When viewed from afar, Seattle artist Ben Beres' circular etchings read as abstract patterning, but closer inspection reveals elaborate stories arrayed on circular pages. The exterior text is clearly legible, but the writing becomes progressively more difficult to read as it winds its way to...

Laura Brothers makes glitched-out art that overflows and manipulates layers of pixels to create organic flows. Please visit her website to see the full-size pixel art in all of its intricate glory. ...

Ever since interviewing Chandra Bocci way back when, I've been looking for another 3D artist that utilized shapes and textures in a way that felt equally powerful to me. I haven't really found one... until today, with the work of Sarah Applebaum! By weaving fabric into patterns that are just bursting with color and texture and richness, she transforms rooms (and camouflaged people hidden within them) into caves that would probably make some people claustrophobic by their sheer intensity. I imagine that stepping into a space given the Applebaum treatment would turn even the most reserved of art critics into a somewhat synesthesic fellow or madam.

 

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Sun Wu-Kong is a character in Chinese lore that I grew up with, so it is of particular interest to me that Alexis Gideon will be reinventing it in rock opera form. This will be showing at Disjecta at 8:00pm on September 3rd. Check out this...

These symmetrical flurries are only one portion of artist Tatiana Plakhova's art portfolio, but they are certainly amongst the most immediately gratifying. Something about these jellyfish-like whirling ornaments just seem comforting. See some more of her works on Flickr or Behance. ...

Textiles are amongst the most wasteful items human beings consume on a regular basis, so why not turn ugly secondhand clothing into art? Derick Melander does it. Stacks of textiles are oriented by color to create neat vertical columns that practically paintings when viewed from afar, complete with drips and all.

 

Tadashi Moriyama's cityscapes are woven with tendrils of organic patterning, and his subjects are equal parts human biology and urban planning schematic. Moriyama's blending of interior and exterior space creates an intense sense of movement in his pieces, and the eye is constantly shifting as...

All papercuts require an obsessive attention to detail, but Elsa Mora's beautiful pieces are almost three dimensional in their intricacy. Mora manages to create texture and depth in a difficult medium, and the end results are nothing short of stunning. ...