Photography: Thomas Jackson

Project Name: Emergent Behavior

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Art: Matt Wisniewski

Soo I am starting to notice a pattern in the kind of art I like, digital collage work! Matt Wisniewski is a New York native, originally from Philly, and OMG does he make some incredible eye candy! I grabbed all of my favorites of his from several different projects of his. To check out the rest click here!

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Photography: Kyle Thompson

Wow! Yesterday I stumbled upon this photographer and HAD to share! Kyle Thompson is a 20 year old pizza delivery man who took up photography only about a year ago. Impressive huh? Most of his photos are self portraits taken in abandoned buildings. He somehow makes his photos so dreamy AND eerie at the same time! On his Flickr he is on day 155 of a 365 day photo diary. To look at more pictures of Kyles click here.

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Photography: Lissy Elle

PROJECT: GET BACK IN YOUR BOOK

“A collection of characters who strive to stay in the real world.”

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Belle of Beauty and the Beast, Wendy of Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Sleeping Beauty, and Alice in Wonderland.

Thanks to Design Milk for posting about this photographer!

Photography: Ignacio Torres

PROJECT NAME: “STELLAR”

IGNACIO: “This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.”

While I completely disagree with the whole “human beings come from stars” thang, I do absolutely love this photo project simply because it’s beautiful, whimsical, and different! Check out all the pics below..

check out Ignacio’s website here!

Art: Ruben Ireland

Ruben Ireland is a London-based illustrator who uses digital processes, stained paper, ink, mixed media, acrylic and even dirty water to create some of the most unique art I’ve ever seen! Below I quoted an interview I had found online (click here to read the full interview) of Ireland answering various questions about his artwork.

 

Description: Using a fusion of traditional and contemporary techniques I try to make thoughtful images that seem as though halfway between a dream and a nightmare, whilst carrying emotional weight as well as a relevance to daily life, often in the form of metaphor and symbolism. I use a variety of techniques, often layering wild textures with careful drawings and digital processing.

Inspiration: I draw inspiration from looking at as much art as possible, as well as film and TV, I also find that music really helps me to work. I would recommend listening to Mount Kimbie, Clint Mansell, Dimlite, Joanna Newsom, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, anything that inspires thought and creativity really. I also really like to travel and have spent quite a bit of time in Norway where it’s difficult not to be inspired, I think it’s important to leave you’re comfort zone as much as possible.

What’s Next: I’m currently working on an exhibition piece for London Miles Gallery where the brief for us all is to create a piece about a book that had a profound influence on us and our artwork during our formative years. Also I’m working on a collaborative piece with fellow illustrator Katty Bouthier. Our styles are very different so it will be interesting to see what we come up with.

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Pretty great huh?!? I’d love to have some of those paintings for myself!

If you feel the same you can purchase his art here and check out his site here.

Art: Kate MccGwire

I can’t get enough of Installation Art!! This artists name is Kate MccGwire and she works primarily with feathers such as Magpie, Pigeon, and Crow feathers. Pigeon feathers are her favorite to work with because she likes the idea of taking something that people generally thing is dirty “rat’s with wings“, and make something so beautiful out of it.  She describes her installations as being “ dreamlike, but dirty, but animal, but sort of wooden“. They symbolize power and the art of enchantment.

Over the years Kate has built up a connection with racing pigeon societies all over the country.  Once the pigeons molt about, 200 individuals send her envelopes FULL of feathers!

Kate’s inspiration comes from the river her work studio is located on. When the weather is bad the river moves as a torrent that has directional turning and churning which inspire her installations that appear to be flowing like water out of pipes.

My favorite thing about Kate MccGwire’s art would have to be the names. She says that she chooses titles for each of her installations that are “bodily, visceral, and immediate” . They all describe a certain feeling that anyone could have.

If you want to know more about Kate and her amazing installations, visit her site here!

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