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In pictures: Hyper-real pencil drawings that look like photos

To an untrained eye these pictures would look nothing more than standard photographs. But they are in fact hand drawn.

These are the works of 47-year-old hyperrealist artist Paul Cadden, who -- often just using a pencil -- is able to recreate photos in amazing detail.

From the countless wrinkles on a …


The Bizarre Working Boombox Creations Of Tom Sachs

Infamous art world prankster and DIYer Tom Sachs has been making homemade boomboxes since childhood, often from unorthodox materials such as cinderblocks, plywood, and most recently, porcelain. Now you can see all his amplified artworks from the past 15 years in an exhibition at The Contemporary …


Nikolay Polissky - Hunting Trophies .Wood. Paris (France), 2010 . The hunting trophies were thought by Nikolay Polissky, as a wooden sculptural composition. Set of various animals in the form of heads and semifigures on a wall, ful body sculptures standing on four feet. The project already existed in sketches for a long time, but has found a place for an embodiment only this year. Designer Philippe Starck has chosen it, as an art installation, for the hotel redesigned by him in the center of Paris, Le Royal Monceau. The hotel shows the idea of luxury palace with a passion of Frenchmen to art and high culture. All this certainly creates a noticeable context for rough and rural sculpture of Polissky.

Anish Kapoor's Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called Descension. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Anish Kapoor

Artist : Mary O'malley. Porcelain Tea Pot.

Jim Eppler - Whitetail Skull-5 1/4"L x 3 1/2"H x 3 3/4"D

Martin Puryear - Night Watch 2011-Maple, willow, OS Board 116 x 122 x 48 inches; 294.5 x 310 x 122 cm

Katharina Fritsch Rattenkonig-1993-Polyester resin, paint 110 1/4 x 511 3/4 inches; 280 x 1300 cm

Kiki Smith, Born, 2002. Bronze.

Lumio is a portable light that folds up just like a book. When open, it becomes illuminated from within. The cover is embedded with magnets so it can be mounted on a wide variety of surfaces. It remains lit for 8 hours when fully charged. The Lumio was designed by architect Max Gunawan who originally launched it as a Kickstarter project in 2013.

Sam Jinks New work 'Standing Pieta' 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Australia as part of the 'In the Flesh' show.

Artist : Richard Shiling. Red Green Laurel

Artist : Richard Shiling. 5 Leaves for Autumn Leaves constructed from reed grass, dogwood and lead section

Dusciana Bravura . Turtles.2005/2008. Mosaic sculptures made with glass paste, millefiori, cementitious adhesive on pvc structure.dimensions: 60x40x25cm and 100x70x40cm

Erich Hauser . (15 December 1930, Rietheim – 28 March 2004, Rottweil) was a German sculptor. From 1945 to 1948 Erich Hauser was apprenticed to a steel engraver. Moreover he was taught drawing and modelling by Father Ansgar at the Beuron Archabbey. Afterwards he studied at the Freie Kunstschule in Stuttgart taking evening classes in sculpting. Since 1952 Hauser worked as a free artist and sculptor. His first influences were the sculptures of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and the Italian-French artist Berto Lardera. In dealing with metal he was influenced by contemporary informel painters of the 1950s. At first his steel sculptures still showed noticeable marks of processing. Later he opted for smooth surfaces. Since 1962 he worked with industrially pre-fabricated steel plates. At the same time he dealt with basic geometrical structures and technical structural elements, which were characteristic of Hauser’s first autonomous works. He transformed composed surfaces into hollow sculptures to be viewed from all sides, showing edgy burrs and caves. The sculptures cannot be walked-on. Hauser assembled the metal elements in such a way that they finally became regular hollow bodies. Thus he created spheres, cubes and tetrahedrons. It is significant of these works that they seem likely to break or fall to pieces or be in risky balance. Hauser’s participation in the documenta III (1964), documenta 4 (1968) and documenta 6 (1977) in Kassel brought about his artistic breakthrough. From 1964 to 1965 Hauser was a guest lecturer at the school of visual arts in Hamburg. Since then he frequently used pillars as subjects and discovered spatial height. Since 1967 he made his sculptures from polished metal discs shaped as pipes divided lengthwise. In 1969 he was awarded the renowned prize of the São Paulo Art Biennial. In 1970 Erich Hauser became a member of the Art Academy in Berlin. Since the 1970s he created numerous sculptures for public places e. g. in Darmstadt, Hanover, Kiel and Kassel. In 1971 he created a double sculpture for the Hesse Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, and in 1977 he provided sculptures for the walls of the Berlin State Library. He accepted commissions, and also created small sculptures of crescent-shaped discs on cubic blocks. In 1970 Hauser moved from Dunningen to Rottweil and helped establish the Forum Kunst Rottweil. Next to his workshop in the so-called Saline, he created a sculpture garden, where the Art Foundation Erich Hauser, which was founded in 1996, keeps presenting his works to this day. From 1964 to 1985 he was a visiting professor at the school of visual arts in Berlin; in 1986 he received an honorary degree as professor from the state of Baden-Württemberg. One of his remarkable sculptures is the Stahlengel (steel angel) (1987) in the Hanover Mile of Sculptures. The stainless steel sculpture is 12 metres high and 16 metres wide. In 1996 the Erich Hauser-Stiftung e.V (Erich Hauser Foundation) was founded. Its main purpose is the preservation and presentation of Hauser’s works. Honours: In 2000 Erich Hauser was awarded the Verdienstmedaille (medal of merit) of the state of Baden-Württemberg and the cultural award of the city of Rottweil A vocational school in Rottweil was named Erich-Hauser-Gewerbeschule. Exhibitions: documenta 3 1964 in Kassel documenta 4 1968 in Kassel documenta 6 1977 in Kassel Works (assorted samples): Stahlengel(steel angel) in Hanover. Steel sculpture in front of thermal bath in Bad Bellingen. Skulpturengarten der Kunsthalle Mannheim. Duisburg - Gelsenkirchen, spatial pillars. Nordhorn, double pillar. Interior St Maria Church in Schramberg. Bottle sealer, c. 1980 - Schramberg 1990.

