Digital Artist Recreates His Drawings from Childhood

kiddie arts of telmo pieper

I was going to do a rant on the baby killing nutbag in Israel, but I’m tired of being angry and sad. Just don’t believe that evil television sitting in your living room. Do your intelligence a favor and smash it into a thousand pieces. Your soul will thank you for it. So, I’m posting about something fun, something that makes me smile, something beautiful. It’s the art of the Dutch digital artist Telmo Pieper. His Kiddie Arts series recreates his own drawings from when he was 4 years old. He has since developed a few more technical skills but I love his four year old drawings just as much ;-) Continue Reading

Car Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

car tyre sculptures

Remember those old car tire swans that used to litter the yards of people everywhere? Well these car tire sculptures by South Korean artist Yong Ho Ji are nothing like them, these car tire sculptures are pretty cool. I can’t imagine it would be an easy medium to work with as tires would be difficult to cut and difficult to mold into shape but the artist makes them look effortless. Nice way to recycle too! Continue Reading

Really Bad Taxidermy

very bad taxidermy

I remember as a child briefly thinking I should be a taxidermist. I love animals so I thought it would be a great idea to make them for a living. So I wrote a letter (back then we used pen and paper) to a taxidermist and he showed me how it’s done, in great detail, with pictures and instructions. And, ewww, I quickly realized it wasn’t for me. These people below shouldn’t have gone down the taxidermy path either.Continue Reading

David Cerny’s Saddam Hussein

The controversial Czech Republic artist David Cerny was recently interviewed by the Cafe Babel magazine.

Cerny is an artist that enjoys getting a reaction from his audience. He is famous for works like his “Shark” sculpture, where a model of the former Iraqi leader Saddam Husseim is suspended in a glass box filled with formaldehyde. It’s a tribute to everyone’s favorite bad boy, Damien Hirst and his “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” work.Continue Reading

Replacing a Dead Shark

I know I’ve been accused of mentioning Damien Hirst too much, and his work doesn’t please everyone, but he keeps making the news and a lot of it is worth mentioning. He brings up issues that should be talked about.

Perhaps his most famous work (The physical impossibility of death in the mind of someone living) will soon be replaced with a new dead shark. The work was made in 1991 and is already falling apart, the liquid is murky, and the shark has changed shape.
The American hedge fund manager Steve Cohen paid about 6.5 million pounds for the Hirst work in 2004 and is now in discussions with Damien Hirst to have the shark completely replaced.Continue Reading

Damien Hirst’s New Shark

The British artist Damien Hirst plans to tread water and earn up to £24 million doing it. His iconic work of a dead shark floating in formaldehyde, “The Physical Impossibility Of Death In The Mind Of Someone Living” completed in 1991 has been one of the works to be repeated. The original was sold last year to the American Steve Cohen for £7 million ($12 million), while the new derivative work of the dead shark “The Wrath of God” sold to the Samsung Museum in South Korea for £2.28m ($4 million).
The new shark has also come from Australia, but it is also less than half the size of the 1991 original.Continue Reading