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The Design Based Abstract Street Art of Sergio Gómez

The street art of Sergio Gómez brings the latest in abstract art and graphic design to urban walls.  Unlike much complex and text heavy street art, Gomez’ work primarily relies on primary colors and simple geometric forms.  He seems to borrow as much from art styles such as Suprematism as he does from principles of graphic design.  Gomez’ street art even seems to express a similar tendency to some the most exciting new abstract painters often referred to as the New Casualists.  The murals seem to acknowledge street art conventions but mischievously not deliver.  His work is subversive in reclaiming public space while undermining expectations.

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Platonov Pavel’s Dark Mystery

Platonov Pavel’s portraits of a figure wearing a ski mask are full of rich psychological mystery and intrigue. They take a basic subject matter and create a complex narrative with just a few elements and well placed use of color.

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Richard Pearse’s Wood Grids

I’m loving these wood collage paintings by Richard Pearse.  Some great textures and color combinations throughout his entire body of work.

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Julian Gallasch

3521477911_26d6a7bd8a-1Julian Gallasch is a graphic designer and artist working in Brazil. His illustrations are so amazing they’re hard to explain. Combining computer-recreation like geometric patterns, with a historic sense of form and figure, his work sends old warriors to a new digital war. Julian states, “like humans that are built up of atoms and molecules so are my works, each created from multiple algorithms, and a theory of chaos. They are warriors in futuristic armor, based on garments of ancient samurai, mixed with Euclidean geometry to recreate an environment of war between man and machine in a utopian future.” Crazy.

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Chris Maynard Reveals The Beauty And Function Of Feathers

Chris Maynard - Design

Chris Maynard - Design

Chris Maynard - Design

Chris Maynard - Design

Chris Maynard‘s tools of trade include a scalpel, forceps, and a love for the literal art of flight. With a deft hand, he etches delicate shapes and patterns into shed feathers, transforming them into more than just a part of a whole. In doing so, he coaxes out the secret lives of birds.

“My work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world,” Maynard says in his artist’s bio.

Maynard’s art is nothing short of celebratory at times: Six feathers arranged with miniature songbirds in mid-flight. Others are a peek into the everyday life, such as a bisected feather yielding the tiny form of a robin working industriously on catching the early worm.

With the kind of precision needed for such minute knifework, each piece could have easily been sterile and dispassionate. Instead, they are each joyful in their own way, from the flurry of movement of a flock of birds circling a roost to the burst of sapphire blue on a peacock’s plume.

Though the feathers were discarded, shed, or forgotten by their previous owners, Maynard has given them new flight. (via This Is Colossal)

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Dwayne Bell

Scottish illustrator Dwayne Bell recently launched his portfolio full the brim with analog and digital works.

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Marion Bolognesi’s Drippy Watercolor Portraits

Marion Bolognesi makes emotive watercolor portraiture that seems to appear out of the nothingness of their stark, white backgrounds. She often uses drips and large blots to echo the transient feelings that make us human. This technique also adds a nice aesthetic to the artist’s work, which has spawned a few biters and copy artists. Bolognesi demonstrates a lot of economy- the artist’s ability to do a lot with a little is commendable. With such fundamental subject matter, it’s probably best to keep things simple anyway. It’s not always easy to capture the deeper elements of life with grace, but she pulls it off. The artist, who also does illustration and design work, lives in NYC.

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