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South African Art in Nando’s Around the World

Nando’s are most probably only known for their flame grilled chicken and peri-peri but as lot of people (including me) didn’t know is that someone at Nandos’s has a soft spot for local South African artists.

Since 2001,  their Global Arts Initiative has supported local artists by giving them a platform to show their work, Nando’s restaurants, and has now collected over 7500 pieces!

Click here for the full article on Between 10and5.

Below are some of the pieces from around the world, looks like everywhere but South Africa has the “high-end” version of Nando’s?

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art Mosaic Studio 

Kings Cross Station, London

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Coming to the City (2011) conceived by Clive van den Berg and produced by Yellowwoods Art

Washington Graffiti (2011) created by Kilmany-Jo Liversage and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

Washington DC, USA

Washington Graffiti (2011) by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

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Kilmany-Jo-Liversage_Nandos-Washington-2

Woodbridge Graffiti (2013) created by Kilmany-Jo Liversage and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art 

Virginia, USA

Woodbridge Graffiti (2013) by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

Woodbridge Graffiti (2013) by Kilmany-Jo Liversage

Toronto Graffiti (2013) created by Kilmany-Jo Liversage and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art 

Toronto, Canada

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The Yards Billboard (2013) conceived by Xolile Mtakatya, executed on site by Colossal Media and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

The Yards, Washington, USA

The Yards Billboard (2013) conceived by Xolile Mtakatya

Accidental Art, Long Street Mural (2014) conceived by Xolile Mtakatya, executed by Colossal Media and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa

Accidental Art Nando's Long Street

Accidental Art Nando's Long Street

Stratford Pages (2011) produced by Yellowwoods Art Ceramic Studio

London, UK

Stratford Pages (2011)

Stratford Pages (2011)

Stratford Columns (2011) produced by Qubeka Bead Studio and facilitated by Yellowwoods Art

Stratford Pages (2011)

Stratford Columns (2011)

 

Desert Breath: Still Visible 17 Years Later

In 1997 a collaborative effort spanning two years between installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinides created this amazing piece in the Sahara desert. You can still see the installation on Google Earth.

Found on: Colossal

Temporary Sculptures by Environmental Artist

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

These temporary sculptures were created by environmental artist and photographer duo, Martin Hill and his partner Philippa Jones.

Hill speaking about the use of circles:

The use of the circle refers to nature’s cyclical system which is now being used as a model for industrial ecology. Sustainability will be achieved by redesigning products and industrial processes as closed loops—materials that can’t safely be returned to nature will be continually turned into new products. Of course this is only one part of the redesign process. We need to use renewable energy, eliminate all poisonous chemicals, use fair trade and create social equity.

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature nature land art

Found on: Colossal

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

Painting with Light

Some artists paint with a brush on canvas, but artist Janne Parviainen is a little bit different. To create his magical portraits, the Helsinki-based artist chooses to paint with light without using any digital post-processing. He sets up very long camera exposures and develops his drawings by moving different lights in specific patterns within the camera frame. As a result of his movements, spirals of light form mysterious figures that emerge out of the darkness.















Found on: My Modern Met

Monsieur Qui New Street Pieces – Paris, France

Eric Lacan aka Monsieur Qui is a street artist and illustrator hailing from France with a broad range of work; from street art to fashion illustrations.
The Parisian artist, most known for his paste-ups of pretty ladies, has an elegance to his style which is seldom seen on the streets.

Several New Street Art Pieces By French Artist Monsieur Qui On The Streets Of Paris, France. 2
Several New Street Art Pieces By French Artist Monsieur Qui On The Streets Of Paris, France. 3Several New Street Art Pieces By French Artist Monsieur Qui On The Streets Of Paris, France. 4
Found on: Street Art News

New Chain Link Sculptures by Young-Deok Seo

Korean sculptor Young-Deok Seo has crafted several new chain link sculptures—two for his Anguishseries of a man in despair and one of a peaceful woman for his Nirvana series. Continuing to work with the unconventional medium of choice, Seo maintains his high skill level of recreating the human form and projecting a sense of emotion through it. Like many of the figurative sculptures in the artist’s growing collection, this latest additions offers an expressive pose that is easy to translate, despite their fragmented nature.

Found on: My Modern Met

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitially assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. These are some of my favorites but you can see much more over on 500px. Ionut also offers all kinds of tutorials and workshops available through his website.

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut surreal digital conceptual

Found on: Colossal