An Escapekit is a ticket from job to job in the industry I work in. Join me on my journey to find work that I wish I put in my kit and share the work you put in yours.
San Francisco based artist Jeremy Mann paints gritty cityscapes of cities in the US.
Carved from a single piece of basswood, artist Stefanie Rocknak is behind this beautiful sculpture. Slightly larger than life-size, the sculpture, called The Swimmer, was part of a three piece commission under the project The Triathlete.
Malaysian illustrator Vince Low creates portraits of famous movie stars and musicians from tiny, energetic scribbles.
Portrait of Jackie Chan Made Out of 64,000 Chopsticks
Artist Hong Yi, aka Red meticulously tied batches of the 64,000 chopsticks together and strung them in rows to produce Jackie Chan’s likeness. From up close, the portrait is nothing more than a pixelated arrangement of dots. But, from afar, Chan’s smiling face emerges from the wooden sticks as another stunning example of Red’s innovative style.
Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) creates beautiful paintings by combining paint splatters.
Renowned Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei has just launched his largest solo exhibition to date, calledEvidence, in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. The show is expansive, sprawling across 3,000 square meters and 18 rooms. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an installation called Stools, which features a staggering number of 6,000 wooden stools arranged in the atrium. The stools, collected from rural villages across northern China, date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties as well as the Republican period, expressing the centuries-old aesthetic and daily lifestyle of rural China. Packed tightly together on the floor of the atrium, the stools form a colossal and interlocked surface whose sheer size is astonishing.
I had the pleasure to see his last exhibit when it was at the AGO in Toronto and I have to say for a modern artist his work is amazing and thought provoking.
Graffiti of Speed / Mirror Symmetry
Japanese photographer Sinichi Higashi aka sinkdd combines symmetry and long exposure to produce beautiful views of Tokyo’s urban cityscape.
Photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnès continue their series, Cut Food, where they show foods cut exactly in half. These images will leave you guessing how they did it.
Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Nastya Nudnik has inserted pop-up windows and social media icons into classical paintings. Titled ‘Emoji Nation’, these artworks have been altered to reflect how people behave in today’s digital age.
French street artist OakOak creates awesome pieces of art utilizing the environment around him.
Created for the TED Conference’s 30th anniversary, the installation; a monumental net sculpture floating in the sky, spanning 745 feet between buildings, is currently on display in downtown Vancouver. A collaboration between artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin. Woven from braided fibers, the ethereal net ripples and sways in the sky. The movements of the delicate form are affected by even the slightest change in the wind, creating a gently billowing mass of threads that subtly blends in with clouds, sky, and the surrounding urban landscape.
English creatives Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier have created awesome street art, by taking the Photoshop eraser tool out onto the streets of London. Check out their ever growing collection on their tumblr blog here.
Paper Cut Artworks
Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker are a creative duo known as Hari & Deepti. They produce amazing paper cut light boxes using layers of watercolor paper placed inside a shadow box that is then lit from behind to bring these intricate dioramas to life.
French artist Gilles Cenazandotti creates fantastic animal sculptures out of ocean debris and recycled waste.
Zim And Zou paper work
French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim&Zou are a pair of graphic designers who create paper sculpture, installations, and illustrations for leading luxury brands, books, magazines as well as their own edification.