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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

Seer

Autumn Morning

The Black Basque

The Calling

At The Sea Of Cortez

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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 🙂

Big Fish

Broken Record

Crash And Burn

Fern Fruits

First Day

Left Out

Lets Be Friends

Mondaze

Night School

Not Alone

Outhouse

Robo

Still Looking

Schools Out

Illustration – Jazz

Illustration – Tequila

Illustration – Porfidio

I’ve just discovered the wonderful art of Krista Huot, a 28 year old artist based in Montreal.  These are just a few of her enchanting paintings – see more on her Flickr.

Black Candle

Hanami

Hemlock

In The Woods

Ivy

Les Lucioles

Patience

Snowfall Over Poppies

Light And All Her Witchery

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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.

Her Etsy shop is here, and her featured seller interview is here.

Allusion

Allusion

Fizz

Fizz

Breeze

Breeze

Bluster

Bluster

Origin

Origin

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.

His blog – Fontanas’ Backyard

Read Carmel Hagens’ interview with Blaine over at Format Magazine

A dojo on the morning after

A dojo on the morning after

The metamorphosis orchestra

The metamorphosis orchestra

9 paths in the avant garden

9 paths in the avant garden

Hiroshiges' Hideaway

Hiroshiges' Hideaway

Trees of unspoken memories

Trees of unspoken memories

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”.

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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.

Dream Of Love

Dream Of Love


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