After a life-changing journey to Rajasthan in 2008, artist Karen Knorr wanted to celebrate the visual richness found in the fables, myths and stories of northern India using sacred and secular sites to highlight the caste system, femininity and its relationship with the animal world. Interiors of palaces, mausoleums, and holy sites were photographed with a large format camera and a variety of animals were photographed separately in sanctuaries and zoos. Knorr combined the two elements, fusing high resolution with analogue photography. The result is an impressive and spellbinding series I hope to see in person someday.
Supakitch and Koralie have done it yet again with their newest mural, Euphoria, which was made for the exhibition Metroplastique in Paris. The amount of layers of paint and the freehand drawing of the lines is mind-blowing!
Photojournalist Rüdiger Nehmzow strapped himself into an airplane, put on an oxygen mask, and shot these incredible photos with the doors wide open . . . wow!
London artist id-iom‘s latest work is titled “Busy Being Lazy” which is hilarious and ironic, considering how much time and work it must have taken him to wrap all that thread around those nails!
(via Wooster Collective)
It’s all about redefining materials for artist Matthew Cox, as he layers embroidery on top of medical x-rays. One material is tactile and labor intensive and the other is technical and quickly a finished product . . . the result is brilliant in the most strange yet intriguing way.