Inspired by her Filipino American and family background, Christine Morla‘s “sculpture-paintings” are crafted in such a meticuluos yet delicate manner, that is hard not to notice the layers and layers of paper woven flowers that are made up of Filipino snacks packaging that she uses as inspiration for the color palette in the pieces. The craft of weaving was passed down by her own father and using these many cultural references from her own family and culture, she crafts these representations of both abstract and digital environments highlighted in vibrant patchworks of colors.
Chris Lipomi‘s paintings although vary in color, subject matter and composition, they have a lot movement and layers making them interesting to look at. As well as his sculpture pieces, they have this almost “supernatural” aura about them. He mixes ready made and found materials to build upon this sculptures.
With an amazing craftsmanship and a fairly simple subject matter, Jimmy Baker‘s paintings are accompanied with an icy winter landscape. The subjects in the paintings are always covered by some kind of blanket or by the darkness of winter nights, creating plenty curiosity and awe at the remarkable craftsmanship that is able to blend these characters with nature or the background smoothly.
Sigga B. Sigurdardottir‘s illustrations definitely deserve a second look. She describes the drawings as, “They simply exist to demonstrate a situation or a state of mind.” Whether they look like people or animals, these ghostly characters are haunting illusions that morph into shadows or pose as menacing figures. They fit in or belong in no particular space, yet their haunting presence is impossible to ignore.
This is a really awesome new window display at Maison Hermès in Japan. The installation/window display was done by designer Tokujin Yoshioka, featuring a set of Hermès scarfs and video installation. Although the design and concept is simple, it’s a very cool and dynamic installation. Check it out!
fauxreel’s most recent site-specific street art called, “Face of the City“, focuses on portrait-based works that embraces the charm found in the urban jungles we live in. Finding a relation between the landscape and culture of the city, these portraits embody the intimate traits of the city, personifying them into one identifiable character.
When I first saw the work of Suzanne Sattler, the first words that came to mind were whimsical and desolate. These delicate drawings express many conflicted emotions in such a fragile yet feminine manner. Focused on successful and failed relationships, she manages to incorporate a relationship between the concept of daily life and that of nature. Some of these narrative illustrations are presented in a monochrome landscape with delicately pencil markings, making them mysterious, whimsical and melancholic.
Working with materials such as glue, pre-mixed craft paint and food coloring, Robert Moya‘s pieces are meticulously crafted using hand made materials and “dried and colored glue remnants taken from previously or simultaneously-made paintings“. Creating a cycle or as he calls it a “one process, one orientation and one modular shape” rigorous routine, these crafted “paintings” are an enjoyable mixture between a sculpture and an abstract painting. While some of them contain a variety of colors and “pieces”, he is still able to elegantly hold everything together within the frame of the panels.