Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Echo by Isabel M Martinez deals with the aspects of experience where the real, the known, and the imagined blend. Perception is a recurring theme within her work, and has become a foundation from which she explores ideas that reflect on notions of time, space, simultaneity, duration, and entropy. 

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Christophe Louis aka @Quibe is a french illustrator, living near Paris. His one line series includes portraits impressively sketched using one continuous line.

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Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th and 17th centuries. Her tight cross hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery.

Wangechi Mutu

While Mutu employs a variety of mediums including video, installation, and sculpture, she is best known for her large-scale collages on pieces of MylarMutu’s works often make the female body central, and confront the viewer with “plant-like or animal-like elements and intertwined abstract patterns” that merge the organic and the surreal with human forms. These hybrid creatures have bodies made of a combination of machine, animal, human and monster parts.

Mutu constructs these warrior-like females out of magazine cutouts, sculpted and painted surfaces, and found materials.The sources her collage images range from a variety of media, including commercial fashion and lifestyle pornography, and automobile and motorcycle magazines. These distorted yet elegant figures that Mutu creates are based on the concept that, “Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.

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Maxwell Ingham is a 20 year old Graphic Designer based in Canberra, Australia who posts his work under the name midgraph. A while ago, he began to feel unsatisfied with 2D print design so he began looking for a new and fulfilling artistic release. After seeing the works of Patakk and MrDiv, he fell in love with the experimentation possible in 3D animation that print design just doesn’t allow. Experimentation is the key to his art and the most fulfilling part of it. To him, the process is just as important as the final result.

Featured Curator: Mike McDonnell - [mikemcdonnell]

Lauren Pelc-McArthur is a Toronto based digital artist and painter. OCADU graduate, upcoming solo exhibition: 2014 TBA, Fach & Asendorf Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany & Online.

http://laurenpelcmcarthur.com

Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

For Simon Clark creativity is a huge part of who he is. Not a week goes by where he is not inspired by watching a movie, hearing a new song, or seeing a piece of art. He is a graphic designer that always try to keep the creative energy flowing, whether it be work, photography or personal illustration or design projects.

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Artwork by Lee Harvey Roswell

The inarguable forerunner of the senses is the eye. We are primarily an optically reliant species. So, as pictorial illusionists transforming nothing into artifacts of spiritual sustenance, I’m holding the potential painter up, not just as an admirable tradesman, but much, much more. He resides as a high-priest over that all-devouring human reality, a conducting channel through which nothing triumphantly becomes something.

Casting all his belongings to the wind, living on the streets, eruptive with fits of depression, and spiraling into addictions that nearly destroyed him, Lee was looking like a Van Gogh minus the chance of a posthumous success story. Luckily this little fairytale of a bio ends happily, and Lee did find his way to sobriety, stability, and success. Lee now enjoys working avidly at his craft, pushing himself to new levels, and regarding his profession as one of the most privileged of life-long studies. His work is shown and collected worldwide. Lee Harvey Roswell lives in San Francisco, and thanks his lucky stars for the role he gets to play in this life.