Street Faces by Aurélien Fontanet
When you laugh, the world laughs with you. Often times literally with creepy faces that appear to be built in to the surrounding sidewalks, walls, and devices. Quietly they watch, judging… contemplating some secret fate that is yet to befall you and fostering a perverse pleasure in not being able to warn you (they are inanimate objects after all, they can’t talk, you know. You’re probably just imagining things anyways).
using lenticular printing, two different images appear, one for those above and one for those under 1.3 meters tall, thus allows potentially abused children to read the number of a help line not visible to their taller guardians/parents. ANAR foundation, spain.
Anar Foundation against child abuse needs funds urgently [v]
New York + London (by Daniella Zalcman)
Forget about Planking! Hadoukening and Vadering seems to be the next big thing on the internet! I love it :D
Sometimes the internet is the right kind of weird.
Fragile Future is a series of specially commissioned chandeliers that are made up of bronze, LED lights and actual dandelions.
“Mark Wagner certainly appreciates the value of a dollar, especially in terms of creativity. The American artist produces all kinds of Currency Collages, cutting up dollar bills and transforming them into works of art. The artist is quite interested in the symbolic power that money holds, and so he transforms what is, ultimately, just a piece of paper into these intricate compositions.
Drawing on every detail of the paper currency, Wagner slices up each dollar bill and rearranges them into unique and unexpected scenes. The artist says, “The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? Blade and glue transform it; reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers; striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable—the foreign in the familiar.”
If you like this work, you may also like Wagner’s 17-foot collage of the Statue of Liberty, here.
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Sky Art by Thomas Lamadieu / Roots Art
Street art becomes sky art in the hands of Lamadieu, filling in that big empty canvas between buildings.
3D Painted Sculptures by Keng Lye
Hey cool photo bro, right? NOPE, that’s a painting, only leveled up. Inspired by the prestigious Riusuke Fukahori, Keng Lye utilizes Riusuke’s technique to create 3D still life with stratified resin, building his aquatic pets layer by layer with each new coat containing a small painted piece of the illusion. The end result is a multi-dimensional photorealistic painting existing on myriad planes yet always beyond touch.