Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. She was born in 1907 and died in 1954. She lived and died in Mexico City and is one of the emblematic artists of Mexican national and indigenous tradition as well as one of the most important feminist artists of the 20th century.
Jonas De Ro is a London based Belgian concept artist that was born and raised in Gent, a small Flemish city. In 2009 he graduated his masters program in traditional animation from the Royal Academy in Fine Arts but he chose not to pursue a career in this field, choosing instead to work as a texture photographer, providing various game and film studios around the world with his work.
Design inspiration surrounds this Louisiana-based artist and apparently, so it has been for over 30 years. The characters he creates are truly unique, charming and … very fragile. You’ll find them on more than one continent, because people seem to fall in love with how creatively they’re made out of less than conventional materials. What we’re talking about are egg figurines. All sorts of famous people and sceneries have been subjects to The Egg Man’s depictions, ranging from musicians (The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles) to actors (Jack Nicholson, Brad and Angelina), TV personalities, political figures (Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton), iconic film and cartoon characters and more.
You’ve probably noticed that lately, the articles have focused on resources and tips for freelancers, such as how to increase productivity and reduce stress and how to work with different types of clients. Well today we’re continuing this trend with an interview with Adam McIntyre – the founder of FlyerHeroes. He was kind enough to welcome us into his life in Thailand (where he’s currently living), and talk about the pros and cons of being a freelancer: time management issues, the freedom to travel and more.
While writing last week’s post about spring vector illustrations, I realized that I haven’t talked to you about talented digital artists in a long time. So I looked up Eliane Horie, also known as Libz – a freelance illustrator, concept and visual development artist and animator that I bookmarked a while ago. She is 23, currently living in Brasil, does illustration, animation, VFX and editing and is very passionate about her work.
Glass, whether as an utility or an art material, calls for careful handling. It takes a lot of time to shape and one wrong move would mean going back to square one. But for Polish artist Marta Klonowska, beauty can be found even in the seemingly worthless shards. Deftly breaking glass is where she begins to execute her passion for forming sculptures.
Being a photographer isn’t always about shooting sunrises and butterflies. Some artists shoot the darkness of both nature and humanity. Shutterstock contributor Yaroslav Gerzhedovich beautifully conveys a spooky – even haunted – mood that leaves you captivated. Gerzhedovich achieves his darkened shades using a variety of techniques both by hand and on the computer that he says combine to form something “between surrealism and fantasy.”
I am very proud to present to you today an exclusive sneak preview of Tim Flach’s upcoming book and photography exhibition called More Than Human that will be held at Osborne Samuel Gallery in London. I stumbled upon Tim’s work one day and was absolutely blown away by his one-of-a-kind, heartwarming animal portraits. Let’s take a look at Flach’s discourse on photography, his aim as an artist and a short yet enticing biography.
I thought it would be nice to change things up a bit in our “Artist of the Week” section – after stumbling upon an awesome website called Science to the Power of Art. It was made by Zachary Copfer – artist, microbiologist, photography enthusiast and all around creative person. He creates art from bacteria, through a process quite similar to darkroom photography.
The past few weeks have been all about raising awareness for Romania, the home country of the Pixel77 team (the people behind the entire Brainik Network, to be more exact). I’ve shown you guys some interesting facts in a “Get to Know Romania” article and my colleague Cristina recently posted a showcase of inspiring portrait photography made by 4 awesome Romanian artists that went viral. So I thought I’d put her work to the test and see if I can do the same with the artwork of the one, the only – Dan Cretu.