The Shed at the National Theatre by Haworth Tompkins.
Architecture firm Haworth Tompkins has installed a bright red auditorium amongst the brutalist concrete of London’s National Theatre. This material references the board-formed concrete of Denys Lasdun’s celebrated 1970s National Theatre and was intended by the architects to appear as its opposite.
José Suris IV is a Brooklyn-based artist and “a 3D illustrator who loves cats.” José creates awesome sculptures and masks using paper, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. His creations are beautiful, playful, and incredibly detailed. We wish we could go out into the woods to play with them too.
“Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with incredible texture that gives each form a lifelike presence. The wide range of final products includes some pieces that are fully sculpted creatures, others that are simple masks, and still others that are bodiless heads which Suris mounts and hangs on display just like a taxidermist might. For Suris, it seems that anything and everything sparks the creative process, including internet videos, cartoons, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pokémon’s Eevee, friends’ plays, and stories that the artist hears in everyday life.”
Visit José Suris’ website to view more of his wonderful artwork.
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A wild Eevee has appeared!
Artist Ed Fairburn does awesome things with maps.
The top two images are from his North America Series. They’re pencil drawings on climate charts of North America.
“The angled perspectives have been plotted to compliment the sweeping shape of North America,” he states, “the variations between the colors of Part I and Part II were a conscious decision; the warmer colors reflect a passionate pose while the colder blues suggest a more sombre mood.”
The second and third pieces were created in collaboration with Bobbie-Jo, Ed Fairburn’s partner and printmaker. The second is part of the Western Front Cutout Series and the third is entitled Stafford Lane. Both are ink drawings on old military maps that were then cut and layered over the more colourful North American climate charts.
Visit Ed Fairburn’s website to view more of his beautiful artwork.
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Czech photographer Miloslav Druckmüller from the Brno University of Technology reveals the awesome beauty of the solar corona with these amazing composite images that he created by using 47 photos taken during a total solar eclipse.
To achieve the crystal clear effect the shots are comprised from some 40+ photos taken with two different lenses. Additional clarity was achieved due to the incredibly remote location chosen to view the eclipse from, a pier just outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands, smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can see several more images from the project at Druckmüller’s website and don’t miss this much higher resolution version including some 209 stars.
If Versailles was incepted: JF Rauzier creates pastiches and montages of views of the Palace of Versailles to create images that are grandiose and imaginary, thus overloading the excess already existent in the palace!!