View contemporary art focusing on photography, video, sculpture, paintings and new media.

Birth of a legend – Crafting 164 carats jewelry with the rarest of all diamonds, from raw stone to finished piece.

February 19th, 2018|

The Art of de Grisogono – Beyond Jewellery, Creation 1 broke the record for the world’s most expensive D-Flawless diamond when it sold at Christie’s in Geneva for $33.7 million.
Once purchased by de Grisogono, it was analysed in Antwerp and cut in New York, where a team of ten diamond specialists finessed the unique emerald-cut stone, which is […]

Insane mirror spiders captured by Nicky Bay

February 1st, 2018|

For the last several years, Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay has been documenting the life of the mirror spiders, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered in bright reflective panels that appear almost metallic.
Thus, Bay noticed that some of the spiders exhibit unusual behavior, in addition to their shiny appearance. Apparently the spiders are able to manipulate the mirrors […]

Animated gifs – Mind-Bending art by Micaël Reynaud

August 28th, 2017|

How well do you know the humble animated gifs?
The Graphics Interchange Format (the GIF’s fancy, formal name) has been around for decades—it was introduced by CompuServe way back in 1987 and went on to become one of the first image formats commonly used on the web.

When it comes to animated gifs Micaël Reynaud has opened our eyes […]

Graffiti grandparents in Portugal

February 15th, 2017|

Meet Portugal’s oldest graffiti posse: a diverse clan of retirees, virally known as Graffiti grandparents.
These are the members of Lata 65, a WOOL Fest arts education group for seniors founded by Lara Rodrigues. For the past few years, Rodrigues has been dedicated to breaking down ageist stereotypes and cultural perceptions through her senior-focused theory seminars and two-day workshops.
In […]

A Japanese priest has built a real techno temple

February 10th, 2017|

A DJ-turned-Buddhist priest, Gyōsen Asakura, is currently raising money to do psychedelic “techno memorial services” at the Shō-onji (照恩寺) temple in Fukui City in central Japan. The 49-year-old priest has already hosted two such services; the video above was taken during a service in October last year. Asakura is now hoping to purchase better equipment […]

Creative Rap Celebrities Paper Stop-Motion

February 1st, 2017|

Isaac Versaw spends his time creating, imagining, new original and creative Paper Stop-Motion design projects.
This one is titled Rap, Paper, Scissors and alludes to the famous game “stone-paper-scissors”: He ingeniously cuts hip-hop stars in color paper, animating them with stop-motion. We find Jay-Z, Tupac, Eminem, Drake and Notorious Big together with their cult phrases. Search, discover and […]

Animated GIFs by Alice Tortue

January 31st, 2017|

The French artist Alice Tiroille (better known by her pseudonym Alice Tortue) is a specialist in animation and 3D.
Through its pop and colored illustrations, it is sometimes possible to distinguish references to pop-culture, for example in Miyazaki, or else simple fixed scenes, similar to planets, which she subtly animates in a graphic style of her […]

Paintings by Beata Chrzanowska

January 31st, 2017|

Beata Chrzanowska‘s works encompass what a tender dance between color and form would look like.
Highly realistic yet minimal, her painted figures naturally coexist among sharp spontaneous geometry. She illustrates the intoxicating feeling of a first kiss with her mixed-media paintings. Inspired by Art Deco, she frames her subjects’ faces in geometric patterns with bold color schemes. […]

Dazzling floral crowns adorned with seashells for modern mermaids

July 28th, 2016|

Artistic floral crowns are a thing now.
Floral crowns may be a staple for festivals and whimsical parties, but Chelsea Shiels is taking the world by storm with her mermaid-inspired, seashell-encrusted headdresses. The glittering designs are loaded with small conch shells, crystals, and gold accents that will make anyone wearing them feel like Princess Ariel. Shiel […]

Powerful image manipulation of mankind devoured by nature

March 5th, 2016|

All arts have always involved some level of image manipulation.
French digital artist and photographer Carl Redback is the talented individual behind the eye-catching series “Treebeard”. It sees him photographing portraits of everyday individuals, before digitally fusing them with various botanicals, foliage and plant matter in Photoshop.

Look closely and you’ll notice razor sharp thorns painfully puncturing the skin, […]