You may have never thought of balloons as art, but after seeing these wildly impressive pieces, we’re sure you will. Airheads Entertainment awe people of all ages with intricate and creative statues. No more simple puppies or swords, one single creation can become a 40 hour endeavour.
Known as Hitofude Ryuu, which means Dragon with one stroke in Japanese, the following paintings originate from a studio called Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan, where master painters have perfected this technique over four generations. Using nothing but paint and a brush, they start by creating an ornate dragon head and finish off drawing the body in just one stroke.
Chinese artist Johnson Tsang reaches deep into the well of cultural history to inspire himself and his art. His sculptures reflect the influences of the Western world by using a traditional drink for inspiration. Yuanyang is a local drink that showcases perfectly that very mix of influences; made from coffee and milk tea, both strong influences of Eastern and Western cultures are represented in the drink. In his art, Tsang uses ceramics and stainless steel to showcase a brief kiss amidst a splash of spilt Yuanyang.
To celebrate Icheon and the revival of this Korean Ceramics tradition, the American Museum of Ceramic Art put together a video to capture the essence of the art– and they succeeded. By featuring several talented artists, the museum helped demonstrate the workmanship of Icheon art and its longevity. Icheon is an art form that has been a cultural tradition for over 5000 years, and one that will surely continue.
Cuban born duo Guerra de la Paz use clothing as their medium. Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz are not designers nor tailors, but rather, incredible sculptors that breathe new life into old discarded clothing. Their unique talents have garnered them lots of media attention from the press and the art world, notably The Chicago Sun Times, The Huffington Post, the Washington post and The Wall Street Journal.