Social Distancing Turned Into Art

In efforts to enforce social distancing, many public places in Singapore have used tape to mark out areas where people should or shouldn’t be. These markings include a variety of lines and shapes, such as circles or crosses. Unexpectedly, the markings have produced some aesthetic patterns in public spaces. I really like how simple the…

Paper Sculptures

This artist uses paper cut patterns to create sculptures. I love the different shapes and patterns created, and how simple yet intricate they are. The minimalistic style of white on white creates a really calming effect, and the geometric patterns give the works a sense of harmony. Since we were working with paper this week,…

Coronavirus Tourism

This graphic designer created these clever posters to encourage people to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak. I really like how the artist used a minimalistic style, yet still added some detail to one part of the poster (such as the hair or the water) to make the illustrations look more realistic. The bold color…

Meltdown Flags – Data Visualization

“Meltdown Flags” is a project that edits designs of flags to represent the way climate change is impacting glaciers around the world. The artists have interpreted the white areas on flags as the glaciers, and hence the flags see a gradual decrease in the amount of white on them, representing the way glaciers are melting…

“Empty” Paintings

This artist takes classic famous paintings and recreates them without including any people. I find these artworks fascinating because the versions with the people removed have a very eerie and mysterious feeling to them. Since they are such famous paintings, even without any of the human subjects many of these paintings are still easily recognizable,…

Digitally Rendered Surrealist Portraits

This artist creates 3D objects digitally and arranges them to form faces integrated within the numerous random objects. I really like how the objects in the artworks look as though they belong together even though they are all random objects that aren’t always seen together. The faces bring life to the objects, and I think…

Stop Motion Animation of Products

I really like the use of sound in this animation as it engages the audience more by using sounds that we are all familiar with. I think the stop motion images are also really impressive because the transitions are all very smooth and the objects look like they are moving through space through the different…

Abstract Illustrations

Calvin Sprague’s works caught my eye because of the way he combines integrates animals or people into abstract images, making his artworks almost seem like illusions. I think the way he’s combined shapes and lines to create these illustrations is quite interesting because even though the shapes he uses throughout the whole piece are quite…

Connor Addison’s Cubist Paintings

Connor Addison depicts figures through cubist paintings while exploring feelings of love. I think Addison’s use of simple shapes to represent the figures is very interesting as he only uses 2-dimensional shapes, but through shading is able to make the figure appear 3-dimensional. The use of geometric shapes to represent an organic shape is also…

Unintended Beauty

Alastair Philip Wiper’s new book features photos of symmetry and pattern found in industrial spaces. I find it very interesting how Wiper can manipulate composition to make us see industrial spaces as having beauty, challenging our ideas of factories being dull and monotonous. The patterns that he captures in the images are quite interesting as…