Kristen , Painting
Tags: 20x200, abstractions, anna zemakova, dream-like, fauves, Ian Carpenter, joseph yoakum, landscapes, nicolas de stael, NY, Painting, paul klee, society of six
Ian Carpenter is a painter from Brooklyn, NY who works mostly in colorful abstractions of dream-like landscapes. His works are playful with simple brushstrokes that create unexpected complexity and wonderment in the final product. He lists his influences as Paul Klee and Nicolas De Stael, art collectives like the Fauves and The Society of Six, and various outsider artists like Joseph Yoakum and Anna Zemankova.
Follow the artist’s blog for new paintings or buy a print from 20×200.
Heather Lightbody (Girl With a Hook) is completely and totally obsessed with yarn. She loves all the textures and colors…sometimes she finds herself thinking about yarn all day long. She is also obsessed with handspun yarn. All of her creations are made with handspun yarn, much of which she spins herself.
Heather has been crocheting hats for 7 years now. She also crochets headbands, shrugs and scarves. “It’s become my life and my art. My ideas start as one thing and always seem to morph into something else by the time the end is near. That’s just how i work…the yarn and my mood show me where the hat should go,” she says.
To check out more of her amazing creations, you can go to her etsy page or to see even more examples of her work check out her flickr.
In the past 10 years Chiho Aoshima has made quite a splash in the world of Japanese pop art. Her large scale fantasyscapes frequently depict surreal nature scenes incorporating images of young women and otherworldly beings. She has no formal art training, but is a master of her computerized techniques. Her technologically dependent style of image making falls directly inline with the Japanese pop art aesthetic, and her complex layering of color, culture, and cuteness combine to create truly enchanting and twisted views of the world.
Chiho Aoshima is a member of the Kaikai Kiki Collective of artists. Check out their site for more of her images and links to a bunch of other super cool “Superflat” art!
Graphic Design , Illustration , Kristen , Painting
Tags: afreelance, arturo mosquera, ▲*, dark, Graphic Design, Illustration, mysterious, spain, vigo, women
Arturo Mosquera, or ▲*, is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Vigo, Spain. His illustrative works are mostly of young women, dark and mysterious. See his flickr or website for more.
Illustration , Kristen , Painting , Photography , Printmaking , Sculpture
Tags: anthropomorphism, berkley illustration, etsy, frankenkitty, Illustration, matty8080, Painting, Photography, sarah ogren, Sculpture, skelatal dropkick
Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator working in London whose wryly humorous take on the human condition manifests itself through drawings, prints, books and interactive works.
The major themes running through Nick’s personal work are masculinity, heroism, human achievement and man’s efforts to leave his mark on the world. The subjects usually found in these themes include hunters, wrestlers and bearded men. Shown below are some of his artists books. Including his new book Man and Beast, featuring drawings of men and animals. As well as Man Book, a book of drawings of hunters, wrestlers and men with enormous cabbages!
You can find out more about Nick’s artwork on his website or purchase his books, prints and inspirational buttons through his Etsy shop.