Exploring the ‘border-zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art,’ Athi-Patra Ruga makes work that ‘exposes and subverts the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics.’ Born Umtata in 1984, this South African artist creates art that creates a world where ‘cultural identity is no longer determined by geographical origins, ancestry or biological disposition’ with bright, beautiful color, dream-like scenes and mythical creatures.
The Pre-Raffaelites knew the allure of the scantily-clad babe, but did their maidens frolic amongst Coke cans and Chupa Chups? Nope. For a pop-culture twist on the feminine form, Australian painter Ken Gailer delivers the goodies. If art were food, his paintings would be a choc-top and popcorn combo deal. Life’s too short for nouveau […]
When your digital camera brakes and, instead of holiday snaps begins producing glorious lines of incomprehensible colour, do you discard the camera or celebrate its imperfection? Year of the Glitch, by Phillip Stearns, provides 365 days of fractured images exploring glitch art through a broad range of techniques, from the manipulation of code to the […]
These illustrations by Eszter Zetelaki let you enter a personal world of dreams, moods and thoughts through a metaphorical aspect. They are frisky and meaningful. I find them really inspiring.
These mixed media illustrations by Archann are gorgeous. I’m overwhelmed by the energy being given off by the combinations of color and texture. The impact of using hand-drawn elements mixed with digital art is wonderful. Archann has used his skills for a wide variety of audiences and I’d say it’s pretty obvious why everyone loves his work.
There is a lot of great collage artwork out there at the moment with artists like Sonya Roy and Julian Pacaud creating wonderful artwork, but there is one guy whose work I really admire and that’s Mario Wagner. The way he composes his artworks using retro images of happily married couples or office drones sitting […]
Anton Alvarez’s recent design for a thread wrapping machine is not only a stroke of engineering genius, but it’s an automated artwork generator, too. Alvarez’s device wraps objects in a tightly bound layer of glue-coated thread, creating architectural objects out of whatever materials you put through it. The various furniture pieces generated are just as durable […]
One day, talented Swiss artist Olaf Breuning wanted to experiment how basic colors would react against a dark backdrop. So he decided on black as the background, the human body as canvas, yellow, green, red and blue as his basic colors, and exhibited them larger than life-sized, which multiplied the effect.
Hermann Mejía started drawing very young, studying comics, including MAD Magazine, that had made their way to Venezuela from America – although he spoke no English at the time. He cites artists such as Sergio Aragonés (author of the wordless Groo the Wanderer strip) and Mort Druckeras as favorites.
One of my greatest inspirations, Colorsuper is an emerging artist whose work is a treat for both the eye and the imagination. His use of color and whimsy quickly made his Tumblr one of my favorite blogs. So dope.
It’s always a joy to see Andy Pott’s work in my feedreader, and it’s always there! He is one of the hardest working illustrators around, and it shows. There’s so much to see in every beautifully-constructed image, not least the colour. I just find his art stunning.