Artist Makes Streets Less Boring By Making Graffiti That Interacts With The Surroundings

Art has a lot of meanings and a lot of ideas behind it. Every art piece will mean a different thing, depending on who you ask. People create art for different reasons: some to make something beautiful, some to let out their creativity and share it with the world, some simply out of boredom. Street artist Jamie Paul Scanlon, however, started to create art for a different reason.

Jamie, better known as JPS (previously here and here) on his social media, didn’t have the best childhood, nor luck. He was brought down by life so many times, he gave into ‘heavy drink and drug use,’ as JPS himself said. Thankfully, Jamie rediscovered art and it showed him that he could do so much more and turn his life around. And that’s exactly what he did.

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JPS told Bored Panda: “I was always into art from a young age. But I grew up in an environment that seemed to hold little opportunity. Then a series of events and the murders of 2 close friends sent me down a twelve-year path of heavy drink and drug use.

This all changed in 2009 when my mate George took me to the Banksy museum show. It was a major wake-up call to how I had thrown my talents away. I loved the concept of using full-size stencils on walls. It planted the seed to face my addictions and I began self-teaching and hitting walls.””

“I hate the money and business side of art. I prefer to concentrate my energy on delivering new works to the world. The problem is I find it difficult to give Banksy any credit for my creation these days because of the two things I found out the past couple of years: the proof I have of his team blackballing my career and blocking my media. Which is a pity.”

Jamie tells us more about himself: “I was born and raised in Weston-super-Mare. This was predominantly my hometown until 2016 when I met a German street artist named PZY. I then moved to lower Franconia and we got married in 2018. She has taken more of a back seat with her street art these days and is more of my manager and assistant. It’s a tough, high-pressure game if you take it on a serious level and many street artists don’t last the long haul, sadly. The environment I live in now is incredibly different from the world I came from. I have to keep my mind in a state of trying to forget whilst trying to remember the lessons at the same time. Before 2016, my recovery was far from a straight line because drugs seemed unavoidable. Out here, that temptation is removed massively, although it had the downside of being tougher art-wise. Police are faster than GTA out here and people aren’t used to seeing people paint the new surroundings, which also inspired other types of work from me.”

The artist also tells us what keeps him inspired to create art: “Well, back in June 2010, I stood on the edge of an abandoned hotel roof where I been sleeping at the time and was seriously considering jumping. It was either do the easiest thing and step forward and join many of my fallen friends or do the hardest thing and try and beat the drink and drug addiction and become a successful artist. I chose the latter, but the journey has not been easy, that’s for sure. Another factor of why I continue is because I love the feeling of delivering new work to my followers.”

If you’re thinking of getting into street art yourself, Jamie has some advice for you: “If the intention is financial, then there are probably many easier ways to make money, but if it’s a genuine love of art and urges to create, then success is likely to occur on that factor shining through.”

Jamie tells why he enjoys graffiti: “The word graffiti is too broad to say I like it, it’s all about intention, some stuff is done antisocially as a big finger to the system. This appealed to the old me, but really bad scribble is generally a waste of a good spot. In the 11 years since I’ve started, I’ve tried to push and evolve the technique of stenciling and even though I often paint without permission, I still view the legal hurdles as a pain because I intend to improve the world.”

The artist also shares where his favorite places to create are: “I love urban decayed abandoned places and the setting they offer for works, nothing better than painting a place like that on a sunny day.”

Jamie explained what art means to him: “To me, a world without any art would be very dull, although there is no better artist than Mother Nature herself. Personally, it gave me a purpose and reason to live. I’m proud of how far I’ve come from the walking corpse I once was.”












































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/artist-makes-streets-less-boring-by-making-graffiti-that-interacts-with-the-surroundings/

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Phosphorescent Glass Sculptures Illuminate in Presence of People

In an ongoing series of conceptual artworks, Japanese artist Rui Sasaki creates stunning phosphorescent glass sculptures to ‘record and contain sunshine’.

“I do not get much sunshine in Toyama. Living in a cloudy environment helped me realize how vital sunshine is for me both mentally and physically. How can I bottle and release sunshine in glass? How can I visualize sunshine? Can I transfer sunshine from here to there?

Each thin phosphorescent glass bubble is charged by a solarium light when nobody is in the space where the work is installed. When someone enters, the solarium light switches off and the thin phosphorescent glass bubbles illuminate the space. The illumination slowly diminishes over time, and the space slowly grows darker and darker the longer a viewer stays there,” she said.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/phosphorescent-glass-sculptures-illuminate-in-presence-of-people/

入れないだとぅ~!改修工事のため家に入れないことにブチ切れるハスキー犬

改装工事の為家の中に入れないハスキーのブチ切れ
 この日、家の中では改修工事が行われており、一定時間中に入ることができなかった。飼い主と共に外で待機しなければならなかったハスキーのオークリーだが、入れないとなると入りたくてしかたがない。

 玄関から入ろうとするも飼い主に止められ、大騒ぎしてまた玄関に。更に止められると庭を駆け回っての大暴れ。

 これこそがハスキーらしさなのかもしれないし、そうでもないのかもしれない。  続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301689.html

This Egyptian Photographer’s Series on the Giza Pyramids is Absolutely Breathtaking

Egyptian photographer Karim Amr has been sharing incredible photos of Cairo and the Giza Pyramid Complex on Instagram, where he started to amass a burgeoning following for his breathtaking images.

