Malaysian Artist Ivan Tao Paints Subjects With Great Atmosphere To His Pieces

Ivan Tao is a Malaysian artist who’s majorly influenced by the impressionism art period. It’s evident in his portraits of Natalie Portman and Hellboy as he uses quick brush strokes in order to approximate the likeness of the two without going into heavy refinement or detail. His penchant for wispy and flowing brush strokes also gives his pieces an ethereal dream-like quality. Continue reading »

Artist Scott Listfield Paints Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Of The Bay Area

Massachusetts-based visual artist Scott Listfield is the subject of a new exhibition at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, California. Entitled “ALGORITHM,” Listfield creates a new batch of paintings that spotlight his ubiquitous astronaut traversing through post-apocalyptic environments of the Bay Area as per Arrested Motion. Accompanying the spaceman are dilapidated drones, autonomous cars in ruin, and drones surveilling the Bay Area. Continue reading »

Xavier Portela Paints New York City With Hypnotic Neon “Glow”

Think your night photography could use some splashes of color? For today’s photography inspiration, we bring you the vibrant New York City cityscapes of Brussels-based Xavier Portela (previously), who sees and bathes cities around the world in neon hues. If vibrant colors and unique takes on photographing cities at night often catch your attention, you will surely enjoy his ongoing project. Continue reading »

Creative Mom Paints On Skylight To Make Her Daughter Go To Kindergarten Class

When her three-year-old daughter refused to go to kindergarten, a mom from south China’s Guangzhou city went creative and started painting on their car’s skylight to entertain her child. Continue reading »

Syrian Artist Paints World Leaders As Refugees

With The Vulnerability Series, artist and Syrian refugee Abdalla Al Omari turns the world’s leaders into refugees, from Vladimir Putin to Barack Obama via Donald Trump, François Hollande or Nicolas Sarkozy. Through this powerful series, Abdalla Al Omari pays tribute to all those, unjustly called migrants, who like him had to flee their country, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Eritrea, abandoning everything in front of the horrors of war. Continue reading »

Photographer Karen Jerzyk Paints Entire Rooms A Single Color For Surreal Shots

Photographer Karen Jerzyk turned abandoned spaces into dark fairy tales after the death of her father.

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After getting into trouble with that series, she created Colors, a series of fantasy scenes photographed in rooms dominated by a single color. Continue reading »

An Artist Paints Tiny Masterpieces Inside Her Empty Altoids Tins

Two years ago, Heidi Annalise quit her government job in Washington DC and returned to her home state of Colorado to paint– out of handheld mint cans. She spends most of her days “frolicking in meadows” and painting the wilderness and has since managed to rack up an Instagram following of more than 50K with her adorable Altoids painting kits, living quite happily off her miniature craft. She’s basically a character straight out of Wes Anderson’s mind. Continue reading »

Artist Paints While Under The Influence Of 20 Different Drugs

Step inside the mind of Brian Pollett, a graphic designer who created a gallery of psychedelic paintings that will dazzle your imagination. This artist created 20 different illustrations that are all radically different from each other but still carry his signature flare and form. Let these colorful portraits hypnotize you as you witness this artist create a truly original creative vision. It is incredible to see how vastly diverse each design and color pattern is.

Prepare to open your mind to a whole world of art unlike anything you have seen before. It will take your breath away! Continue reading »

This Artist With Synesthesia Sees Colors In Music And Paints Your Favorite Songs

David Bowie, “Life on Mars.”

Melissa McCracken grew up with a neurological condition that means she processes songs as colors—a gift that translates into paintings inspired by her favorite musicians.The 26-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri has a rare neurological phenomenon affecting approximately four percent of population that mixes up the brain’s response to certain stimuli as if it had been cross-wired. Synesthesia affects people differently, but McCracken’s form—known as chromesthesia—means she spontaneously and involuntarily sees colors when listening to music. Continue reading »

Dad Paints Disney Tangled Mural For His Daughter

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His daughter loves Rapunzel, so when this dad had to paint her bedroom he turned it into the best bedroom ever. Continue reading »

Artist Maria Gasanova Paints Live Models To Look Like Watercolour Masterpieces

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Model Karina Magomedova poses while she presents “The Alive Painting” body art work by Russian artist Maria Gasanova during the Art Krasnoyarsk annual festival in Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Maria Gasanova paints live models to look like watercolour masterpieces Continue reading »

Designer Paints Alternative Posters Of Popular Movies Based On Mood In The Films

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UK-based freelance artist Karl Fitzgerald draws inspiration from the mood set in famous films, including Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Kill Bill, to recreate their posters. The illustrator paints these alternative artworks and sells some of them as screen prints. Continue reading »

Chilean Street Artist Paints The World With Mythical Inca Creatures

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Acting as a Chilean cultural ambassador the street artist INTI draws giant street murals on buildings in Chile and around the world. The muralist from Valparaiso travels to locations on all continents, from France to Delhi to Santiago, bringing the spirit of South American tradition in the colossal surreal portraits. Painted in beautiful thick colors and adorned with relics of Inca creatures, the eerie portraits combine religious roots with contemporary consumerism lifestyle. The faceless, doll-like figures cut the borders between nations and countries, presenting a new face of unique spiritual beliefs. Continue reading »

Guy Paints Over Shit Graffiti And Makes It Legible

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Image courtesy of Mathieu Tremblin

Mathieu Tremblin lives and works in Rennes and Arles, France. After graduation from a university of fine arts he began working with site specific urban interventions, graffiti culture, branding and the détournement of objects used in publications, installations, photography and video. This helped him document or reinvest the fruits of his experimentations. Continue reading »

James Bullough Paints Realistic Portraits With A Fractured Edge

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Artist James Bullough (previously) channels the spirit of graffiti and street art in his incredible figure paintings. He combines a realistic style with a geometric twist that breaks his paintings into fractured imagery, creating an additional element of line and shape. Each image is close to Realism, as his figures look like they are out of a photograph. Continue reading »