Beauty Captured in Mixed Media Portraits by Zaki Alatas

Zaki Alatas is a freelance graphic designer based in Australia. His work is a mixture of photo manipulation and digital painting, in which he captures beauty in a dark and bright manner at the same time. Most of his artworks are centered around female portraits. Some of his works are trilogies inspired by a specific…

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Woozmoon Art or the Journals of a Globetrotter

Mona Lumir Fabiani or Woozmoon, a self-taught artist living and working in Marseille, is an insatiable globetrotter who capture visual moments in so called “travel books”. From drawing, to painting, crafts or photography, her visual art is a result of her journeys around the world which she puts on different media, like photos or personalized…

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Digital Paintings by Dorothee Golz

Dorothee Golz, Vienna-based photographer, sculptor, illustrator and artist is the author behind “Digital paintings”, a series combining famous portraits from the Renaissance era onto bodies and settings from nowadays. The reality from the two time periods are compared and combined in a series of challenging paintings that would fit the most avid art fan and…

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Avantgarde Collages by Claudio Parentela

Claudio Parentela, a well rounded artist based in Italy, likes to combine photography, painting, cartoon art and collage techniques into avantgarde illustrations. After specializing several years in black and white painting, the artist found a total freedom from experimenting with different materials, colors and techniques. The result? “An incredible crazy alchemy”, as the artist himself…

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New Fashion Shoots by Barbaros Cangürgel: Maleficent and Gas in the Park

Barbaros Cangürgel is one of the many artists we’ve covered on Mole Empire. A cinema student based in Turkey, Barbaros has come to our attention with his contemplative photography, which he calls “visual data”. Today we’re featuring two of his most recent photographic series: “Walt Disney” and “Gas in the Park”. If you liked the…

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Make Art Personal: Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

We are all affected by art. An article written by Author Schlesinger Jr. for The New York Times quotes General George Washington as saying, “The Arts and Sciences essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament and happiness of human life have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of…

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Exhibition: Aleksandar Basic – The Origin of the World at Paul McPherson Gallery

Inspired by the controversial painting of Gustave Courbet titled “The Origin of the World”, UK based visual artist Aleksandar Basic creates a modern version of the 1866 painting in a series of mix-media drawings which will be exhibited in London at the Paul McPherson gallery this October. Experimenting with unconventional materials like human hair, spray paint and inspired…

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Hang-Up Gallery Wall To Wall 2014

Graffiti and urban street art, whether symbolic to many or unwelcome to some, excluding Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, has had a change of attitudes surrounding it in recent years. There has always been some form of paintings or images put onto walls since the pre-historic and then notably in the Roman era, although the attitude…

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Modern Life Translated into Traditional Media in Dario Mekler’s Paintings

Dario Mekler is a graphic designer and illustrator from Argentina. Using colors to attract the viewer in an aesthetically pleasant way, his works ironizes modern living, with a subtle note of pessimism. With tribal elements, his images have a somehow futuristic aspect, a colorful world where the viewer is invited to reflect for a moment…

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The Londoner and the Interview: Neo-Cubism and Spectatorship in Modern London

The wind blew down on a harsh ground on a summer’s day as a form appeared in a figurative landscape, constantly scouring for inspiration. This intrepid explorer could make Bear Grylls look like an agoraphobic curtain-straightener and make a tumble-drier salesman’s head spin even more. He trundled over a fractured environment where light and colour…

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The Beauty of Human Curiousity and Fatalism: Lauren Baker You Blow My Mind Hang-Up Exhibition

A man moves dreamily through a primarily black and white coloured room that matches the eerie, static darkness of the winter’s evening outside. The pleasing lack of luminosity reflects the bleakness of a heart and aching soul that both Edgar Allan Poe and his morality-laden creations would be proud of. This somnambulist inhabits a fragmented…

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CAVEA Light Installation on the Beach of Cadaques

Cavea Ephemeral is a cool installation created by a team of designers for the Sensorium Gran Gala of Surrealism on the main beach of Cadaques, in the north of Cataluña. Home to artists like Dalí and Federico García Lorca, this town hosts every year an event which brings together art, music and literature. A team of…

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