Author - Kelly Paik

Ken Hermann’s Flower Man Series

Stroll through the endless bustle and noise of India’s largest flower market in Kolkata and you could easily find yourself mesmerized with the spirit of this place seemingly from a bygone time. During a short visit here a few years back, photographer Ken Hermann was particularly struck by the flower vendors. Sellers walked through the market...

Two new murals in the Bay Area by street artist Meggs

Australian street artist, Meggs, came to the Bay Area recently to create two new pieces of work especially designed for the cities here. First, he went to San Francisco’s Northbeach district to create a dramatic mural depicting a swallow. Located on 1 Rowland St., the swallow is a reference to both tattoo culture and the motifs that inspire his...

Hammered steel animal masks by Selçuk Yılmaz

Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Yılmaz just finished three animal masks made from hammered and welded steel. The masks represent a tiger, linx, and fox and are made up of very thin strands of metal that follow the curves of the face. Of his process, Yılmaz writes: “For me solitude is a gateway to creativity. My art is a response to social...

Graphic street art made of masking tape by Buff Diss

Whether he’s adding geometric texture to the side of a wall, representing figures from Roman mythology, or creating giant hands that appear to interact with the space around it, street artist Buff Diss takes a unique approach to his art by making the murals completely out of masking tape. The Australian artist uses the medium to create...

The giant balloon sculptures of Jason Hackenwerth

Artist Jason Hackenwerth is using the familiar and comforting medium of balloon artistry and turning it into massive sculptures. Each piece reminds us of some fantastical organic or biological form as if come to life out of a science experiment. Shapes resembling amoebas, cells, or rhizopods float across the room and come to life in vivid colors...