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JR: continues his global street art installation, â€œ28MM: WOMENâ€ campaign with a new residency in Delhi, India. He checks in with us from the ancient city this week with a sneek peek at his latest handiwork. Fresh off an epic run of installations in Cambodia and Kenya, JR will no doubt have claimed all of Delhi as his personal outdoor art gallery by the time this new stage of his grand global plan is complete.
JR: Wrinkles of a City in Paris
Evol: German artist Evol uses stencils to create miniature lifelike buildings from small pieces of urban furniture. Here, he has drawn tiny balconies and satellite dishes onto the side of an electrical box to turn it into a tiny skyscraper. His work is so precise that, when you’re glancing at photographs, it can often be hard to tell that you’re not looking at pictures of real buildings.
SAM3 reverse silhouette in Cartagena: This is a very cool piece of work by SAM3. It stands out firstly because it’s enormous, and secondly because it’s a reverse silhouette: the texture of the wall becomes like her skin. A few days later the building was torn down. It takes incredible vision to produce work on this scale.
Vhils face: The powerful portraits produced by Vhils are made via subtraction rather than addition. This is a typical piece: a vast face chiselled from plaster on the side of a wall in his native Lisbon. He also etches with acid, and makes striking images by peeling billboards.
Evol: This cityscape was created by EVOL inside a deserted factory in Dresden in 2009. The concrete structures he decorated to produce the elaborate work are ‘probably the former foundation of a huge boiler plant to derive soap from rendered beef fat,’ he says. ‘Even 15 years after closing, it still smells nauseous.’
Nope, a mind-altering psychedelic substance was not slipped into your pre-dinner apÃ©ritif, this bizarre new Tokyo restaurant is for real â€“ all thanks to the imagination of local interior gurus, Fantastic Design Works Co. Alice of Magic World â€“ the fourth in a series of eateries based on Lewis Carrollâ€™s creation â€“ is a decidedly trippy affair, complete with custom made heart shaped chandelier and table, playing card tables and its own forest, thereâ€™s even Cheshire Cat tail pizza slices on the menu. Whilst you may have already deduced that elegance or sophistication are in rather slim supply, thereâ€™s certainly a super-sized helping of fun to be had in indulging your childhood fantasies in this surreal melting pot of surprise and excitement. Breathtakingly original whilst never falling into the gimmicky trap, Alice of Magic World is a playful world in which you can lose yourself in your own imagination for a few hours. Or was that those hallucinogenics again?
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To celebrate the launch of the CT Hybrid, Lexus recruited six young artists from different mediums and asked them to create two original works based on three themes: Challenge, Empower, and Escape. Each piece must challenge the common perceptions of the theme. But thereâ€™s more to this challenge: they only have 24 hours house to create each piece. Lexus followed each of them around with cameras to capture the process of creation. Learn more about Fresh Perspectives at freshperspectives.msn.com and check out the final works.
Jeff Nishinaka is a Los Angeles-based paper sculptor who broke onto the scene when there really wasnâ€™t a paper art scene at all.
Thirty years later, heâ€™s still a pioneer papercutter working on anything from a sculptural fine art piece to advertising campaigns to fashion displays. His commitment to the environment is also notable: he only uses recycled paper in his work, vegetable-based inks and recycles as much as he possibly can. He says, â€œIâ€™m very analog in this digital age.â€
Jackie Chan is an avid collector of Jeffâ€™s work and heâ€™s created paper art for Coca-Cola, Universal Pictures, and Penn State.
Click here to see Jeffâ€™s final piece for Challenge: â€œCliff Notesâ€ in which he builds a house on a cliff out of paper.
See more at freshperspectives.msn.com and stay tuned for our last Fresh Perspectives interview with Craig Thornton. Feelinâ€™ kinda sad that this series is coming to a closeâ€¦
Design Milk has partnered with Lexus on Fresh Perspectives, a series that highlights work by six artists from different disciplines. Each artist created two pieces of art based on three themes â€” Challenge, Empower, and Escape â€” and each piece was made within 24 hours. Thanks to Lexus, this project not only supports art but also helps support Design Milkâ€™s efforts to promote emerging artists.