8 posts tagged Goldfish
8 posts tagged Goldfish
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.
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.
From the Department of Awesome Pet Owners comes this video showing a plucky little goldfish in the care of synirr, who cleverly designed the sling being worn by the fish. The sling helps the fish compensate for her trouble maintaining buoyancy.
“She looks a little silly, but it is better than lying at the bottom of the tank all day!”
synirr also feeds the fish by hand to ensure she gets enough to eat. Click here to watch another video of the little fish being fed.
These four paintings are part of an exhibit of new work by California-based artist Roland Tamayo. The solo show at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, CA, entitled Where The Heart Is, opens on Saturday, October 20th and runs through Saturday, November 10th.
Here’s a statement from Roland Tamayo about this show:
“It came natural to create a show with my twin boys in mind. Something fun and positive that they could hopefully get something out of. Obviously they have been the biggest influence in my life lately, and the pieces reflect little messages for them, which hopefully many can relate to while using things close to my heart. I’m playing with images from my hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts and pop culture for me that my children are starting to enjoy as well. I hope you can make it, and please share this with anyone you think might be interested!”
Who doesn’t love an astronaut manatee or polaroid camera crab? If R2-D2 sleeps, he probably dreams of being a jellyfish, bobbing and floating through turquoise waters. And if giant robots ever come after us, we should remember to try placating them with bowls of goldfish friends. Yep, it’s all pretty awesome.
[via Laughing Squid]
Do you remember a time when telephone booths were commonplace? When was the last time you used a public telephone, let alone a pay phone that lived inside a transparent little room of its own? Phone booths have become a relic and a mysterious five-member Japanese art collective, known only as Kingyobu (meaning “goldfish club”), is transforming these relics into awesome works of art.
The goldfish tank phone booths have been popping up on the streets of Osaka, Japan:
“Details remain murky – like, why? – but the group seems to have debuted their contraption at an art festival in late 2011, and have gone on to install several others throughout 2012.
Spectators have pointed out that it appears as if the goldfish are sandwiched between 2 sheets of glass, making for a cruel yet visually stunning functional phone booth. But that does not seem to be the case. Based on the making-of images, these are actual fish tanks.”
[via Spoon & Tamago]
An awesome new Banksy piece popped up yesterday in the UK featuring an adeptly stenciled origami crane snagging a goldfish from a small canal. While the work has yet to appear on the artist’s website for positive verification, Street Art News seems to think it’s the real deal.
Photos by the lonely villein.
“Karen The Common Foul-Mouthed Goldfish” by Ryan Abegglen