Month: December 2013

2013 Has Been a Long Year, We All Deserve a Break!

I won’t be posting from:

13th December – 6th January 2014

I would like to thank everyone for their support over the last year. This blog has had steady growth and seems to be on a good trajectory, and this would not be possible without YOU my loyal friends and followers.

Keep sharing, posting, liking, tweeting, pinning or even faxing… Just keep spreading the love for SOMF!

If you miss my posts don’t forget to browse the archives for something you might have missed.

Peace, love and sausage rolls

Surreal Portraits of a Powerless and Lost Young Man

New York-based photographer Ben Zank creates intriguing portraits rich with surreal elements. The Bronx native’s portfolio boasts countless images, each with its own narrative. The fine art photographer produces scenes filled with mystery and oddities that allow the viewer to form their own context for the respective images, giving some sort of backstory that has led up to this point.

Zank’s subjects are often himself in dapper attire, oddly lost and playfully searching through his environment for an undisclosed something. The young photographer, whose work clearly takes inspiration from Rodney Smith and husband-wife duo Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, tells us, “This set of photographs represents my current and past emotions. Being in control, being powerless, stuck, being free again, etc. Think of it like a power struggle.”













Found on: My Modern Met

The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of November 2013

1. Suso33 – Madrid, Spain

We welcome back the monthly Top 10 street art pieces (based on unique pageviews) with a superb unique piece from Suso33, featuring at number one for November. In contrast to last months Top 10 Chart which should have featured Banksy only, we see six fantastic artists feature for the first time this month – C215, RONE, Pixel Pancho vs Vhils, JR, Violant and Alice.

Another notable theme this month is the clever use of the building’s attributes – with C215, RONE and JR all producing works which make the most of their walls’ opportunities and interact subtly yet intelligently with their surroundings.

Enjoy murals 2-10 after the jump and let us know in the comments who else you think deserved to be in the top 10 this month. We’ll see you for a special edition at the end of December for a round up of the year’s most popular Street Art pieces.

2. Borondo – London, UK
3. Invader – New York City
4. C215 – Senegal
5. Pixel Pancho x Vhils – Lisbon, Portugal
6. RONE – Berlin, Germany
7. JR – Paris, France
8. Violant – Entroncamento, Portugal
9. Alice – Vietnam
10. Shepard Fairey – Malaga, Spain

 

Found on: Street Art News

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper

Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) sheet of paper at the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland. Titled White Elephant, the artist is currently raising funds for the endeavor through Indiegogo so he can fund the production of paper and hopefully film the project in a timelapse video similar to the animation above. Mabona is offering a number of rewards such as origami instructions and original folded pieces including his famous koi and swallows.

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Found on: Colossal

American Hip Hop Culture In the Style of Norman Rockwell

For his 2012 mixtape Royalty, rapper Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino, hired NYC– based artist Sam Spratt to create his album coverSpratt explained, “What began as cover art for his mixtape “Royalty” evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from… The pieces are littered with tiny nods, details, and Easter eggs that Childish fans will appreciate, but really these are the stories of many people—not just one. The chance to paint vignettes based on Donald’s music, and the genres it’s born from, wasn’t something I would ever pass up.”

2  Sam Spratt

3 Sam Spratt

4 Sam Spratt

5 Sam Spratt

6 Sam Spratt

7 Sam Spratt

8 Sam Spratt

9 Sam Spratt

 

Found on: Visual News