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Constellations of Found Electronics Shape Faces on Vintage Rackets by Artist Leonardo Ulian

   15 Jun 00:00:08  |  ThisIsColossal

London-based artist Leonardo Ulian (previously) merges two disparate elements in his sprawling assemblages: he speckles analog equipment with an array of electronic pieces found in digital devices. Created while in quarantine, Ulian’s Contrived Object series is comprised of vintage tennis rackets displaying intricate constellations of metal parts, microchips, and other found objects that form an abstract face.
The egg shape of the “head” of these vintage rackets reminded me of something yet familiar but at the moment lost. More

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Sliced and Diced Food Arranged into Color-Coded Sequences by Adam Hillman

   14 Jun 00:00:28  |  ThisIsColossal

Adam Hillman (previously) has taken recommendations to choose a balanced diet seriously. For each slice of Granny Smith apple, the New Jersey-based artist pairs a quartered cucumber, halved kiwi, and peeled plantain in a meticulous, color-coded arrangement.
Using produce, candy, and breakfast fare, Hillman organizes an array of perishables into patterns and geometric sequences, which he often shares on Instagram. “There’s something beautiful about working with something so transient, and the beauty of the materials is something that can only be preserved through photography long after the food within the photo has either rotted or been eaten,” he tells Colossal. More

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Graceful Photographs of Solitary Figures by Oye Diran Explore Beauty and Empowerment

   14 Jun 00:00:28  |  ThisIsColossal

Oye Diran describes his distinctly elegant photographs as “conceptual with a degree of minimalism and fantasy.” The New York City-based photographer captures refined images of women dressed in pastel gowns of billowing tulle and surrounded by wide swathes of blush fabric?like in “Maktub,” an arresting photograph (shown below) that recently won a first-place LensCulture Exposure Award.
Whether a profile or wider, scenic shot, Diran’s work frames solitary subjects who often are closing their eyes or looking away from the camera. More

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A Model Morphs into a Rotund Tomato, Peeled Banana, and a Hoagie in a Bizarre Photographic Series

   13 Jun 00:00:15  |  ThisIsColossal

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30 Hand-Cranked Machines Comprise Amusing Series of Miniatures by Artist Federico Tobon

   13 Jun 00:00:15  |  ThisIsColossal

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Hundreds of Photos of the New York Sky Pinned to a Massive, Spherical Sculpture by Sarah Sze

   12 Jun 00:00:05  |  ThisIsColossal

Artist Sarah Sze explores the myriad conceptions of time and space through a tremendous, new spherical sculpture. Titled “Shorter than the Day” ?a reference to Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death,” which considers the comfort found in life’s finality?Sze’s piece weighs five tons and was unveiled Thursday at LaGuardia Airport. It is suspended above an atrium in Terminal B.
The New York-based artist captures the magnitude of the upper atmosphere as it changes from bright blue morning to a vibrant sunset to the rich hues of the night through nearly 1,000 photographs of the sky. More

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Dive Into a Never-Ending Sequence of Jumps and Tucks in an Olympic-Games Compilation

   12 Jun 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

Although devotees of the Olympic games will have to wait until 2021 for the next round of competitions, Donato Sansone channels the same excitement, energy, and displays of strength into an extravagant new mashup. A second iteration of his previous video by the same name, Sansone’s latest motion sequence is comprised of short clips of athletes completing tucks, dives, and pikes. Each bit of footage seamlessly blends into the next, making the competitors appear to be joined in a single, nearly minute-long jump. More

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Rope Twists into Massive, Fibrous Circuit Boards by Artist Windy Chien

   11 Jun 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

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Two Recycled Woods are Engineered into a Modest, Airy Church in Indonesia

   11 Jun 00:00:07  |  ThisIsColossal

Constructed entirely with locally sourced wood waste, “Oikumene Church” erected in Sajau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, is designed to conform to its natural environment. The unassuming project features a slatted facade made of Rimba, or teak, while the inner structure utilizes meranti. An open-air hallway wraps around the perimeter of the building that’s situated at the highest elevation in the region.
For the worship space, TSDS Interior Architects relied on the Dayak people’s “Rumah Betang” design concept, which is an elongated, single-room dwelling that must have entryways on the east and west sides. More

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Striking Portraits by Artist Tawny Chatmon Embellished with Gold Garments and Ornate Backdrops

   10 Jun 00:00:05  |  ThisIsColossal

In The Redemption, photography-based artist Tawny Chatmon (previously) celebrates the beauty of Black hair through a series of arresting portraits superimposed with 24 karat gold flourishes. Each photograph features a solemn child who’s dressed in hand-painted ornate, gilt garments that are inspired by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s Golden Phase. “These portraits are meant to act as a counter-narrative and redemptive measure to uplift and elevate Black hair, tradition, and culture freeing us from negative stereotypes,” Chatmon says in a statement. More

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