Tag: conceptual

Jul 28, 2014

This Guy Paints Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

This Guy Paints Random Characters Into Old Thrift Store Paintings

David Irvine is the talented artist behind the Gnarled Branch. The self-professed illustrator and crafter is known for his whimsical furniture, his Gothic sculptures and what he describes as ‘Re-Directed Paintings’. Featured below is his ongoing series of re-directed paintings where Irvine finds old and/or discarded thrift store paintings and revives them by adding…

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Jun 30, 2014

Surreal Double Exposures of Faces Blended Into Plumes of Ink in Water

Surreal Double Exposures of Faces Blended Into Plumes of Ink in Water

Inspired by the work of Albert Seveso, South African artist Chris Slabber blends faces with high-speed photographs of ink dropped into water. The double-exposure like digital artworks were recently exhibited at the Art Karoo art gallery for KKNK 2014. The project was recently featured on Behance where Chris explains: “The idea behind this series was…

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Jun 17, 2014

Surreal Underwater Photo Shoot with Freedivers on a Shipwreck in Bali

Surreal Underwater Photo Shoot with Freedivers on a Shipwreck in Bali

Earlier this year, artist and photographer (and fellow Canadian!) Benjamin Von Wong ventured to Bali for the photo shoot of a lifetime. The always ambitious photographer envisioned an underwater shoot with freedivers amongst a shipwreck 25 meters (82 ft) beneath the surface. To pull off the project, Von Wong assembled a team that consisted…

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Jun 3, 2014

This Guy Bought a Space Suit and Made a Photo Series About an Everyday Astronaut

This Guy Bought a Space Suit and Made a Photo Series About an Everyday Astronaut

Last November, photographer Tim Dodd found himself the lone bidder of a Russian high altitude space suit on an auction website called RRauction and he’s been scheming how to best use the suit ever since. On his website, Dodd explains that he’s recently been revisiting his childhood love for space and his obsession was…

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Jun 2, 2014

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

In 2009 while living abroad, artist Iris Scott underwent a stroke of lucky laziness one afternoon when it was too hot outside. Scott opted not to pause on her painting to go clean brushes, deciding to use her fingers instead. It was this serendipitous moment that a new technique was discovered and would change…

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Jun 1, 2014

Surreal Portraits Blended Into Landscape Photos

Surreal Portraits Blended Into Landscape Photos

Spanish artist Antonio Mora specializes in creating dream-like self-portraits blended with landscapes and other imagery. The results are similar to double-exposure photography, except these images are superimposed digitally. Mora even does custom ‘dream portraits’ for people if they provide an image of themselves along with some information so he can derive some associated imagery…

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May 28, 2014

Artist Extends Photos Beyond Their Borders Using Colored Pencils

Artist Extends Photos Beyond Their Borders Using Colored Pencils

Jennifer Delaurenti is a fine artist specializing in the mediums of sketching and painting. Born and raised in Montana, she currently resides in Portland, Oregon. In an ongoing conceptual series, Delaurenti extends photographs beyond their borders using colored pencils. She then frames the finished composite blending photo and sketch into one hybrid artwork. The…

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