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12 Must-See Art Museum Exhibitions in 2018

One thing is for sure in 2018: there’s no shortage of good art to see. From the first major U.S. exhibition of long-overlooked abstract painter Hilma …

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

Intricate Mandalas Gilded with Gold by Artist Asmahan A. Mosleh | Colossal

<p>UK-based artist Asmahan A. Mosleh spends 8 to 54 hours on a single mandala, publishing photos of her intricate works on her Instagram, …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

MEET THE MAKER – David Alexander Flinn<p><i>YSL talks to him about what motivates, challenges and inspires him in his pursuit of fulfilment.</i><p>Read Past Issues

Emiliano Ponzi Illustrations

Selected editorial work by Italian illustrator Emiliano Ponzi.Two years ago I introduced you to Emiliano Ponzi‘s mind-blowing illustrations and here …

Modern Art

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Why London Artist Manuel Mathieu Is on His Way Up

Art World<p>In an age in which the term "post-" art is ubiquitous, this painter is an anomaly.<p>,<p>In an age in which the term “post-” art is ubiquitous, …

Streetwear

An LA Visual Artist Exercises Empathy Within Nature

In 'Gentle Existential,' artist Michelle Blade finds clarity in the urban existence by removing herself to the natural world.<p>A miniature pack of humans entangles itself within tree limbs while another striding, ancestral form triples into three translucent figures. The natural world—or at least a …

Ecology

A Brazilian artist's mural could break a world record during the Rio Olympics

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra is out to set a world record during this year's Rio Olympics, but it's not related to sports — unless you consider hours and hours of painting an athletic feat (which, perhaps, you should).<p>The artist is painting a huge, colorful mural called "<i>Etnias</i>," or …

Brazil

A New Instagram Trend Has Artists Copying Your Favourite Cartoon Styles

The #StyleChallenge has seen artists from different backgrounds paying homage to cartoons.

Man searching for Pokémon at 3am caught up in 'drug deal' mix-up

There have some very strange Pokémon Go incidents reported since the game’s release, here’s just one example, and now another unusual tale has been told.<p>A fan of the augmented reality game, which layers gameplay onto the physical world, has explained how he found himself hunting for Pokémon at …

Pokémon

NYC’s Central Park Photographed in Infrared by Paolo Pettigiani | Colossal

<p>Photographer and graphic designer Paolo Pettigiani recently took a stroll through New York’s Central Park armed with an infrared lens and took a …

Abused Dogs Comfort One Another While Being Treated in Animal Clinic: The 'Understanding Between Animals Is Beyond Me'

It’s a shocking photo – two puppies, marred by abuse and disease – made sweeter by the unexpected moment at its center: One is comforting the other, …

South Carolina

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Laurent Rosset Turn Landscapes into Giant Waves | Colossal

<p>Architect and digital artist Laurent Rosset creates sweeping photographic landscapes that seem to curl upward into infinity like an enormous wave …

Two Artists Met on Tinder. What Happened Next Will Make Your Day

This is what it's like to be a fly on the wall of 'Two Sides of a Tinder Date.'<p>When artists Tinder, the performativity of dating can go full-on Fluxus. Case in point: UK artist Andy Leek (who, last time we checked, was giving out gold stars to street artists) and Finnish documentarian Daniela Sea …

Relationships

Astonishing Views of the Canary Islands Photographed by Lukas Furlan | Colossal

<p>Located off the coast of Morocco, the Canaries are a cluster of volcanic islands that are among Spain’s farthest-flung territories, rich in …

New Conceptual Photographs Exhibit Brock Davis’ Perfect Sense of Visual Humor | Colossal

<p>We’ve long been fans of photographer Brock Davis‘ wonderful sense of humor exemplified by his Instagram feed chalk full of original internet memes …

Edible Flower Petals Are Preserved in These Unique Lollipops

Janet Best (of Sugar Bakers Bakery) has perfected the uncommon art of flower lollipops. Using high-quality ingredients and edible flowers, Best jokes, “It looks as though I'll be growing lollipops this year!” She boasts a playful aesthetic by incorporating these natural ingredients into her treats, …

Dessert

Substance-Free Psychedelics | High Art

Fluidly paintings of mushrooms and melting women mark the surreal work of Lauren Young Smith.<p>The connection between the influence of an outside substance and the creation of hallucinatory art is an easy one to pass off with assumption. Realistically, we're all wired differently, and some, like …

Digital Art

Vibrant Oil Finger Paintings by Iris Scott | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based painter Iris Scott (previously) eschews brushes and palette knives in favor of using the most traditional art tools of all time: her …

How Paint Swatches Became Porn & Prose Pixel Art

UK artist Nick Smith plays on the format of paint color charts to create pixelated 8-bit images.<p><i>Tipping the Velvet, 1,150</i> <i>color chip collage. Image courtesy of the artist</i><p>At first glance, close-up in the gallery space, Nick Smith's images might appear confusing, a chromatic blur. Step back, catch it …

Modern Art

These Paintings Look Like Strokes From the World’s Largest Paintbrush

Donald Martiny’s work captures the art of painting at the most micro level.<p>The myriad different styles of brushstrokes that artists render is part of what makes painting such an endlessly fascinating medium. In his series of large-scale works, Donald Martiny celebrates the evocative power of the …

Modern Art

Realist Painter Edward Hopper Gets A Digital Update In These Animated GIFs

<p>Ibon Mainar takes some classic Hopper paintings and adds some subtle movement.</p><p>The American painter Edward Hopper—the man who brought the world the iconic diner-set <i>Nighthawks</i> which became a meme long before the internet was around—gets an animated update in these stylish GIFs from Spain …

Digital Art

Silk Scarves Let You Drape Yourself in Abstract Art

You'll look like a work of art when draped in Sam Chirnside & Emily Gillis's 'Same Silks.'<p>The lustrous prints of Australian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sam Chirnside employ a range of dramatic, heavy brushstrokes made using a psychedelic color pallet. The rich textures of his …

Art

The bright red work of art (and 40 others) now protected

<b>They were designed to bring public spaces back to life after World War Two - it was art for everyone. Now dozens of post-war sculptures are being given listed status.</b><p>The bright red, welded steel structure above - at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire - appears to defy gravity and the rules of balance.<p>…

England

Soak Up the Nostalgia with Pastel-Hued Cali Landscapes

Find that perfect warm spot in the sun with Maxwell McMaster’s newest series, Waves.<p>Los Angeles-based artist Maxwell McMaster’s newest body of work, <i>Waves</i>, reverberates California nostalgia in pastel toned hues. The Creators Project got a chance to catch up with McMaster just before his exhibition …

California

WingBoarding is just like wakeboarding, but up in the clouds

Extreme thrill seekers will surely jump at the chance of trying WingBoards as soon as they become commercially available, as this particular type of …

See Before-and-After Photos of the Changing Environment

Side-by-side comparisons reveal just how much glaciers, lakes, and snowpacks have been altered by nature and humans.<p>From the ice sheets of Greenland to the deserts of Arizona, many of the world’s landscapes have been dramatically transformed as their climate grows warmer and drier. At the same …

Global Warming

'Fire tornadoes' form in California amid huge wildfires

Columns of flames have been seen in California, as Alabama braces for flooding and more storms<p>Wildfires have devastated swathes of southern California, burning around 1,200 acres of land and creating "fire tornadoes".<p>Tunnels of flames shot up from the ground and forced the closure of parts of a …

Gorgeous Abstract Paintings of Oceanic Internal Landscapes

New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke …

Stormy