MARS-1

Psychedelic art? Visionary art? I guess we could label the work of Mario Martinez aka MARS-1 with these genres. However, the artist from California goes beyond the scope of the usual aliens & entheogenic plants motives and creates extremely complex pictures that leave a strong, mind-boggling impression. I somehow like the fact that he still…

Michael Grab’s Gravity Glue

Unbelievable: So great or extreme as to be difficult to believe. That’s the the most appropriate description for what Michael Grab does with rocks, namely piling them up in the most unreal, gravity-defying manner possible. All pictures © Michael Grab.

Leandro Erlich

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich creates delicious spatial confusion, and sometimes he does so on a rather large scale. All pictures © Leandro Erlich.

Ebru Art

According to Wikipedia, “Ebru is a traditional Islamic and Turkish painting art, and can be defined as painting on water and transferring this painting onto paper”. The results look very beautiful, but watching the actual act of creation is probably even more impressive.

Ellen Jewett Sculptures

The wonderfully wondrous creatures of Canadian artist Ellen Jewett originate from a dimensional cross-section of Realism, surrealism, Fantasy, Steampunk. All pictures © Ellen Jewett.

Graffiti legend OZ died doing what he loved

Yesterday the German graffiti legend OZ died at the age of 64. Apparently the artist, who supposedly sprayed his tag more than 120.000 times only in Hamburg, got hit by a metro train while doing what loved most. What a wonderful exit.

MADE514

Whirling tornadoes of colors, blast-frozen dynamics, captured with surreal precision: Meet MADE514, graffiti and illustration artist from Padua, Italy.

Herr von Bias – Berlin Lichtenberg Graffitis 2014

I’m not exactly the biggest Berlin fan – however, I have to admit that there is plenty of cool stuff to discover in this city. Like when I walked around in the Lichtenberg district with a good friend one day, and all of a sudden we found ourselves standing in front of an absolutely mind-blowing…

Brandalism 2014

Brandalism returns with the largest advertising takeover in world history. Over 2 days teams of guerilla artists emerged from the shadows to takeover 365 corporate advertising spaces in 10 UK cities. The project saw hand-made artworks from 40 international artists installed in public spaces across the UK.

Joel Rae

The hyperreal paintings of Joel Rae fascinate me for two reasons: On the one hand, looking at them triggers an intense cognitive cocktail of associations and emotions, a state of mind that clearly borders on a psychedelic experience. On the other hand, it’s his deadly precision and craftsmanship that boggles me. All pictures © Joel…

Sky Art by Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art

Photography meets drawing: Thomas Lamadieu aka Roots Art uses a fisheye lens to take pictures of inner courtyards and narrow alleyways. He then fills the blue sky with illustrations. Check out the website of the artist for more awesomeness!      

PEZ

PEZ is an incredibly gifted Illustrator, painter and graphic designer from Nantes, France. As an avid cartoon fan I love his interpretations of the Simpsons, but it only scratches the surface of his amazing skills and versatility.