I am constantly trying to combine analog and digital processes, so it’s always intriguing to see how others balance both types of work and how this comes out on the screen. From what I gather Travess Smalley’s process with very diverse and involves collages, drawings and lots of photoshop. This interview gives some light into how and why Travess these vibrant and varied artworks.
Some of you might have glimpsed at Eric Shaw’s wonderful work on other blogs – unlike myself whose mind only recently got blown.
Looking at Eric’s work has added a whole new dimension to the way I think of gouache painting. The patterns and shapes, especially found in his most recent paintings, somehow hit a particular spot between experimental graphic design and psychedelic painting.
I’m also trying to find the connection with Eric’s fondness of smoking through a zucchini – he’s definitely onto something there…
Using custom software, Berlin-based artist Andreas Nicolas Fischer creates various kinds of physical manifestations of digital processes or data. I chose to feature his amazing “Swarm” (Schwarm in German) series of multicolored liquid-like landscapes. Check out Andreas’ portfolio for more mesmerizing digital abstractions.
Sure, this might not be the most sophisticated work Stephanie Kubo has on her portfolio – she also does beautiful typographic work, and highly detailed illustrative artworks as well. But I love this series because of its simple and bold lines of color. Stephanie’s use of color as gradient across these patterns is mesmerizing.
It’s hard to tell what Vaka Valo is going for in this rather abstract series of mixed-media artworks – but then again, if these are snippets of dreams, it’s hard to tell what goes on in dreams generally. But there’s definitely something fascinating about the world Vaka Valo creates in this series, it’s as if a pink-textured construction manual came to life and took an absurd and disturbing twist.