The Bayeux Tapestry is the record of the Norman Invasion of England in 1066. In a similar style, London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis handstitched The Coruscant Tapestry, telling the entire Star Wars epic in pictures, and Aurebesh lettering.
Luke and Leia, Vader, the Clone Army, the Emperor, C3PO, Han; it's all there. And just $20,000 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.
Costa Rica based artist Marco Battaglini creates paintings often reminiscent of a Renaissance composition with classical figures and subject painted in with graffiti, tattoos, and nods to Warhol and Lichtenstein.
Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen fashioned these four reflective mannequins covered in mirrors. Each was lit like a disco ball, and a person in a reflective body suit moved through the space during the reception.
"The mirror surfaces of the mannequins turn our gaze back onto ourselves, forcing us to become aware of our own bodies and consumption habits. This way revealed, we can see ourselves as part of a much larger system, as complex and chaotic as ever the sculptures’ reflections on the walls."
From the project page:
“Draw Homer” is an art project of world domination.
We want the very best artists from all over the globe to draw Homer. Our ultimate goal is to have Matt Groening himself drawing one.
When we achieved our goal, we will make an art exhibition with the best Homers. And the best of the very best will get a really nice prize we cannot talk about yet.
“A post-industrial Rococo master, Kris Kuksi obsessively arranges characters and architecture in asymmetric compositions with an exquisite sense of drama. Instead of stones and shells he uses screaming plastic soldiers, miniature engine blocks, towering spires and assorted debris to form his landscapes.The political, spiritual and material conflict within these shrines is enacted under the calm gaze of remote deities and august statuary. Kuksi manages to evoke, at once, a sanctum and a mausoleum for our suffocated spirit.”
Australian artist Ben Frost uses the McDonald's french fries container, boxes from pharma and other packaging as his canvas in a street art style subversive series of pop art pieces. The full series on his site is deliciously dark and dapples in the pop art genres of hentai and erotic cartoons.
From his bio:
“Subverting mainstream iconography from the worlds of advertising, entertainment and politics, he (Frost) creates a visual framework that is bold, confrontational and often controversial.”