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We've featured a lot of incredible people on People are Awesome with amazing physical skills and sporting talents, so we decided it's time to showcase some other amazing talents. Check out this compilation of amazing artists, demonstrating their skills with time lapses of their artworks! From painters, to illustrators and sculptors. Get your artwork featured in next months compilation, submit your video at: https://www.peopleareawesome.com/submit-video WATCH NEXT Best of the Week ➝ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCiycex5MA Mystery Video ➝ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf85n2UWaps Thanks to these Amazing Artists who submitted their videos: Guitar on Tip of a Pencil https://www.facebook.com/salavatfidaiart Artist Pours Paint on Canvas https://www.facebook.com/escondidart/ Guy Paints Word on Wood https://facebook.com/jjamesllewis/ Artist Draws Face in One Continuous Line https://www.instagram.com/katieachesonwolford/ Artist Shows Timelapse of Portrait Drawing https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4PEL-Lm-ME9Z_kSvuOJhFw Hyperrealistic Dog Drawing https://www.facebook.com/Alipaintings/ Girl with Balloon Spray Paint Art https://www.youtube.com/user/SamuelBialkowski More PEOPLE ARE AWESOME ➤ Instagram ➝ https://goo.gl/jh1Tkb ➤ Twitter ➝ https://goo.gl/aoVq7T ➤ Facebook ➝ https://goo.gl/3M3wpw ▻ SUBSCRIBE ➝ https://goo.gl/eK5vK8 ▻ SUBMIT your videos ➝ https://goo.gl/uKKEwx ▼ CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME CHANNELS! FailArmy: www.youtube.com/FailArmy The Pet Collective: www.youtube.com/ThePetCollective JukinVideo: www.youtube.com/JukinVideo ▷ MUSIC CREDIT 🎶 PAA business and licensing inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org PEOPLE ARE AWESOME is the number one destination for amazing, original videos and compilations of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. We feature all sorts of different extreme sports and activities other amazing feats, including parkour, skateboarding, tricking, cliff diving, wingsuit flying, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, acrobatics, calisthenics, cheerleading, freestyle football, basketball dunks, extreme pogo, freerunning, cycling, kayaking, frisbee trick shots, golf, martial arts, BASE jumping and many, many more a host of other action sports! Whether you’re searching in 2015 or any other year, check out our amazing and original action sports videos in HD where we show you why we think people are awesome! To license any of the videos shown on People are Awesome, visit Jukin Media at http://jukinmedia.com/licensing
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Which of these pieces did you find the most incredible? Let us know in the comments below. Subscribe to our channel for more amazing videos just like this, thanks for watching! 15 - Cinderella Effect… Hungary is where you will find The Shoes, there are on the Danube Bank in Budapest. It was the idea of Can Togay, a film director and sculpted by Gyula Pauer – and was placed there to honour the Jews who were killed in WW2. Fascist Arrow Cross Militiamen told them to remove their shoes, and they were shot at the water’s edge. 14 - The world in her hands… This is a series of sculptures called Force of Nature, created by Lorenzo Quinn. There are several of these statures around the globe, and they all depict women holding the earth in some way. You can find them in the US, UK, Singapore and Monaco. 13 - Just hanging out… This statue is found in Prague, and it’s called Man Hanging Out. The statue is actually of Sigmund Freud, and was created in 1996 by David Cerny, a Czech Sculptor. It’s meant to indicate Intellectualism during the 20th century, and David Cerny’s unsureness about it. 12 - Relaxing in the tub… That is literally the biggest bath in the world, and work is called The Bather, or Die Badende in German. Artist, Oliver Voss, created this sculptor using foam and steel, and it was 13 feet high and about 99 feet long. It was in the Binnenalster Lake in Hamburg for 10 days. 11 - Creativity Takes Courage… And David Cerny, whom we mentioned earlier, has many very controversial pieces of art around the world. This one is much tamer, and called Metalmorphosis. It’s in North Carolina and there are 40 steel pieces, grouped together into 7 segments – which rotate 360 degrees, whilst spitting water out into the lake. 10 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… This beautiful Sea Horse was created by Jeffro Uitto, who collected the pieces of drift wood, and affirms that no live trees were hurt during his art process. His business is called Knock on Wood, and he is from Washington. 9 - Breaking through… Passer Through Walls is a statue found in Paris, which is based upon a character written by Marcel Ayme. The character realizes that he can walk through walls, so begins a life of crime and adultery. During his last escapade, the magic stops – and he gets trapped inside the wall. 8 - It always seems impossible, until its done… That is one of the most famous Nelson Mandela Quotes, and this incredible structure was designed by South African artist, Marco Cianfanelli. It was created to celebrate the 50-year Anniversary of Mandela’s imprisonment by Apartheid police in 1962. There are 50 columns for each year, and it’s placed in Howick where the arrest too place. You have to see it from the right angle, to see the face of Mandela. 7 - Letting Go… There is something so ethereal about these wire sculptures created by Robin Wright, a UK Based artist. They are of fairies dancing in the wind, and some are very small and others life-like. They are formed in dramatic poses, and all have dandelions or a part of nature with them. 6 - The Power of Books… It’s incredible how art can be created from anything, and this amazing sculptor was put together by Mike Stilkey. He uses old books that are going to be recycled and creates these beautiful pieces with colored pencils, ink, lacquer and paint. 5 - Perfection Takes Time… This installation is known as the Kelpies, and too Andy Scott 8 years to put together. They are 100 feet tall, and the inspiration behind them is the legend of a water spirit that takes the shape of horses. The sculptors are the entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal in Scotland. 4 - Art that moves you… Anthony Howe is the creator of some incredible abstract and kinetic structures. He uses metal and polymers to create some of the most exquisite mobile art in the world. Some structures are as tall as 25-feet high, and they are pretty mesmerizing to watch. 3 - Who dares wake me from slumber? You can sort of hear this giant yelling that from beneath the grass, can’t you? This giant man is called, and I translate – Ripped Up or Popped up. It’s the creation of Hungarian artist, Ervin Loranth Herve, and was a temporary installation at Budapest’s Szechnyi Square for a special art market fair that took place. 2 - Are you brave enough? One of Lithuania’s most celebrated statues, is the Black Ghost found in Klaipeda. Visit this statue on a dreary rainy day, and it will leave you a bit spooked for the rest of the day. Legend says if you befriend the statue, you will have fortune and riches to follow. 1 - Follow your art… As I said earlier – it’s amazing what people use to create art. Maurizio Savini uses chewing gum to create some very realistic sculptures, but he really doesn’t like it when people ask him if he chewed every piece! He has t assistants that melt the gum down, ready for his creative use.
