Brazilian artist Felipe Guga creates melt-in-your-mouth imagery in sunny Rio de Janeiro. Maybe that’s why his pieces remind me of fruity cocktails and sand in my hair. Guga has successfully designed an array of t-shirts, websites and print ads with his sun-bleached pallete and swirling collage effects.
Julian 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.
Originally from Russia, Sasha Tugolukova moved to London to pursue a career in art and illustration. Certainly not one to shy away from mixed media, Tugolukova produces collage images of what seem to be cut-outs from fashion photography and melds them together to create a piece of style and grace all her own.
Felipe Avila is an art director and motion graphics guru. His work has been seen on numerous TV spots, working with numerous clients such as National Geographic Channel and FX Networks. Some of the projects he has worked on include rebranding Fox Crime, and motion graphics for
Nissan, Minute Made, and Mitsubishi.
Richard Colman will be displaying new paintings, sculptures and site-specific installations at New Image Gallery for his exhibition “Keep Out The Light,” opening this Saturday, May 22nd. Fusing a vibrant palette, super-flat pop sensibility and geometric ephemera, his work are like mandalic inscriptions for millenial worship.
Devin Crane recently released a new series entitled “Heaven Can Wait,” combining the unusual concepts of high fashion, sexuality and theology. Inspired by every day life, Devin states that he “wanted to bathe each painting in heavenly light and contrast with dark pieces of turmoil. This represents the choices we make in life that can either bring us absolute pleasure or confinement in our self-made prisons.”
Devin Crane is a well known computer animator working with the likes of Disney and Dreamworks. Some of his projects included Shrek 2 and Aliens 4. His use of rich color, highly stylized figures, and satire brings a heightened sense of awareness. Devin will be exhibiting “Heaven Can Wait,” at Galerie Arludik in Paris on May 25th, 2010.
Ryan Dooley recently finished a video that discusses immigration and it’s affect on life as it relates to experience. Incorporating many different elements into the animation, Mr. Dooley work playfully questions the value of material and line in almost every incredible frame.
I am sure the mop-topped quartet known as the Beatles might not necessarily appreciate Ryan Humphrey re-appropriating their their classic 1964 album cover for heavy metal (tears of blood and Slayer, to be exact), but I do. This reminds me of posters I made for our practice space in Hollywood a few years ago, which was sort of similar but the Fab Four had Kiss facepaint on, and were more in their go-to-India-psychedelia era. Other gems? Judas Priest’s seminal album “Screaming for Vengeance” emblazoned on a gay pride rainbow flag.