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Erik Jones

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By Philip DeFina in New Art on Thursday 5 January 2012

You may think Erik Jones has multiple personalities when viewing his work for the first time, but in fact, he’s well rounded and a master in multiple disciplines. Sometimes he opts to work with digital while other times he chooses the old fashion route and gets dirty with paint and canvas.

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Archeologists Of Shadows: a graphic novel

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By Philip DeFina in New Illustration on Thursday 5 January 2012

Archeologists Of Shadows, Volume 1: The Resistance, is a graphic novel that has been in development for more than five years. Writer Lara Fuentes and artist Patricio Clarey, based out of Spain, have collaborated with Septagon Studios to publish A.O.S., with editing and adaptation by Preston Park Cooper. It contains more than 100 pages of […]

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Teenage illustrator Rita Gomes

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By Philip DeFina in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 January 2012

‘Blunt’, ‘edgy’ and ‘gritty’ are just some of the words that best define the artwork of Rita Gomes. Her pieces reflect internal thoughts, struggles and ideas that sometimes are just better left unsaid. She’s a young teenage ‘cool kid’ who has already worked with many established clients and is just starting to come into her element.

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Inspiring design work by Tom Muller

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By Philip DeFina in New Design on Saturday 24 December 2011

Tom Muller is a great designer and one of my major influences. His work embodies all the characteristics of what design should be: clean, simple, intriguing, and brandable. His ability to incorporate these elements, and add his own flare into all of his projects, clearly puts him a cut above the rest.

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Stylianos Schicho

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By Philip DeFina in New Illustration on Saturday 24 December 2011

The work of Stylianos Schicho focuses on composition and facial expression. Every illustration draws the viewer in through the eyes of the subject matter. What’s cool about his work is how he plays around with proportion and selective colour palettes. He’s a trippy artist with an extensive portfolio.

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John Chamberlain’s Painted Metal Wrecks

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By Philip DeFina in New Art on Saturday 24 December 2011

I have not seen any artist, alive or dead, that has the ability to marry paint with metal as well as John Chamberlain. Although Chamberlain began producing these sculptures back in the 1950s, they still carry a great sense of design, style and originality. Chamberlain has treated most of his sculptures as abstract expressionist paintings, […]

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Chow Martin

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By Philip DeFina in New Art on Saturday 24 December 2011

Chow Martin deconstructs his drawings by stripping his subject matter to bare bones and then recreating his work by combining various elements. His style is executed with precision and fine detail.

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