The iconic pyramids will always be a popular subject for photographers and Amr has found a striking and creative way of capturing them. If you’re interested in prints you can DM him on Instagram.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/this-egyptian-photographers-series-on-the-giza-pyramids-is-absolutely-breathtaking/

“Trans A.M.”: The Superb 3D Surreal Digital Art and VR Sculptures by Elena Romenkova

Elena Romenkova is a digital artist from St Petersburg, currently based in Vienna. Experimenting with the human form and glitch art through animation, Romenkova’s work explores the relationship between man and machine. She graduated from the University of A. Herzen with a degree in Fine Arts and has participated in art exhibitions in Russia and abroad since 2004.

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With a melange of glitch sculptures and rendered surrealistic images, the virtual space “beyond the mind” represents a transitional state between dream and reality that comes from the unconscious. Shapes and colors are not only aspects of beauty, they also have an inner sense and meanings that are understandable on an unconscious level.

Human bodies are transformed and modified here by various 3D modeling methods or data manipulation (glitching). Glitching techniques always bring unpredictable results. These shape transformations give 3D sculptures a new aesthetic and meaning. The digital world absorbs all sides of human activity, where a person can have a different face, a different life. It also changes the mind and the state of the psyche.























































































































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/trans-a-m-the-superb-3d-surreal-digital-art-and-vr-sculptures-by-elena-romenkova/

“Mirrorverse”: The Superb Glitch Artworks of Adrian Cain

Adrian Cain is an American artist influenced by the relationship between digital and nature. Using Photography and technological programs to create visions of a utopian digital future, Cain bring emotion and feeling to data.

“Digital and analog glitch/experiments. Blender, Processing and Audacity are my main tools. I do take commissions and collabs. Keep it surreal.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/mirrorverse-the-superb-glitch-artworks-of-adrian-cain/

Zimoun. Solo Exhibition at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich



Zimoun. Solo Exhibition at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich

SOURCE: https://motioncollector.com/post/654243114961256448

口の中に小鳥を詰められ洞窟に埋葬された300年前の少女の謎

口の中に小鳥を詰められて埋葬されていた少女の謎
 ポーランドの洞窟に埋葬された少女の口の中に小鳥の頭が入れられていた。考古学者たちはこの奇妙な埋葬の謎を解明しようとしている。

 この遺骨は、1967年から1968年にかけて行われた南ポーランド、トゥネル・ヴィエルキ洞窟の発掘中、考古学者のワルデマール・フミレフスキーが発見したものだ。

 だが、今日に至るまで詳しいことはわかっていない。放射性炭素年代測定によると、この少女はおよそ300年前に亡くなったことがわかった。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303251.html

空っぽの巣箱からヒナたちが巣立つまで~アオガラ夫婦の巣作り日記

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 今年の3月から5月まで、イギリスのレスターシャーにあるラフバラ―という街から、アオガラの巣作りの様子をライブカメラで公開していたYouTubeチャンネルがあった。

 真新しい巣箱に初めてやって来たアオガラの夫婦が、そこで巣作りをし、卵を孵し、やがてヒナたちが巣立っていくまでのドラマだよ。今日はその一部を紹介するので、楽しんでもらえたら嬉しいな。

  続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303272.html

地球の内核に異変。西側と東側で偏って成長していることが判明

地球の核(内核)は左右で成長が異なることが判明
 地球は生きている。地球内部は球状の層が幾重にも積み重なった構造となっているが、最も中心にある「内核」は少しずつ鉄が固まりながら成長している。

 だがその成長には偏りがあるようだ。新たな研究によると、西側よりも東側の方が速い速度で成長しているという。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303241.html

製作過程が進撃の巨人、法医学専門家が骸骨型のウォッカボトルから顔を復元、こんな顔だった

骸骨型のウォッカボトルから法医学専門家が顔を復元
 頭蓋骨を粘土などで肉付けして生前の顔を復元する復顔技術は考古学や警察の科学捜査でおなじみだが、ネットにてユニークな顔の復元が不気味クールと話題になっている。

 ある日のこと、市販されている骸骨型のウォッカボトルを目にしたイギリスの法医学アーティストの好奇心が動いた。このボトルを使って顔を復元を試みたくなったのだ。

 本格的な専門家だけあって、まずは筋肉などの肉付けを行っていく。製作過程であの「進撃の巨人」でよく見る形態が出現したが、無事に復元を終えたようだ。果たしてどんな顔となったのだろう? 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303217.html