Ethereal Bird Murals on the Streets of Riccione by 'Eron'
Italian artist Eron recently completed a stunning pair of murals depicting a seagull and heron taking flight under a viaduct in Riccione, Italy. Each spray painted mural shows a sequence of birds that transition from embossed black and white silhouettes to figures that appear almost completely realistic.
A Photographer Captures a 37-Minute Exposure of the Moon Streaking Across the Sky
A Finnish photographer who goes by the name of Janne recently perfected a technique for shooting a "moon trail," similar to long exposures you've probably seen of stars in the night sky. The photograph required over 37 minutes to shoot as the moon made its way slowly across the landscape.
New Blooms of Ceramic Shards by Zemer Peled
As part of a new body of work on view at the COLLECT Art Fair which opens today in London, artist Zemer Peled created a new series of "blooming" sculptures from assorted ceramic shards. The new pieces include her continued use of blue cobalt found in traditional Japanese pottery that has been smashed with a hammer and arranged in the form of large blossoms.
Explosive Splattered Ink Animal Paintings by Hua Tunan
The creatures depicted in Chinese artist Hua Tunan's ink paintings seem moments away from escaping the canvas. Each piece seems to pulse with energy, driven by Tunan's frenetic painting style that borrows from traditional Chinese ink art and Western-style graffiti. The artist also works on much larger canvases with broad strokes of dripping spray paint on urban murals that have popped up around the world over the last few years.
Sweeping Lace Patterns Cut into Dense Collages of Newspaper Covers by Myriam Dion
Starting with daily covers of the Financial Times, the Gazette, or the New York Times, Montreal-based paper artist Myriam Dion cuts sweeping lace-like patterns into collages of newsprint. Sometimes multiple covers are cut to create repeating patterns or text is overlaid with photographs. The fragile collages are usually titled after each individual newspaper's date and primary subject, a strange juxtaposition given the beauty conveyed in her patterns can be at odds with the content.
Photographer Jorge Cervera Hauser Captures Sea Creatures Against Sun-Drenched Oceanscapes
Jorge Cervera Hauser produces intimate snapshots of underwater creatures, effortlessly capturing their magnificence as they glide through the sea in schools or pairs. Each image displays moments that look as if they were captured in a split-second, yet simultaneously appear dramatically staged.
Realistic Animal Lollipops and Sugar Sculptures by 'Amezaiku' Artisan Shinri Tezuka
Ever had a hankering to taste a slippery goldfish or a wriggling tadpole? Now you're in luck thanks to a new candy shop in Tokyo called Ameshin that offers traditional Japanese amezaiku, a form of artisinal candy making that dates back to the 8th century when the edible objects were offered at temples or given as gifts. The lollipops and other confectionary beasts are made by the shop's owner, 26-year-old Shinri Tezuka, from a mixture of starch and sugary syrup (somewhat like taffy) that results in a translucent, almost glasslike candy.
New in the Colossal Shop: Fibonacci Dodecahedron by Rafael Araujo
Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo displays his mastery of complex forms in this new archival quality print, available exclusively from the Colossal Shop. Fibonacci Dodecahedron blends intricate geometries to create a fascinating isometric projection of one of the five Platonic solids and Pythagoras' "plan to build the universe." Available now!