Though informally related to the Dada and Surrealist movements, the Italian artist Claudio Parentela plays with avant-garde, fashion and portrait photography, creating photomontages full of femininity and form.
These days food is a quite popular object to photograph, Instagram and Facebook are full of people sharing their meals every day. Michele Baldini from Mexico is one of those guys who shares his breakfast with the world, the only difference is that there’s no doubt his account is worth a follow!
The food artist uses only eggs to create amazing things with his spatula – from pop culture references and landscapes to recreations of famous artworks, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” Scroll down for, as the artist says himself, a life-changing eggsperience!
Australian hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck is presenting his largest ever work to date. ‘Mass’ is an installation of 100 individual human skull forms piled up on the gallery floor, each which engage with the architecture of the site. A somber study of mortality, and an extension of mueck’s hyperrealistic sculptural practice, ‘mass’ draws from the biological structure of the skull, regarded by him as extraordinary facets of humanity. the installation brings to mind the massed remains in the catacombs of paris, an imposing wall of human heads that resonates with a simultaneous and strange sense of impermanence and eternality. in ‘mass’, mueck celebrates the form that links all humanity, and pays homage to a symbol that has stood within the art of essentially all cultures and religion. surrounded by skulls covering nearly every surface of the walls, visitors are reminded of the transience of life.
If the thought of sending a “Fuck Christmas” card to family and loved ones opens a door on your Advent calendar then take a sleigh ride here or here to see what’s availble this holiday season. But as it may already be too late to order some of these fine things, here’s a fine selection to see what comfort and joy you’re missing out on.
Via Dangerous Mind
The Art of Ping Pong is back for another year with its online charity auction running until the end of this month, where you can get your hands on another brilliant collection of paddle artworks from some of the world’s most exciting artists, illustrators, and designers.
From established greats like George Hardie, who created the artwork for Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, to the new kids on the block like Mr. Doodle, the crazy new doodler, and other artists and designers such as Yoni Alter, Mr. Bingo, John Booth, Emma Brewin, Fred Butler, Alison Carmichael, Sebastian Coz, Emily Forgot, and many more.
The event, produced and curated by Algy Batten, is now in its fifth year. To keep 2017 fresh the organisers have added two of their own mini ping pong tables to the auction. These are painted by Charlie Oscar Patterson and the crazy doodler Mr. Doodle – who drew on his table live at the launch event.
The Art of Ping Pong has also partnered with Everpress to produce eight t-shirt designs. Six of this year’s artists have repurposed their paddle design to work as a graphic tee with two of the designs created by the organisers themselves. All eight designs are priced at £20 each.
All money raised will go to Trekstock. Find out more and support the cause at theartofpingpong.co.uk.
Via Creative Boom