South Carolina-based mixed media artist, Paul Yanko, creates layered geometric compositions and installations. His work is highly influenced by Modernist geometric abstraction, and his color choices are inspired by commercial sign painting and toy construction sets. Yanko uses a wide variety of media in his work, including acrylic paint, cardboard, dry wall tape, and duct tape
Ayame Bullock’s striking mixed media pieces investigate toxicity and the self-destructive nature in humans. Straddled between landscape and abstraction, her pieces address social issues such as consumerism and the disposal nature of our culture. With intense energy and focus, Bullock weaves together land-fill bound plastics into environments fabricated from traditional art materials.
By Tanya Guryel in New Art on Wednesday 25 July 2012
Satoru Imatake is a Japanese digital and mixed media artist. Imatake’s work depicts mass produced businessmen that move on capitalism’s conveyor belt, where they travel to work in an uncannily realistic world built by the products of their labour. So much so that they themselves look like products.
Brooklyn artist Tara Noftsier shares her whimsical mashup of kungfu in a Seussian world in her series Crouching Tiger, Hidden Lorax. These amazing shadow boxes of mixed-media are created with the intent that the viewer is privy to a small vivant tableau.
I became aware of Russell Mills as the illustrative designer of More Dark than Shark and the Brian Eno compilation, More Blank Than Frank/Desert Island Selection. I admire his approach of using a mixed-media technique similar to Robert Rauschenberg’s, along with creating the Nine Inch Nails logo using a blacksmith/metal worker to make his design out of steel, then burying it in the ground for a while to rust and tarnish.
Jeannie Crockett, an alternative dress designer extraordinaire, is taking the challenge from 365: A Daily Creative Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change You Life! by Noah Scalin. Follow the results on her blog and rethink Barbie dress up forever.
Sander Steins is a self taught artist from Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He’s extremely versatile: a true creative soul that finds inspiration anywhere and in all kinds of art types. I particularly like his recent mixed media collage series. I want to buy and re-decorate my living room with them!
Self-taught artist, Lucky Jackson, embroiders a mixed-media artwork a day, livening up a mumsy medium with neon colour blocks and whimsical indie illustrations. The a-work-a-day concept is just a tad overdone out there. But we’ll make an exception just because her works charm us so much.
Sabrina Hornung by day and The Alabaster Disaster on the burlesque stage. My visual art consists of mixed media photo transparencies that personify the flora, fauna, and folklore of the North Dakota prairie.
Devin Troy Strother knows how to throw a party on a canvas with his mixed media explosions of color and cut paper. He’s a California artist transplanted to Brooklyn, and he’s one to watch. When I look at his work, I hear loudness (in a good way).
Los Angeles-based Taiwanese artist Sean Chao creates curious and imaginative creatures in a world filled with wonder. Each mixed-media piece combines sculpture and illustration to capture an odd moment frozen in time, and each tells a story of its own, some strangely nostalgic, some delightfully whimsical.
Beth Hoeckel, a Baltimore-based artist, has created some wildly experimental and wonderfully psychedelic works over her career. Her figures tend either directly challenge or ignore the viewer, referencing themes of identity and perception. Bright and bold, these are insistent images. Do they remind anyone else of Run, Lola, Run?
Artist Julia Tepasse, aka Großstadtheidi, lives in Heimathafen, Hamburg, where she studies fine arts at the University of Lueneburg, with a particular interest in minimal, abstract and post-modern art.