In Ilhwa Kim’s sculptural landscapes, innumerable paper seeds form precise rows, indented pockets of densely packed folds, and multi-color valleys that wind through the feet-wide works. The South Korean artist arranges individual units of the rolled material in a staggered manner, meaning that the color, shadow, and texture of the final pieces shift with each viewing. “I am probably a sculptor of senses. I have been very curious how my senses are being organized when I perceive a thing or a location. More Continue reading
The sale, which is focused on emerging talents, is expected to generate $3.8 million. Continue reading
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. When working with alcohol ink, a liquid medium appreciated for the way it blooms and shifts, you need a nonporous surface, and many people turn to Yupo. Yupo paper is a waterproof sheet made […] Continue reading
UPDATED (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JULY 6, 2020 8:57 PM) If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. The art of bookbinding is a slow and meditative process. It’s a wonderful skill to learn, giving you total control over the physical aspects of your […] Continue reading
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. A store-bought card may offer convenience, but a homemade one conveys real care. Decorating your own using watercolors is a great way to enhance any personal sentiment with an even more individual touch. The […] Continue reading
Milford Graves Dies at 79, Indianapolis Museum Apologizes for Job Listing Language, and More: Morning Links from February 15, 2021February 15, 2021
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If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. To properly prepare your painting surface, you need to cover it with some type of ground, depending on your medium of choice. The correct ground creates an ideal surface absorbency and tooth for your […] Continue reading
It could potentially become one of the most expensive van Gogh works on paper ever sold. Continue reading
Expressive Portraits, Line Drawings, and Foliage Are Superimposed into Rich Illustrations by Ana SantosFebruary 11, 2021
At the center of Ana Santos’s practice is a commitment to discovery. The Salamanca-based illustrator fuses multiple mediums—her work ranges from watercolor, ink-based drawing, and digital painting to embroidery and ceramics—into portraits superimposed with clusters of foliage, birds, and small, black-and-white renderings, a technique she’s developed through experimentation. “Enjoying the process is very important and being open to error has given me unexpected results, which I really appreciate,” she tells Colossal.
Santos begins the layered works on paper, which she then scans to complete digitally in Photoshop. More Continue reading
Museums were given leeway to sell art because of the pandemic. But when the Baltimore Museum of Art used the opening to address inequities, all hell broke loose. Continue reading
Dozens of Contemporary Artists Collaborate with Puzzles with Purpose to Create Limited-Edition JigsawsFebruary 5, 2021
The team at Puzzles with Purpose launched a multi-pronged initiative last fall that directly supports artists and charities around the globe while giving the rest of us a much-needed distraction. Art X Puzzles tasked more than 80 creatives—the list includes Louise Lawler, Nicole Rafiki, Spencer Tunick (previously), and Pixy Liao—with producing a unique work for a limited-edition jigsaw and choosing a social-justice or COVID-relief organization to share proceeds with. More Continue reading
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From her studio in Lyon, Mlle Hipolyte scores, crimps, and fringes bits of paper that become sculptural interpretations of endangered species. She undertakes a rigorous research process that’s comparable to that of a botanist or zoologist before starting a piece and largely is concerned with the effects of the climate crisis on plants and animals. This realistic approach bases her practice in both preservation and celebration as she conveys the intricacies and natural beauty of coral reefs, flowers, and birds through works that vary in scale, sometimes spanning entire walls and others squeezing into tiny glass tubes. More Continue reading
UPDATED (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JUNE 22, 2020 8:17 PM) If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Marbling is an ancient art, historically associated with book making. The practice involves suspending pigment on the surface of a medium called a marbling size and […] Continue reading
Allison May Kiphuth (previously) shrinks the expansive landscapes found throughout the eastern United States into picturesque dioramas brimming with natural life. Through layered watercolor and ink renderings, the Maine-based artist creates a mix of quiet forest scenes and ocean habitats often under a dark, nighttime sky. She then stacks the outfitted wooden boxes, blending the marine and land-based pieces in varying positions that create new ecosystems with every combination.
Although Kiphuth derives much of her subject matter from the area around her home, she shares that experiencing new scenes is essential to her practice. More Continue reading
In “Artemis,” artists Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft translate the moody, floral pattern of House of Hackney’s wallpaper into a stunning, three-dimensional bouquet. The sculptural work is a tribute to the designer’s classic motif, which has the same name, and took weeks for the duo to render digitally before crafting with jewel-toned and embellished paper. “We just had to pay very close attention to what we saw as the original mood and intention and draw on expanding that feeling,” Horscroft tells Colossal. More Continue reading
You’d be forgiven for mistaking Roman De Giuli’s new short film for aerial footage of Earth’s outer crust. As its name suggests, though, “SATELLIKE” is a mesmerizing timelapse that mimics water gushing through canyons and seeping over mineral-speckled regions with liquid ink.
The German filmmaker, who’s behind Terracollage and this hypnotic work about magnetism, created the topographic features on paper using sand, jade, malachite, and a variety of historic pigments dried to imitate their counterparts embedded within the planet. More Continue reading
Juho Könkkölä spent upwards of 50 hours scoring and folding just one sheet of Wenzhou rice paper to create this painstakingly detailed samurai complete with plated armor, traditional helmet, and sword. Beginning with a 95 x 95-centimeter page, the 23-year-old Finnish artist used a combination of wet and dry origami techniques to shape the 28-centimeter-tall warrior of his own design. “There are several hundreds of steps to fold it from the square and there are probably thousands of individual folds,” he said in a statement, noting that crafting the geometric patterns for the armor was the most difficult. More Continue reading