53 posts tagged Fish
53 posts tagged Fish
José Suris IV is a Brooklyn-based artist and “a 3D illustrator who loves cats.” José creates awesome sculptures and masks using paper, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. His creations are beautiful, playful, and incredibly detailed. We wish we could go out into the woods to play with them too.
“Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with incredible texture that gives each form a lifelike presence. The wide range of final products includes some pieces that are fully sculpted creatures, others that are simple masks, and still others that are bodiless heads which Suris mounts and hangs on display just like a taxidermist might. For Suris, it seems that anything and everything sparks the creative process, including internet videos, cartoons, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pokémon’s Eevee, friends’ plays, and stories that the artist hears in everyday life.”
Visit José Suris’ website to view more of his wonderful artwork.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
For an awesome sculpture series entitled Alive Without Breath, Singapore-based artist Keng Lye creates incredibly life-like depictions of animals using little more than paint and resin.
“Lye slowly fills bowls, buckets, and boxes with alternating layers of acrylic paint and resin, creating aquatic animal life that looks so real it could almost pass for a photograph.”
“I started my first series in 2012 where all the illustrations were “flat” and depth was created using the layering of resin and acrylic over the different parts of the illustration. This year, I started on the octopus and it was purely an experiment; I just wanted to see whether I could push this technique to a higher level. After applying acrylic paint straight onto the resin, I incorporated a 3-D element in this instance, it was a small pebble for the ranchu and octopus. For the turtle, I used an egg shell for the turtle shell and acrylic paint for the rest of the finishing. The whole idea here was to give the art work an even more 3D effect therefore you can have a better view from any angle. I think there are still many other techniques to explore.”
Head over to Keng Lye’s DeviantART gallery to view more of his astonishing artwork.
Yikes! Do you suffer from Galeophobia? If so, you’d probably opt to take the stairs rather than get inside this awesomely terrifying elevator. It’s been decorated to look like the inside of a shark cage with an enormous great white shark ominously hanging out on the other side of the bars.
James Delaney spotted and photographed the inside of this elevator in Johannesburg, South Africa while attending a tourism convention.
“Working with a variety of refuse materials such as rusted kitchen pans, typewriter keys, car lights and other scrap metals, Edouard Martinet sculpts several types of animals and insects. His sculptures are made without the use of solder. He fits each component into place as if putting together a puzzle of random pieces and parts. Each masterpiece is carefully assembled after having drafted several detailed sketches.”
Visit Edouard Martinet’s website to view even more of his amazingly intricate creatures.
[via Free York]
We love the awesome artwork of pop surrealist painter Marion Peck (previously featured here), so we were delighted to learn that she has a new solo exhibition, entitled Animals, opening on Saturday March 30th at Michael Kohn Projects in Los Angeles, CA.
“More subtle than some of her previous work, the stylized woodland creatures in Peck’s recent paintings appear in the grips of enchantment with their twinkling eyes and anthropomorphic expressions. Each with its own distinct personality, the animals invite the viewer to piece together their individual stories.”
The Animals show will run from March 30th to April 27th. We wish we could see it in person.
Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, master of creating awesome images by meticulously assembling countless pieces of trash and discarded objects (previously featured here), has created three new works using gold scrap metal. They’ll be on display in the form of digital prints at the Armory Show in New York starting March 7th, 2013.
Kaiju + Cats = Monster Kitty = Awesome
We love this awesome Kaiju Negora painting by Konatsu.
It’s going to be part of Monsters from the Island, a group neo-kaiju & sofubi show at The Clutter Gallery in New York. The show is being guest-curated by Monster Island NYC, opens on Saturday, March 9th and runs through April 6th, 2013.
[via Spanky Stokes]
It’s time for a visit to the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids! Kotaku posted this fantastic photo of an alleged pig-faced fish. It’s been making the rounds lately on a popular Chinese bulletin board called TT.mop.
What do you think would pigfish bacon be tasty?
We recognize that piggy fish is almost certainly a big fat hoax, but with that cute little snout, beady eyes, and adorable ears, we love it nonetheless. Head over to Kotaku to read more about it.
We love the work of Diane Han, a Korean-born illustrator and graphic designer who now lives and works in Los Angeles. We’ve seen horseflies before, but never an indisputably awesome Unicorn Fly.
Hm, swatting at flies might become impossible if we have to stop and consider whether they might be Secret Unicorns.
Aiden Glynn is a Toronto-based a character designer, street artist, and animator and we think his work is pretty awesome. His ongoing series of video game-inspired street art is particularly delightful. Aiden has a great eye for spotting ideal locations in which to cleverly features game characters and symbols as they would appear in the games themselves, creating real world levels of some of our favourite retro video games.
Follow Aiden here on Tumblr over at Pizza and Pixels!
(If you’ve done or created something awesome that you want us to see, please let us know.)