September 30, 2012

Intricate Yarn Drawings Use Shadows to Give 3D Illusion

Since 2008, Brooklyn-based artist Alyson Shotz has been creating intriguing works which are composed of yarn wound around thousands of tiny pins. For Derek Eller Gallery in New York, she created Sine (above), a monumental wave that moved across two gallery walls. Though the lines themselves were meticulously created using yarn and pins, the shadows created the illusion that people were witnessing a 3D form. Would one classify this as a drawing or a sculpture?

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September 21, 2012

Smooth Minimalist Superheroes by Grgoire Guillemin

French artist Grgoire Guillemin must have a thing for superheroes. How else could you explain his past two sets? He first caught our attention with his remarkable retro series (which he calls “Exercices de Style”) and then he intrigued us when he used Illustrator and Photoshop to create what looked like paper-cut works. His latest digital set is called Smooth Heroes, and this time he's taken a very cool, minimalist approach.

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September 11, 2012

Photographer Lights Up Graffiti with LED Photons

Photo enthusiast Jayson Hay combines his love of graffiti and his passion for light painting in this awesome series he cleverly calls Photon Vandalism. Though he simply states it as “Killing the night with light,” the series is much more complicated than that. His set of 40 photos is the work of over three years of trial and error as he attempted to capture graffiti in a way that had never been done before.

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