Jun 11, 2013
" My approach to sculpture begins with the observation of the figure, an exploration of the gorgeous nuance that clay offers the artist, and the opportunity to play with light and shadow. With a background in illustration, my vision is disciplined to search for line that graces form, hair and fabric --to capture the quality of watercolor washes-- to reveal how light creates drama. You will see a less orthodox beauty in my personal art works, as I try to challenge, provoke and entertain." -Alice Simpson
Jun 10, 2013
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.
Jun 10, 2013
"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
Jun 10, 2013
This watch forgoes the customary hour and minute hands, instead the time is displayed on a skull’s teeth. The upper row of teeth show the hours and the lower show the minutes. The eyes and the nose are mirrored and the overall impression is of a gleefully absurd memento mori - an object intended to remind us that life is brief (and that we should enjoy it while we're here!) Buy here.
Jun 7, 2013
" 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
Jun 7, 2013
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.