18 posts tagged Spain
18 posts tagged Spain
Spanish street artist Pejac (previously featured here) isn’t content with using details as inspiration for enhancing the urban landscape. He’s also used the windows inside his own home to create playful works of art, including a recent tribute to the 40th anniversary of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s legendary walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
"Back in 2011, when he was living in Valencia, surrounded by surveillance cameras and without curtains to protect his privacy, Pejac started experimenting with paper and acrylic works on glass. He shared a couple of these earlier works with us, photographed by Paco Esteve. Feeling exposed and trapped inside his home, he started creating these as a way of fighting this lack of privacy. By using the view from his house as a backdrop for these miniature works, he created little urban art pieces in privacy of his living room."
Head over to Hi-Fructose for additional process photos.
We love this beautifully clever piece of street art recently created by Spanish artist Pejac. He found a section of wall that had been damaged by a car accident, which exposed some of the brick wall behind the facade, and altered it to appear as though a paper plane was miraculously bursting through the bricks and flying off into the darkness behind them.
This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.
The Postit days is the moniker of an anonymous Spanish artist who creates quick drawings on post-it notes and then photographs those doodles humorously interacting with the outside world. Many of his drawings have pop culture-related origins and involve characters or situations from well known movies, comic books and cartoons.
Superman stops a train, Slimer gorges on chips at the grocery store, Gizmo peeks out of a backpack, and the haunting ghost sisters from The Shining invite us to come play with them. Elsewhere the Bat-Signal is projected from the top of an office building while a cellular tower is suddenly home for the dreaded Eye of Sauron.
[via Design Taxi]
Are you ready for some more mind-blowing photorealistic art? These images aren’t photographs, they’re awesome coloured pencil drawings and they’re the work of Madrid-based artist Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez.
Adolfo’s astonishing artwork is part of the inaugural Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society. They selected 60 different pieces created using graphite pencil, solely charcoal, solely conté, solely coloured pencil. Click here to view more amazing pieces from the exhibition.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
You know what’s awesome? A tiny hamster driving a 15-tonne truck.
To be fair, it would be pretty awesome to watch a hamster drive any sort of vehicle. So watching a hamster, whose name is Charlie, maneuver huge and heavy truck out of the steep Los Tres Cunados quarry in northwestern Spain should really be classified as Super Awesome.
What motivates a hamster to drive a truck? That’s an excellent question. The answer is: a carrot bigger than the hamster. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t show it, but we’re hoping that brave Charlie was rewarded with his much sought-after carrot for accomplishing this awesome feat.
We love the terrifying placement of this awesome Xenomorph sculpture at an H.R. Giger exhibition in San Sebastian, Spain back in 2009. We hope the woman in this photograph really enjoyed the show, because she might not have made it out of the museum in one piece.
"That’s it man, game over man, game over!"
Please pardon us while we have a short glee and sugar-induced freak-out. If you’ve been following the Geyser of Awesome for even a little while you’ll know how much we enjoy anthropomorphism, googly eyes, and sweets. We’ve just encountered an awesome combination of all three:
A punny ice cream parlour in Barcelona, Spain named Eyescream sells shaved ice cream imported from Taiwan that they serve up with tasty pairs of sauces and toppings and… wait for it… googly eyes made of sugar.
So your sweet frozen treat stares up at you while you eat it. Is the ice cream creature paralyzed with fear or excited that you’re about to enjoy it? It’s important to consider what one’s personified food might be thinking, so these are the questions we ask ourselves.
It looks like it’s time for another field trip. We hope you’ll join us. The more people, the more flavours and toppings we can try.
[via Design Taxi]