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TANG YAU HOONG

29 Mar
Moustacheville by TangYauHoong
Moustacheville, a photo by TangYauHoong on Flickr.

Staying on the illustrative theme, this is Moustacheville by Tang Yau Hoong, a Malaysian artist known for conceptual and surreal designs. Moustacheville is a print and a T-shirt design from a collection which explores Negative Space.

For more illustrations visit:

http://tangyauhoong.com/negative-space/

Randy Otter

26 Mar

EvilDinoPainter

Something a bit different for SlimClippings. Aaron Jay is an illustrator from the UK. He plays with the themes of nature and animals. Objects are animated and forest creatures are humanised in a way which is amusing but also a little unsettling. One of my favourites is a badger who has cut off his tail to use it as a scarf…kinda sick but a very good illustration!

 

See more here.

Street Art

3 Jan

Every so often a painting on a bus stop or a drawing above a urinal makes me smile. My favourite of all time is one I saw in a Brighton pub. Someone scribbled “I FUCKED YOUR MUM” and underneath someone else replied “GO HOME DAD, YOU’RE DRUNK”. I struggled to keep the urine porcelain-bound.

Street art has great potential, primarily because it’s so accessible. You don’t need to pay an entrance fee or wait for some dawdling tourist to sidestep. It’s everywhere. Sometimes unwelcome, sometimes a joy to ponder while you’re waiting for a bus or marching to work. What’s important is that they give pleasure, wether it be Isaac Cordal’s diminutive sculptures or Robbie Rowland’s Street Signs, they provide a break from standardised, mass-produced objects. A beautiful blot on a built-up canvas.

Here are some links to walls and pavements which should be left untouched:

http://www.isaac.alg-a.org/

http://www.megx.de/#1

http://www.janvormann.com/testbild/dispatchwork/

PAINT RESPONSIBLY PEOPLE!

Phil Hansen – Seize the Limitations

27 Dec

Phil Hansen is an artist who has permanent nerve damage in his right arm. He dropped out of art school because he couldn’t draw a straight line. He still can’t draw a straight line but he uses this inability to create art on a grander scale. He started drawing scribble pictures. Then he worked on a larger scale with different materials. He started looking for limitations and found that this approach to art opens up a great potential for creativity. Through asking ‘what if I can only paint with karate chops?’ he created a large black and white mural of Bruce Lee. He’s created the Mona Lisa using burger grease. During a one year experimental art series called Goodbye Art, Phil Hansen worked with the theme of destruction. By creating art and destroying art in the same moment, he shows that art doesn’t need to be serious, tangible or permanent. He builds an image of Jimmy Hendrix from matches and then lights it moments after. It is forever lost. The Goodbye Art series demonstrates that art can destroy itself. His drawings on banana skins are gone, forever blackened by rot.

 

You can watch a review of his project ‘Goodbye Art’ here:

http://www.philinthecircle.com/goodbyeart.html

Tetsuya Ishida – Sink (2010)

26 Dec
[ I ] Tetsuya Ishida - Sink (2010) by Cea.

Tetsuya Ishida is a Japanese artist known for his surreal imaginings of ordinary objects. Sink (2010) shows a boy’s face, similar to Ishada’s, morphed with the porcelain. He looks anxious and lonely but also immobile, unable to connect meaningfully with others. His tears fall into the sink, disconnected and forgotten. His form is functional yet the metamorphosis emotes a loss of purpose. He is both trapped and adrift, lost in a world of claustrophobic solitude, searching for identity.

See more of Ishida’s paintings here:

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2008/11/07/incredible-paintings-by-tetsuya-ishida/

Evan Robertson

21 Dec

Literature-inspired fine art illustrations by Evan Robertson, currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State.

To see more visit:
http://www.etsy.com/people/statingtheobvious