New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny

"Whirlwind" - Paul Wright, oil on board

Expressionism: "Whirlwind" - Paul Wright, oil on board {contemporary figurative expressionist art man head elderly face portrait painting}

Stunning New Knife-Painted Portrait by Francoise Neilly

Stunning New Knife-Painted Portrait by Francoise Neilly

Dryden Goodwin, “Linear” by Marie A.-C., via Flickr

Dryden Goodwin, “Linear” - directions of the lines give it a 3 dimensional feel

Cornelius Arslanian

The style would be really cool for a portrait Illustration / Andy Tomlinson — Senior Designer at Bite — Designspiration

Portrait. Jonnny Knoxville<3

Stunning black and white pen drawings. England-based artist Josh Bryan has a set called Triangulations where he's taken some well-known celebrities and created their likeness in abstract, geometric form. Hundreds of tiny triangles make up each face.

Miss Led. Use of type in an illustration.

Edition of finished Giclee print using pigment dye inks on Canson Aquarelle Rag x including white borderSigned and numbered

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