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Top 75 Art Trends in August

From Intricate Collage Paintings to Suspended Origami Art

— August 28, 2016 — Art & Design
One of the most prevalent themes in the August 2016 art ideas is the use of living materials in sculptures, paintings, street art and more. Some of the best examples of this include an exhibition from Korean artist Sun Young Min that integrates natural vegetation, Lithuanian artists Emilija Vinzanovaite and Jolita Vaitkute who use food to create portraits and Alexa Meade painting people as living pieces of a street art mural.

Other dynamic art examples like the UnderLA exhibit and a display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim also imitate natural forms.

Many of these vibrant pieces of art are also created with collage techniques, which use many discordant parts in order to create a unified whole. The prevalence of this art style can be seen in everything from home decor to fashion.
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Lipstick Celebrity Portraits
Lipstick Celebrity Portraits
Artist Uses 'Lip Kit' to Draw Famous Kylie Jenner Instagram Posts
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72
Discordant Music Boxes
Discordant Music Boxes
The 'Music Construction Machine' Plays at the Turn of a Crank
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71
Conceptual Hair-Wrapped Portraits
Conceptual Hair-Wrapped Portraits
Roos van der Vliet's Hyper-Realistic Art Puts Focus on Tresses
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70
Illusonary Celebrity Quilts
Illusonary Celebrity Quilts
These Blankets Replicate the Faces of Famous Females Using Fabric
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69
Monarchy Fashion Exibitions
Monarchy Fashion Exibitions
'Fashioning a Reign' Features the Wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II
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68
Kinetic Kite Installations
Kinetic Kite Installations
This Installation Features Flying Kites That Generate Light & Energy
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67
Deceptive Overlapping Photographs
Deceptive Overlapping Photographs
Dean West Created What Looks Like a Single Image from 19 Photos
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66
Reinvented Classic Novel Covers
Reinvented Classic Novel Covers
An Illustrator Has Redesigned Covers for Virginia Woolf Novels
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65
Vibrant Origami Installations
Vibrant Origami Installations
This Origami Installation is the Largest Mural Ever Made in Paris
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64
Dream-Inspired Paintings
Dream-Inspired Paintings
These Paintings Represent Scenes Only Possible in the Imagination
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63
Inclusive Art Installations
Inclusive Art Installations
Austria's Electric Love Festival Encourages a Diverse Artist Presence
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62
Multi-Colored Road Paintings
Multi-Colored Road Paintings
This Colorful Artwork Re-Imagines Nighttime Drives
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61
Abstract Art Rugs
Abstract Art Rugs
Jonathan Josefsson's Artistic Carpet Collection is Modeled After Paintings
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60
Metal-Printed Artwork
Metal-Printed Artwork
'Society6' Has Launched a Series of Prints That are Made of Metal
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59
Luminous River Art Installations
Luminous River Art Installations
UnderLA Turns the LA River into a Temporary Art Project
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58
Couture Raccoon Portraits
Couture Raccoon Portraits
The 'Couture Bandits' Series Catches Raccoons and Their Stolen Items
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57
Expressionistic Blended Portraits
Expressionistic Blended Portraits
Thomas Cian Creates Dual Meanings with His Watercolor Drawings
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56
Miniature Pencil Drawings
Miniature Pencil Drawings
These Small Drawings are No Wider Than the Length of a Matchstick
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55
Satirical Art Installations
Satirical Art Installations
A Mini Border Wall Was Erected Around Trump's Walk of Fame Star
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54
Arboreal Light Installations
Arboreal Light Installations
The Leafy Installation Consists Of a 1500-Leaf Canopy
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53
Anamorphic Food Portraits
Anamorphic Food Portraits
These Artists Recreate Famous Photos With Plates of Food
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52
Vegetation Art Exhibitions
Vegetation Art Exhibitions
This Exhibition Combines Paintings with Natural Vegetation
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51
Video Game-Inspired Art
Video Game-Inspired Art
Adam Lister Recreates Famous Artworks To Look Like 8-Bit Video Games
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50
Color-In Magazine Covers
Color-In Magazine Covers
Faith Today's Summer Magazine Cover Design Encourages Creativity
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49
Artist-Honoring Illustrations
Artist-Honoring Illustrations
Selman Hoşgör Payed Tribute to David Bowie with a Vibrant Art Series
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48
Interactive Hammock Installations
Interactive Hammock Installations
This Art Installation Will be Featured at the Panorama Festival
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47
Psychedelic Feline Portraits
Psychedelic Feline Portraits
Sylvia Stølan's Art Series Features Whimsical Pet Imagery
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46
Pop Art Film Promotions
Pop Art Film Promotions
These Suicide Squad Posters Pay Tribute to Each Character's Retro Origins
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45
Surreal Living Murals
Surreal Living Murals
Alexa Meade Uses People as Canvasses to Create Moving Murals
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44
Symmetrical Landscape Photos
Symmetrical Landscape Photos
Lucas Inacio's Symmetrical Photos Are Reminiscent of Paintings
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43
Camera-Shy Portraits
Camera-Shy Portraits
Mikael Theimer's Series Captures His Girlfriend Hiding from the Camera
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42
Socially Conscious Installations
Socially Conscious Installations
Ai Weiwei's Art Uses Life Jackets to Address the Refugee Crisis
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41
Donut-Drawn Portraiture
Donut-Drawn Portraiture
Candice CMC's Donut Art Recreates Famous Figures in Edible Form
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40
Wrestling Mask Oil Paintings
Wrestling Mask Oil Paintings
