The nature of graffiti tends to result in nocturnal excursions, but painting completely in the dark can be a be problem and sometimes you just need a little bit of light. LASH is a light attachment for spray cans designed by Subinay Malhotra of New Delhi, India to provide low-level illumination on demand to artists on the street. The device slots onto the can and charges via a motion familiar to anyone who has sprayed paint, illicitly or otherwise: the shaking action one has to repeat to keep on painting. The LEDs are intentionally dim and easy to turn both on and off at the push of a button, all so artists can see what they are doing on an as-needed basis but blend back into the shadows with a simple click.
Found on: WebUrbanist
While we’ve all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it’s not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we’ve been around, we’ve seen these unbelievable photos pop up here and there and today, we decided to give them all one home. Here, then, are ten fascinating photos that look unbelievably like an oil, acrylic or watercolor painting. Enjoy!
Found on: My Modern Met
Whether she’s dripping black paint onto canvas or carefully placing watercolors on a Moleskin page, one thing is certain, artist Agnes-Cecile (aka Silvia Pelissero) knows how to create evocative works of art. It’s been over a year since we took a look at her figurative illustrations and, since then, the artist has been on a tear, creating incredibly powerful pieces.
Today, instead of highlighting her new watercolor paintings, we take a look at her black dripping paint portraits. The 21-year-old artist just put up a new video that shows the making of Waiting, the piece immediately below. Watch as she masterfully creates the piece using a combination of black enamel paint, which she drips and flips off her paintbrush, and charcoal, which she carefully places and then smears with her fingertips. Love her technique.
via: My Modern Met