Dan Witz: Mosh Pits
Look again. These aren’t photographs, oh no. They’re photo-realistic paintings crafted by the deft hand of Dan Witz. Born in Chicago and exhibiting for over two decades, Witz has honed his hyper-detailed style down to something that’s got to be part art, part science. Plus, I bet he’s a bit of a legend at gigs, the one who suspends himself trapeze-style above a writhing crowd, palette and paintbrush in hand.
source. It’s Nice That
Double Exposure Series by Pakayla Biehn
Pakayla Biehn is a painter that currently resides in San Francisco. With the growing popularity in digital photography and online communities, the ‘Double Exposure’ a classic technique in photography became the flavor of the year. In collaboration with these well known photographers, Pakayla paints these double exposure effect in a dream-like, photo-realistic way.
source. Empty Kingdom
Camouflaged Self Portraits by Cecilia Paredes
Cecilia Paredes was born in Lima, Peru, and currently lives and works between San Jose, Costa Rica and Philadelphia. Her artistic career began as a painter but her creative concepts evolved, revealing themselves first in three-dimensional objects, then through photography. This works is a series of self portraits where Paredes paints her own body to blend in with the background.
Toilet-Paper Tube Diorama by Anastassia Elias
A good artist doesn’t necessarily need expensive materials to do good work. French painter/collage artist Anastassia Elias proves this with the tiny scenes she creates inside of cardboard toilet-paper tubes.
via Lost Ate Minor.
Alexa Meade has innovated a Trompe-L’Oeil painting technique that can perceptually compress three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional plane. Her work is a fusion of installation, painting, performance, photography, and video art.
Rather than painting a representational picture on a flat canvas, Meade paints her representational image directly on top of her three-dimensional subjects. The subject and its representation become one and the same. Essentially, her art imitates life on top of life.
Meade’s approach to portraiture questions our understanding of the body and identity. Meade coats her models with a mask of paint, obscuring the body while intimately exposing it, creating an unflinchingly raw account of the person. The painted second skin perceptually dissolves the body into a 2D caricature. The subjects become art objects as they are transformed into re-interpretations of themselves. In turn, the models’ identities become altered by their new skin, embodying Meade’s dictated definition of their image to the viewer.
Via The CozyHunter.
A self taught artist, Ghostpatrol has moved from the field of stencil art to exhibit his drawing based creations worldwide. He currently resides in Melbourne at his ‘Mitten Fortress’ studio. His work ranges form fine ink drawing, street-art, commissioned murals and soft sculpture.
“You can’t describe Ghostpatrol in one paragraph. Over a couple of years of the most regular contact I have had with any graffiti writer GP is as hard to truly understand now as on day one.
Incredibly innovative and driven by creative impulses, with an infinite injection of energy, GP will always surprise. He sculpts, paints, draws and sews. GP works with whatever media he can find or afford to purchase including but not limited to spray cans, paper, pens, markers, wood, clay and so on. He has so many fingers in different creative pies he could be an octopus.
Read more of his bio & see more of Ghostpatrol’s work here