Check out the the wonderfully dark work of Canadian artist Patrick Byers. His art has graced the album covers of Dead Element, Psychonaut75, Krista D, and more.
Timur Tsaku was born in 1971 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. After graduating the Tashkent Art School in 1987, he was accepted to the prestigious P. P. Benkov Art Institute, where he focused his artistic talents on Scenic design. In 1991 Tsaku became an assistant to the head scenic designer of the Gorki Republican Arts Theater of Drama in Tashkent and later that year, moved to Israel where he created a series of paintings called â€œThe Republic of Israelâ€, which was shown at the Ashdod Museum in Israel. Big Thanks to Sophiya Shteingart for the link!
” My installations are site-specific works dependent upon the space they occupy. Utilizing existing lines, beams, and angles, each piece I create is informed by the individual site and its unique linear movement. Thus, my installations are inherently architectural. I choose patterns and shapes according to detailed measurements of the installation site. Ideally these patterns are numerically symmetrical or somehow numerically balanced, producing a dialogue between line and space. I initially began working with tape because of the broad range of colors in which it is available. Additionally, I have always been drawn to its unique textural qualities. I began making videos to create a dialogue with the tape installations. I see the videos as a way to animate the tape installations, and further explore my architectural manipulation of space. When using tape, rather than leaving evenly-placed two-dimensional lines upon a wall, I expand upon the materialâ€™s sculptural potential and bring these installations into a third dimension. When using video, I angle projectors and use multiple intersecting projections to create animated, two-dimensional shapes. This creates an illusionary space, a perceptual play of pattern, color, light, and texture that is realized by the viewerâ€™s experience of, and interaction with the work. ” – Rebecca Ward
‘ Cengiz Bodur was born in Germany and raised in Turkey, where he gained a degree in Fine Arts. Although his creative background is traditional art, he has been creating digital art works for 3 years. He gives plenty of his time to create vector illustrations. He always likes to try out different ways to express his ideas with digital art. His work is mainly influenced by nature. He likes illustrating portraits, landscapes, flowers. Cengiz is currently working as a freelance illustrator and web designer. ‘ (via Design Taxi)
Brasil-based painter Mateu Velasco showcases his paintings using bold strokes and striking line work.
Loving the work of freelance comic book illustrator Jo Chen. She has a limited edition art book coming out soon. Can’t wait.
Deladier Almeida — Born in Brazil, Deladier studied Architecture at the Catholic University of Santos. In 1985 he moved to California where he entered the University of California at Davis. In 1990 he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio, studying under Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Petersen, Sidney Goodman, Roy de Forest and Cornelia Shultz.
Tobias Hantmannâ€™s painting has developed from large scale canvases and collages to ink drawings on dryed leaves and finally to monochrome carpets on which he drew geometric shapes or still life-like imagery with combs or rulers. In his most recent works he juxtaposes painting and photography. Based on the notion of simple mirror-effects on ordinary steel pots the artist realized ideosyncratic ensembles of this kitchenware . The pots are turned upside down and put on pedestals which make them appear as if they are hovering few inches above the floor. The backsides of the pots are covered with a thin layer of oil paint imitating the mirror-effects of the metal in sometimes unusual colors. Independent from any specific exposure to light, the mirror-effects now seem to be inscribed into the objects. (via Contemporary Art Daily)
Karla Wozniak is an artist living in Brooklyn NY. She makes paintings of the American landscape that play with tactility, abstraction, spatial illusion and typography. Her work is informed by places she visits on road trips throughout the United States. Sheâ€™s interested in rural and urban development issues and the way places change over time.