Phlegm is a a urban/comic artist based in Sheffield, UK. “The name phlegm came from one of the four bodily humours in ancient Greek medicine, blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm. Phlegm was believed to be responsible for an apathetic and unemotional temperament.” His comic, also titled “Phlegm”, contains his pen and ink illustrations, […]
1. Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. Pyrography means “writing with fire” and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn […]
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. This week, we feature the work of Spencer Tunick, Amose, Alessandro Gallo, Alex Martinez (aka SHINE), Randy Olson, Chiharu Shiota, Moki Mioke, Nick Lamia […]
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In their book “The Ruins of Detroit “, French photographers Yves Marchland and Romain Meffre document Detroit’s downturn and the effects of deindustrialization on what was once the fourth largest city in the US. “Until the 1960s, Detroit was one of America’s most important cities, a hub of industry with a population of almost two […]
Born in Oldenburg , Germany in 1983, Sandra Dieckmann urrently lives and works as a Freelance illustrator and Manager for the RSPCA in East London. Dieckmann studied fashion design in 2006 and eventually earned a degree in Graphic Information Design from the University of Westminster in London. “My work eternally explores and expresses my personal […]
This world of imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense.
Here’s another great find by fellow artist and blogger Esther Barend. “Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she […]
Andrew Wyeth: July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009 Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth was created in 1948. This painting is one of the most familiar American works of the 20th century and is currently on display at the MOMA in New York. “The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist’s neighbor in […]
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Japanese born painter Naoto Hattori has a new solo exhibition at Copro Gallery in California. For this exhibition called “Super -Bionics”, “Naoto has painted deities, creatures of his thoughts and theories, alter egos and spiritual beings. Naoto says “Those creatures have never lived in my imagination before but since I have painted them, they have […]
Born in Normandy, France on April 21, 1904, Jean Hélion is recognized as one of the leading abstract painters in Europe during the 1930’s. Hélion moved to Paris in 1921 where he worked as an architectural apprentice until deciding to become a painter in 1925. He became a member of the Groupe Art Concret in […]
London, UK artist Ben Slow “paints what he sees – in the urban environment, in the media and in the people of the city that he loves.” Working from his London studio, Slow finds an exciting dynamic in the contradictory relationship between the glamorous pop images and the raw, unrefined urban context in which such […]