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Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic Casino carpets, photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski

Hotel ‘Bellagio’. ‘Las Vegas Carpets’ photo project by New York based photographer Chris Maluszynski. Psychedelic Casino carpets

Psychedelic Casino carpets
Traditionally, carpets in hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are incredibly bright. Meanwhile, such design is a real insult to the aesthetic sense, but they are there with some practical purpose – to tourists “not to sleep” and spend money in the casino. The author of these Psychedelic Casino carpets photographs is Chris Maluzinski, who has taken these pictures over the past 5 years. The 39-year-old fan of the capital of gambling, Chris Maluzinski repeatedly comes to Vegas from his native New York on business. One day, bright colors of carpets in the casinos and hotels struck him so much, that he began photographing them.
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Olafur Eliasson light installation

Olafur Eliasson light installation

‘Stairs of Gravity’. Olafur Eliasson light installation. The Museum of Art in Seoul

Olafur Eliasson light installation
With an emphasis on light and perspective, installations by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson transform the plane that allows the viewer to experience the illusion of supernatural environment. The interstitial space in the Museum of Art in Seoul, features “Stairs of Gravity”. Composed of luminous spheres attached to the ceiling, all the space – bathed in yellow light, like the sun. Something otherworldly seen in lamps and mirrors on the ceiling, the visitor gets the impression of floating in space, among celestial bodies. Mirrors have essential place in the magic containing in the works of Eliasson. Traditionally, Mirrors defy the usual relation of man and space, recalling our tiny place in the vast universe.
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Digital artist Catrin Welz-Stein

Vintage collage illustration by German digital artist Catrin Welz-Stein

Night fairy. Vintage collage illustration by German digital artist Catrin Welz-Stein

Digital artist Catrin Welz-Stein
The author of this stunning surreal world created by collaging in Photoshop vintage photographs and old illustrations – Catrin Welz-Stein. According to her gallery, the fantasy and creativity of the artist have no borders. Her art gallery, in particular, presents the fantasy world of children stories, medieval, Jugendstil, Folklore and Surrealism.
According to a talented German artist Catrin Welz-Stein herself, she “was born with a pencil in her hand”. So, she has been painting and doing everything related to arts since childhood. After Catrin Welz-Stein has graduated from Darmstadt Graphic Design University in Germany, she worked in advertising in Germany, USA and Switzerland. German graphic designer Catrin Welz-Stein lives and works in Malaysia.
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Washi paper art by Kyoko Hazama

Cat and girl. Washi paper art by Kyoko Hazama

A Cat and a girl. Washi paper art by Kyoko Hazama

Washi paper art by Kyoko Hazama
In fact, the Japanese use Washi paper in many traditional arts.
And Japanese paper artist Kyoko Hazama also creates cute miniature sculptures out of this durable and rigid paper. According to Hazama, she has been used Washi paper since childhood, first as a game, then, at her twenties – created miniature sculptures. Meanwhile, every sculpture begins with an idea drawn in a sketch. Using different colors of paper, layer by layer, Kyoko Hazama constructs her cartoon-like figurines. Noteworthy, the main inspiration for Kyoko Hazama became facial expressions of animated cartoon characters from the Czech Republic. Anyway, the art of Kyoko Hazama originates from the traditional Japanese folk art dolls combined with her individual view and feelings. Her miniature human sculptures, which are mostly girls – depict her personality, they are symbolic self-portraits.
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Cake artist Sylvia Weinstock

Cake artist Sylvia Weinstock

Delicious and realistic, Deer. Work by Cake artist Sylvia Weinstock

Cake artist Sylvia Weinstock
Can you believe this deer is a cake? Talented artist and cook designer Sylvia Weinstock has been creating such fantastic celebratory cakes for more than 30 years. In fact, these cakes are as delicious as they are beautiful. According to Sylvia Weinstock, she uses various ingredients – butter, cream, fresh fruit and chocolate. However, more than ingredients important unlimited fantasy and a real talent of an artist and a sculptor. And Sylvia Weinstock obtains these qualities. Talented cake artist Sylvia Weinstock is a New York Manhattan based designer, whose company has about 30 years of experience in creating fabulous cakes. Noteworthy, Sylvia Weinstock made cakes for the Clinton White House, as well as numerous celebrity weddings. Artful cakes by Sylvia Weinstock appeared in in several media publications from Modern Bride to the New York Times.
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Paper Cut Art by Eric Standley

Paper Cut Art by Eric Standley

Stunning Paper Cut Art by Eric Standley, American fine artist

Paper Cut Art by Eric Standley
Inspired by Gothic geometry and Islamic architectural ornamentation, American artist creates fabulous artworks of paper. Meanwhile, the artist has his unique individual style. Standley got his B.F.A. after graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art and M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and the Foundations of Art and Design Coordinator for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. According to the artist, he sleeps on rare occasions and dreams that with hard work and concentration he might one day become a modernist. Standley holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, reinvented on a daily basis.
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Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden

Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden, Scottish artist

Street scene – Smoking men. Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden, Scottish artist

Hyperrealistic pencil drawings by Paul Cadden
The pictures above and inside the post are not photographs, they are pencil drawings created by Paul Cadden, artist from Glasgow, Scotland. According to Paul Cadden, he has drawn these pictures with pencil, believe it or not. These genius hand-drawn images are unbelievable. The 49-year-old genius artist traveled around the world taking thousands of photographs of everyday situations to draw when he returned home. In particular, his spectacular works include an elderly couple sitting on a step in Barcelona, a man walking with an umbrella in Hong Kong and stunning close-up portraits. The images recreate the photos in incredible detail – from the wrinkles on an old man’s face to the small words on a leaflet. Meanwhile, it takes Paul Cadden up to three months to complete one painting or drawing.
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