural Activated by Water

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The 30 foot tall mural that only reveals itself when wet, was created by Connecticut-based artist Adam Nilewicz. The tree, which is an important symbol for Connecticut, was created using water-repellant Rust-Oleum.

“Public art should embrace the existing environment and work to enrich reality,” writes Niklewicz in his artist statement. ”The blank slates (almost screens) of the two downtown buildings invite visuals that give counterbalance (nature) and meaning (historical context). The image of the Charter Oak speaks to both.”

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Dangerous Roads around the World

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The Dades Gorge, lying in the Atlas Mountains, is beautiful to look at, but not while you’re driving this twisty-turvy road.

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Exhibition: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes is a provocative group exhibition, curated by Stephanie Chefas. Through an assemblage of mixed media works, oil paintings, watercolor and graphite drawings, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” features the talent of Annie Owens, Christian Rex van Minnen, Christine Wu, Chrystal Chan, David Ball, Fulvio Di Piazza, Jana Brike, Jessica Ward, Judith Supine, and Michael Page.

A celebratory mix of the surreal and macabre, Something Wicked This Way Comes, delves the senses into ominous worlds and forsaken dreams. Each artist was chosen based on their dark allure and ability to transform what naturally repels us into something utterly captivating. By consistently pushing conventional norms, these artists are simultaneously challenging the viewer as well as themselves.

Opening at  Cella Gallery on February 23rd and running through March 16th.
11135 Weddington Street #112
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Aerial Photos of Volcanic Iceland by Andre Ermolaev

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Latest photo series by Russian photographer  Andre Ermolaev  look like beautiful paintings, but  in fact they are  aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash.

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Painted Photographs by Sebastiaan Bremer

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Dutch-born artist  Sebastiaan Bremer  uses a variety of techniques including, etching and painting with acrylic and inks. He draws directly on slightly blurry C-print enlargements of photographs, and often adds splotches and streaks of photographic dye. In most cases, the underlying images are childhood mementos of his family and personal history.

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Stone Balance Installations by Michael Grab

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Amazing stone balance art by Land artist Michael Grab.

Through witnessing what this art has done for me personally over years of practice, my vision grows more and more to encourage others to seek their own “still-point” or inner silence. This art allows one to freely be themselves, manifesting their own particular vibrations into a 3D world. Stone balance teaches the practitioner lessons through silence. The inner silence that one cultivates through balancing is a foundation to realizing that each of us are as much one another as we are our entire universe.

You can see more on his website Gravity Glue.

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Black and White Photography by Nathan Wirth

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San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth uses a variety of techniques — including long exposure, infrared and intentional camera movement — to express his unending wonder of the fundamental fact of existence.

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Photography: Colorful Buildings

I am not personally a big fan of color but these photos caught my attention.

Jodhpur – India

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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Thomas Barbéy

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Stunning surreal photo manipulation series by traveling photographer Thomas Barbéy. He uses the pictures to create artistic montages of imaginary concepts, which are technically made with a combination of negatives or pre-planned double exposures.
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3D Surreal Pencil Drawings

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3D surreal pencil drawings by Mike B.
Deviantart user SlimyYetSatisfying.

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Photography: Desert Landscapes

Monument Valley in Northern Arizona.

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Wildlife Photography by Marina Cano

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Marina Cano is a landscape and wildlife photographer. She has devoted three years of her life to a  wild life project, which resulted in the book Cabárceno, named after the largest natural park nature reserve in Europe.  Cano made amazing shots of animals in their natural habitat.

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