architecture paintings, mixed media, sculpture and renderings

Amazing Bird House Based on Mid-Century Modern Stahl House

Pierre Koenig’s famous Stahl House has served as inspiration for so many creative endeavors from movies to paintings, it was only a matter of time until some talented woodworker turned it into a birdhouse. (more…)

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Urban Concrete Cuckoo Clocks and Brutalist Birdhouses.

Cuckoo Blocks by Guido Zimmermann

If It’s Hip, It’s Here has long been a fan of modern cuckoo clocks as is evident by previous posts beginning with our first way back in 2007, then one on Italy’s Diamantini and Domeniconi Cuckoo Clocks and finally the beautiful handmade Pedro Mealha Cuckoo Clocks. Now we bring you sculptural concrete

Cuckoo Blocks by artist Guido Zimmermann. (more…)

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Mixed Media Architectural Sculptures by Luke O’Sullivan

architectural sculptures by luke o'sullivan

The architecturally based sculptures of artist Luke O’Sullivan combine screen printed drawings with wood and metal to create wall-mounted dioramas that explore the relationship between an overworld and underworld. (more…)

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Modern Leisure: New Work from Artist Danny Heller

Eichler With Galaxie, oil on canvas, 30×44,” 2016

Whenever artist Danny Heller exhibits his newest work, I ache to buy all of them. His latest solo show, Modern Leisure, recalls one of the artist’s favorite subjects: a mid-century, post-war, pop culture Southern California suburbia. And I desperately wish I could afford every single piece. (more…)

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Brutalist Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

Not your typical sandcastles, those by artist Calvin Seibert are modern, geometric structures whose designs express elements of Brutalism*, Modernism and Constructivism. The chunky, non-ornamental buildings made of sand – of which he has made hundreds – bring to mind the architectural works of Paul Rudolph, Marcel Breuer and Konstantin Melnikov. (more…)

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