Steve Kim, Mississippi based artist and portrait painter

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

Painting by Steve Kim

Steve Kim is an Oxford, Mississippi, based artist and illustrator. Not only has his work been exhibited around the world, but he also counts Adobe, Medium, and New Scientist, among others, as clients. Therefore, you may have seen his work prior, without realising he was the artist. More of his artworks can be seen here.

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Bungo Morita, Tokyo based artist and illustrator

Thursday, 6 October, 2016

Artwork by Bungo Morita

Bungo Morita is a Tokyo based artist and illustrator who does a lot of portrait work, and uses a variety of mediums to craft his pictures. See more of his work on Instagram.

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Portraits most ordinary and most unique by Iain Macarthur

Friday, 19 February, 2016

Illustration by Iain Macarthur

British artist and illustrator Iain Macarthur creates pictures of ordinary people in unusual ways. I think is portraiture that you will enjoy.

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Jono Rotman’s photographic portraits of the Mongrel Mob

Thursday, 18 June, 2015

Portrait by Jono Rotman

Not the sort of images you’d see everyday… photographic portraits of members of the Mongrel Mob, a nation wide street gang with chapters across New Zealand, by Wellington based photographer Jono Rotman.

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Time and tide wait for no one, including superheroes

Friday, 15 November, 2013

Portrait by Andreas Englund

“Aging Superhero” is a collection of works by Stockholm based photo realistic artist Andreas Englund depicting a superhero who has perhaps seen better days… but who nonetheless continues the crusade against crime and injustice.

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Giving contemporary celebrities a classical make over

Friday, 24 May, 2013

Jennifer Aniston, a contemporary classic

Last week it was artists’ impressions of what well known historical figures might look like today, this week it is classicly styled images of contemporary celebrities.

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When I look into my coffee I see… myself

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013

New York City based barista Mike Breach is an artist, one who works with coffee as his medium, to craft portraits in the foam of the cappuccinos he makes. Too good to drink, methinks.

Via MessyNessyChic.

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Portraits created by five robots all named Paul

Thursday, 22 November, 2012

London based Patrick Tresset has combined his talents for art and engineering to create robots that are able to draw portraits. Perhaps he should submit a work for the Archibald Prize?

(Thanks Christina)

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Amalgamation is a facemash of portrait photography

Thursday, 24 November, 2011

“amalgamation” is a compilation of individual portrait photos taken by San Francisco photographer Michael Jang that have been blended together by Micaël Reynaud to form an animation of faces constantly morphing into each other.

This reminds me a little of the video for Godley & Creme’s 1985 single Cry.

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Would we still get lost if we had a map of the human form?

Wednesday, 18 May, 2011

US artist Nikki Rosato creates portraits and sculptures of the human form out of old road maps that she has cut up, with intriguing, though slightly eerie, results.

“The map is memory,” says Rosato, who was originally inspired to work with them after stumbling across a box of vintage maps in a used bookstore in Virginia. It’s a statement that works on two levels. As visual representations of place, the maps in her work demonstrate how we are all defined by place; how place is irrevocably stamped upon us. But, increasingly, maps are a memory themselves – tangible products of the cartographer’s hand, rapidly outmoded by technological advances.

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