The Surreal Universe of Heidi Taillefer

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 23, 2012
Ah, we love it when it gets a little weird and intriguing. Montreal-based painter, Heidi Taillefer makes some of the most intricate, detailed, and other-worldly images we have seen in quite some time. Citing the influence of early 20th century artists like Max Ernst, Giorgio deChirico, and Paul Delvaux, Taillefer has applied a futuristic vision to the early surrealists.

James Roper's 'Rapture' Series

Erotica // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Influenced by Bernini's 'The Ecstasy of St. Teresa' and the psycho-sexual contradictions inherent to the pursuit of spiritual transcendance, James Roper brings us his 'Rapture' series. 'This is explicitly symbolised in the Rapture series by the use of porn stars as the vehicle for the expression of this 'spiritual' emotion, the shedding of carnal bodies giving way to an abstract purity beneath...'

The Work of Australia's Nanami Cowdroy

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 20, 2012
You don't need color to have an impact, we have seen that many times in recent months on this site. But when it comes to detail and black ink, Sydney, Australia based Nanami Cowdroy has some finely tuned illustrative chops. By intertwining complex characters and highly detailed objects, her pieces reflect a juxtaposition between foreign and familiar entities and environments.

Illustrations by Raccoon Nook

Illustration // Friday, July 20, 2012
Raccoon Nook is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. His universe takes its cues from anime, the urban landscape and space travel. We're especially drawn to the ethereal glowing quality radiating from each of his images. Nook is also an art director at Süperfad NYC.

Incredible Photorealism by David Corden

Tattoo // Friday, July 20, 2012
Tattooist David Corden's amazing talent is evident in his attention to detail, graceful color transitions and striking closeness to his source imagery. We're especially impressed by his pin ups and portraits. Corden works at Ritual Art Tattoo in London.

Optical Illusions in Installations by Regina Silveira

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Have you ever wanted to feeling of figuratively falling into an installation? The optical illusions that Brazil-born Regina Silveira creates are quite astounding, making the viewer and gallery visitor become an active participant in the installation. The designs are simple, but the impact is stunning.

Intricate Ink by Gerhard Wiesbeck

Tattoo // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Gerhard Wiesbeck is one skilled tattoo artist. His complex designs are comprised of intricate line work and minimal color. If you want to get some work done by him, then you are going to have to make your way out to Germany.

Ross Mcewan's Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Gorgeous illustrations from Ross McEwan, an illustrator and designer from the UK. Ross was chosen by Computer Arts as one of the top 6 illustrators in the Graduate Showcase 2010 and creates intricate and realistic abstracted portraits, text work and subtly dark compositions- all in his perfectly portrayed signature style.

Pac Man Light Installation by Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 16, 2012
A great idea from Benedetto Bufalino and Benoit Deseille. In conjunction with the Festival of Trees and Lights in Geneva, Switzerland, the artists collaborated on a string light installation using Pac Man characters. The light effect recreated the chase of the ghosts and the infamous arcade character, Pac Man. 

Spiderbra

Erotica // Monday, July 16, 2012
Be prepared to never see Spidey in the same way again! Artist Olly Moss has created this awesome Spider Man bra image. We are interested to see what other sex-ed up superhero illustrations he comes up with. Companies that have commissioned Olly for his great work include Sony, Apple, and Nike.

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