The Arabesque is a form of artistic decoration common to Islamic art based around surface decoration. Artist Saad Moosajee’s latest series, Contemporary Arabesque, reinterprets this traditional style using various digital technologies. The series moves in a visual chronology, with the first image being the most true to Arabesque, and the last image being the most […]
Australian born, New York-based artist Karan Singh operates under the alias Wake Up Mr. Singh and has released a plethora of new illustrations in addition to re-branding and relaunching his website.
At first glance, the work of Dutch artist Ramon Bruin appears to be a variety of three dimensional sculptures. But further inspection reveals the works to actually be sublimely executed anamorphic graphite drawings. Marvelous!
Finnish illustrator Santtu Mustonen creates immaculate abstract illustrations with inspiring color palettes. He is represented by renowned management agency, Hugo & Marie.
Joe Perez is a designer and art director based in Providence, Rhode Island. Glancing at Perez’s album designs, one can see his work carries a certain elegance and rejection of modern day trends. His talents have been recognized by Kanye West and Virgil Abloh of the DONDA collective; and Perez has designed for artists like […]
Simon Christen is a photographer who has built a reputation from filming time lapses so superb one questions whether they are real. His latest project, Adrift, is the result of two years of dedicated filming. After developing a system for detecting the San Francisco Bay Area’s fog patterns, Christen ventured to the Marin Headlands every […]
Anthony Schepperd is an independent animator working in Philadelphia. His animations feature organic psychedelic visuals that are absolutely mind-blowing in their intricacy.
Nicolas Monin-Baroille, aka the Unknown Being, is a digital abstract artist who has been working in the field of digital art for four years. Baroille makes a habit of applying his 3D and 2D forms to realistic and abstract compositions. The end result is pure eye candy.
Japanese born, New York-based Kumi Yamashita is an artist whose versatility seems to know no bounds. Denim, galvanized nails, and a credit card are just a few of the media Yamashita has used to produce work. However, her latest and most notable endeavor has been her manipulation of light and shadow. Yamashita states: ‘I take objects and carve and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow)’.
Janne Parviainen is an artist who seems to be ignoring the norms and boundaries of his medium. His latest series of photographs features light painting at a level that will stun enthusiasts and casual viewers of the medium. Parviainen is clearly aware of the reactions his work is causing, as most of his photographs on Flickr have ‘straight from the camera’ included in the description.
Australian born, New York-based Justin Maller has a new project, Run Your Jewels, which has brought back online collaboration in full force. The website features a new competition every two weeks. In the first week, a new contributor, handpicked by Maller, uploads a high resolution image that the public has until the end of week to finish remixing. In the second week, voting takes place on the remixed images by the creator of the source image, Maller, and the public. The project has provided a unique opportunity for artists to collaborate with and even win prizes from household names like Joshua Davis and Chuck Anderson.
It is difficult to look away from the Conté Crayon drawings of New York-based Joseph Stashkevetch. The juxtaposition of realism and eerie visual quality makes for one of the most impressive drawing portfolios I have ever have the pleasure of viewing.
German-based illustrator Magomed Dovjenko’s latest effort is an online collection of illustrations that fuses popular anime characters with well-known fashion brands. Dovjenko’s passion for Japanese culture and high fashion radiates through the series.
Samuel Silva is a Portuguese ‘hobbyist’ that will leave you speechless for a variety of reasons. For starters, Silva produces all of his work with ballpoint pens, a fact I am still struggling to believe. As if that isn’t impressive enough, Silva states he is a lawyer by profession and only produces art as a hobby. Silva seems to be the whole package: talented, unique, and unbelievably modest.
UPDATE: We interviewed Samuel Silva, and here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store! [you can read the full interview here.]
How do you balance your work as a lawyer and your hobby as an artist?
I don’t. Like with any other hobby, if you have time for it good. You feed your hamster, or you water your bonsai, or you change the water in your fish tank… I draw in my free time, not all my free time obviously, too boring.
PJ Richardson is a California-based illustrator and motion artist who has drawn inspiration his whole life from the local graffiti scene. Richardson’s vibrant, free-flowing illustrations have caught the interest of clients like Stussy, Converse, and MTV.