Yannick Fournié Depicts His Subjects Wearing Wrestling Masks
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39
Feminine Knight Portraits
Feminine Knight Portraits
Kindra Nikole Reimagines Literary Male Cavaliers as Strong Females
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38
Heroine Street Portraiture
Heroine Street Portraiture
C215 Covered the Streets of Paris with Depictions of Famous Heroines
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37
Realistic Gemstone Art
Realistic Gemstone Art
These Realistic Drawings Are Difficult to Differentiate From the Real Thing
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36
Neon-Lit Portraits
Neon-Lit Portraits
Javier Martin Explores Standards of Beauty in His 'Blindness Light' Series
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35
Dance-Encouraging Installations
Dance-Encouraging Installations
This Dance Installation Cleverly Leads People to a Museum
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34
Intricate Collage Paintings
Intricate Collage Paintings
These Works of Art are Created Using Abstract and Intricate Techniques
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33
Vibrant Swirling Illustrations
Vibrant Swirling Illustrations
This Illustrator's Art Prints Imagine an Abstract New World
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32
Object-Integrated Illustrations
Object-Integrated Illustrations
mr.kriss' Creative Illustrations are Complemented by Random Items
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31
Basketball-Inspired Exhibitions
Basketball-Inspired Exhibitions
This Nike Exhibition is Inspired by Kevin Durant
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30
Crocheted Coral Sculptures
Crocheted Coral Sculptures
This Intricate Coral Museum Display Looks Like a Real Coral Reef
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29
Renaissance Subway Photography
Renaissance Subway Photography
An Artist Imagines Commuters as 16th Century Paintings
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28
Artist-Inspired Emojis
Artist-Inspired Emojis
Cantor Fine Art Has Turned Some of the Most Famous Artists Into Emojis
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27
Celebrity Chef Coloring Books
Celebrity Chef Coloring Books
This Gordon Ramsay Coloring Book Depicts Disappointed Illustrations
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26
Food-Made Portraits
Food-Made Portraits
These Edible Portraits Highlight Humanity's Diversity
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25
Pop Culture Dissections
Pop Culture Dissections
'IKON' Series Artwork Features Otherworldly Anatomy Pieces
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24
Feminine Animal Portraiture
Feminine Animal Portraiture
Ciro Galluccio's Symbiosis Project Shows Melancholy Women with Animals
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23
Striped Street Murals
Striped Street Murals
This Striped Art Was Painted onto a Building to Liven Up the Area
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22
Post-Apocalyptic Cityscapes
Post-Apocalyptic Cityscapes
Brin Levinson's Collection Features Animals Roaming Forgotten City
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21
Suspended Origami Art
Suspended Origami Art
These Suspended Origami Pieces Come Together to Form a Flock of Birds
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20
Interactive Cloud Installations
Interactive Cloud Installations
This Cloud Display Provides a Relaxing Escape for Festival Goers
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19
Citywide Street Art Events
Citywide Street Art Events
POW! WOW! Long Beach is a Beautiful Art Festival for the Community
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18
Nature-Made Artwork
Nature-Made Artwork
This Artist Creates Intricate Portraits Out of Flowers
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17
Lighthearted Anxiety Illustrations
Lighthearted Anxiety Illustrations
This Artist Shows the Emotions That Come with Anxiety Problems
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16
Politically Surreal Street Art
Politically Surreal Street Art
'Trump X Magritte' Mixes the Politician into the Surrealist's Ouvre
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15
Mystical Nature Paintings
Mystical Nature Paintings
These Ghostly Paintings Offer an Unusual Perspective on Woodlands
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14
Iconic Movie Character Portraits
Iconic Movie Character Portraits
Evgeny Lukovenko Made Digital Art Reinterpretations of 30 Figures
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13
Mixed Media Photomontages
Mixed Media Photomontages
These Portraits by Veerle Symoens are Compiled from Magazine Clippings
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12
Ceiling Projection Installations
Ceiling Projection Installations
The Das Schloss Mall Enables Consumers to Shop Underwater
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11
Urban Anime Illustrations
Urban Anime Illustrations
Nss Magazine Portrayed Pokémon Sporting Fashionable Streetwear Brands
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10
Electronic Circuit Pens
Electronic Circuit Pens
These Electronic Pens Can Draw Functional Circuits on Paper
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9
Abandoned Funeral Home Portraits
Abandoned Funeral Home Portraits
Johnny Joo's Photography Explores a Decrepit Cleveland Site
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8
Interactive Sensory Installations
Interactive Sensory Installations
Scenocosme's Digital Art Installations Use Many Expressive Modes
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7
Liquefied Wall Art
Liquefied Wall Art
This Textured Wall Art Installation Makes Partitions Look Like Pools of Water
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6
Interactive Rainbow Installations
Interactive Rainbow Installations
This Rainbow Cube Looks Like It is Pixelated
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5
Brutalist Architecture Photography
Brutalist Architecture Photography
These Images Show Concrete Architecture From Around the World
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4
Immersive Aquatic Artwork
Immersive Aquatic Artwork
Reisha Perlmutter's Underwater Paintings are Shockingly Realistic
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3
Laser-Cut Wooden Art
Laser-Cut Wooden Art
These Pieces of Art Were Created By Layering and Cutting Wood
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2
Minimalist Celebrity Posters
Minimalist Celebrity Posters
These Simple Graphics Take After the Appearance of Popular Singers
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1
Desexualized Body Portraits
Desexualized Body Portraits
Lovis Osternrik's Photo Series Features Contorted Human Bodies
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