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Artist Creates Stunning Owl Painting With Chaotic Splashes Of Color

April 10th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

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.

Yingjie’s 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. His dynamic style, while definitely his own, is similar to the work done by many other notable street artists, including that of DALeast.

Not surprisingly, Yingjie’s art has been in fairly high demand, as he is a leader in the contemporary Chinese art community. And yet, this is one of the few times that he has actually offered his art up for sale to the public. He has created 35 copies of this owl by hand to sell to the public, each with its own little unique hand-drawn subtleties.

For another example of his stunning and characteristic artwork, check out this post on his work or check out his Tumblr and Facebook.

Source: Tumblr | Facebook (via)

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Artist Creates Stunning Owl Painting With Chaotic Splashes Of Color originally appeared on Bored Panda on April 10, 2014.

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Here’s How Your City Would Look If The Ads Were Replaced By Classical Paintings

March 31st, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Creative French artist Etienne Lavie has created a wonderful series of images that picture what several major European cities might look like if all of the advertisements were replaced by classical paintings. The series is aptly named – “OMG who stole my ads?”

We’ve written a lot at Bored Panda about creative print ads and ambient advertisements, but don’t we all sometimes wish that public advertisements would just go away? That seems to be the idea behind Lavie’s playful work.

She uses Milan and Paris as her backdrop – cities that are inextricably linked, architecturally and historically, to the development of classical art as we know it. So, in some sense, the modern ads plastered on every available surface in these cities are even more out of place than they are in newer cities like New York. Replacing modern in-your-face public ads with classical artwork seems to return these cities to their natural state of being.

Lavie created these images by photographing the sites in question and then adding the artwork digitally, so unfortunately, the streets of these beautiful cities haven’t actually been filled with classical art. But one can dream…

 Source: etiennelavie.fr | Twitter (via)

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Here’s How Your City Would Look If The Ads Were Replaced By Classical Paintings originally appeared on Bored Panda on March 31, 2014.

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Artist Spends Up To 8 Hours On Beautiful Sand Paintings That Will Be Swept Away By The Wind

February 6th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

New York-based artist Joe Mangrum has spent the last 8 years drawing beautiful, hypnotic patterns and designs on the streets and squares of New York. But chances are you probably won’t see any of them, because they tend to disappear.

Mangrum draws his impressive and expansive works by pouring brightly-colored sand from his hands. The circular geometric forms he uses, as well as his use of colored sand, makes his work resemble traditional Buddhist mandalas, but he also mixed in marine biological design elements and other to give his work a unique look. The artist writes that his “paintings are influenced by an abundant world of undersea creatures, carnivorous plants emanating electrical impulses,… [and] cross-cultural metaphors from many years of travels around the world.”

Even more interesting, however, is the impermanent nature of his work and the philosophical questions such art raises. If the paintings you spend hours creating can be blown away overnight, do they lose or gain value? Could it be that we are over-attached to things that provide us with fleeting moments of emotion or beauty? Is losing such a beautiful work of art to the wind wasteful or sacred?

For more excellent example of art created with sand, check out these beautiful and impermanent works by Andres Amador and the Sand In Your Eye gallery by Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley.

Prints: joemangrum.com | See works in progress: Facebook (via: thisiscolossal)

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Artist Spends Up To 8 Hours On Beautiful Sand Paintings That Will Be Swept Away By The Wind originally appeared on Bored Panda on February 6, 2014.

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Stunning Murals By “Etam Cru” Turn Boring Buildings Into Works Of Art

January 13th, 2014 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Given the extraordinary size of their epic street-art murals, it’s probably safe to say that the Polish street-art duo Etam Cru is one of the next big things in urban street art.

The duo, which consists of street artists Sainer and Bezt, creates massive street art murals that are often several stories tall and dripping with color. Their work is rich in Eastern European mysticism and folkloric symbolism, but they also play with humor, sarcasm and surrealism.

Although the Poland-based team works primarily in Eastern Europe, they have created works all over the world, with murals in the U.S., Portgual, and other countries.

Naturally, artworks of this size, scope and quality take a lot of time and resources to create. In the videos they’ve posted on their site, Etam Cru use scaffolding and cherry pickers to complete their work. They also use studio with professional artists’ equipment. As such, they represent the growing acceptance in mainstream society of street art as a truly legitimate and worthwhile art form. With more highly professional, creative and masterful artists like Sainer and Bezt, we might yet see street art and the pseudonymous artists who create it get the recognition that they deserve.

Source: etamcru.com | Facebook (via: Colossal)

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“Moonshine”

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“Madamme Chicken”

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“The Change”

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“High Hopes”

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“The Healer”

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“Praying Sinner”

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“Removal”

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“The Last Mohican”

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“Cupido”

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 ”Monkey Business”

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“Meeting The God”

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“Surprise”

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Stunning Murals By “Etam Cru” Turn Boring Buildings Into Works Of Art originally appeared on Bored Panda on January 13, 2014.

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Banksy’s Plush Animal Slaughterhouse Truck In NY Highlights Animal Cruelty

October 14th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

In one of the latest installments of Banksy’s ‘Better Out Than In’ street art show in NY, a slaughterhouse truck has hit the streets of NY carrying a cargo of squealing and crying plush animals.

The display is both playful and disturbing – the plush animals we know from our childhood seem to be crying and squealing because of their pending doom. Banksy’s accompanying phone audioguide, in his usual sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek manner, explains the intent behind the piece: “…I know what you’re thinking, ‘Isn’t it a bit subtle?’ Here, the artist Banksy is making some sort of comment on the casual cruelty of the food industry. Or perhaps something vague and pretentious about the loss of childhood innocence.”

