For his series "The Daily Lives of Gods," Alexey Kondakov juxtaposes the modern and oft bleak streets of Kiev, Ukraine, with classic Renaissance paintings. The idea came to the Ukrainian art director when he discovered the 17th century Caesar van Everdingen painting "Nymphs Offering the Young Bacchus Wine," while surfing the web.
"Suddenly, understanding that the heroes of masterpieces spent their time just like we do," he says of his manipulated mobile phone image series, which has garnered international attention. "I decided to make a mashup with modern urban landscapes."
Suraj Sirohi’s opened up her Instagram account to anyone – anyone who wants their photo improved by her quirky doodles! She uses her mobile phone and an app called Sketchbook, and just doodles whatever she thinks fits the scene.It’s an incredible use of a brilliant imagination, and you shouldn’t be missing a single creation. Follow her on Instagram here
Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Snowy mountain peaks and thick forests become the shaggy fur of wolves and foxes, and even the northern lights appear through the silhouette of a polar bear. Lie is undoubtedly influenced by his surroundings in Bergen, Norway, a coastal city surrounded by seven mountains.
JONAS by Zbynek Kysela
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN by Khitan
“For the third time in my life, I’m caught in a daze, I tripped over the heart of a beautiful girl, and stumbled, helpless, straight into her gaze, now nothing else matters, but her beautiful curls. People might tell me that this is a craze, “it’s nothing, you fool, but the honeymoon phase!” But I don’t believe them, no, not for a day, I’ll run my fingers through her hair, and practice ‘Cafune’.”
“There are such things as envy and greed, which can even exist ‘tween the best of friends, the former occurs when one is in need, the other occurs again and again. One can satisfy such cravings quite easily, just borrow and borrow, it’s reasonably easy, to steal by borrowing, frames, cards, games, bingo! You’ve stumbled upon the act of ‘Tingo’.”
With delicate lines, dots, and geometric patterns, L.A. tattoo artist Dr. Woo creates some of the coolest tattoos we’ve seen in quite a while. The 33-year-old artist first started experimenting with tattoos when he was only 13 and would later work as a fashion buyer and designer before he apprenticed with Mark Mahoney at theShamrock Social Club where he’s now based.
Woo is now one of the most in-demand tattoo artists in L.A. with a waitlist well over six months. There’s often a line out the door of people just making appointments in-person (a professor recently showed up with an entire class in tow). You can join a half million others and follow him on Instagram.