Artworks including the use of several different types of materials – such as photography & painting, collage & painting, digital art & analogue art… any kind of creative mix of different disciplines.
Foxbird (Engineered For Mysticism Not Food)
Space Trash (What Remains)
Travis Patterson is primarily a fine art photographer but also creates mixed media artworks such as these. These pieces are in large part made of acrylic paint, newspaper, gel medium, permanent marker, and ink aid. They explore contemporary American unsustainability.
Gabe Gonzales uses a variety techniques, including risograph and silkscreen prints, to render chaotic and lively visual art. Gabe also runs a brilliant little publishing co with some friends, entitled Never Press. They’ll soon be publishing a comic by Michael Olivo, featured here recently.
There’s a pervasive toxicity to billboard ads (or moreso advertising in general). Whether you’re of a different opinion in qualifying advertising as ‘toxic’, it’s undeniable that they fill the visual space around us — on metro walls, sidewalks, screens, and even in some rare and unjustified cases being draped over people’s apartment windows.
I have a feeling Berlin-based artist Vermibus also feels a slight toxicity emanating from advertising posters. In fact, he takes this idea of ads being toxic in a very literal ways: after grabbing the posters from behind their glass frames, he uses chemicals like gasoline, thinner and acetone to mutate the faces and skin of the featured models.
“A set of risographs [by Rosie Eveleigh] based on Satre’s Nausea from component layers; an act in colour and form layering, finding images in repetition.” (more on Rosie’s creative process here)
‘My gaze travels slowly and wearily down over this forehead, these cheeks: it meets nothing firm, and sinks into the sand. Admittedly there is a nose there, two eyes and a mouth, but none of that has any significance, nor even human expression.’