Korean Artist Watercolors Cities She Visits

Artist, graphic designer and illustrator Sunga Park has been travelling the world. Where most of us put our feet up and relax she has been creating soothing watercolour paintings of architecture that she admires during her stay in each location.

Hamberg, Germany

 

Ayasofia, Istanbul

Zagreb, Croatia

Harrods, London

Tom Gates, Oxford

View the rest of her journey here

 

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The flower that blooms

Be inspired by dreamy paintings where humans and nature coexist by Japanese artist Miho Hirano. Her subjects appear unified with their environment. Striking elements of the paintings include hair flowing into flowering tree branches or strands of seaweed and adorned with goldfish, hummingbirds, and various insects. Each element carefully crafted that carries their own symbolic weight. Using hair as a female identifier in her work, Hirano portrays different attitudes and emotional interpretations of women, including her own alter-ego.

I usually paint women; because I am a woman. Each of my female characters can be seen as a self-portrait of mine in some way, such as sharing my desire to dress up. However, they are not myself in a mirror, but someone else who takes over my consciousness. One of my goals as an artist is to explore how we adorn ourselves with accessories, and how this plays a role in our identity.
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A Study in Architecture Photography

Meet Fabio Sasso, a  Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. He is also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts. Fabio recently challenged himself to take a photo a day for a year.

On the project, titled A Study in Architecture Photography, Fabio states: “Still I am more like a beginner/enthusiast than a photographer, but one of the things that I learned is that I love to take photos of buildings and architecture in general. There’s something about the contrast of man-made structures with nature and sky that creates an eerie feeling.”

See a selection of the striking photos below

 

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I saw the sign (But I nearly missed it)

Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces,  you’ll find these fun urban interventions in and around Sydney. Created by artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) these mini signs are bound to grab your attention. A park solitude rating guide, oversized emergency panic buttons, or personal space preference cards, all completely ludicrous and yet it’s hard not to think these might be useful in certain situations.

 

Scroll down for a selection of the signs or you can see more of Pederson’s work on Instagram.

 

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A view of the Top

AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere. The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above. The company started back in 2006.

 

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Inspire, Awaken, Relax, & Slumber

Inspire, Awaken, Relax, and Slumber. The four different cannabis (Yes, you read correctly) nectars will allow you to focus or unwind, depending on what you need. John McNeil Studio designed AYA, a high-end cannabis option that is chemical and pesticide free.

“As the market for medical marijuana continues to grow and California prepares for the possible recreational legalisation of marijuana this November, the Sonoma Cannabis Company—together with its marketing partner, John McNeil Studio—launched a premium cannabis product, AYA, positioned in the top tier of cannabis brands.”

AYA features lovely, dreamy packaging, with a galaxy of stars in the sky and a coordinating vibrant colour for each. An animal rests on the front, the characteristics of which can indicate the purpose of the cannabis. It also creates a sense of feeling more in touch with nature and the earth. A background pattern keeps things lively, and all of the illustrations are done with meticulous detail—indicating the high quality of AYA.

Scroll down for a selection of the packaging

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P H A N T A S M A

Carla de la Matta from New York City and Loïc Remy from Paris, have joined efforts in an ongoing collaboration that transcends borders and connects  “the city that doesn’t sleep” and “the city of light”. Together, they have created a series they titled “Phantasma”. Their unusual creative ideas and photographic visions gave birth to an original project that bridges two continents and defies photographic norms. “Phantasma” is a series of photographs that combines images of New York and Paris. Both cities share many similarities and are unique at the same time, but this is not about getting a result with speech photos or sense, it is more about forms and feelings.
This series meets through the Atlantic Ocean, where Paris has always existed in her mind as New York has existed in his. A vision very close to a fantasy or a “fantasma”, which in Spanish means GHOST.

The Louvre & WTC NYC
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

The Louvre Museum & Washington Square Arch
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

WTC NYC & Montparnasse Paris
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Eiffel Tower & Manhattan Bridge
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Pacific Tower by Kurokawa – La Défense & Trump International Hotel and Tower – NY
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

Paris Left & NYC Right
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

NYC Left & Paris Right
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

The Granite Tower – La Défense, Paris & WTC NYC
“Phantasma”
© Carla DLM & © Loïc Remy

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la línea roja’

‘la línea roja’ — a visual study of geometry and form in dialogue with nature. 

Nicolas Rivals, a photographer based in Paris, installed luminous, neon-hued squares, triangles and intersecting lines across scenic landscapes in Spain. He’s described this particular installation as “a red line woven over a journey through Spain, to connect Man with nature. A red line to fix a moment of poetry, the time of a night. Unreal scenes that nevertheless existed to better disappear in the morning. An installation deposited as a proposition to the natural world. A luminous harmony between will and chance. Between homage and sacrilege. Between the beautiful and the strange. An aesthetic research around forms dialoguing with a nature indifferent to symmetry.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The wonderful Andrew Sutherland

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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