Archived Articles: Art

Art on the wall is one thing, but installations engage us with texture, light, color and sound, surrounding us and begging for interaction. They challenge conventions of the art world as well as the context of art itself, as these uncanny and unique projects illustrate in vivid three-dimensional form.

Drawing with Darkness: 24 Incredible Works of Shadow Art

How is it even possible that a mess of steel wires or a pile of useless scraps of trash can produce shadows that so perfectly mimic human faces and figures? ...

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Figures & Ground: Crafty Wood Miniatures Create Urban Vignettes

Inspired by everything from personal experience to famous photography, this street artist crafts small wooden cutouts to frame scenes of action, adventure, ...

The Beauty Beneath: Ceramic Tile Illusion on Electric Box

The ugly banality of a worn beige electrical box in a Lisbon plaza seems to give way to colorful ceramic tiles hidden beneath, the paint cracking and peeling ...

Architectural Fiction: 35 Impossibly Surreal Structures

Unbound by gravity, the need for structural soundness or any sense of real-world aesthetics, architecture becomes like a life form of its own, multiplying and ...

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Table for Two: Window as Bridge & Barrier Between Shared Seat

Putting you in the spotlight with a stranger, this installation in New York City is a perhaps-paradoxical commentary on both connection and isolation in urban ...

Silent Slaughterhouse: Pool Produces Infinite Reflections

To gain entrance to this darkened slaughterhouse chamber filled with seemingly infinite reflections, you’ll have to dial a phone number that produces a ...

Deceptive Dimensions: Illusion Street Art Creates 3D Portals

At first glance it looks as if thin layers of these walls have been slowly torn away in concentric shapes, leading deeper and deeper into the spaces on the ...

Altopias: Speculative Art Explores Both Dark & Light Futures

The world of future-focused artwork tends to examine extreme outcomes, but this artist’s visions represent a compelling range of possibilities ...

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Put a Miniature Diorama On It: Amazing Tiny Ring Box Art

A vendor at a market in Paris handed artist Talwst an antique ring box and said, ‘I want to see you do something with this.’ From that chance ...

Flooded Sky: Faux ‘Northern Lights’ Effect Floats Waves in Air

Floating above an 18,000-square-foot area of Dutch land that would be underwater were it not for defensive measures, the ethereal effect hovers between ...

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