379 posts tagged Painting
379 posts tagged Painting
UK-based artist and designer INSA (previously featured here) just shared an awesome new Gif-iti piece. This time INSA traveled to The Gambia where he painted the outside of a thatched mud hut as part of Lynx Africa’s 18th anniversary celebration:
"It was only after I had had all the inoculations and boarded the plane that I realised I had misread the brief of ‘Make a piece of work inspired by Africa’ to Make a piece of work IN Africa!
Anyway it worked out well as I couldn’t think of a better way to produce a piece of work inspired by a place than actually visiting it. I flew to The Gambia and spent some time in and around the villages on the mangroves of Makasutu Jungle. I painted a traditional african thatched mud hut that belong to Saloum and his 2 wives and many children. Saloum was particularly pleased with the marching elephants as they have pretty much been wiped out in The Gambia apart from the one owed by the president.”
We’re smitten with the darkly whimsical and surreal paintings of Austin, Texas-based artist Erika Jane Mallette. In her awesome world Edgar Allan Poe kicks back by dunking a donut, while still looking distinctly ill-at-ease. Meanwhile Chewbacca is welcomed home from dangerous adventures by his beloved kitty cat, Alf feasts on slices of roast cat (as we know he always wanted to do), and Buddy Holly returns to the world in the manner of Frankenstein’s Monster. He’s Buddystein! This is our kind of world.
Here we go again, but don’t worry, we were fooled too: You think you’re looking at beautifully staged and lit photographs, but these still lifes are absolutely not photos, they’re painstakingly-rendered paintings. They’re the work of Vankleek Hill, Ontario-based artist Jason de Graaf, whose astonishing hyperrealistic still life paintings truly defy belief.
The artist focuses on every extreme detail to create realistic depth in layers of crisp reflections. With a steady hand and a strong vision, he produces a new reality based on his own imagination. One reviewer states, “[De Graaf] stretches depth and skews perspective ever so slightly, infusing the painting with a spectre of mystery that pushes the viewer to search for an ever-escaping point of equilibrium.”
This awesome painting of The Grinch was created by artist and illustrator Jason Edmiston. We love how well it captures both the Grinch’s hatred of Christmastime as well as his glee at hatching a plan to ruin the holiday for every last Who down in Whoville.
If the fictional worlds of Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss were merged, there’s little doubt that Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch would be best friends. That is, assuming that a miserly curmudgeon and a surly, heartless recluse could stand even each other’s tetchy company.
[Image via Creep Machine]
It’s Alternative Christmas Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Denver, Colorado-based artist Joseph Martinez creates amazingly detailed miniature oil paintings on the inside of matchbooks. His latest series, entitled A Little Piece of the Bay, is dedicated to San Francisco and its graffiti and street artists.
Visit Joseph’s website to check out more of his artwork.
Obvious Winner recently shared a few tentacular pieces of artwork by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye (previously featured here). You may recall that Keng creates these amazingly lifelike depictions of aquatic animals by gradually layering containers with acrylic paint and resin. The end result is a painting of a creature that looks like it’s about to wriggle out of its container and onto your lap.
Visit Keng Lye’s DeviantART gallery to view more of his awesome artwork.
[via Obvious Winner]
"Let’s all go to the lobby to get ourselves a treat!"
You know how much we love personified food here at the Geyser of Awesome. So you can probably imagine how giddy we were to learn that our friend Kristin Tercek, aka Cuddly Rigor Mortis (previously featured here), just completed an awesome series of anthropomorphic snack food paintings called Intermission Time.
Keep an eye on Kristin’s webstore, the Intermission Time series will be available as a set on Friday, November 1st at 3pm EDT.
Head over to Cuddly Rigor Mortis for detail images of these delightful paintings.
It’s Fun Food Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Artist Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope in Rockbridge, Ohio, spent 2.5 hours with water-based white paint, a brush, and a Vet Tech anatomy book as a reference in order to transform her horse Raven into the awesome Skeleton Horse you see here. If you visit Sandy’s Knot Just Rope shop in Rockbridge, you might get the meet Raven in person.
[via Laughing Squid]
Multidisciplinary Belgian artist Olivier Senny, who goes by the name Olsen, created an awesome series of pieces that are part painting, part sculpture.
Entitled Les Evadés du Plakadre, this mischievous series depicts cartoonish characters who’ve manage to at least partially escape from the confines of their 2D canvases and interact with our 3D world.
Visit Olsen’s website to check out more of his playful artwork.