Danish artist Carl Krull is one of those people who’s found an extremely interesting way of displaying his artwork. Instead of just showing you the final piece, Carl puts his paper on the ground and gets to work, while a camera placed above him captures every detail. Then he takes the footage, speeds it up and puts it on his site, along with a nice picture of the finished art as well. His style kind of reminds me of Peter Chung’s, but more abstract and with a fine art twist. I think it’s cool as well that he goes from elaborate pencil sketches on one piece to giant, painted epics in the next.
What’s really funny to me though, is that watching him is almost like performance art, and I kind of feel voyeuristic watching him as he creates his pieces. I think everyone enjoys watching someone talented create new pieces, and time-lapse videos are also a pleasure, and the combination of the two is really rad. He just came out with a new series called Lead which is where the image above was taken from, so be sure to check that out as well as the rest of his beautiful work.
Unless you’re legally blind, you’ve seen Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster wheat pasted everywhere in the world. Well Shepard has decided to donate a fine art version of the poster to the charity auction, Art For Life, which is an annual event that benefits Russell Simmon’s Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation. The piece up for auction is one of three in existence, measures 4′ x 6′, and to me is absolutely beautiful. I love that Shep took his wheat paste/stencil/layering style and applied it to this poster, I think it looks really rad. The only catch is that currently the piece is going for $32,777, and you have to increase the bid by at least $5,000. So if you have a spare forty grand lying around, you should definitely pick yourself up a new piece for the mantle!
Friend of +KN Damien Correll has finally updated his website with a ton of new projects and it’s looking mighty sharp. He’s got work from 2006 to the present, all of it full of great colors and textures. It’s also really great how simple and straightforward the whole thing is, and I love that you can click an image and get a larger view as well, I hate when all I get is tiny JPG’s. I think my favorite pieces are his contribution to the newest issue of Faesthetic, the (sadly) scrapped cover for Atypica, and the AMAZING stack of meat shirt he did for Sixpack. I think any and all things related to meat are great, call me easily amused.
Take a visit for yourself and get inspired!
Andy Miller of Koma sent me an email earlier telling me about this awesome project he did for his final degree show called Colour It (RED). Andy used the (RED) organization as his jumping off point, creating an adorable CD/coloring book that comes together with the help of a red crayon. As soon as I saw this I was kind of in love with it, especially that you only get one color and how great it all looks when it’s colored in. I also really love his wonderful illustrations, they have this great excitement and fun to them. More than anything, I could totally see these being sold at Urban Outfitters all over the world, and that to me is what really makes this successful, I completely believe that this could be real.
Be sure to check out the rest of Andy’s work as well, he’s a damn talented guy.
Yes, I didn’t forget the rest of the title to this post, this all about a guy named Ed, spelled exactly like the horse. Ed is an illustrator and comic artist who lives in Argentina, making the world a more beautiful place with every drawing he does. Ed does illustrations mostly for magazines, newspapers, and books in Europe and Latin America, so sadly the U.S. is missing out.
What’s amazing to me is how many different styles he has. You can visit three websites that he runs, one is for magazines and newspapers, one is for books, and another for personal drawings and doodles. Amazingly, all of these have different work on them, and they’re all really incredible. The pieces above were my absolutely favorites though. The textures in each of the pieces make me so happy, and the technique used in each of them is so unique and beautiful. Definitely took a look at Ed’s work on one of this three sites, you’re in for a treat.