Global Art Group

Tammam Azzam, the Syrian artists who brought us “The Kiss” on a war-ravaged wall in Damascus, uses Western master works to bring attention to the destruction in his own country. 

We love it so much that wanted to see more! His painting below incorporates figures from Paul Gauguin’s painting ‘Tahitian Women on the Beach’. Azzam’s whole series, titled “Syrian Museum,” combines elements from iconic works with the physical destruction of his country, putting the spotlight on the devastation that, for many, has become easy to ignore.

Azzam’s “The Kiss” turns out to be a photo superimposed onto the bullet-ridden building, not a mural, but the sentiment for a universal love is very real.

To see more work by Azzam and other Syrian artists, see the Ayyam Gallery website here.

Here’s something from Mexico City to make your Friday a little bit sweeter!Artist Mauricio Limón de León started “Big Fellow” —a cotton candy & neon lights installation in 2002 & its still going! This image is of the first stage of the project, which was ‘performed’ in a subway station in Mexico City. We wonder what it would look like during (sugar) rush hour…?!? :-)All image rights reserved by the artist and obtained from here.

Here’s something from Mexico City to make your Friday a little bit sweeter!

Artist Mauricio Limón de León started “Big Fellow” —a cotton candy & neon lights installation in 2002 & its still going! This image is of the first stage of the project, which was ‘performed’ in a subway station in Mexico City. We wonder what it would look like during (sugar) rush hour…?!? :-)

All image rights reserved by the artist and obtained from here.

Heidi Voet uses a wide variety of materials in her art…everything from photography and vegetables to watches, pink pebbles and graham crackers. She constantly pushes the boundaries and thus surprises her viewers! More of her art here: http://bit.ly/Alll6CWe want to share with you one of our favorite projects of hers, which is also one of her simplest. This image is from her series called “Fruit & Vegetables” (2010). Here nude photos of Chinese women from magazines are combined with fruits, roots & veggies to complete the dislocated figures. What is she suggesting about consumption & availability?Voet lives and works in Brussels and Shanghai.

Heidi Voet uses a wide variety of materials in her art…everything from photography and vegetables to watches, pink pebbles and graham crackers. She constantly pushes the boundaries and thus surprises her viewers! More of her art here: http://bit.ly/Alll6C

We want to share with you one of our favorite projects of hers, which is also one of her simplest. This image is from her series called “Fruit & Vegetables” (2010). Here nude photos of Chinese women from magazines are combined with fruits, roots & veggies to complete the dislocated figures. What is she suggesting about consumption & availability?

Voet lives and works in Brussels and Shanghai.

Do you ever have art deja vu? We do! Here’s our art equation for the day:LISA + FRIDA = GIA(L) Mona Lisa (1503-1506) by Leonardo Da Vinci(M) “Self-Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser,” (1940) by Frida Khalo(R) UNTITLED NO.1: SELF PORTRAIT AS MONA GLORIA, VANNA, BANANANA (FLAVA FLAV), (2012) by Gia Condo

Do you ever have art deja vu? We do! Here’s our art equation for the day:

LISA + FRIDA = GIA

(L) Mona Lisa (1503-1506) by Leonardo Da Vinci
(M) “Self-Portrait Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser,” (1940) by Frida Khalo
(R) UNTITLED NO.1: SELF PORTRAIT AS MONA GLORIA, VANNA, BANANANA (FLAVA FLAV), (2012) by Gia Condo

publicartfund:

Tragically beautiful public art in Syria. 
devidsketchbook:

KISS
Klimt’s famous “kiss” on the walls of a devastated building in Syria
( image via: 123inspiration + facebook )


someone’s destruction lends itself to someone else’s vision

publicartfund:

Tragically beautiful public art in Syria. 

devidsketchbook:

KISS

Klimt’s famous “kiss” on the walls of a devastated building in Syria

( image via: 123inspiration + facebook )

someone’s destruction lends itself to someone else’s vision

Porn Art/ Art Porn? Doesn’t matter, really. Andrew Riggins cuts out barely-clad beauties to make his racy, albeit awkward, collages in the series he calls “Seamstress”This image is a screenshot of his website. See more here.

Porn Art/ Art Porn? Doesn’t matter, really. Andrew Riggins cuts out barely-clad beauties to make his racy, albeit awkward, collages in the series he calls “Seamstress”

This image is a screenshot of his website. See more here.

Artist Matthew Cusick scratched and sanded words off of pages in old text books to produce these delicate works with their witty and whimsical one-liners. This is one of our favorites, it’s called “p2 (I can be a real ass)”, from the series “Defacements.” Image copyright of Matthew Cusick and Pavel Zubok Gallery (NYC). For more of his work, click here.

Artist Matthew Cusick scratched and sanded words off of pages in old text books to produce these delicate works with their witty and whimsical one-liners. 

This is one of our favorites, it’s called “p2 (I can be a real ass)”, from the series “Defacements.” 

Image copyright of Matthew Cusick and Pavel Zubok Gallery (NYC). For more of his work, click here.

If you’ve ever lived in a tight space, you understand what “real life tetris”— as the artist Michael Johansson calls it— feels like.  Having to fit odd objects together juuuusst right is what this guy does for a living. It might be the OCD gremlin in us, but there is something so calming, so reassuring about this Swedish guy’s work. A place for everything & everything in its place!
Michael Johansson collects everyday objects and composes them in a confined space— a doorway, a window, a break in the wall— sometimes color-coding his creations. He is inspired by patterns and irregular situations in daily life. Read more about him at http://bit.ly/yhw5LQ, via Pinch Magazine 
Image above of work titled Ghost V (2011)

If you’ve ever lived in a tight space, you understand what “real life tetris”— as the artist Michael Johansson calls it— feels like.  Having to fit odd objects together juuuusst right is what this guy does for a living. It might be the OCD gremlin in us, but there is something so calming, so reassuring about this Swedish guy’s work. A place for everything & everything in its place!

Michael Johansson collects everyday objects and composes them in a confined space— a doorway, a window, a break in the wall— sometimes color-coding his creations. He is inspired by patterns and irregular situations in daily life. Read more about him at http://bit.ly/yhw5LQ, via Pinch Magazine 

Image above of work titled Ghost V (2011)

on the street the wall is your oyster. in this photo alone, there’s at least 5 artists represented.  I call this the street art onion.
can you tell what is what ??

on the street the wall is your oyster. in this photo alone, there’s at least 5 artists represented.  I call this the street art onion.

can you tell what is what ??

Dina Goldstein series “In the Doll House” features superdolls B & K as they navigate the superficiality of their lives & K’s homoeroticism http://inthedollhouse.net/

Dina Goldstein series “In the Doll House” features superdolls B & K as they navigate the superficiality of their lives & K’s homoeroticism http://inthedollhouse.net/