There is a certain Zen-like quality to Steve Clark‘s creations. Toying around with watered down inks and allowing the runny pigments in suspension to interact with other elements on the page such as singed areas; Clark fabricates visuals that look elementary, but possess a complexity and aesthetic that is ethereal and casually magical .
Ohara Koson was a master print maker who lived in the Tokyo area in late 1800’s – 1945. Along with a few other masters of the field, Ohara played a large role in resurrecting the Shin-hanga print style from the 17th century. EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Ultra-chromatic & otherworldly, Kate Shaw‘s works are like visions from wildly beautiful hallucinations. Shaw’s statement regarding the conceptual intent of her work is also quite radical – (and I quote from her site) : “I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction. The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it” Creating her own specialized technique of […]
Under 48 hours til the 22nd Winter Olympics!! To help grasp the history, check out these vintage posters, dating all the way back to the first ‘official’ games hosted in Chamonix back in 1924 (where the Biathlon used to be an event called ‘Military Patrol’! ). Via Juxtapoz. GET STOKEY
Much like watching smoke & vaporous, the aqueous forms produced by Ken Keever are mesmerizing. Having stumbled upon Keever’s work via a great interview conducted by a Juxtapoz correspondent – I encourage you to read the whole account by clicking here. Below you’ll find an excerpt from said interview that tells of Keever’s interesting background: “Keever’s first professional job was at NASA where he was testing “nozzles” in a futuristic laboratory designed to muffle all sound. At the time he […]
JFK on the harsh words towards Pandora, but sometimes it’s important to discover music in other less commercialized ways- do I sound like an indie hipster douche? In any case, here is an extremely top drawer amalgamation of up-beat feel-gooder BREAKS. The image has many deep underlying meanings, but is mostly relevant because that falcon’s got some of the most bitchin’est headphones I’ve ever seen. BREAK IT ON DOWN.
Andrea Pramuk utilizes alcohol inks, mica powders, watercolors, wax, and oil to spectacular effect on a Claybord ‘canvas’ (which is an incredible medium that has many applications). Affected by the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill, Pramuk was inspired to transfer her experience and thoughts into an art form – discovering the perfect pairing in abstract ink and watercolor washes on Claybord. Very nice work.
Fluid dynamics are simply mesmerizing. Mirror a video of monochromatic drop dispersion, and set it to some cool music?! Wow. See what you see in Isaac Hastings Liquid Rorschach test. NO WRONG ANSWERS – ONLY MESSED UP ONES P.S. If you haven’t already, peep Isaac’s paintings and other stunning visual work here!
Isaac Hastings is of a breed of artists whose attention to detail is triple the amount of an average human. A Utah native, Hastings was recently chosen to create the cover art for the 300th Issue of SLUG Magazine – and here it is: SLUG has a very very well done and in-depth interview with Isaac in issue 300 and while I could cut and paste, I will direct you to this SLUG interview LINK if you would like to […]