We first wrote about Caillard and Persani’s hipster sculptures over a year ago, and since the new works by this duo are just as hilarious, we couldn’t let them go unnoticed! Whatever they say about not judging a book by its cover, we still do it. French photographer Léo Caillard and art director Alexis Persani illustrate that with their Street Stone photography series, were they dress ancient Louvre’s sculptures into something more trendy and up-to-date.
A family-run crocheting manufacture from Vietnam proves that size doesn’t matter! Their miniature crocheted animals are so small that they fit on a finger tip, and some of them hardly reach 1/4 of an inch. The idea for the business was inspired by the youngest (10-year-old) member of the family, who’s greatly fond of various movie characters and loves animals.
We have already shown you some amazing examples of hyper realistic works, but here’s a selection of the most outstanding ones. We also included some photos of the creation process just to fully convince you these are not photographs. Which of these artists is your favorite?
If Singlhild Nystrom survives all the crazy things she’s doing, she will have one of the coolest childhood photo albums ever – all thanks to her dad’s endless imagination and Photoshop skills. Swedish photographer Emil Nystrom digitally inserts his 1-year-old daughter into such crazy situations as fixing a car, wielding a ninja sword or flying after a plane.
Sometimes fingers, dipped in paint almost by accident, can completely change the course of an artist’s career. This is what happened to Seattle-based artist Iris Scott, who is now famous for her incredible finger-painting art. Iris paints with a pair of surgical gloves on, and her finger moves resembles those of a pianist as she touches multiple points on the canvas at the same time.
You might have trouble believing it at a first glance, but these sculptures by Arizona-based artist Tom Eckert are made entirely out of wood! Tom carves all the pieces, then laminates and paints the whole thing after putting it together. He mostly uses linden, limewood and basewood, and all the traditional laminating and painting techniques.
Being 14 years old is the time when we are still fully entitled to be careless and unburdened, but 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts will make you feel that you could’ve done more at that age. This teenager, now better known by his nickname ‘fiddle oak’, has already become an internet sensation thanks to his ‘Little Folk’ photo series that go way beyond his age in ideas and technique.
We wrote about Ron Mueck’s hyperrealistic human sculptures three years ago, and now he is back with three more incredible works. Mueck never rushes the scrupulous process – the sculptures, called “Young Couple,” “Woman with Shopping Bags” and “Couple under an Umbrella” took him two years to create. They will be on exposition in Paris at the Fondation Cartier through September 29.
19-year-old Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi wonders where some of the greatest artists got their inspirations from, and imagines what their muses could’ve looked like if they were real people. In her Real Life Models photo manipulation series, Flora recreates the distorted features from classic paintings by such artists as Rudolf Hausner, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Kees van Dongen, and that way brings some very surreal-looking people to the real world.
Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock transformed old bike parts into six spectacular chandeliers, and hung them in the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35 San Antonio, Texas. ‘Ballroom Luminoso’ chandeliers contain a custom-made LED light installation, which turned the space into a magnificent shadow theater and a new spot for people to enjoy some public art. The bike parts create intricate shadow patterns and make the underpass look truly surreal.
You don‘t even have to love coffee in order to appreciate these super creative latte foam artworks by Japanese artist Kazuki Yamamoto. And we‘re not talking about the little smiley faces or flat palm tree patterns: this 26-year old latte artist, based in Osaka, creates actual 3D foam sculptures in the coffee mugs of the Cafe10g visitors.