Posts Tagged ‘artist’
Nigel Cox is an Irish born, London based artist whose oil on canvas paintings, in his own words – ‘Focus on the individual, removing them from usually crowded urban scenes and placing them in centre stage. Surprising how much confidence they have when removed from the crowd.’ I think I understand exactly what he means – the figures in each painting seem to come to life and shine more brightly with the absence of a backdrop, almost as if they were performing…
He describes his work, which he refers to as photorealistic minimalism, and his background (including his travels around the world with the Transglobe Expedition) in more detail here, and his blog is here.
An Urban Solitude
The Kuni Inversion
The Black Basque
At The Sea Of Cortez
Nathan Ota is a freelance artist who graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1993. As a child he drew inspiration from cartoons on TV, comic books, photographs and punk-rock flyers before becoming immersed in graffiti culture once he entered high school. Traditional art never interested him much, and it was only once he had entered college that he realised he wanted to be an illustrator.
His paintings in particular have me enthralled (and more than a little jealous), I love how the graffiti influence comes through in all of his work 🙂
Crash And Burn
Lets Be Friends
Illustration – Jazz
Illustration – Tequila
Illustration – Porfidio
In The Woods
Snowfall Over Poppies
Light And All Her Witchery
I’m completely smitten with the work of Sarajevo born artist and illustrator Yellena James, which has been described as “colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines which are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic.”
Her clients already include some serious names like Anthropologie, Adidas, K2 Snowboards and Nike, and as well as being displayed at galleries worldwide, she has been featured in Vogue Australia, Giant Robot, Domino Online, Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy among others.
Blaine Fontana is one of those artists who just makes me want to go paint something immediately. His work, which he describes as ‘urban-contemporary’ is full of organic forms and themes from nature, and many of his paintings depict beings called Templings – neither male nor female, neither happy nor sad – who they are and what they mean is open to interpretation. He draws inspiration from his childhood backdrop of acres of Seattle forest, and his roots as a grafitti artist.
Santa Monica based craftsman, Michael Yonke aka Upcycler has created his range of exquisitely handcrafted furniture, art and interiors by repurposing and upcycling wood, metal and glass. He uses 90 – 99% reclaimed locally sourced deconstruction materials, which he transforms into ” objects with higher end use value that will endure and inspire for centuries”.
Check out the magical photorealistic art of Missouri born artist Glennray Tutor. His nostalgic paintings are filled with marbles, fireworks, comic books and toys from the mid 20th century, and seem to glow with colour and light.