A new Film by Eric Minh Swenson. The Atelier Series by EMS are long form studio practice films that are quiet and instructional. They convey the ambiance of the studio space and a minimal approach to filmmaking. These films turn the banal methods of an artist into meditative insight and reflections upon exquisite process. As the light shifts in the gallery, one begins to notice that James Austin Murray's compositions visually shift from concave to convex. It is odd to speak three dimensionally about a two dimensional surface, but Murray is the only artist we have ever shown where the viewer is transfixed by the surface of the painting, following the brushstroke across the canvas, only to approach the piece and look at the piece from its side as their brain is not convinced as to what their eyes see. Murray states, “Fifteen years ago I moved from figurative to abstract work on small canvases, limiting myself to black oil paint. Forcing this constraint on myself was unpredictably liberating. Over the years I've expanded and contracted on my constricting parameters. I spent several years building shaped canvases that were a jumping-off point for the paintings that followed.” The all-black paintings coincided his compulsory retirement from his "day job" as a New York City firefighter. Having been a 911 First Responder, Murray, as with many of his peers, was placed on early retirement. This threw him into a tailspin where he smartly used his art practice to purge his past and pull together the next chapter of his life. It is easy to try and pigeonhole Murray's work as Abstract Expression, Minimalism and/or Opt Art. His work is void of representational content, the work is monochromatic and it fools the eye. Watching Murray’s maturation process unfold, I’ve witnessed the reward of many trials and tribulations, fast starts and abrupt stops, all leading to what can simply be called Intuitive painting. Murray says, “Like the martial arts I practice, there is a type of repetition involved. I know that if I ever get to the point where it was only repetition, I would be done with it. What constantly surprises me are the incremental improvements in my technique and subject.” Murray’s paintings seem to undulate as the viewer visually scans the surface of each piece striving to understand the flat plane before them. The way the natural and incandescent light reflects and refracts off the ivory black square is mesmerizing. He creates this optical play by troweling oil paint onto the face of the canvas and then pulling a stiff bristle brush across its surface in a single stroke achieved through muscle memory. When you stand in front of one of Murray's paintings, you can feel its pulse. It is a canvas that was brought to life with a single brush stoke which took twenty-five years to master. There is a palpable sense of assuredness in the marks he makes which can only be defined by intuition, with a little sprinkle of magic. James Austin Murray is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, New York, NY (1992). Murray opened and managed the Hartnett-Murray Gallery and The Markham-Murray Gallery in Tribeca, New York. He has exhibited throughout New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and East Hampton, NY. He is a recipient of the Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Award for residency at The Vermont Studio Center, VT and has completed residencies at The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in Woodstock, NY and Bermis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. Murray’s work is found in public collections such Sofitel (Philadelphia, PA), Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia, PA), Four Seasons Hotel (Washington, D.C.), Omni Hotel (Nashville, TN) and Tom Ford (Designer). James Austin Murray lives and works in New York City. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson visit his website at thuvanarts.com. His art films can be seen at thuvanarts.com/take1 Instagram : @ericminhswenson Eric Minh Swenson also covers the international art scene and his writings and photo essays can be seen at Huffington Post Arts : http://m.huffpost.com/us/author/eric-minh-swenson/
This film is an invitation to witness the unique techniques of Andre Desjardins' "Visual Emotionism" style of painting, to glimpse into the mind of a master, and to partake of a rare opportunity to feel the transference of emotion directly onto a blank canvas.
From empty canvas to finished masterpiece, this film gives the viewer the opportunity to see thie work of Desjardins from his own viewpoint and to feel his emotional intensity and focus as he applies and manipulates both raw and blended pigments with bare hands and brush to create a hauntinly beautiful face.