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Lives in Coimbra, Portugal
Miami-based artist Douglas Hoekzema, also known as Hoxxoh, creates incredibly beautiful kaleidoscopic murals. By layering different colored continuous rings, he can turn a plain wall into a hypnotizing portal-looking mural that looks like you could be sucked in if you stand too close!
Do you remember my story when I did a portrait from the old accordions? When I posted that on FB, I was asked for a bigger challenge - to make a portrait from a real piano. After an hour I got a piano from one of my FB friends! The piano was really old and the sound was more than terrible. How did we take a piano apart? At first, we thought to do that in a normal way, with special tools, but why not to make fun of that?! We took some too...
As an artist I like my artworks to tell stories and I often use discarded materials. I have been collecting old beer cans from the streets around my studio for a few years, knowing that one day I would make an artwork from them. During the political turmoil in my country over the last few months there has been much discussion about Britain’s heritage and Glory.
When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor Malgorzata Chodakowska, who creates these beautiful fountain sculptures out of bronze where the water plays an essential part in the whole structure. Erupting from the statues in unlikely places, water creates a motion that gives Chodakowska’s sculptures a human-like presence and somehow feels sort ...
I am an artist in the UK and a little bit obsessed with insects! So a few years ago I tried to recreate my favourite specimens using recycled paper, wire and thread. I now have a collection of around 100 different species and am still adding to it! The insects are all hand cut using a scalpel and some of them are embroidered by hand to create their patterns and textures.
My lightpaintings have been called the first unique art form of the twenty-first century. If you think you are amazed by them in the video, think of how I feel inside them creating one. I still get goose bumps thinking about how lucky I am to be able to work in such an amazing medium.