Salão Coboi

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Salão Coboi is Apolinário Pereira, visual artist/sculptor, graduated from the University of Porto, Portugal. He is the co-founder of the collective that was born in 2009 two days after Michael Jackson’s death in the European Wild West (Portugal). Salão Coboi was co-founded with José Cardoso, illustrator/designer, as a mutant collective that works with various artists (woodwork sculpture, photography, cinema, music, fashion, etc.). Since November 2011, Salão Coboi is Apolinário’s solo project, based in Portugal and Switzerland. Salão Coboi means Cowboy Salon in Portuguese, Salon coming from the “Salon de Paris”, which was the greatest art event of the Western World in the 19th century.

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Diego Beyró

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If you like what you see then go check out what else is on Diego Beyró‘s portfolio. He’s amazing so waste no time in bookmarking this one.

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Paul Hoppe

“Paul Hoppe [paol hopp-uh], is a New York-based illustrator, designer and author who enjoys venturing into a variety of fields. Works in Editorial Illustration, Children’s Books, Comics, Advertising, Graphic Design, and in the summers, teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Born in Poland and raised in Germany, Hoppe now works out of studio 515 in the Pencil Factory, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.” Check out his material here.

Eric van Straaten

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” Artistically, I am mainly inspired by depictions of the human form, and especially women, without to much ‘distortion’ or ‘distraction’ in the technique. Therefore my tastes are a bit ‘old fashioned’ or maybe even kitsch. I don’t like to expressive, abstract or conceptual work. As sculptors I really like Bernini and Furienmeister (a kind of Bernini but then in tiny ivory statues). The artist most important for my own development has been Hans Bellmer, a doll maker and painter in the surrealist movement. I like to be ‘drawn in’ by the scenery, and this happens the most powerful in portraits, I think (I also consider my own works to be more portraits than sculptures). Art that works for me, is always multilayered. I like it when at first glance, there appears to be just one (mostly beautiful) ‘truth’, but when you look deeper, there is something else going on at the same time. How greater the artwork is, the bigger the difference between the apparent truth and reality of the whole.” – Eric van Straaten

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Brosmind is a studio based in Barcelona founded by Juan and Alejandro Mingarro in 2006. Their style is fresh and optimistic and always combines fantasy and humor. Their illustrations have been awarded with the most prestigious international awards, like Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest, Graphis, Sol, CdeC, Laus, among others… They are the most published spanish illustrator in Luerzer’s Archive during the last ten years and recently were selected for Luerzer’s Archive Special 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. The brothers have work for clients such as Nike, Microsoft, Virgin, Gillette, Honda, Land Rover, Volkswagen… but their universe is not fully understood without their personal artistic projects, like Brosmind Army, Brosmind RV and Brosmind City.

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Angel Peychinov

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I’ve just recently discovered Angel Peychinov – artist based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Really, really nice work.

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Andy Wauman

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Andy Wauman is a contemporary artist whose sculptural and mix-media works explore the culture of commercialism. The guy is dripping with talent. “Andy Wauman’s works speaks about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and love. In his statements, he often uses images that have been violated, multiplied and copied by commercial media. He recuperates common metaphors and symbols and gives them back their original romantic touch or even ideological meaning. The poetic quality is striking. Within an upcoming movement of new young artists using the language of the social context they grew up in, with the so-called popular culture and media as basic ingredients. Andy Wauman’s feeling for materials and authentic meaning is a marker.”

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Francesco Capello

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The portfolio of Italian artist Francesco Capello is definitely worth a look.

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Matthias Heiderich

Matthias Heiderich is a superb photographer from Berlin, Germany. His mostly architectural dream-like photos have a unique, but calming palette that induces a placid smile on my face. You can see more of his work here.

George Dimitriou

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George Dimitriou is a freelance illustrator and animator based in Greece. He had collaborated with publishing houses, production companies and advertising agencies locally for numerous commercial projects. He favors artistic styles that maintain the feel of natural media, and is best known for his gritty and emotive illustrations.

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