Chinese artist Lei Xue, the brain behind the ongoing series titled Drinking Tea, sculpted these crumbled white cans in the traditional style of Ming Dynasty porcelain. The artist fused modernism and tradition by using his vivid imagination. Unlike the mechanical process of producing real aluminum cans in a factory, each smashed ceramic is sculpted and painted entirely by hand with blue patterns and motifs.
Delhi-based photographer Vatsal Kataria shoots dreamy photos using his artistic skills and minimum resources. Instead of photographing expensive cars in glamorous outdoor locations, he creates realistic miniature sets using everyday objects and products. He says:
“My motive is to encourage everyone that you can be creative and great photographer — it’s not just expensive gear and props.”
Adelaide-based Australian miniature artist Joshua Smith perfectly created the 1:20 scale hyper realistic miniature model of a Chinese gritty urban building based on 23 Temple Street, Hong Kong by using nothing but wood, cardboard, plastic card, chalk pastels, spray paint and wire. And that’s not all. There is another cool thing about this project. He created the whole building with the help of Google Street View and reference photos taken by his friends and followers. It took him almost three months to complete this detailed model.
NIKE has collaborated with Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly (KAWS) who is known for his brightly colored and cartoon-like works to turn New York’s Stanton Street basketball courts into colorful murals. KAWS painted his signature motifs across two side-by-side 116 by 80 feet basketball courts. The installation is part of the city-wide initiatives, New York Made, celebrating the opening of NIKE’s new location.
“My approach to the courts was very similar to how I would work on canvas. I wanted to create something that was true to my language, but also considerate of this being a court that people are playing on,” he explains. “I wanted to find the sweet spot where it works visually and functionally — how its broken up by the game’s lines and works with my images. It will have an intimate effect on the players that use the court.”
Remember our friend Thomas Yang from 100copies bicycle art? Yeah, that creative guy who loves combining his passion for both art and cycling. He is back with the special Christmas treat called “Tree of Joy”. Yang created a 840mm X 460mm silhouette pine tree by using the Chinese blow painting technique.
I pedal away,
tickling up the mountain,
pushing past gravity,
dashing into a forest of freedom,
leaving behind a trail of joy.
For there I was a full-grown man,
here, I am
a child again.
You can see more of his work on his website http://www.100copies.net/product/36-tree-of-joy
Inside a Norwegian flagship store, IKEA Norway has built a replica of an actual war-torn house of a women named Rana and her family of nine in Damascus, Syria as a means to raise money for those currently living in war.
Taking inspiration from Blackalicious Hip-Hop song Alphabet Aerobics, Victor Koroma, Los Angeles-based photographer, created a calligraphic font inspired entirely by rubber bands. His work make us realize that we don’t need fancy art equipment to create something and opens door to the world of imaginations and possibilities.
Check more of his work on http://www.victorkphotography.com/