Flavio Melchiorre is an Italian illustrator and designer. After 10 years of designing for fashion and advertising, Flavio has developed his own personal style. Some of his works are packed with color and lean towards the psychedelic side of life. Crazy patterns grace the backgrounds of Flavio’s world. His colors are rich, but some of my favorite pieces of his are the black and white works. Take a look at the basket of fun waiting for you after the jump.
Leslie Clerc has some delicious French flavor for you to savor. Her body of work contains a nice variation of styles and approaches. After the jump, you can catch some goodies like a little girl who wants candy, a toy weiner dog and designs for an animated music video for Ba Cissoko. She has also started a studio along with a few other artists called La Mondaine.
I’m not sure if Pauline Automatique is the artist’s real name, but either way, having the word ‘automatic’ as a last name makes you cool in my book. The colorful dots on graph paper makes me think of an artist bored in geometry class, trying to pass the time. Quite a fun contrast.
“My name is Joshua Abelow. It feels great to write my name. I love the way it looks in print. I like the way the “A” at the end of Joshua lines up with the “A” at the beginning of Abelow. Like This: JOSHUA ABELOW” – Joshua Abelow writes about admiring his own name and his preference to use “Joshua” over “Josh”. Abelow writes often. He makes art, and most importantly lives life often. His works are dark, yet whimsical. Part autobiographical and occasionally asserting historical references, Abelow explores the process of making art and living with the pressures to perform as an artist, a friend and a lover. Works often make fun of themselves and thrive on the failure of existing as beautiful hallmarks for all of art history’s future. If his essay “I Don’t Want To Name Name’s” is in fact honest, he started to make art for the right reasons, and will continue to do so for a long time. Another recommended read would be “DOINGDEKOONING” where he asserts the relevance of Paul McCarthy’s “Painter“. The importance of viewing both Abelow’s writings and visual works lies in understanding Abelow’s humble, honest and somewhat naturally naive philosophy on life and the depth that exists within works far more involved than the headlines they announce.
Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan born, New York based artist whose work has been featured in galleries across the globe. Her work was also featured on the cover of B/D issue L “Sex Sells.” She recently had an interview with Daily Serving’s Aimée Reid. Click here to read the interview.