Posts by Noel Kat

February 3, 2014

Powerful Drawings on Black Paper by Kyung Hwan Kwon

Using acrylic and color pencils on black paper, Korean artist Kyung Hwan Kwon creates dynamic drawings of bright explosions and threatening figures in the night. Against black paper, the use of shadows is a key element. Kwon only partially outlines his subjects and excludes some details, allowing them to be interpreted by the black of night. This style of drawing requires an excellent sense of light or, in this case, the absence of it.

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February 2, 2014

Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between man and the universe. Flores gave the space the name Cosmovitral, a linguistic blend of the Spanish words for cosmos and glass.

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February 1, 2014

Old Hollywood Moviestars Made from Layers of Packing Tape

Ukranian-born, Philadelphia-based Mark Khaisman manipulates layers of translucent packing tape on light boxes to produce portraits rich with texture and shading. Khaisman hand-rolls each piece of tape and slowly develops the layers to create depth and detail, adding and removing pieces until the light shining through each image is perfect.

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January 27, 2014

Japanese Taxi Driver Takes Multiple Exposures While Looking for Passengers

Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in his taxi so that he can shoot various scenes of the town as they strike him. For this series entitled Taxi in the Sea, Enomoto systematically layers his images of ghostly figures and artificial light in camera as his nights progress.

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