An Architectural Canvas of Shipping Containers Painted With Greek Gods by Pichi & Avo
Earlier this month the renown graffiti duo Pichi & Avo traveled to Werchter, Belgium to create a large, site-specific installation for the North West Walls Street Art Festival. The event was curated by Belgium artist Arne Quinze, who created a stacked structure of numerous shipping containers and gave the Spanish artists creative freedom over the large, architectural canvas. The result is a radiant explosion of unrestrained spray art featuring their trademark style of Greek gods and lucid splashes of Mediterranean colors, all against a backdrop of graffiti.
Artist Isaac Cordal Leaves Miniature Cement Skeletons on the Streets of Mexico
Artist Isaac Cordal is well-known for his creation and placement of miniature cement figures in public places around the world as part of an ongoing series called Cement Eclipses. These skeletal works are part of a 2013 series he created in Chiapas, Mexico, and he also had work this summer at ArtScape 2014 in Sweden.
Photographer Captures Perfect Shadow of Mt. Fuji at Sunrise
On his fourth attempt to reach the 12,388 foot peak of Mt. Fuji, photographer Kris J B managed to capture this crystal clear shot of the mountain's shadow at sunrise.
Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls
Under normal conditions, caddisfly larvae construct their aquatic cocoons from the typical debris found at the bottom of rivers. Artist Hubert Duprat wondered what might happen if the larvae were given less typical materials to work with. In this incredible collaboration between insect and man, Duprat filled an aquarium with gold, pearls, and other precious stones and let the larvae do their thing. The result was fascinating cocoons that can nearly be described as jewelry.
For a major retrospective of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, the team at Studio Wieki Somers collaborated with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create Chocolate Mill. The piece was comprised of a giant cylindrical chocolate block that was carefully organized in 10 stacked layers, with flavored shapes used to create different geometric patterns. As a crank-turned blade similar to a cheese slicer grazed shavings off the top, the hidden layers were slowly revealed.
Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art
Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, last week Azuma and his crew traveled to Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada. In the dead of night Azuma's project began. The team launched two of Azuma's artworks – a 50-year old pine suspended from a metal frame and an arrangement of flowers – into the stratosphere using a large helium balloon. The entire project was documented, revealing some surreal photographs of plants floating above planet earth.
Now in the Colossal Shop: Monarch, Double Helix—a New Print from Rafael Araujo
For the last several months we have been privileged to offer you four astounding pieces from Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo's series of drawings, Calculations. Now we are incredibly honored to announce the release of a fifth piece of Rafael's work, Monarch, Double Helix. In this drawing, the artist has applied his masterful draftsmanship to the vivid color and mesmerizing movement of the monarch butterfly. This archival quality print is available in three sizes, each created from remarkably high resolution scans of the original artwork. Whether you're new to Rafael's work, or an avid enthusiast, you'll definitely want to add this to your collection. Available only from the Colossal Shop.