Jason Pearson, Iconic Comic Artist and Body Bags Creator, Passes Away at 52

Jason Pearson, Iconic Comic Artist and Body Bags Creator, Passes Away at 52

The family of iconic comic book artist Jason Pearson, creator of the body bags franchise, reveals that the iconic comic book creator passed away from natural causes on December 19 of last year. Pearson broke into mainstream comics in the 1990s and quickly became a standout with his dynamic artwork that was constantly bursting with … Read more

Tattoo like a lady: With a fake arm and an ink gun, Syracuse artist explores history of female tattooists

Tattoo like a lady: With a fake arm and an ink gun, Syracuse artist explores history of female tattooists

The main characters of Jamie Santos’ Saturday art lecture included four of the world’s pioneering female tattoo artists, and a silicon arm named “Armothy.” Santos is an artist and the owner of Eastwood tattoo parlor “Three of Swords,” which she runs with two other women. Sunday she packed up her tattoo guns, inks and fake … Read more

Maria Bartuszová: an artist of the fragile who was anything but | art and design

HASta time when the art world is attempting to rewrite a history that has largely benefited male artists, Tate Modern is staging a show of work by Slovak sculptor Maria Bartuszová (1936–1996). Her unique biomorphic casts touch on big themes such as belonging, growth and infinity. Bartuszová worked outside the traditional centers of contemporary art, … Read more

Artist with synaesthesia puts Greta Thunberg’s Davos speech on canvas | painting

When Greta Thunberg delivered her “Our house is on fire” speech at Davos in 2019, she galvanized millions of thousands of school students to strike for the climate. The address was unique and potent in its urgency, but what did it look like in color? What hues, textures and shapes could be ascribed to her … Read more

‘It’s impossible for me to say whether or not he was evil’: artist Lene Berg on her killer father | art and design

Ina darkened room at the Kunsthall museum in Bergen, visitors can stretch out on a beanbag below a speaker and eavesdrop on a nine-year-old girl talking to her mother at bedtime. “Is Dad evil, Mum?” the girl’s disembodied voice asks. Bedsheets rustle with impatience as the mother fails to conclusively answer her question. “Is Dad … Read more

New exhibition reveals the Baroness artist who wore cake as a hat and lived in poverty

New exhibition reveals the Baroness artist who wore cake as a hat and lived in poverty

The extraordinary life of a thrice-married penniless 20th century baroness who once shaved her pubic hair on film is being celebrated in a new exhibition. Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was a notorious performance artist in Twenties New York; she wore a cake as a hat, spoons as earrings and postage stamps as make-up and lived … Read more

Banksy: Artist behind Jubilee mural in Wood Green comes forward

Banksy: Artist behind Jubilee mural in Wood Green comes forward

A provocative mural that drew comparisons to Banksy has appeared on the side of a Poundland store in Wood Green, north London. Local residents thought the piece, which makes a statement about slavery ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, could be as genuine work by the illusive street artist. However, James Straffon has now been … Read more

Artist paints mural that tells the story of East Alabama

Artist paints mural that tells the story of East Alabama

By Lauren Johnson, Opelika-Auburn News Chris Johnson says his mural-painting career started as a way to tell the story of local communities. “It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever done, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s also the most rewarding,” said Johnson, who lives in Columbus, Georgia. Johnson has completed two murals … Read more

Artist Transforms 50-Year-Old Photo Into a Beautiful Modern Portrait

Artist Transforms 50-Year-Old Photo Into a Beautiful Modern Portrait

An anonymous digital artist is creating impressive transformations of old black-and-white photos, reimagining them as enhanced and colorized portraits that look as though they were shot in the modern-day. The artist, who goes by IDoArtForYou on Reddit, most recently wowed the subreddit /r/pics with the above before-and-after that shows the result of his colorization work … Read more

Limbo Accra meets artist Ibiye Camp

Limbo Accra meets artist Ibiye Camp

Limbo Accra and Ibiye Camp talk African urban landscapes and digital archives In our profile series with Ghanaian spatial design studio Limbo Accra, we meet its rich network of collaborators. Here, spatial artist Ibiye Camp completes our journey with a discussion on the urban landscape in Africa and digital archives Over the past year, Ghanaian … Read more