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Wonderful Japanese Paper Cut By Ayumi Shibata

Wonderful Japanese Paper Cut By Ayumi Shibata

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Ayumi Shibata is an artist from Japan, whose specialty is the traditional Japanese paper cutting. Through her work, she wishes to draw attention on the relationship between humans and the environment, and on the way we care about nature and, more precisely, the world. She thus produces paper sculptures representing cities and natural landscapes with many details, which she sometimes places in glass containers or in books. She uses white paper to express yang and light, and the shadow cast by the shapes of her cuts represents yin, the part of shadow.They dwell in the sky, in the ground, in the wind as well as in various objects such as old trees, big rocks, and man-made creations.

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Classic Paintings on Little Embroideries By Ira Kutsyna

Classic Paintings on Little Embroideries By Ira Kutsyna

 

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With thread and a needle, she reproduces the masterpieces of the greatest painters : Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt … By embroidering, the Ukrainian artist Ira Kutsyna reproduces paintings that have marked the history of art in miniature version. Depending on the details in the work she imitates, the artist can spend between 5 hours to several days on the same embroidery.

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Unexpected Object Combinations by Alon_Art

Unexpected Object Combinations by Alon_Art

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The anonymous artist who is named « alon_art » on Instagram loves creating unexpected and ordinary combinations between different unrelated objects like yellow roses in cardboard for fries or an egg made of acrylic paint on color palette, for example.

«  I find inspiration in the little things every single day. I can go to the market and see some beautiful tomatoes on the stand or see a beautiful yellow roses bouquet In a flower shop and really get inspired by that. » he says.

With his artwork, this artist wants to make people look at things differently than they are through his creations. « It always makes me happy to know that people are see the humor behind my artwork and sometimes about my criticism of different subjects that engage us all. » he tells us. Successful bet !

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Bisa Butler use African Fabrics to Form Nuanced Portraits

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Artist Bisa Butler draws from an array of vibrant patterned fabrics to create portraits of everyday people. She eschews representational colors, favoring layered jewel-toned hues to form the skin of her Black subjects, and often groups figures together into strong silhouettes.

“I have always been drawn to portraits,” Butler explains in a statement on her gallery’s website. “I was the little girl who would sit next to my grandmother and ask her to go through her old family photo albums. I was the one who wanted to hear the story behind every picture. This inquisitiveness has stayed with me to this day. I often start my pieces with a black and white photo and allow myself to tell the story.”

Butler studied fine art at Howard University. In a video interview by BRIC TV, the artist explains that she began using fabric in her paintings in college, and then converted to quilting as a way to continue her dedicated art practice while protecting her young daughter from toxic materials and fumes.

The artist was born in Orange, New Jersey, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is represented by Claire Oliver Gallery. You can see more from Butler on Instagram. (via #WOMENSART)

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Families of Carrots, Miniature Mountains, and Baguettes Crafted from Needle Felted Wool by Hanna Dovhan

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Families of Carrots, Miniature Mountains, and Baguettes Crafted from Needle Felted Wool by Hanna Dovhan

Ukraine-based designer Hanna Dovhan consistently delights us with her needle felted wool sculptures of anthropomorphic mushroom pairs, clutched baguettes, and miniature mountain families. The works are each decorated with a tiny smiling face, and sometimes paired with a micro mustache. You can see new sets of cuddly creatures by following her on Instagram or visiting her Etsy shop Woolsculpture.

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Flower Petals and Stems Transform into Animals and Insects by Raku Inoue

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Flower Petals and Stems Transform into Animals and Insects in Inventive new Arrangements by Raku Inoue

Raku Inoue goes all-white in his latest flower petal compositions. The Montreal-based creative uses flower petals, stems, and leaves to form creatures ranging from owls and tigers to beetles and butterflies in his ongoing Natura series. Inoue takes advantage of the natural curvatures and shapes of his source materials to create lively interpretations of animals. In Inoue’s owl, densely-petaled mums form the bird’s fluffy belly, while the angular outlines of alstroemeria create the exoskeleton and horns of a beetle. By using largely intact plants, the artist heightens the aliveness of his creations, bridging both flora and fauna. You can see more of his work on Instagram and Behance.

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3D Printing Chocolates By Ryan L Foote

The Melbourne and Hong Kong based artist Ryan L Foote, well known for his food art installations totally reinvents chocolate for the digital age. By « Combining his love for chocolate with innovative 3D printing technologies, Ryan create a truly unique range of contemporary chocolates that look more like art than food ». This range inspired by contemporary design also takes culinary inspiration around the Pacific. « For the last few years I have been working on reinventing the traditional soft centered chocolate for the digital age. There have been some exciting things happening in the bean-to-bar space but I felt the traditional bon bon has remained more or less the same », says Foote. From geological formations to natural minerals and the built world of architecture, the artist has digitally created complex bite size pieces of art.

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Balloon Sculptures by Masayoshi Matsumoto

Masayoshi Matsumoto continues to astound us with his balloon twisting skills. The Japanese artist uses a variety of opaque, metallic, and translucent balloons to form tree-swinging monkeys, beetles, and fish out of water. When asked how he plans each of his latex creations Matsumoto explained to Gillde that each work is decided intuitively, and is dictated by whatever he feels like making in the moment. Most often the works take 3-6 hours each, depending on how many folds and colors the animal or insect might require. You can see more of his balloon sculptures on FacebookTumblr, and Instagram.

 

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