I have spent thousands of hours turning my favorite snack food into my favorite celebrities. These peanut caricatures started as a joke at work in mid-2012. I would make quick sketches of my co-workers on a peanut that was roughly their body shape. The results got big laughs so I tried making ones of famous people. I have a giant list of all the people I want to make and am slowly working my way through it.
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Korean artist Kang Kang Hoon is a hyper-realism genius who paints oil paintings that look so much like photographs, it’s hard to tell the difference even when you’re looking at a close-up. Hoon takes every hair, pore, wrinkle, reflection and shadow and works on it for hours until it looks totally real.
LA-based artist John Knuth fed more than 250,000 flies sugar mixed with watercolor pigments and let them paint. Because of their constant regurgitation, they started leaving multi-colored vomit specks all around the canvas creating abstract paintings.
A fairly well-known hacker, Guccifer, has stolen three years of correspondence from six e-mail accounts of the Bushes and their friends. Oddly enough, the most scandalous thing to emerge from the emails was that George is quite the artist and enjoys painting.
In at attempt to break free from making small scale paintings that can be priced to sell I came up with the idea of The Puzzle Painting…
Some time ago a stranger asked me to make his portrait… So I did. I sent him the image and I never heard back from him again since that moment. Not long ago I saw one painting and I felt that it was very familiar to me. And then I got it – It was a copy of my photo!
Chen Yingjie, better known as Hua Tunan, is now one of the young rising stars in the world of art in China. By combining traditional Chinese art principles and the contemporary aesthetics, he creates vibrant paintings of colors exploding into beautiful shapes and forms. His other passion is street art and graffiti, influences of which [...]