Go visit the portfolio site of artist Fabrizio Cosenza from Italy who emailed last week to show us his work. Not a lot of work on his site yet but hopefully they’ll be more of these sideways headed girls up there in the future.
I want to take this time to tell those lovely people who emailed me their work that haven’t gotten a reply from me yet to please be patient. I am behind on my emails, but I’ll catch up eventually.
Korehiko Hino was born in Ishikawa and currently an instructor at Tama University of Fine Art. ‘ After graduating from the Art Studies Division of the Tsukuba University Graduate School with a specialization in Western painting, Hino has built up a solid reputation both in Japan and abroad for his depictions of expressionless human forms – difficult to make out whether they are adults or children – that embody the anxiety that all of us in the contemporary era sense in a vague, nebulous way. ‘ (via Art Tower Mito)
This is not photoshopped. This building mural, a trompe-l’oeil, is located in Georges V Ave. in Paris, France. ‘ Trompe-l’oeil ‘ is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist, instead of being just two-dimensional paintings. The name is derived from French for trick the eye, from tromper – to deceive and l’oeil – the eye. Link here.
Lizzy John is a fantastic New York-based fantasy artist. Sometimes I wonder how great it would be to see these illustrations brought into life.
Mahomi Kunikata <-- Born in Kanagawa in 1979, Kunikata graduated from Nippon Design School with a major in illustration. Her work draws heavily from erotic manga. She participated in Murakamiâ€™s art seminar Geijutsu Dojo in 2000, and was specially invited to participate in Geijutsu Dojo Exhibition, which marked her debut. Her work was included in the Little Boy show at the Japan Society, and garnered attention for its otaku sensibilities.
‘ Matchbox building is a 40 unit commercial building with 4.500m2 leasable space. The building will connect to and share facilities with an existing building in Amsterdam North. Conceived of as pre-fabricated units that are stacked one on top of the other. A central atrium garden carves open a space for natural light to filter in, thus allowing maximum use of the site, whereby units can also face inward. ‘