March 1, 2024

Artist Gives Old Bicycle Chains New Life By Using Them In Imaginative Human Sculptures

One cannot overstate the amount of work that goes into creating one of Young-Deok Seo's sculptures. Aside from their massive appearance and the artist's painstaking attention to detail, a third component of Seo's work makes it especially impressive and sets it apart from his contemporaries. On closer inspection, one realizes that every inch of his sculptures is made of bicycle chains, with each link interconnected to create human forms.

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February 26, 2024

Fluid Artist Creates Mesmerizing Paintings by Purposefully Blending Paints

It is always impressive to see what artists can create with simple materials. Nancy Wood is no different. Armed with only a palette knife and her technical expertise, Wood creates stunning fluid art by smearing glittery acrylic paint across a canvas. Wood's paintings, with their crackly appearance, are reminiscent of designs found on blown glass. By mixing acrylic paint and a catalyst, she is able to create circular cells that bubble across the piece.

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February 21, 2024

Artist’s Masterful Use of White Paint Brilliantly Captures Animals Emerging From Shadows in Low Light

The intricacies of an animal's face, body, and coat make it the perfect challenge for hyperrealistic artists. A creature like a bull, which can be completely covered in black fur, can be uniquely complicated. Luckily, painter Lucy Joyce, who was commissioned by Lamborghini Pangbourne to create a painting of one of these creatures in honor of their 60th anniversary, was up for the challenge. The result is El Toro (“The Bull”)

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February 20, 2024

Stunning Patterned Paintings Actually Have Hidden Faces Within Them

At first glance, it would be easy to mistake Lee Wagstaff’s work for abstract, geometric paintings. But upon closer inspection—or in this case, farther inspection—it becomes clear that each of his oil paintings features a portrait of a human face staring back at the viewer. Remarkably, the portrait remains hidden until the viewer either squints or takes a step back. This optical illusion is simple but wildly effective.

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