Category: Art

ArtDavid Bowie Is… The Retrospective at the V & A Museum

If you didn’t get to live it the first time around, now’s your chance to rock out like you’ve been there all along! The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has delved into the depths of the David Bowie archives to put on an epic exhibition that showcases the music/fashion/cultural icon’s rise to superstar-dom, and all of the amazing things he’s done and worn since he reached the cosmos.

Hundreds of bona fide Bowie treasures are on display, including “handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and instruments.” (StyleBistro) But, in a blatant show of favoritism: let’s focus on those clothes!

If you find yourself on that side of the pond (you lucky devil!), be sure to check out all the magic in person. The best part: visitors receive headsets that automatically play the song/documentary/sound/etc. that’s triggered by your location. So cool! You’ve got until August 11th, so why not make a trip out of it!

In the meantime, look who’s back in the saddle! You can watch David Bowie’s NEW music video, and/or pick up his first new album in years!

(Images courtesy of The Victoria & Albert Museum and StyleBistro)

ArtFood Art by Hong Yi: Oh I See Red

Artist Hong Yi, nicknamed “Red,” loves to share photos of her food. But this isn’t like the picture of your friend’s dinner that you saw on Instagram last night! From whimsical renditions of classic stories, to Banksy-inspired plates, Red captures it all using food as her medium. It is clear that a tremendous amount of imagination and attention to detail go into each piece, combining food and art in a way that is mouth-watering and magical. Red doesn’t just see everyday objects as they are, she sees the extraordinary things that they could be, and the resulting food art is simply stunning! Check out Red’s website and Instagram to see more of her inventive works of art made from food, flowers, and so much more.

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(Images courtesy of ohiseered.com, instagram.com/redhongyi)

ArtThe Party’s Going Off for Illustrator Jessica Singh

Prepare yourself for illustration overload! Each of the colorful illustrations by Melbourne-based artist Jessica Singh are like walking into a party just as things are starting to go off. With strong Asian influences from Japanese Harajuku to Indian comic books, these explosive drawn-meets-digital works will launch you into a pop culture dream filled with rainbows, ice cream cones, kitty cats, and gorgeous dames.

Jessica Singh

Jessica Singh

Jessica Singh

(images courtesy of jessicasingh.com)

 

 

ArtSite to See: Camilla do Rosario’s Portfolio

Brazilian-born Camilla do Rosario is a young fashion illustrator extraordinaire making waves in the design world, regardless of the fact the she is only in her early twenties! Her colorless line work melts seamlessly into a modern color palette with tribal tendencies, and not only is she a master of drawing and painting, but this South American phenom has a careful eye for collage as well. Her sketchblog on Tumblr is enough to make you dig out your pad and get drawing, but her portfolio features even more of the polished pieces seen below!

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camilla do rosario

camilla do rosario

(images courtesy of cargo collective)

 

 

 

ArtDeep Sea Gallery by Andreas Franke

If you’d like to see Austrian photographer Andreas Franke‘s latest exhibit, you’re going to need to invest in some new equipment, because the Stavronikita Project: The Life Above Refined Below, is quite far below, indeed. Images of Rococo decadence are set amongst the decaying wreckage of the SS Stavronikita, and the only place you can see it is 80 ft below the surface of the ocean, off the coast of Barbados, aboard the shipwreck itself. As you might imagine, the gallery is set up with a little help from plexiglass, silicone, a steel frame, and super strong magnets. So, scuba fans, grab your gear, because you can still catch it through April 2013!

(Images courtesy of My Modern Met)