Lei Xue Uses Smashed Cans to Create Ming Dynasty Style Porcelain

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.

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You don’t take a photograph, you make it!

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.”

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Hyper Realistic Miniature Model by Joshua Smith

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.

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‘Paperboyo’ Transforms Photos into Funny Scenes

London-based paper artist and photographer Rich McCor Paperboyo transform world historical landmarks and statues into funnily awesome scenes by just adding simple black colored paper cutouts in the foreground of the subject. He brings life to these tourist attractions through his witty imagination and tells a completely different story.

Here are some of my favorite pictures he’s posted on his Facebook Page.

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What an amazing combination of imagination and photography!

Colorful Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

 

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.

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“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.”

Tree of Joy

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.

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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.

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Rubber Band Typography

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.

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Check more of his work on http://www.victorkphotography.com/

 

And in the Summer I do Paint

Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been poking fun at En plein air with a collaborative adventurous photography project since 2009. The idea behind “Und im Sommer tu ich malen” (And in the Summer I do Paint) is for the duo to travel to various locations in Europe any arts aficionado may recognize. Environments painted by famous artists are all visited, but rather than replicating their masterpieces, Hank chooses to paint the pattern of his shirt instead and all the photographs are beautifully shot by Schubert.

Well what would you paint if you ever got a chance to step inside a painting by your favorite artist?

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