Oil Painter Joel Rea Crafts New, Modern Myths

Oil painter Joel Rea crafts surreal, modern narratives that creates confrontations between man and nature. The artist, living and working in Australia, designs allegories that speak to the fragility and power of either side.He most recently had an exhibition at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane titled “Outsider.” Rea last appeared on HiFructose.com here. More

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Incredible Upholstery Animal Head Wall Mounts By Kelly Jelinek

These are some of the upholstered faux taxidermy animal mounts created by artist Kelly Jelinek. Prices range from $800 – $3,500 depending on the animal chosen and materials used.

“I can also easily customize the fabric upholstery… whether it be the type of fabric (upholstery fabric, satin, silk, leather, velvet, burlap, etc…), the color (brown? hot pink? whatever you want!), or the pattern (paisley, floral, stripes, polka dots, mustaches? again, the choices are endless!),” she says. Continue reading

The Haunting NSFW Photography Of Haris Nukem

There are many terms used to describe the work of the London-based photographer Haris Nukem. Surprisingly, most of the time, they are connected to glamour, as if the photography of the British artist were just some casual eye candy. But let’s be brutally honest, there are just two words to characterize Nukem’s portraiture.

Wet and bestial just like sex. But the kind of sex you have in an horror movie, just before bleeding to death after the assault of a hot succubus… a tad provocative? Yes, the art of Haris Nukem definitely is. When the photographer first caught the eye of the general public, his artwork triggered knee-jerk reactions of either violent hate or consuming love. Continue reading

26 Of The Most Beautiful Book Covers Of 2017

Hollow by Owen Egerton. Design by Matt Dorfman.

The fundamental rule of all readers is to never judge a book by its cover, but whether we spot a gorgeous book in someone’s hands or displayed in a bookstore, the cover piques our curiosity. Buzzfeed rounded up some unique and breathtaking book covers of the year 2017 that are sure to catch your eye and your heart.

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The Answers by Catherine Lacey. Design by Abby Kagan.

The Name of the Game is a Kidnapping by Keigo Higashino. Design by Janet Hansen.
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Larger Than Life Lion Sculpture Made from Hand-Cut Steel Weighs Over 700 Pounds

Metal Lion Sculpture by Selcuk Yilmaz

Istanbul-based sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz creates larger than life, three-dimensional animal sculptures from thin strands of hammered and welded metal. His latest work—titled Kali—takes the form of a majestic lion sculpture, whose ferocious features include a flowing mane and muscular physique. Every inch is made from meticulously placed pieces of steel in various textures.

With a length of approximately 11.5 feet, the incredible artwork weighs 772 pounds, making it Yılmaz’s largest sculpture to date. By hand-cutting, hammering, and welding each metallic component himself in his studio, Yılmaz is able to exercise complete control and add many precise and intricate details. Continue reading