Randy Mora is a self-taught artist and illustrator currently working in Bogotá, Colombia. He makes cut and paste collages where he mixes a bit of everything, like scary anatomy, plants, kitschy devices and animals into elegant artwork. His collages develop from ideas he first puts down in small sketches. During the process, however, many variables lead him to other solutions far from the original idea. He usually works in Photoshop, scanning the pictures he needs. Each one of them has its own history: “the key is to know how to organize them into a solid concept. I don’t like to rush things.”
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The images you see up here are some great handmade mixed media collages by British artist Joe Webb. If you like what you see you should definitely check out his Saatchi profile where you can buy his work as well as get to know more about the artist, like this piece of information: “My collages work to a basic rule of sourcing just two or three images….Then I present them as a reinvented single image with the objective of communicating a new message or idea. I started making these simple hand made collages as a sort of luddite reaction to working on computers for years. I like the limitations of collage…using found imagery and a pair of scissors, there are no Photoshop options to resize, adjust colours or undo. I suppose I’m fairly anti technology although I now promote my art on websites like this, own an iPhone and use Facebook…I wish I had been born 100 years ago.”
Dutch artist Tamara Muller‘s faces are almost always her own. They are stylized but rendered with an uncanny realism. Other parts of the canvas may be blocked with simple brushwork or even left unfinished, because it is those faces that matter.
Chinese artist Yu Chen graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1988 where she now works as a teacher. Throughout her artistic career she has been highly productive but what I like the most are her two series called ‘Red Babies’ where chubby babies are dressed in green army garb just like Chairman Mao Zedong back in the day. Yummy!
The saying goes that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It occurs in places you least expect. Revealing its art in the human body, but also cruelly absent in the presence of deformations and scars. Ashkan Honarvar (1980) depicts an undeniable, unavoidable beauty by accepting the darker sides of human ‘nature’. The body, torn by acts of war, exploited by the sex industry or used as a tool for seeking identity, is the focal point of his work.This constitutes a search for a universal representation of the evil latent in every human, providing an opportunity for reflection. His aesthetic dissection has an intriguing macabre nature, which opens the images to interpretation. Honarvar’s almost empiric exploration of the human condition knows no bounds. Its goal; the indefinable core.
Iranian artist Ashkan Honarvar currently lives and works in The Netherlands
Believe it or not, Roman Cristian Boian was a carpenter in his village Curtea de Arges before he became a digital artist. And, even if we haven’t seen anything of his carpentry skills we are happy he took that decision because his elaborate digital illustrations are just gorgeous. The ones you see up here are from his series entitled ‘Attempts’.
Australian arist Indigo O’Rourke from Melbourne might be one of Internet’s great secrets. Her lovely drawings are all over the place but it’s impossible to find out more about her. Good stuff, anyways!
You got to love the work of Geoffrey Chadsey!
His drawings are made with water-soluble colored pencil on mylar and undeniably stand out with their many fine lines which make the objects look like topographical maps where every bump, fold and bend is carefully examined.
One day some time ago when I was rummaging around in a small vintage store, pure sweetness suddenly began pouring out of the speakers. You know those songs that immediately grab your attention? Well, it was one of those. Good beats, good melody and a good voice, all splendidly mixed together. Read more…