Chinese painter, illustrator and street artist Cheng Yingjie (a.k.a. Hua Tunan) has created an extraordinary painting called “Night Owl” that makes perfect use of his signature colorful and chaotic style. His stunning and dynamic owl figure seems to materialize magically out of a chaotic cloud of splashes and splashes of colorful paint. Like many other successful contemporary street artists, he uses a wide range of bright colors, even those don’t actually appear in owls, like green, blue and purple.
Posts Tagged ‘painting’
Artist Paula Strawn has turned her paintbrush and talent to an unexpected but charming art form – baby helmets. Her decorative paint jobs turn these medical devices into playful accessories. The baby helmets Strawn paints on are actually used to shape babies’ developing skulls. The idea to paint on baby helmets came to Strawn when a friend of hers complained about the looks she would get in public when people saw their child wearing a baby helmet.
Johannes Stoetter, the talented artist whom we previously wrote about on Bored Panda, is back at it again with more incredible body art. This time, his colorful and detail-oriented paintbrush has transformed a patient model into a beautiful and bright macaw parrot. In the images below, Stoetter’s beautiful optical illusion gradually unravels. We see how the model was painstakingly painted to obscure the lines of her body and to melt them together into those of the beautiful parrot she becomes.
Imagine biting into an eggplant and feeling raw egg run from your teeth through its brittle shell… Talented Japanese artist Hikaru Cho has made such a bizarre experience possible by misleadingly painting these food items to look like totally different food products. Cho’s artwork is playful but well-done – her work with acrylic paint is hyper-realistic and convincing. Which makes things all the more amusing when she cuts or opens the actual food product underneath.
Editor’s Note: For full effect, we suggest viewing the images in this series in order before reading about them. Talented Spanish artist Eloy Morales has created an eye-catching series of self portraits with an interesting catch – they’re…
In what looks like a fun play on Salvador Dali’s melting clocks, Londom-based Chilean artist Livia Marin has created interesting classic porcelain China pieces that seem to have melted and pooled on a hot summer day. The melting porcelain pieces are unsettling because what’s left of the pots, kettles and cups looks like the solid objects we’re used to, while the puddle of “melted” porcelain look like vanilla ice-cream that has been left out in the sun too long.
In her “Plastic Classics” series, British artist Jane Perkins uses almost anything she can find – buttons, plastic toys, LEGO pieces, etc. – to re-create recognizable iconic paintings like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa and portraits of stars like Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela. Although she has her artistic roots in textile work, she works almost exclusively with plastic parts.
Remember when we compared modern art and toddler art? Now, there’s a very young artist whose expert paintings are blurring the line between amateur art and the masters. Kieron Williamson, an 11-year-old artist in the U.K., has been named the “Mini-Monet” for the quality of his beautiful impressionist paintings. In 2009, he was featured at his first gallery, and stories of his talent quickly spread. He has already made 1.5 million pounds by selling his paintings.
In the hands of British artist Benjamin Shine, a piece of tulle isn’t just for making fancy dresses and curtains – it becomes a great material for creating amazing realistic “paintings.” Using an iron, Shine sculpts, presses and pleats the huge single piece of tulle, whose transparent qualities give the portrait more texture and depth.
Believe it or not, that picture of Morgan Freeman is not a photo – it’s a finger painting. UK-based artist Kyle Lambert finger-paints (or finger-draws, if you’re a purist) extraordinarily photo-realistic portraits of famous Hollywood stars on his iPad. Although the brief time-lapse video makes it look like a breeze, it actually took Lambert more than 200 hours and 285,000 brush strokes to complete.
Singaporean artist Keng Lye has combined beauty and illusion in a masterful way in this amazing work depicting a small octopus in a bowl. The photos look incredibly life-like, as if it’s a real, squirming, writhing octopus. Keng Lye achieves this beautiful effect by painting delicate paintings onto layer upon layer of crystal-clear resin. As the layers, and the painting, grow, the octopus gains depth and appears to be partially submerged.
By injecting 21st century gadgets into famous historical artworks, the “Art x Smart” project by Korean illustrator Kim Dong-Kyu takes us to a utopian reality where ancient and modern times meet. Apart from being absurdly funny, these works also draw attention to our relationship with new technologies and their influence on modern society.