Chen Wenling is a contemporary Chinese sculptor currently based in Beijing. The sculpture above – entitled ‘What You See Might Not Be Real’ – was created in response to the global financial crisis. The bull represents Wall Street, while the devil pinned to the wall portrays Bernard Madoff, operator of the largest ponzi scheme in history.
I love not only the imagery and subject matter Chen tackles but also the scale on which he creates it. In this case, bigger is definitely better.
”‘Non-sign II’ is an installation by Seattle based art collective lead pencil studio located at the Canada-US border near Vancouver. The sculpture is made from small stainless steel rods that are assembled together to create the negative space of a billboard. Read more at designboom.
“One Hundred and Eight is an interactive wall-mounted Installation mainly made out of ordinary garbage bags. Controlled by a microcontroller each of them is selectively inflated and deflated in turn by two cooling fans.”
I’d love to see this installation – created by German artist/designer Nils Völker – scaled up so it covered the entire side of a building.
“Nowhere Near Here is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does.”
A whole lot of time, but completely worth it. Animation by Pahnl
Pat Perry is my kind of illustrator/artist. His work is playful, trippy, strange and colorful with a generous dose of bizarre for good measure. See more work on his website or blog. If you’re interested in watching him work or are a fan of watching artist time-lapses you’ll definitely need to check this out, too.
Benjamin Ducroz‘s work combines a variety of media – in this case 3D modeling, paper, inkjet printed frames, watercolor paints, water and ink – into geometric, abstract and beautiful animations. Yes, please.
It’s almost as if being french makes you preternaturally qualified to make wonderful, animated short films. Am I right? This particular gem has it all: fantastic visuals, original art direction and an engaging, surprising storyline.
Gary comes to us courtesy of Clément Soulmagnon, Yann Benedi, Sébastien Eballard and Quentin Chaillet of Supinfocom. Moar, plox!
I love the energy Matt creates by combining hard-lined geometry, vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Click through to his website to see loads more. Oh, and if you’re in the market for some wallpaper you might want to check this out, too.
The crew over at Berkley Illustration deserve some props for the wonderful and absurd artwork they feature in their Etsy shop. This handsome fellow above is accompanied by this quote:
“After cataract surgery ten years ago, this cheetah realized that an eye patch can be a real conversation starter with the ladies. His eye has long since healed but his social calendar remains quite full”
Love the quirkiness or these guys, and if I had to pick a favorite it would be this one. Check out their shop or read up on their blog for more info.