Subway Doodles

Instead of reading the newspaper, sleeping or staring into the screen of a smart phone, Ben Rubin started drawing his fellow New Yorkers doing these things in the subway – and added some imaginery monsters.

Peeta

Italian graffiti artist Peeta plays some damn good tricks on our spatial perception. All pictures © Peeta.      

Cinta Vidal

Good art, expressed through whatever medium, creates a complex mix of emotions and thoughts, associations and ideas. That’s exactly what the work of Cinta Vidal does. Get a deeper impression of her remarkable versatile portfolio on the website of the Barcelona based artist.  

Patrick Hughes – Superduperperspective

This is an amazing piece of 3D art where the closest part of the picture appears to be the furthest away, an optical illusion known as “Reverspective”. As you move around the painting, the room in the painting appears to move with you. The video doesn’t do the painting or its effect justice.

Porta Estel·lar

Porta Estel·lar (Catalan for ‘Star Gate’) by PlayMID is an immersive light and sound installation inside an old plane. This video documents the set-up in Barcelona’s Ciutadella park in September 2015 and gives an impression of the actual show. Imagine this as the roof of a tunnel-like dance floor…  

Sparksart

Using exclusively graphite pencils and paper, Australian illustrator Susan Sparks creates mandala-like pictures that are simply mind-blowing – both technically and aesthetically.        

Ink Mapping

Whether you’re a fan of  tattoos or not – this is pretty impressive: Video mapping on tattoos. Oskar and Gaspar, the two artists behind the Ink Mapping project, have also been involved in the mind-blowing projections at Boom Festival’s Dance Temple in 2012 and 2014.  

ViewOne Murals

  Some pretty mind-blowing murals by Swiss graffiti / character artist ViewOne and his mates.                                                

Kinetic Colibri

This is just one of the many amazing works by Derek Hugger: Colibri is a wooden kinetic sculpture that simulates the motion of a hummingbird in flight. Every element of motion has been completely mechanized, from the beating wings to the flaring tail. Intricate systems of linkages and cams bring the sculpture to life with…

Banksy’s Dismaland

Banksy strikes again: Dismaland is a family theme park with uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing. Exhibiting the work of more than 50 artists, this “Bemusement Park” reflects the dark, deeply socio-critical style of the British street art icon. Here’s some first impressions:      

Pottery Wheel Hypnotism

Russian artist Mikhail Sadovnikov uses a spinning pottery wheel, wet clay, and his hands to create a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of morphing patterns.

Box

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic“, as a quote at the end of this mind-blowing video states quite appropriately. Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Full-screen viewing in HD quality is highly recommended!  

Sugar Cubes

Pretty sweet: Sugar Cubes is a joint venture of the cubist LED freaks at Symmetry Labs and audio-visual artist Alexander Green.

Face Hacking

We all know 3D projection mapping. But have you seen it in combination with real-time face tracking technology? It’s fairly unreal.

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

What looks like Computer-generated imagery is actually real-life awesomeness: Artist and inventor John Edmark used a 3-D printer to create sculptures that turn into living entities when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to…

Does

Pushing the limits of traditional graffiti culture, Does stands for mighty explosions of colours and shapes. The murals and paintings of the former professional soccer player transport a  compelling feeling of fluent dynamics. All pictures © Ironlak.    

Sofles – Limitless

Sick video of a fairly monumental graffiti project: Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench teamed up to turn the walls of an abandoned warehouse into a splendid gallery of urban art.