‘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

Batman Artist Shares Naruto Inspiration With Heartwarming Art Tribute

Batman Artist Shares Naruto Inspiration With Heartwarming Art Tribute

This popular Batman artist admits to being inspired by Naruto to become a comic book artist in a heartfelt tweet. DBZ also inspired his work. The DC Comics stalwart Batman manga icon naruto are hardly ever associated with each other. Despite their different places in the pop culture consciousness, artist Jorge Jiménez has brought the … Read more

Ukraine’s best loved artist: ‘Once again a symbol of survival in the midst of a dictator’s war’ | art and design

ATt the 1937 International Exposition in Paris, two colossal pavilions faced each other down. One was Hitler’s Germany, crowned with a Nazi eagle. The other was Stalin’s Soviet Union, crowned with a statue of a worker and a peasant holding hands. It was a symbolic clash at a moment when right and left were fighting … Read more

Justice League Artist Recreates Iconic Cover as if the Team Aged in Real-Time

Justice League Artist Recreates Iconic Cover as if the Team Aged in Real-Time

Justice League, written by Keith Griffen and JM DeMatteis, features art by Maguire, who now reimagines the team if they grew older over the years. Comic book artist Kevin Maguire recreated his iconic Justice League cover, but with one big change: the heroes have naturally aged since the title’s debut. Maguire’s work on Justice League … Read more