Markus Akesson ‘Markus Akesson‘s paintings deals with this; the interspaces between ideal and reality. A time related, spatial and psychological intermediate position where expectations and experience do not always join up. The paintings can be characterized by a compact stillness.And also something else. As a creation where one clearly understands that something has happened, and that something soon will happen. Like this: Like Loading... Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni Pin drawing pens, and his innate gift for drawing, the artist is able to transport viewers to a world where tiny, cartoonish creatures explode with gusto to make up larger entities. Each of the illustrator's complex and crowded sketches are filled with minute details that allow the eye to wander and discover new characters and designs at every turn. The portraits are immediately mesmerizing, but even more spectacular when looked upon closely. Kerby Rosanes websiteKerby Rosanes on deviantART via [Gaks]
Illustrative Paintings by Magdelena Kapinos Article collected from Art Fucks Me. Visit source. Work by Magdalena Kapinos. Check her blog. The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour Sirpa Varis A. H. Greenwood Ana Mouyis Heather Sinclair Linyu Yen Pamela Wilburn Seth Fitts Our friends over at the Art House Co-op are now officially on tour with the 2012 Sketchbook Project. Not content to rest on the massive success of the Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op have also begun an ongoing series of collaborative art projects called the 10×10 Series where participants submit photography, short films, letters, and other forms of art or expression based on certain criteria or themes.
Rebecca Campbell “ All of my work comes from a very personal place but I think it’s important to leave room for people to imagine their own stories too. When I paint someone I don’t think of it as a portrait. I think of it as a symbolic painting of “a girl”, or “a woman”. I think this creates openness in the work that allows it to transcend a specific time and place. I’m also interested in showing dreamlike states. For me dream states are symbolic of the inward reflection that makes all creative acts possible.” – Rebecca Campbell Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris Do not adjust your web browser, these distorted watercolor and gouache portraits were painted just as they appear by New Zealand-based illustrator Henrietta Harris who says her style “can only be achieved by having occasionally dipped one’s paintbrush accidentally in one’s coffee.” A pretty apt description for these dreamy portraits that seem to convey the precise moment when one becomes lost in thought or memory, an ethereal wind of distortion whirling temporarily through the subjects’ mind. Harris graduated in 2006 from the Auckland University of Technology and his since done work for Amnesty International, Vice Magazine, and BITE. She has a number of prints and several of the original paintings you see above available for sale through her website. (via flavorwire, ignant)
Andrew Salgado Talks To Yatzer Andrew Salgado // The Bewildered Pursuit, 2012 Oil on canvas // 140x190cm The In Order to Rebuild exhibition at the Dosi Gallery in Korea (20 July /18 August 2012, 202-2 Kwangan 2 dong, Suyoung-gu, Busan, Korea) features the work of Andrew Salgado, the London based painter from Canada known for his eerie paintings that are preoccupied with universal themes such as identity, sexuality and convalescence. He considers himself a storyteller and admits to his attraction to faces. Salgado avoids subjects whose emotions are easily definable. Andrew Salgado // The Bewildered Pursuit, 2012 (detail) Oil on canvas // 140x190cm Andrew Salgado // Deeper, 2012 Oil on canvas // 110x70cm The somehow disfigured troublesome faces encapsulate both the anxiety and pain of his subjects. When working, he constantly flits with the idea of challenging himself and feels excited when he steps away from his comfort-zone. © Andrew Salgado // Trust (Self-Portrait I) , 2012 Oil on canvas // 160x210cm sources:
Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat I tend to have weird dreams too when sleeping on a plane, but nothing comes close to those of Jaume Montserrat. While on a flight home the Barcelona based illustrator dreamt he was on a Noah’s Ark-like island and “there was only one animal from each specimen. All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted – so there was a perfect symbiosis.” And thus came the inspiration for his series “Emptyland,” a surreal representation of unraveling animals often depicted as being intertwined with each other.
Surreal Contemporary Cartoons by Angel Boligan Cuban cartoonist Angel Boligan creates contemporary provoking cartoons with a touch of sadness and surrealism… Angel Boligan