The art of finger painting is a craft we pick up almost instinctively as children. No motor skills yet? Use what God gave you and cap your fingertips in garish poster paint that should worry any parent with a cream carpet. While most of us leave this pastime behind along with sole-lit trainers, American artist Judith Braun has embraced the medium on a monumental level.
Titled Fingerings these large murals are often drawn onto the wall directly using charocal-dipped fingers. Braun’s landscapes, that mix smooth sweeps and bold smudges to add shade and depth show us it is possible to create incredible detail using this simple technique. Perhaps intriguing, she also creates symmetrical formations, often using both hands to form arching, obscure patterns. Here Braun translates the gestures of her body onto the wall and it looks marvellous.
- The creative team behind John Grant’s post-apocalyptic world
- They have beauty, they have grace, they are Jack Mears’ ceramic dogs
- Caroline Tompkins deftly captures goggle marks, swim caps and foam floats
- Illustrator Jan Robert Duennweller's erratic style creates "visual headlines"
- Réka Neszmélyi's boundary breaking identity for Hungarian Bánkitó Cultural & Music Festival 2016
- Five things to remember as a young creative
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale