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These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose features have been partially dismantled and reformed with plant life. Redback’s skills with manipulation make the portraits very realistic, somewhat...

We Live in a Sad, Sad World According to This Artist’s Satirical Illustrations

Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator who uses his talents to comment on the dire state of today’s world. Inspired by ‘the insanity of humanity’, his work shines a spotlight on the complacency of humankind, the rise of social media, consumerism, capitalism and addiction to technology amongst other issues of modern life. His illustrations can be a...

These Photos Offer a Glimpse Into Hermits’ Captivating Hidden World

For the majority of us who live in cities and towns, the idea of living alone, completely cut off from society can seem intimidating and perhaps terrifying. Yet, there are people who have chosen to go off the grid to immerse themselves in nature and live alone, isolated from the presumably “civilized” world. While it...

These Half Human, Half Plant Portraits Look so Real it’s Disturbing

French photographer and creative retoucher Cal Redback has released a haunting new series of manipulated portraits that will make your skin tickle. ‘Treebeard’ is a series of human-botanical hybrids. Each portrait shows a person whose...

We Live in a Sad, Sad World According to This Artist’s Satirical Illustrations

Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator who uses his talents to comment on the dire state of today’s world. Inspired by ‘the insanity of humanity’, his work shines a spotlight on the complacency of humankind, the...

These Photos Offer a Glimpse Into Hermits’ Captivating Hidden World

For the majority of us who live in cities and towns, the idea of living alone, completely cut off from society can seem intimidating and perhaps terrifying. Yet, there are people who have chosen to...

This Painter Explores Pleasure With Dripping, Sensual Portraits

Ivan Alifan is a Russian-born artist who is fascinated with sex and sensuality. Growing up in a culture where sex was very much taboo, Ivan now always works to celebrate sexual freedom in his decadent, candy-colored paintings....

A Haunting “Dead Whale” Has Washed Up in Manila

You probably know that plastic pollution is a big problem for the oceans. But most of us don’t see its detrimental effects and truly grasp just how dire the situation is. Single-use plastic is an...

This Artist Wants to Save the Bees by Using Them in His Music

The environment continues to evolve, and as climate change is concerned, it’s not necessarily for the better. Bees are just one of the casualties in our use of pesticides and global warming. Billions of the insects...

A Brutal Look at Society Through 15 Thought-Provoking Illustrations

It’s difficult not to get pulled into the illustrations of artist Al Margen and find yourself contemplating the flaws of modern society. If good art is supposed to make one think and a little uncomfortable,...

Artist Gives History’s Most Infamous People a Hilarious Makeover

Scott Scheidly is an Ohio-born artist who wants us all to take life a little less seriously. In his website biography, Scott begins by telling us of his first ever artwork: “At age four, I...

This Artist Can ‘Paint’ Your Favorite Songs Because of a Rare Neurological Condition

Melissa McCracken is a visual artist who doesn’t paint what she sees. Instead, she paints what she hears. McCracken has an incredibly rare neurological condition called synesthesia, which means that the brain mixes up its...

MIT’s Version of Ancient Death Masks Are Like Something From a Sci-Fi Movie

Designer Neri Oxman and her team at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have created an eerily beautiful series of death masks called Vespers that are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Like something from an Alien movie,...

The ‘Googly Eye Movement’ is Taking Over the Streets All Around the World

A new and adorable movement has erupted quite unexpectedly in recent times, and it’s making the streets a whole lot friendlier. Novelty googly eyes have been popping up on trash cans, cracked pavement and tree trunks across the...

Japanese Master of Balloon Art Makes the Most Elaborate Animals Ever

Masayoshi Matsumoto is a Japanese balloon artist who will put any other balloon animal in the history of kid parties to shame. Forget the humble balloon dog or giraffe – Matsumoto has twisted inflatables into...

Artist Brings Boring Objects to Life and Brightens Everyone’s Day

There’s a cheeky street artist running rampant in the streets of New York City, brightening up everyone’s day. The artist, who goes by the name Tom Bob, finds the most mundane of street architecture and...

Artist Uses Light to Paint ‘Calligraffiti’ in Front of Historic Sites

Mexican artist Said Dokins is known for his urban calligraffiti, a form of ‘abstract vandalism’ that combines traditional calligraphy techniques with graffiti writing. In his latest project, Dokins adds light painting techniques to that mix,...

What if World Leaders Were Refugees? Syrian Artist Paints Striking Portraits

In June this year, the Ayyam gallery in Dubai exhibited a series of controversial oil paintings that caught the attention of the world. The ‘Vulnerability Series’, created by Syrian artist Abdalla Omari, depicts powerful world...

This Make-Up Artist Creates the Craziest Optical Illusions

Korean artist and master of optical illusion Dain Yoon, has been catapulted to internet superstardom for her mind-blowing body art. The former art student uses a combination of make-up and watercolors to create artworks on...

You Probably Won’t Guess What These Epic Sculptures Are Made Out of

Nashville-based sculptor Herb Williams is quite the Crayola Connoisseur. He meticulously cuts and assembles thousands of colored crayons to recreate everyday objects in hyper colored glory. Holding everything from woodland creatures to household pets, to televisions, bedroom...

These Haunting Sculptures of Children Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Gehard Demetz grew up in the Dolomites, northern Italy, an area with a history of battle and warfare. His haunting sculptures, expertly carved from wooden blocks, tell stories of the loss of childlike innocence and...