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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Painting in Puddles

    Russian artist and photographer digitally modifies wet surfaces with pops of neon color. Digital artist and photographer Slava Semeniuta, also known as VISUAL SCIENTIST, loves to explore color through digital photography. From portraits to landscapes and macrophotography, Semeniuta looks for opportunities to capture color in the real world or digitally modifies photos to create emotional, […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Polar Projections

    Photographer Fabrice Wittner projects Innuit figures into the Northern Lights. French craftsman, digital artist, and photographer Fabrice Wittner has a passion for people and adventure, often capturing portraits of world culture and action shots of extreme sports and travel around the globe. Wittner’s latest work keeps with the theme of capturing the incredible with experimental […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Crystalized Icons

    Sculptor Daniel Arsham recreates iconic sculptures with crystal features! Based out of New York, artist and sculptor Daniel Arsham reimagines some of the most iconic sculptures of the classical world. His most recent series replicates figures like Michelangelo’s Moses with eroded holes filled with “budding” blue crystals. As part of his research for the crystal […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Glass Currents

    Artist Shayna Leib creates flowing glass sculptures inspired by the sea and the wind. The motion of the wind, water, and natural fluid forces are captured by still, intricate glass forms in Shayna Leib’s latest collection of molten glass sculptures. Thousands of hand-made tubes of glass curve and extrude from canvases and sculptures, mimicking the […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Vibrant Home Transformations

    Street artist Okuda San Miguel brings an abandoned property to life with vibrant color. Spanish native Okuda San Miguel is known for transforming properties around the globe as part of colorful public exhibits and murals. Through his latest work titled The Rainbow Embassy, Okuda is taking his public art to the U.S. in the once […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Contemporary Classics

    Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov stages classical figures in contemporary urban life. Imagine the Mona Lisa serving side-eye to a construction worker or Venus getting down to EDM in a club. These are the kinds of ironic images that Alexey Kondakov creates. Lifting his subjects from classical paintings, Kondanov will stage posed women in modern-day Naples […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Sidewalk Canvases

    A blogger uses her new power washer to create a unique form of street art. Driveways and sidewalks are untouched canvases to artist and lifestyle blogger Dianna Wood. After receiving a power washer as a gift from her husband, Wood decided to turn the chore of cleaning the driveway into some creative fun. Similar to […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Urban Miniatures

    Duo Emily Paxton and Pam Glew curate miniature models of houses, stores train cars and more. In collaboration with dozens of local street artists, England-based arts shop PaxtonGlew has created a tiny, graffiti-ridden collection of buildings titled Urban Miniatures. Unlike most model cities, this project is focused on capturing the true-to-life grit and beauty of […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Growing Gazebo

    Design studio Krown Design erects a bio-based pavilion for Dutch Design Week 2019. Designers Pascal Leboucq and Erik Klarenbeek from Krown Designs are known for creating a range of sustainable commercial pieces, from home décor to furniture and storage. Now, over the course of three years, the duo has designed The Growing Pavilion — a […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Sci-Fi Cardboard Creations

    Designer Greg Olijnyk creates cardboard sculptures with functional limbs and moving parts. Graphic designer Greg Olijnyk spends most of his time working on 2-D projects in his full-time career. In his free time, though, this graphic designer becomes a sculptor, creating playful sci-fi scenes from cardboard and glue. While it may not be the default […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: The Color Dimension

    Argentina native Elian projects flat, colorful shapes on a three-dimensional world. Around the globe, Argentinian artist Elian Chali — known as Elian — will cover massive buildings in colorful, minimalist murals that apply new life into urban landscapes. Against the backdrop of the busy city, shapes and squiggles seem to float in their own dimension. […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Re-Imagined Ceramic Shreds

    Dutch artist Bouke de Vries reinterprets pieces of historic pottery in new sculptural creations. Broken plates, shattered vases, shards of glass — all types of fragile artifacts find new life in Bouke de Vries’ creations. Since transitioning from a career in fashion alongside the likes of John Galliano in the 1990s, de Vries has been […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Toothpick Textures

    South African sculptor Chris Soal creates mixed-media sculptures from recycled materials. From toothpicks and bottle caps to concrete and industrial materials, sculptor Chris Soal will repurpose a range of found objects into conceptual, textured designs. The sculptor’s careful attention to lighting and form help craft unique and unconventional textures. In Soal’s hands, sharp and rigid […]

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