Biomorphic art is the ancient Persian and Islamic biomorphic arts

February 27, 2023

Illuminating Remote Landscapes, Rune Guneriussen Tells a Story of Nature and Transformation

“A raven wails across the lowlands.” All images © Rune Guneriussen, shared with permission Tucked away in forests and along shorelines, Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen’s mystical, illuminated […]
February 25, 2023

An Astounding Composite of 90,000 Images Unveils the Sun’s Hidden Atmosphere

All images © Andrew McCarthy and Jason Guenzel, shared with permission Astrophotographers Andrew McCarthy (previously) and Jason Guenzel recently teamed up to create a staggering look at the […]
January 22, 2023

Architectural Silhouettes Play With Perspective in Patrick Akpojotor’s Fragmented Portraits

“The Gaze” (2021), acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. All images © Patrick Akpojotor, shared with permission Combining a love for African masks and the […]
December 27, 2022

Folk Art and Bold Geometric Shapes Flourish in Lisa Congdon’s Joyful Paintings

All images © Lisa Congdon, courtesy of Chefas Projects, shared with permission A sense of lively optimism permeates Lisa Congdon’s work. Through vibrant palettes of yellows, […]
December 27, 2022

‘Cairo Conspiracy’ Review: There Are No Angels

The election of a grand imam is the backdrop for this tense drama of innocence and corruption set at an esteemed Islamic university.
November 27, 2022

A Centuries-Old Decorative Tradition Inspires Michelle Robinson’s Vibrant Weavings

All images © Michelle Robinson, shared with permission “Colour is my first passion,” says Sydney-based artist Michelle Robinson, who weaves textured fibers in vibrant hues into […]
November 20, 2022

In Tom Hegen’s Aerial Photos, Swimmers and Loungers Texture Two Florida Beaches with Colorful Patterns

All images © Tom Hegen, shared with permission As much of the northern hemisphere braces for gray, wintery weather, photographer Tom Hegen (previously) highlights the warm, […]
November 16, 2022

Crippled economy and Taliban restrictions test Afghan artists

Practitioners countrywide keep working under Islamic regime with ongoing uncertainty over approved art subjects
November 7, 2022

The Design Stories Colossal Readers Loved Most in 2022

This year on Colossal, we published hundreds of articles across disciplines, and as we look back at those in the design world, we’re finding that readers […]
October 29, 2022

In Richly Patterned Portraits, Ruby Sky Stiler Dismantles Art History’s Most Persistent Archetypes

“Artist with Muse” (2022), acrylic, acrylic resin, paper, glue, and graphite on panel, 60 x 50 inches. All images © Ruby Stiler, shared with permission courtesy […]