Andrew Gareth Young is an oil painter whose current work focuses on lost and found adolescence. “We are lost in our self-indulgent primal behavior, forgoing the morals and values our parents have instilled in us. In these images we reflect on our own experiences of these dark visceral moments and places. Our juvenility is found when we disregard our age and act on impulses, often finding ourselves demonstrating irreverent, self-gratifying exploits.” “Spontaneous in some parts and carefully designed in others; my explorative compositions are the backbone to the figurative rendering. The result is sporadic abstraction paired with hyper-realism.
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Michael Shapcott resides in Central Connecticut. He recently graduated from Paier College of Art and is just beginning his journey and career as a visual artist. His art is a unique blend of illustration and traditional portraiture created with a mixture of acrylics, graphite and oil. Conceptually, his art demonstrates the individual and collective desire to overcome adversity through self exploration and discovery. Visit Website <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Whilst looking through Behance I discovered a female illustrator called Irina Vinnik from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her illustrations immediately struck me as being fantastically detailed. Drawn in a moleskin they have a quiet unassuming quality that makes them even more interesting. You might also enjoy these past posts: I’m sure you will see more of Irina’s work around the design interweb as she is very talented. Author of this post: Ben Rama
from Julie Heffernan’s Constructions of Self Julie Heffernan creates sensuous figurative painting, like co-Yale MFAS, John Currin and Linda Yuskavage, but her luminous oils are patently unique among them and most working artists today. A Victorian impetus to conjoin, edging toward pastiche, creates artfully staged Surrealist environments.
It's almost as if Alexandra Pacula paints what she sees while driving drunk at 100 mph. "My work investigates a world of visual intoxication; it captures moments of enchantment, which are associated with urban nightlife," says the New York-based artist born in Poland. "I am fascinated by the ambiance of the city at night and its seductive qualities. The breathtaking turbulence of speeding vehicles and hasty pedestrians evoke feelings of wonder and disorientation. The vibrant lights become a magical landscape with enticing opportunities and promises of fulfillment."
Korean surrealist artist Jung Yeon Min’s works are visually stunning, and made us curious to dig into what kind of psyche it takes to produce such artistic beauty. In our research we discovered a view into the infinite imagined world that exists outside the boundaries of our cranium. In the imaginary spaces depicted in her works, the extraordinary and the realistic merge, the micro and the macro coexist, and rules of physical space and time are manipulated. Min declares that she wishes to challenge viewers to ponder the possibilities or what is possible when one’s imagination is stretched to its outer limits.
Barcodes grace almost every product for sale. Given how much package real estate they command, why shouldn't they look cool? Since 2005, D-Barcode has been creating custom barcodes for a mostly Japanese clientele. They've even begun selling their wares to anyone who wants to license them, starting at $1,500 for the design, and $200 a year for licensing.
first image ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel) ran hwang is a korean-born artist working in new york, who creates intricate and poetic installations. hwang is best known for her wall sculptures that make use of common objects like buttons and crystals pinned directly onto the wall of the gallery. using each elemnt like a pixel on a scren, hwang creates oversized murals of birds, trees or chandeliers. her subject matter is often influenced by buddhist theories and symbolism. hwang’s work has been described as inviting ’the viewer to engage in multiple readings of emptiness and existence, of attempting to reach the state of enlightenment and fulfillment through the conscious emptying of one’s mind and spirit’ http://www.ranhwang.com ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel)
Making you rethink the term’ playing with matches’, artist Mike Bell creates portraits of iconic celebrities on the packets, and then manipulates the matches to form hand poses. His sparky work includes John Lennon making a victory sign, Marilyn Monroe with diamonds on her fingers and Jack Sparrow with mini cutlasses. There are also sulphur versions of Elton John with his piano, Humphrey Bogart and Robert De Niro as Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle giving us the middle finger…and my personal favorite all four original members of KISS! [ Cheers mymodernmet ] <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent. Typography can in todays terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine.