July 12, 2018

Manchester’s Giant Lamp Installation Shines a Light on the City’s Rich History

London-based studio Acrylicize is the design team behind Manchester, England’s newest piece of public art—five giant lamp sculptures situated in Piccadilly Place. Each piece was built to honor and represent a specific time in Manchester’s rich history, as well as celebrate what’s to come. Ranging from 11 to 20 feet tall, the structures are based on different lamp styles from five distinct design eras: Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian, mid-century, and contemporary.

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July 10, 2018

50+ Contemporary Artists to Keep an Eye on Featured in One Gallery Show

The Spoke NYC gallery is known for its striking exhibitions of exciting contemporary painting, illustration, and sculpture, and its latest New York City exhibition lives up to its reputation. Called Suggestivism: Resonance, the show features over 50 contemporary artists from around the world that are at different points in their careers; some, like Audrey Kawasaki, are well-established while others are up-and-coming in their creative journeys.

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July 9, 2018

Interview: Artist Masterfully Transforms Disney Characters Into Real Life People

Many of us have grown up loving Disney animated films. They are classics in our eyes, and we’ve come to know the characters so well that they feel real to us. Since 2011, artist Jirka Väätäinen has made this fantasy a reality by recreating Disney characters so that they actually look like real people. Gone are their stylized features; Väätäinen’s faithful renderings have characteristics like windswept hair, beard stubble, and freckles.

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