Category: Art

Interview with Illustrator M-Lon

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M-Lon is an artist with many strings to his bow. First an accomplished architect in Venezuela, now a passionate, full-time artist in Sydney, Australia. He creates murals, illustrations, paintings, toys, video games and concept art for TV. All with an impressive range of materials that includes acrylic, charcoal, spray paint,...

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The Inked Worlds of Mr Mead

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Black, lifeless eyes. Faceless figures. Haunting human-beast hybrids. It is the stuff of nightmares. It is also the work of Mr Mead, a surrealist character designer and fine artist from Bristol, UK. Illustration Working in black and white, using pen on paper or wood, Mr Mead’s characters are mostly pale,...

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Featured Artist: Marcus Armitage

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Artists can choose from a variety of mediums to tell a story. Vibrant colors, when mixed with the chaos of ambiguously-drawn lines and darker shades, can be used to show uncomfortable truths hidden in plain sight. Marcus Armitage deftly uses art as a vessel for the stories he wants to...

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Featured Artist: Amy Jane Adams

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Amy Jane Adams is a contemporary artist who brings the past to life. “My art is all about history… each piece I create tells a story, bringing to life buildings, places and people.” A British artist, designer and author, Adams trained at Camberwell College of Arts and now practices across...

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Featured Artist: Faig Ahmed

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Faig Ahmed was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1982. As an artist, he is world-renowned for his hyper-contemporary textiles. His work presents a manipulated view of traditional carpet weaving. His artworks are based on iconic cultural crafts, made to appear distorted; melted, stretched, torn, bubbled or pixelated. The results propel...

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Interview with Children’s Book Illustrator Ceasius Kakius

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“Close your eyes, what do you see?” This is the introduction to “The Story of Ceasius Kakius”, a children’s book by Peruvian-Australian artist Ceasius Kakius, encouraging you to look inside yourself and uncover your deepest desires. Proficient in many mediums, but usually working in acrylics with bright colors, bold strokes,...

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Featured Artist: Shintaro Ohata

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Shintaro Ohata is a Japanese painter and sculptor who creates 3D wooden sculptures with corresponding background paintings. The combination elicits the sense that the figures are popping out of the pictorial plane into the room, making for a unique viewing experience.

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El Mac and RETNA

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El Mac and Retna are two successful LA artists who have collaborated on several projects together, producing an interesting complementary blend between El Mac's linework portraits and Retna's calligraphy.

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