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Colourful new year to you!
Well, eventually I could not resist and decorated my fridge with Anu Purre´s Floromania. It´s bit awkward to admit, but sometimes I just sit in the kitchen and look at it. There are so many details and shades, it´s impossible to fit onto a computer screen. A true piece of art by our genius drawer. Here is some evidence of the process and the final result.
Anu, one of the most original and underestimated drawing artist in Tallinn today. Her insightful floral universes started as a deep self exploration. Today she has thousands of them, and her universe is expanding faster than our Milky Way.
Anu is a curator, calligraphy art tech and composition teacher, museum educator and educator of art teachers. Now large share of time goes with drawing and various art shows.
She tells us about her ways: “I have discovered cool ways to use markers as well as a new sketchbook method. This has fascinated me for three years and has become my creative lifestyle. I sometimes create my patterns in cafés or even while riding public transport – I am creative wherever I am.”
Here are some samples of our new master:
See also our new fridges by Anu: http://interiorstickers.co.uk/designs/
Kukula was born in a relatively isolated village about an hour north of Tel Aviv. Her few neighbors were mostly retirees, many of them Holocaust survivors. As a result her childhood imagination was nourished by equal parts princess fantasies and World War II horror stories. Thus the attempt to reconcile real life horror with fantasy life sweetness emerges as an almost constant theme in her work.
After receiving her degree in illustration in 2003 After receiving her degree in illustration from Vital-Shenkar in 2003, Kukula moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is currently based. She has worked with galleries such as CoproNason, Corey Helford, Thinkspace, Shooting Gallery and Roq La Rue.
Kukula’s paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. The work registers the influences of both classical European art forms and contemporary pop culture. In her figures’ poses Kukula recalls classical portraiture, yet the style is manifestly modern and pop-influenced. Kukula’s compositions thereby disclose her personal struggles as mediated by a rich multi-cultural heritage.
SIT is a street artist from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It’s not easy to characterize Heikki. He is gifted photographer, sculptor and very good hand artist. We using his photos in our work also. I am personally intrigued by his drawings, because today there are fewer and fewer these artists, who have such kind of excellent craft skills, such ability to draw and see the details. I’ll give you a small selection of his works. Please check out his website, it’s well worth viewing.
What does a man need in order to be happy. Progression is retrogression and retrogression becomes progression. My painting is, I think, completely different because it is vegetative painting. One reason why other people do not want to paint vegetatively or want to take to a vegetative way of life is because it begins too unpretentiously, it does not have great eclat or drum roll; on the contrary it grows quite slowly and simply, and that does not appeal to our social order, people want instant results based on the slash and burn principle. I should like, and I do it too quite instinctively, to live an example, live an example to people, paint for them a paradise that each may have, he need only grasp it. Paradise is there, but we destroy it.
I want to show how basically simple it is to have paradise on earth.
And everything that the religions and dogmas and the various political creeds promise, is all nonsense. And there of course I come into conflict with society which completely misunderstands that. They believe that it is eccentricity, just a publicity stunt, but they forget that that is part of myself, that that is my natural form of expression.
Why may a human being not do what he needs to do, like a flower.
The colourful, the abundant, the manifold, is always better than mediocre grey and uniformity.
Only those who think and live creatively will survive in this life and beyond.
One must live as though one were at war and everything rationed.
Man must be careful.
Must think independently, must economize. Should not waste blindly. Man must take care that the cycle functions. The cycle from eating to shitting functions naturally. But the cycle from shitting to eating is disconnected. Being happy does not depend on wealth at all. Does not
depend on production. That is difficult to say.
Paintings for me are gateways, which enable me, if I have been successful, to open them into a world which is both near and far for us, to which we have no admission, in which we find ourselves, but which we cannot perceive, which is against the real world.
Our parallel world, from which we remove ourselves in one respect.
Yes, and that is the paradise, that is what we are in, what we are arrested in, and which some inexplicable power denies us. And so I have succeeded in throwing windows open. How I succeeded is difficult to explain.
On no account by force, nor by calculation, nor by intelligence, nor necessarily by intuition, but almost as though sleep-walking. The work of the artist is very difficult, because it cannot be done by force, diligence or intelligence.
I think that by strength and diligence and intelligence one can do anything else in life, but the rewards of art are totally unattainable by these means. Therefore, by goodness even a good person, finds himself suddenly up against a barrier, he cannot get beyond it. It is very strange, isn’t it, if a man contributes all he has, diligence, goodness, perseverance, intelligence, everything that he has, and in spite of that he doesn’t get anywhere. What is the reason for this.
I believe, and I am absolutely certain, and therefore I believe, that painting is a religious occupation, that the actual impulse comes from without, from something else that we do not know, an indefinable power which comes or does not come and which guides your hand.
People used to say in earlier times that it was the muse, for example, it’s a stupid thing to say of course, but it is some kind of illumination. And the only thing one can do is to prepare the ground, so that this extraterrestrial impulse or however else one might describe it can reach you. That means keeping oneself ready. That means eliminating the will, eliminating the intelligence, eliminating “wanting to do better”, eliminating ambition. I should perhaps like to be known as the magician of vegetation or something similar. We are in need of magic. I fill a picture until it is full with magic, as one fills up a glass with water. Everything is so infinitely simple, so infinitely beautiful.
Christian Montenegro is an Argentinean illustrator. First, he studied comics in Alberto Breccia’s atelier and later Graphic design in the Buenos Aires University. Since the year 2002 he’s worked with the digital media, mixing concepts from design with his previous experience in the comics. The style could be compared with a Lego system, simple pieces are combined in a more complex organization. His works has been published in Argentina and all over the world.
When I looking at Reti’s works I have feeling like someone knocking at my soul door. Maybe it’s little bit hurting, but it is open-hearted feeling.
Reti discribes her work as:
There are pictures I cannot escape. These are my real pictures, pictures that have come to me. I can not refuse to commit them to paper. I just hold the pencil and my hand starts moving. And then, after having discovered the name of the picture, I sign it. Is it right to call it mine, when it has come to me by itself? At those moments I have an inking of why I exist…
I make pictures for people who recognize them and intimate me about it.
H. R. Giger is recognized as one of the world’s foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Born in 1940 to a chemist’s family in Chur, Switzerland, he moved in 1962 to Zurich, where he studied architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts. By 1964 he was producing his first artworks, mostly ink drawings and oil paintings, resulting in his first solo exhibition in 1966, followed by the publication and world-wide distribution of his first poster edition in 1969. Shortly after, he discovered the airbrush and, along with it, his own unique freehand painting style, leading to the creation of many of his most well known works, the surrealistic Biomechanical dreamscapes, which formed the cornerstone of his fame. To date, more than 20 books have been published about Giger’s art.
read more http://www.hrgiger.com