Art

February 25, 2020

Artist Only Draws the Light Cast on Women in These Stunning Charcoal and Pastel Portraits

London-based artist Zulf creates dramatic portraits of women half-hidden in the shadows. These realistic drawings are made on black paper using a combination of pastel and charcoal. Instead of drafting the model’s entire face on the page, Zulf invents a light source in the composition and draws only the illuminated parts of the person’s face, hair, and body.

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February 24, 2020

Artist Turns Nuts, Bolts, and Scrap Metal Into Life-Size Animal Sculptures

While most of us dispose of old car parts and unused cutlery at the dump, Aloha, Oregon-based artist Brian Mock turns scrap metal into fantastic outdoor sculptures. He collects use and discarded materials—such as screws, nuts, and bolts—and assembles them into human and animal forms. Mock has been exploring a number of artistic practices from an early age, but discovered his love of upcycling art in the 1990s.

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February 21, 2020

Energetic Paintings of Human Skeletons That Are “Alive With Color”

The tradition of still life painting has often involved odd arrangements of motifs, like skulls and fruit. Artist Cam Rackam takes inspiration from these classical compositions in his series of macabre paintings. His eye-catching, Baroque-like canvases depict hyperrealistic human skeletons decorated with colorful botany in dramatic style. Based in Huntington Beach, California, Rackam spent years studying the subtle details of still lifes.

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February 21, 2020

This Artist Creates Mind-Boggling 3D Paintings With Illusive Depth

Sometimes, we see artwork that looks so realistic it’s hard to believe our eyes. Such is the case in the dazzling portfolio of portrait artist Stefan Pabst. When he is not completing hyperrealistic renditions of celebrities and other famous figures, the Germany-based artist creates jarring 3D paintings that appear to leap off the page.

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