When it comes to street artists none are as famous as the ever elusive Banksy. With his satirical, playful and obviously bold expressions of graffiti genius, it is no wonder this UK legend/ hero has made it big time. A documentary, or is it a psuedo-documentary, about him called “Exit through the Gift Shop” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival recently and while it doesn’t promise to reveal his identity or anything else about him for that matter, it does promise intrigue. [ Continue Reading ]
In case you lived under a rock for the past few months and have not seen the “Jizz In My Pants” video, this is your chance to catch up and see the response to it. The response was initially inspired by an idea for girls to wear a fake engagement ring in hopes to scare of constant unwanted attention from douche-bags. [ Continue Reading ]
You may be more familiar with Rachell Sumpter’s work gracing the covers of Dave Eggers novels—particularly the recently acclaimed bestseller bookslip for What Is the What—but her paintings showcase a softer palette, that seem to celebrate kinship, culture and subtle organizational chaos between man, woman and the mythical/natural beasts. [ Continue Reading ]
It is true that as long as you have a vision, any material can be used to create art. And as long as you are imaginative enough to think outside the box, then your piece of art could end up on the Guinness World Records… well at least that was the case of Eric Daigh who uses push pins to create portraits. [ Continue Reading ]
I’ve been a loyal follower of Artistic Things since I found it online several months ago. This blog has opened my world to styles and genres of art which I might not have ventured into all by my lonesome.
What I found over time was that it was more than just the style of art which kept me coming back week after week. It was, what I’d like to call , my tour guides (a.k.a. bloggers). Each one of them brings their own unique perspective while still allowing me to see the art from my point of view. I really dig that ! So, one fine day I decided that I wanted to be one of “them” and so, Voila! Here I am!!