Category Archives: Mixed media

Studio Noortje | My Knitted Boyfriend

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Men, beware! You might be replaced by this happy woolly boyfriend if you are not careful enough! Single women looking for the perfect match, this might be your lucky day.

My Knitted Boyfriend is a huggable cushion made for lonely nights. He is forever smiling and will never leave you. What more can you ask for?

(via Creative Boom)

Eugenia Loli | Oh, L’amour

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Eugenia Loli is a Greek, California-based artist who creates images of love and passion by using collage and vintage images. Each of her works has a meaning and a story behind it, as she says in her biography:

“It’s important for me to “say” something with my artwork, so for the vast majority of my work there’s a meaning behind them. I usually do this via presenting a “narrative” scene in my collages, like there’s something bigger going on than what’s merely depicted. Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it’s horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it’s chill. I leave it to the viewer’s imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot.”

You can buy her prints here.

Davide D’Elia | Antivegetativa

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Antivegetativa is the name of a thick anti-fouling paint used to cover old ships to prevent them from moulding. It basically kills any living form. This exhibition held at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome took over the whole exhibition space, “dipping” it into this beautiful blue colour. The walls, the floor but also the various objects (such as a chair and several paintings gathered from flea markets and old roman cellars) have all been covered by the blue paint. In his statement, Davide explains that he wants to experiment in stopping nature’s physicality as well as the passing of time.

(via Jealous Curator)

Jessica Harrisson | Enamel

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These pretty ladies have been tattooed all over by Scotland-based artist Jessica Harrison. Using vintage ceramic statuettes of young women of high society, she gives them a little twist by painting tiny detailed tattoos. These add a tough and rebellious touch to the little ladies, and I couldn’t love them more.

(via My Modern met)

Esther Ruiz

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Esther Ruiz is a New-York-based artist who creates symmetrical sculptures. Using materials that wouldn’t seem to work together, like stern concrete and bold neon, her beautiful sculptures conceptualise industrialism.

(via Creative Boom)

The Penniless Photographer

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Penniless photographer Zeren Badar chose to express his creativity by re-vamping old masterpieces. Bold and playful, his photographs have been noticed by several art entities and websites. These are amusing, colourful and original. They also remind us that art of quality doesn’t depend on the amount of money spent to make an artwork, but on the creativity of the artist. Well done to Zeren, I hope you don’t stay penniless for much longer!

Nathalie Lété

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Nathalie Lété is a French artist who creates wonderful illustrations mixing her imagination as well as some real influence from childhood and France in general. Not only does she sell regular prints and silk prints, she also makes hanging toys, cushion covers and… rugs!! Look at these:

 

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Cat or steak? I must admit I love them both. But if you would rather have a cute owl, some simple but beautiful flowers and even a colorful mushroom, you can find them all on her e-shop.

Yumi Okita

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These giants moths are beautiful and hyper realistic. But don’t worry, these moths don’t fly. Yumi Okita is a pretty skillful crafter and handmade these out of fabric, faux fur, paint, cotton and thread. So they aren’t alive. Right?

(via Jealous Curator)

Lucy Sparrow | The Cornershop

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It’s in this kind of occasion that I am SO happy I live in London. Felt artist Lucy Sparrow has taken over an old corner shop and transformed it into a felt wonderland. There you can find the usual stuff you would get from your local corner shop (from biscuits to pregnancy test!), Lucy hand stitched them all! I just cannot wait to go and see them all myself! If you can’t make it to London, not to worry, you can purchase any item on her e-shop.

The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Row, Bethnal Green, London.

(via The Guardian)

Ana Serrano | Salon of Beauty

When I read about Ana Serrano in my beloved Frankie Magazine, she was mainly talking about her tiny little reconstructions of houses from LA. I loved the idea, and decided to investigate about the rest of her work. My favourite was Salon of Beauty, an installation commissioned by Rice Gallery in Houston.

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