As art history tells us, it was American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko who revolutionized and redefined art in the 1940s and ‘50s. They pioneered the abstract art movement, and paved the way for most contemporary installation, sculpture, and performance artists we know today. However, some might not realize that the first artistic innovators came even before them.
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Russian fine art photographer Platon Yurich creates dreamlike images by merging surrealism with digital art.
Mexican mixed media artist Jorge Méndez Blake transforms literature into sculpture with his latest piece of installation art, titled The Castle.
Berlin-based English urban sketching artist Keir Edmonds keeps a visual diary that illustrates his life as an expat in Germany’s capital. Believing that “you have to put in 10,000 hours to get really good at something,” the self-confessed “Englishman lost in Berlin” carries a sketchbook and pen everywhere he goes. From local architecture to summertime canals and graffiti-covered streets, his growing portfolio captures the undeniable charm of the city.
Berlin-based Argentinian artist Miguel Rothschild’s latest installation art captures the often stormy nature of the ocean and sky.
London-based artist Somang Lee explores the beauty of nature with daily botanical illustrations and observational drawings.
In response to the plastic waste issue in the Colombian Amazon, Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón began the PET Lamp Project in 2011—a design venture with the aim to reuse PET plastic bottles. Over the last five years, the eco-conscious designer has worked with traditional craft communities from all over the world—including Colombia, Chile, Japan, and Ethiopia—to turn plastic waste into a growing collection of beautiful, handmade PET Lamps.
French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes.
Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Díez Fernández creates magnificent figurative sculptures out of steel.
With an aim to “help reconnect individuals with the nature of food,” eco-driven designers Dustin Betz and Mike Zaengle created BEEcosystem, a modular observation beehive. The hexagonal honeycomb-inspired structure can be mounted to walls (indoors or outdoors) and features a see-through front so that users can watch and learn about their resident honeybees. Unlike existing, fixed-sized observation hives, the BEEcosystem is modular, allowing the user to expand their hive by attaching additional magnetic HexHive bodies.
The winners of the British 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just been announced, revealing an enchanting collection...
Serbian artist Endre Penovác masterfully captures the charm of animals with expressive brush strokes and gestural marks.