Banksy will be creating works of art around New York through the end of October. He has already created quite a few works worth looking at, which you can find at BanksyNY.com.

Source: Banksy (via modernmet)

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Banksy’s Plush Animal Slaughterhouse Truck In NY Highlights Animal Cruelty originally appeared on Bored Panda on October 14, 2013.

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Hidden Railing Street Art That Can Only Be Seen From Certain Angle

October 3rd, 2013 by Tomas | No Comments | Filed in Design

German street art duo Zebrating has been raising eyebrows with their unconventional and innovative street art designs. The designs are only fully visible from  certain angles, effectively hiding them in plain sight.

Zebrating achieve this unique effect by designing their art such that it would be painted on the sides of railing and fence supports. When seen from the front, they simply look like railings, but if viewed from the side while walking by, the flat sections form the impression of a single, beautifully painted work of two-dimensional art. Their work requires a thorough understanding of perspective,which they clearly have. Judging by their Facebook page, they’ve run into trouble with the police a few times, but they’ve also got a solid and supportive fan base.

The duo operates primarily in Germany, but has installed art all over the world. They are at home both on the street and in the art gallery, which makes sense because many of their street works look like they would also feel perfectly at home as two-dimensional pieces in a gallery. They are gradually spreading their art to other cities, so make sure to keep your eyes open for their hard-to-spot street art!

Source: Facebook

Hidden Railing Street Art That Can Only Be Seen From Certain Angle originally appeared on Bored Panda on October 3, 2013.

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Beautifully Detailed Street Art by Traveling Chinese Artist DALeast

September 30th, 2013 by Ieva | No Comments | Filed in Design

Chinese-born street artist DALeast, whose work is recognizable for its unique style anywhere he paints, has left a trail of stunning 3D graffiti spanning several continents. Based in South Africa with his wife, the 29-year-old artist spends around half a year traveling around the world and painting his graffiti artworks in different cities. Each piece of his street art looks as it’s made out of thousands of metal shards, which all come together beautifully to shape different animals, birds or humans in action.

The artist won’t reveal his true name, but says he has been dedicated to arts ever since he was 3 years old. DALeast paints most of his graffiti pieces in a hurry while looking over his shoulder for the police. He has already been arrested once, right before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but that never stopped him: “Life always give one troubles but my work gives me a lot of opportunity to face these troubles. Any situation can arise when you work in the public space.”

“I hope I am creating illusions through my paintings that can be a switch for people’s minds. I like to express life-emotions and the environment, and use different artistic forms to speak. I prefer people staring at my work without saying any words – it means they are taking it in.” And there really is much to take in, as his illusions are big enough to admire from a distance yet detailed to observe from up close. Maybe you‘ve even seen one in your city?

Source: DALeast

Beautifully Detailed Street Art by Traveling Chinese Artist DALeast originally appeared on Bored Panda on September 30, 2013.

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Street Artist Turns Stencil Removal Guy Into Stencil Himself

July 31st, 2013 by Tomas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Graffiti and street art is controversial almost anywhere that it’s practiced. Detractors claim that artists’ stencils and paintings unfairly damage property. Well, love it or hate it, but you’ve got to admit that London-based artist DS’ stencil was a hilarious way to stick it to the man. When he spied a “stencil man” covering up his work, he took a photo of him in the act and stenciled that photo over the newly-blank wall. Well played. (via: Streetsy & Colossal)

Street Artist Turns Stencil Removal Guy Into Stencil Himself originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 31, 2013.

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Street Artist Paints Ghostly Shadows in Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

July 31st, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

We love showing you street artists who push the boundaries of their art form, and Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione loves to deliver. When in Parma, Italy, Baglione took the opportunity to visit a local abandoned psychiatric hospital and fill it with shadows and phantoms from his wild imagination.

The long, smoke-like shadows are part of his 1000 Shadows project, in which he has been painting similar silhouettes in different installations around the world. These in particular are especially powerful, as they call to mind the tortured psyches that once inhabited these now-abandoned halls.

We’d love to see the look on someone’s face when they wander into this psych ward and discover these pieces without having known that they’re there.

Source: instagram.com

Street Artist Paints Ghostly Shadows in Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 31, 2013.

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Mesmerizing Graffiti Birds on the Streets of Brazil by L7m

July 29th, 2013 by Lina | No Comments | Filed in Design

Brazilian street artist Luis Seven Martins successfully blends roughness and elegance in his Graffiti Birds urban paintings on the walls of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Martins, who goes by the nickname “L7m,” has been into art since childhood, and had his first introduction to spray paint at the age of 13. Since then, he has been experimenting with different techniques and materials like china ink, latex, pastel and acrylic.

Through his experimentation, he has come up with something truly unique. Unlike the sort of graffiti that we’re all used to, L7m’s paintings combine geometrical elements and stylized color puzzles with detailed realism. Luis’ work “is identified by the simplicity of colors and free geometry, related to several issues, causing contradictions and uncomfortable feelings in the observers.”

On his profile, Luis describes his style by writing, Everything generates the chaos, from the mixture of outlooks and feelings to the materials and medias utilized.” Be sure to check out more of his works in his portfolio!

Source: facebook, flickr

Mesmerizing Graffiti Birds on the Streets of Brazil by L7m originally appeared on Bored Panda on July 29, 2013.

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