Category: Painting

February 16, 2017

Anastasia Pather

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Anastasia Pather is a practising fine artist who received her BFA from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010. She is a finger painter, quiet performer and female concerned with surface and the duality of objects. Her work explores the architecture of memory and the politics of colour. Although she understands her process as an involuntary reaction to a surface she cannot shut out her thoughts about identity, exoticism, eroticism and power. Her use of gold leaf and glue allows her to paint time and that idea quite intrigues her.

“I am a semi abstract, finger painter, a frequently distracted thinker and an uninterrupted female. My process allows paint to organically form shapes through its own viscosity and my body movements.” – Anastasia Pather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 27, 2017

les têtes Interverties

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Juliette Barbanegre’s sensitive illustrations are eerie yet simply magical. Her bold use of colour and beautifully detailed scenes seduce the viewer into another world.

Inverted Heads (les têtes Interverties) speaks of a woman with two inseparable lovers and is inspired by an ancient Hindu tale. You can find more of her enchanting work here.

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January 24, 2017

Broken items or just an opportunity to get creative?

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Resourcefulness at its best, here are a few images of people who did not let the happenings in life get them down. These people turned a bad situation into an incredibly beautiful one by using a cheaper yet creative method to fix their damaged items. Next time something you own is damaged, use it as an opportunity rather than a set back!

 

As Berne Brown said ‘There is no innovation and creativity without failure”

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January 10, 2017

The wonderful Andrew Sutherland

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Andrew Sutherland was born in Oranjemund, South West Africa in early 1982. He moved to England with his family at the age of 11 where he spent his early teenage years. At the age of 16 Andrew moved to Cape Town and after finishing school enrolled at The Ruth Prowse School of Art in Woodstock. He obtained his Diploma in Fine Art in 2004 and in 2005 began working as an artist’s assistant for a local abstract artist.

In 2008 Sutherland entered the art scene in Cape Town, having his first group show at Salon 91, followed soon after with a solo show in early 2009.

Andrew enjoys working in a variety of mediums from watercolors, ink and fine liners on paper to acrylic, spray-paint and charcoal on canvas. His work often evokes a narrative, with soft dream like undertones. Running themes include exploration and discovery with a strong interest in nature and the great outdoors.

 

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December 13, 2016

An Immersive World of Visual Storytelling and Puzzle Solving in ‘Samorost 3’

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Prague-based Amanita Design, creators of the award-winning Mechinarium, recently released what may be their best game yet: Samorost 3. This deeply immersive puzzle game spans the ecosystems of 9 unusual planets as you encounter strange inhabitants and unlock increasingly complex secrets to advance to the next level. Amanita Design’s approach to creating completely non-verbal/non-textual games relies heavily on intuition, sound design, and symbolism to create environments that are practically interactive artworks. Samorost 3 is a long-awaited sequel in a series of first released in 2003 and 2005.

The music and sound design specifically are fantastic, and Amita provides all kinds of behind-the-scenes videos showing how they developed the quirky voices for each character and composed the accompanying soundtrack. I’ve only been playing for about two hours or so, but this game is truly wonderful. You can get it from the Apple App Store or download it from their website for your desktops.

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December 6, 2016

New Glitched Sculptures of Women Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki (previously) produces figurative sculptures with varying abnormalities and glitches, doubling the eyes on some works, while multiplying the heads on others to convey an impressive array of human emotion. Each piece, with sizes ranging from life-size to miniature, is first sketched directly onto a large section of camphor wood and then chiseled to match the absurd female form. You can see more sculptures from Kanemaki on his Behance and Facebook.

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November 29, 2016

A Collaborative Duo Pokes Fun at Plein Air Painting Through Photographic Series

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Duo Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been poking fun at plein air painting with a collaborative project since 2009, a humorous series of photographs shot by Schubert that captures in der Beek with his original paintings. Und im Sommer tu ich malen (which translates roughly to “And in the Summer I do Paint”) follows in der Beek to various locations in Europe where painters such as Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Vincent Van Gogh have been inspired, but instead of painting the breathtaking views, he paints the pattern of his shirt instead. Looking out onto majestic views, in der Beek proudly stands with paintbrush in hand, vintage looking striped patterns appearing on both his body and the canvas.

The works have appeared in several solo and group exhibitions since the project began, however they are all together for the first time in a book recently published by Edition Taube. (via It’s Nice That)

 

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October 26, 2016

Stages


George Stoyanov creates an exploration of different conceptual and design stages. Simple geometric forms, colors and textures are all combined into one concept to achieve good visual communication. The project is focused on real-world objects in a digital environment like leaves in a digital surrounding.

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October 12, 2016

Oskar


Oskar is a unique children’s book without words, but full of visual discovery, written by Jacques & Lise.

Oskar is the name of a boy’s cute little dinosaur toy and when Oskar goes missing, it is the boy’s mission to go and find his dearest friend again. This marks the start of a great creative and imaginative adventure full of surrealistic braveness and subtle humor.

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September 9, 2016

Aizone


Last year Sagmeister & Walsh created 3d environments inspired by 2d pop art paintings with the help of body painter Anastasia Durasova and set builds by Sing-Sing. This year, along with the same team, they brought psychedelic and constructivist worlds to life, complete with trippy optical illusions and a pink painted horse. Images will be on billboards, in magazines, newspapers, and in stores across the middle east at Aizone stores.

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great brands are communicated, not designed

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