I really had trouble in selecting the works I’d like to feature by Ian Macarthur! Everything is so amazing: intricate patterns and shapes that create a fantastic surreal visual wave, expressive faces and inspirational use of different media!
Here is a part from the artist’s statement: “My work is described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolors and pigment pens I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by embellishing patterns and watercolor effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect. Making there faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time”.
The “Can’t Buy me Love” illustration series by Andra Hilde are so beautiful!
I love the color palette, the textures and the way the artist depicts the couple’s expressions and emotions is absolutely inspirational.
Check out Andra’s gallery for a visually delicious overview!
Jill Tovey’s artwork is undoubtedly a feast for the eyes! Bursting with energy, bold colors excellently combined with textures, creating visuals that draw you in!
The artist has been showcased in numerous media and currently lives and creates in Gloucester, UK.
The intense portraits of women created by Brian Viveros are provocative, dark and draw you in with their captivating eroticism. His manic smoking subjects appear like they survived a fierce fight, and are captured posing vaguely, arrogantly with a mysterious and fixating gaze.
A very expressive and emotive collection of visuals with a wonderful color palette and urban feel!
Make sure to check out the artist’s site for more inspiration!
When I first discovered Fred Einaudi and viewed his artwork I felt a chill going down my spine.
Juxtaposing and unexpected characters are found in surreal environments where the essence of devastation is prominent.
Einaudi’s portraits are an inspiring fusion of fears and visions, thus engage an almost futuristic character.
As the artist notes: “For me, inspiration comes from many places. Ealing Studios, French and Italian Cinema, along with music, theatre and dance.”
Check out her online shop at etsy for gorgeous prints.
Balancing between perception and reality she paints on live models, 3d surfaces and various objects and incorporates her creations into various installations that urge the viewer to experience an alternate perspective of her art.
"Color is fun, color is just plain gorgeous, a gourmet meal for the eye, the window of the soul." - Rachel Wolf
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2010 Art Roundup