Mushroom Book Installations by :Melissa Jay Craig. From her statement about the installation: Fungus is an agent of change. I’m fascinated with its myriad forms, and I love to go in search of it. I can become more excited by discovering a beautiful fungal growth than by perusing artwork ‘discovered’ for us by curators in contemporary museums. When I was a child, the first time I had the intriguing feeling that the planet carried messages (texts, if you will) for those who were curious enough to look, was when I came upon a group of Amanita Muscaria, huddled together in a dark, secret space under tall pines.

Paper Sculptures by :Li Hongbo.

Artsit : Richard Sweeney .Paper Sculpture.

Arman - Spinal Cord, 1996.

Norbert Kricke . (30 November 1922 – 28 June 1984) was a German sculptor. Born in Düsseldorf, Kricke was a student of Richard Scheibe and Hans Uhlmann at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Berlin. He started creating abstract sculptures from 1947, using wires and other materials associated with industry, such as steel, glass and concrete. He was one of the most important artists in the group known as L'Art Informel, and had close links with ZERO and Nouveau Réalisme. From 1959 he worked with Yves Klein and Werner Ruhnau, and after 1972 he taught at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf, where he died. One of his more famous works is the Water Forest (1957) outside the Gelsenkirchen Opera House (Musiktheater im Revier). He also created wire sculptures for Münster Theatre (1955/566) and fountains for the University of Baghdad. He is generally known for his theories on the use of flowing water in art, shared with the critic John Anthony Thwaites (1909–1981). Selected exhibitions: 1959 documenta 2 documenta, Kassel 1964 32. Biennale Venedig, 1964 Biennale Venedig 1964 documenta 3, documenta, Kassel 1975 Norbert Kricke, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf 1980 Norbert Kricke, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop 1997 Deutschlandbilder, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 1998 Norbert Kricke, Studio A. Otterndorf 1999 Das Deutsche Informel, Galerie Rothe, Frankfurt 1999 Norbert Kricke, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje 2000 40 Jahre Orangerie-Reinz, Galerie Orangerie-Reinz, Köln 2001 Outside the network?, Edith Wahlandt Galerie, Stuttgart 2003 Gruppe 53, Museum der Stadt Ratingen 2003 The Spirit of White, Galerie Beyeler, Basel 2004 Auf Papier, Galerie Neher, Essen 2005 MULTIPLE RÄUME (2): PARK, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 2006 CLASSICAL : MODERN, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin 2006 Full House, Kunsthalle Mannheim 2006 Rupprecht Geiger / Norbert Kricke, Neues Museum Weimar 2006 VIP III. Arena der Abstraktion, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen 2006 Was ist Plastik? 100 Jahre – 100 Köpfe, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg 2006–2007 Norbert Kricke Museum, Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf Works in collections: Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Berlin Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen Kunst aus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken SITUATION KUNST Bochum Studio A Otterndorf.

Penny Hardy - Blown Away-Mild Steel-H:160cms

Artist : Spencer Byles.

Head-Twisting Woven Sculptures Put a New Face on Art

At first glance, it might be difficult to wrap your head around a series of works by Italian artist Gianluca Traina called “Portrait 360,” but that’s just because of the way he’s wrapped images around each other to make sculptures of heads.

Inspired by the mosaics of the Byzantine Empire, as well as …


Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.

A pensive, …

These delicate figurines with hardcore tattoos are just awesome

These delicate figurines with hardcore tattoos are just awesome

Artist : Kiki Smith - Woman with Owl, 2004. Porcelain, Image Size: 9 3/4, Edition of 24

American Video Artist Bill Viola Has Been Reinventing Reality For The Past 40 Years

“Time makes my art possible,” insists Bill Viola. He defines his art as “sculpting time”, where time is the basic material of film and video as the artist goes about creating events or experiences that will unfold, captured on a strip of tape or celluloid. In his hands, time may be stretched, …