Matt W. Moore, also known as MWM, is a Maine-based illustrator and muralist with strong roots in graffiti. Moore is not only one of the most energetic and passionate artists I have ever met, but is prolific. Since 2008, he has been completing monthly “residencies” where he spends one month working non-stop to produce art for an exhibition, typically in a foreign country. His latest residency, titled Gravity, is a collection of highly organic work that deviates from Moore’s typical geometric style. The collection is currently on display at SINCE Gallery in Paris, France.
Russian motion specialist Vladimir Tomin has outdone himself with his motion based interpretation of Stephen Wolfram’s TED talk, titled Rule 30. The piece is a wonderful mixture of conceptual surrealism and aesthetics.
Designers Against Child Slavery is a non-profit group founded by young artist, John Mark Herskind. Herskind isn’t even old enough to legally drink in the US, yet he’s already working full-time to try and make a difference in sex trafficking using art. Designers Against Child Slavery focuses on awareness, prevention, and art therapy. Their latest endeavor was a live art exhibition in New York, titled Episodes, that raised thousands of dollars for victims of sex trafficking.
Rik Oostenbroek is a self-taught Dutch freelance artist. Oostenbroek’s portfolio boasts an incredible assortment of 3D and 2D illustrations and typography. His style is trademarked by a perfect harmony of fluid shapes and clever hues.
In 2010, I was informed by designer Rishi Sodha that he would be collaborating with Stuart Boyd, Garrick Webster and Antony Kitson to produce an art book that would eventually be sold to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centers in London.
The work Thailand-based artist Tarin Yuangtrakul shows a level of skill and maturity far beyond the artist’s age of 19. Yuangtrakul’s illustrative work is an impressive combination of several mediums and boasts an unbelievable amount of detail.
Rarely do I find myself losing track of time due to endless re-examination of images. Within a few days of coming across Russian photographer Elizaveta Porodina’s work, I had already scrutinized her entire portfolio more than ten times. Porodina’s portfolio is full of photographs radiating conceptual and aesthetic beauty. The photographer’s personality and eccentricities flow through her work on a consistent basis.
Colorado-based painter Anna Charney’s latest series of work is a conceptual examination of the human body at its core. Charney endeavors to explore the intrinsic relationship between the forms of nature and of the human body. The series of work is visually fluid, and at times, even spiritual.
Karan Singh is an Australian artist and designer currently residing in New York City. Her work carries a certain playfulness and vibrance which has enticed clients like Wired Magazine, Computer Arts and GQ.
California based animation studio Laundry has been producing incredible motion graphics for several years now. In addition to directing major spots for Levi’s, Svedka, and Wrigley’s, they’ve also spearheaded award-winning music videos for artists like Nicki Minaj, Green Day, and M.I.A.
I’ve been an avid follower of the work of New York-based illustrator, Sara Blake, aka HelloZSO, for several years now. Blake is a rare breed of artist who seems to have found a perfect combination of traditional and digital elements in her work. In 2011, she launched the 100 Girls series, an exploration of how a drawing style can evolve through repeated subject matter.