Like most people, dust drawing phenomenon Scott Wade of San Marcos, TX cannot resist dragging his finger across dirty car windows. But that’s where the similarities to most people end, as playing in the dirt quickly became a lucrative obsession for the self taught artist/entrepreneur. When Wade realized that his fingers, with the help of a few special tools, could create a bang up replica of the Mona Lisa on the dirty windows of his Mini Cooper, he knew he was onto something.
Having grown up in a dreary, war torn Vienna, Austria, Gottfried Helnwein longed for an escape from a dark reality, and ultimately found one in his art, as he developed his trademark works of childhood innocence lost through years of experimentation.
In keeping with our summer theme of modern surrealistic art, we bring you the work of Paco Comet, a young Grenadian artist who fuses images of war, destruction, and strife with bizarrely placed pop culture icons. We never thought we’d see Cookie Monster celebrating with gun toting African war refugees, that much is certain. Keep your eye on this fellow, as he has the eye of an artistic innovator…
Although we have featured other hyper realistic sculptures of human forms, the works of Sam Jinks may take the cake as the most amazingly and eerily lifelike. At any moment, the creations appear as if they are about to move right in front of your face. In other words, Jinks’ attention to detail is without parallel.
Is this the biological proof we needed for the real world existence of one of the most beloved video game characters of our time?
Lebanese artist Ginou Choueiri has made a name for himself by drawing realistic portraits on an interesting canvas – fresh potatoes. His tuber plant paintings number in the hundreds, and individually evolve as they experience the cycle of growth and decay.
This eye-catching mural by Steel and Norm AWR MSK on the corner of Fairfax and Melrose in L.A. is a striking artistic ode to all the hustlers out there. Get Money, indeed!
Kerry Howley, an art student from Cambridge, England, has created quite the niche in the fashion world by fabricating intractely beautiful necklaces from only one material – human hair.