Leslie Ditto utilizes Old Master techniques to create new worlds of surreal fantasy.
Find me at the Staple! Independent Media Expo this Saturday and Sunday here in Austin Texas. I’ll be selling from my collection of handmade limited edition books, trading card sets and signed prints. Tons of talented folks, special guests and panels all brought to you by the inimitable Chris “Uncle Staple” Nicholas. If you can’t make it to Austin, enjoy the next best thing: take advantage of the limited time offer of free shipping within the U.S. in the online ChetArt shop. (use the Coupon Code SHIPMONKEY during checkout)
Thomas and Christopher Gorman comprise the collaborative efforts behind Unidalla Arts.
Mark Wagner creates amazing collage work with currency.
Russian artist Santani creates some fun and truly startling characters.
It’s awfully hard not to smile at the photos by Theron Humphrey collectively known as “Maddie on Things.”
The folks at Beefactory do some amazing, and at times, unsettling retouching work.
I was recently approached by a set decorator working for the movie production of “Ender’s Game.” Based on the Orson Scott Card book, “Ender’s Game” will star Asa Butterfield in the title role, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford. Six of my prints were purchased to incorporate into the set decoration, primarily within Ender’s bedroom. Among the chosen works are “Courage” (above), “The Neighbor“ and “Space Race Monkey.” The film is due out in 2013.
Takanori Aiba creates magical worlds in miniature.
Agostino Iacurci brings a bright graphic presence to the world through his mural work.
Visit this great series of underwater dogs from photographer Seth Casteel.
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Portraits with punch from Wayne Johnson.
Arresting portraits from artist Yasuhiro Onishi. In the artist’s words: “Recent small-scale portraits display a playful twist on the style of the old masters with references spanning regal portraiture to medieval plague doctors.”
Adam Kalkin’s “Kalkin House” consists of shipping containers nested inside a steel shed. via Design Bloom
Claire Brewster creates dynamic imagery with paper cut figures from maps and lighting with bold shadows.
Wonderfully atmospheric renderings by Sam Wolfe Connelly.
Check out the playful and colorful work of Jason Edmiston.
Fun interpretation of Homer’s favorite hangout by Tim Doyle. via Spoke