With the female body as her canvas this artist blends into famous New York City landmarks

BY: KASSANDRA DZIKEWICZ Photographer Trina Merry uses the female body as her canvas and New York City as her background to create a unique style of art. The portraits range from iconic locations such as the Brooklyn Bridge to vibrant…

This artist literally bleeds for his art

BY: ERIC ZDANCEWICZ Most artists are starving, some are bleeding. Marc Quinn is of the latter. Every five years, the British artist creates a frozen solid bust of his own head created purely from his own blood. It takes 10…

This street-art reminds us that life is short and nature is one sexy stone-hearted vixen

BY: SHAY ANSARI Destruction can be a beautiful thing. Artist, DALeast, illustrates the transience of life, both elegant and fragile, through a number of commanding murals painted across the globe. His art mainly consists of animals and snapshots of nature,…

Blind artist’s paintings will change your perception of what is and isn’t possible (Photos)

BY: JESSICA BEUKER John Bramblitt was only 30 years old when he lost his eyesight. He suffered from epilepsy since the age of two and as he grew older his seizures became more frequent and more violent. At first his…

This activist is fighting the decline of the honey bee with explosive city street art

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Louis Masai hates the label “street artist.” In fact he rejects any label or stereotype that corners him into a specific category. He doesn’t see himself as an activist either. Mainly, he just wants to include everyone…

24 famous artists’ studios will grant you a glimpse into their creative minds

Just as we become reflections of our environment, our setting too can become a reflection of our perception. By looking into the studio of an artist we can gain a slight glimpse into the inner workings of their mind. Their…

This Brazilian resort pays all expenses for artists to work on creative projects

BY: SINEAD MULHERN Ask an artist when they are at their most creative. No matter the city or country or discipline they work in, most would say they are at their best when relaxed, mentally clear and in an environment…

This artist shapes bongs like guns to protest war

Long-time artist and flame-worker Robert Mickelsen has spent the past few years of his life designing impossibly intricate “weapons of peace” for high-class stoner use all over the world. His blown-glass gun replicas are as beautiful as they are functional.…

This artist faked his own death to fight consumerism (Photos)

In 2000, Ben Frost faked his own death. The media instantly reacted harshly, publicly criticizing his stunt as “perverse.” The effect was exactly what he had hoped for; it brought a discussion concerning the role of the artist and how…

Dan Mangan talks about fatherhood, philosophy and saying something worthwhile

BY: TYLER FYFE  Dan Mangan is a two-time Juno award winner, Polaris Music Prize nominee, and occasional Arts and Culture writer for The Guardian and Huffington Post. Recently, he released his fourth LP, Club Meds and it is pretty obvious…

How Andrew W.K. became our most inspirational artist

By: Daniel Korn In October of 2001, the world was introduced to the majesty of Andrew W.K. through his first single “Party Hard.” It was a melodic, guitar-chugging anthem with lyrics so gloriously dumb they could only be sung behind…