Hong Yi, the 26-year-old Shanghai based artist, was inspired by the opening line in Jay Chou’s song, “Secret”. That opening sequence talks about lifting up a coffee cup off the saucer to make fragmented pieces. After hearing the lyrics Hong Yi decided to create his portrait using nothing but Nescafe coffee stains on the bottom of a mug.
Street art has always been my passion. Typically, the term refers to traditional graffiti, stencil art, sticker art, wheatpasting and street posters, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. This form of art is raw, honest and captivating. Here is a little selection of street art works for your inspiration which I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did.
Today I’ve spotted very interesting unique work of Dennis Ziliotto, a freelance photographer based in Monselice (Padova) in the north of Italy. His work is kind of bizarre but doesn’t go overboard. Each photo from Strange Wonderland collection is unusual, beautiful and extremely creative.
Sometimes designers create projects out of thin air or embrace a challenge that transforms dullness into a clever bliss. Ji Lee, a designer and frequent contributor to the New York Times whose work has been featured on ABC World News and in Newsweek, Wired, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, and Boing Boing, came up with Word as Image that invites you to see letters from a different yet familiar perspective. A former creative director at Google, and now a CD at Facebook, creates images of the words using only the letters without adding outside elements.
Japanese artist Riusuke Fukatori creates incredibly realistic 3D painting works of goldfish that swim in the bowls. The three dimensional fish look convincingly alive and real. Riusuke uses acrylic that he paints in layers with clear resin to create a dimensional effect.