Lena Wolff is a mixed media artist who creates beautiful, textured and layered images inspired mainly by the natural world. “As an artist I'm informed by an interest in folk art, anthropomorphic fables, allegory, organic abstraction and veneration for the natural world. Working with mixed mediums on paper, I draw from philosophies of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the re-contextualization of textile traditions as much as by contemporary drawing and painting practice. Using paper-cut, collage and pinpricks on paper, I work to construct textured and layered images that appear otherworldly and fantastic.”
A mixture of fragile and dark, beautiful yet strange, Natalie Shau’s atmospheric artwork is destined to catch your eye and draw you deep into a mystique, surreal universe! Natalie is specialized mainly in digital media and her work focuses on digital painting, photography and 3D elements. Pure magic!
Jillian Tamaki is a talented illustrator from Canada who currently lives and creates in Brooklyn NY. Having a very distinctive personal style, she mainly focuses in the editorials field but she also has a passion for comics. I love the way she uses color and there is always a dramatic touch in her artwork.
Linn Olofsdotter’s amazing work is distinctively inspired by the world of fashion. Her illustration style is subtle yet intrigue with a fine touch of surrealism. Linn comes from Sweden and has been creating artwork for various clients in the field of fashion, advertising and editorial.
Yury Ustsinau’s illustrations are sleek, surreal and so beautifully designed!
His dynamic monochrome creatures urge you to look closer as so many detailed elements and textures are incorporated in these black visuals. The illustrator lives and creates in Frankfurt, Germany and has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions.
Ron Pippin creates outstanding art out of mechanical & animal parts and various found or collected objects. There is a certain “steampunk” feel in his creations and the artist has mentioned in an interview: “My work is often related to ideas about the relationship of Science, Art, and Nature. My scientific aesthetic is primarily drawn from the 19th Century, when, I feel, science still had a relationship to beautiful forms.”. A definitely worth viewing collection!
Solar Deer, detail
Mind blowing illustrations by Krzysztof Domaradzki a talented artist who currently lives and creates in Poland. Some info I found on the illustrator’s site: “Through experiments with various processes, production methods and design styles, Krzysztof seeks to discover, explore and represent everything that is visual. This often leads him to some self-initiated pieces and collaborations with kindred spirits in the field. Krzysztof holds a Master's Degree in Metal Techniques and Drawing from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan / Poland, the city where he currently lives and works.”
Cooking with Heart
The work of Kira Shaimanova is simply stunning. Focusing in sculpture illustration, this talented artist creates her doll characters from clay along with hand-made sets and finally stylizes and photographs her creations. Shaimanova is inspired by the fantastical and a “black” sense of humor is obviously incorporated in her artwork.
Kate MccGwire’s overwhelming feather sculptures are urging the viewer to alter their perception and preconceptions about beauty. Using uncommon materials, the artist creates dynamic forms that intrigue one’s imagination! I read in the artist’s statement: “Intrinsic to her method is the collecting and sorting of materials from hundreds of different sources over a period of months, even years. In turn, pieces evolve intuitively as if out of the subconscious, the language evocative rather than purely illustrative. As the work takes shape, a new, playful reality emerges, so that the object itself becomes a sort of prism, refracting the layers of meaning and cultural associations buried within, the quantity of materials used sometimes deliberately overwhelming, as if charged with a power and ambition beyond the reach they possess when seen in isolation”.
Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu is an awarded illustrator & graphic designer with a very rich portfolio and a sharp eye for detail. Here are some of my favorite designs from his inspiring and fresh collection.