Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called “Shoot for the Moon” with pieces that included Hide and Seek, of a curious girl hiding in a forest while fish with tiny hats swim around her and Agoraphobia, which shows a young boy with a broken house covering half his body.

Sainer was recently interviewed for Graffiti Art magazine where he was asked how his work on walls influences his work in the studio. He replied, “When I paint on canvas, I don’t make a conscious effort to transfer the experiences I’ve had on walls in the months beforehand. There’s a simple reason for that – the tools I use on walls are not the ones I use on canvas. For example, I tend to drop and throw paint onto canvas. I can’t adapt that to the walls – you wouldn’t be able to make anything out.”










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December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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