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Cubist Watercolors by Adam Lister

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Cubism meets Nintendo in this series of watercolor paintings

Adam Lister has gotten attention for his 8-bit watercolor paintings and in this series, put together by our friends at Faith is Torment, there are a few of Lister's takes on the classics like Seurat, and Hopper. It's a modern day ode to Cubism but also has aspects of early Nintendo games with their blocky graphics. I start with a pencil drawing, blocking in a few of the bigger components of my......read more

100 Views of Tokyo

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Paintings by Richard Heisler

We've noticed a trend in paintings that are so photo-realistic as to fool the viewer. We think this amazing series by Richard Heisler definitely falls under this category of "WTF, these are painings?" In his ongoing series of paintings that focuses on the cityscape of Tokyo—its place, its history, its architecture as it exists now—and also pays homage to the artists that have......read more

Repurpose This!

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Our friends at Repurpose Compostables asked people to submit their best ideas for refashioning old stuff. Here are your winners!

The good peeps at Repurpose Compostables are on a mission to replace single-use, petroleum-based plastic cups with greener, plant-based alternatives. Needless to say, we're down for their cause. The company's Repurpose This! campaign asked people to show off their creative repurposing ideas, with sweet prizes for the best projects. SHFT was approached by Repurpose to judge the contestants and......read more

Nabi: Light Paintings In Nature

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From Lee Jeong Lok

These light paintings by Korean artist Lee Jeong Lok have a mystical, spiritual quality. The photos use light in various symbolic forms particularly the butterfly, (Nabi is butterfly in Korean). The artist sees a lot of sprituality in this.  Whether you do or not, the magical beauty is still a treat. From the artist:  The butterfly, symbolizing a being moving from this world to......read more

Dazzling Light Paintings by Sola

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City streets lit up by incandescent art

UK artist Peter Medlicott, aka Sola, uses a digital camera and a light to create illuminated "sculptures" on darkened city streets. The practice, which he calls "lightbombing," involves a light sabre-esque wand and long exposure photography. Hitting the city late at night, Medlicott draws shapes in the airs with the light fixture, shooting the scene over a period of thirty-odd seconds.......read more

Torn Paper Pieces Recreate Classic 19th Century Paintings

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Vik Muniz's meticulously crafted collages.

Last month, we featured Adam Lister's cool, nintendo-like watercolors from the cannon of classic paintings. These classics by Vik Muniz's scrap paper are our latest finds in reproducing the masters with a modern twist, and in this case, well, garbage. Printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books are just some of the raw materials used in Vik Muniz’s......read more

Cycling Street Art by Mart

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Whimsical paintings of bike scenes on the streets of Buenos Aires

Argentine artist Mart started painting in the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s, at the tender age of 12, becoming one of the first graffiti artists to paint entire trains. Since then his style has moved beyond just graffiti, and while the colour and command of the aerosol can remains, the compositions themselves have evolved: “His contemporary murals are predominantly......read more

Light Paintings by Nicolas Rivals

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Radiant shapes captured in the evening streets of Paris

In his series Eloge de la Stabilité (translated loosely as In Praise of Stability), French photographer Nicolas Rivals presents images of incredible light paintings created around Paris. The warm, radiant shapes are juxtaposed against the cold concrete surroundings, creating an interesting contrast between the two elements. "There is always hope that even in the depths of night a glimmer......read more

Vik Muniz Recreates Famous Paintings with Recycled Paper

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New works reimagine celebrated paintings in magazine scraps

You might know Vik Muniz as the man who makes massive installations out of landfill trash. There is even a documentary about his compelling garbage art. Now the Brooklyn-based artist is back on the scene with a new collection of amazing recreations of classic paintings made from torn magazine scraps. For Pictures of Magazine 2, on display at Galerie Xippas in Paris, Muniz used fragments of......read more

Playa Paintings by Andres Amador

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Sand art on San Francisco's Ocean Beach

Roaming around deep within the Internet, we recently stumbled upon these epic images of sand art by Andres Amador. Over the last several years, the San Francisco artist has carved over 100 graphic patterns in the sands of Ocean Beach, becoming somewhat of a local celeb in the process. The temporal land works disappear with the rising tide. Amador even proposed marriage via sand painting! She......read more

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