Dear readers, I hope your weekend went well, and your St. Patrick’s day – if you enjoy celebrating for such frivolous reason (I know I do).
Keeping with collage-style illustrations, I hope you enjoy these little artworks by Mathilde Aubier as much as I do. This French illustrator creates cool textured characters with sponges or cats or other things as body parts.
Over the last few months since we launched the shop we sort of shelved it and worried about bringing you more content, naturally this remains the main objective of Art Sponge. But we’d love to extend our promotion of great artists from purely showcasing to selling their art as well.
Today we’re happy to announce the addition of a couple great issues from Popshot Magazine in the shop. As I mentioned a while back, Popshot is a beautifully designed poetry & illustration publication and we’ve previously featured works from an artist published in Popshot.
Along these lines, we’d like to expand the shop and introduce more indie visual art magazines of this caliber as well as works directly from artists featured on the site.
If you’re already selling artworks and would like us to help with expanding your distribution network, give us a shout!
Meanwhile, our monthly mixtape is long overdue and so much so that I’ve selected 16 songs instead of the usual 8 – to count for July & August!
You’ll find this mix to have an extremely eclectic selection of songs. From the soothing sounds of Nicolas Jaar, Washed Out, Austra or Tycho to the more energetic beats of Hudson Mohawke or The Glitch Mob; everybody should find something to their liking!!
1. Mornin’ - Star Slinger 2. Ants - edIT 3. Gluetooth - Hudson Mohawke 4. Trials of the Past - SBTRKT 5. Ritual Union -Little Dragon 6. I’ll Take Care of You - Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX 7. Lose It - Austra 8. Before - Washed Out 9. Hinnom, TX - Bon Iver 10. Colomb - Nicolas Jaar 11.Hours - Tycho 12. Embody - SebastiAn 13. Dystopia - Yacht 14. Monday [The Glitch Mob Remix] - Nalepa 15. Diesel Fluid (feat. Method Man, Trife Diesel and Cappadonna) - Wu-Tang Clan 16.I Ain’t No Joke - Eric B & Rakim
As an introduction to her paintings, Elena explains that her works are “images that do not belong to certain time and space” but rather represent the “reverse side” of reality. With all the elements overlapping in each painting, at first I found it difficult to assimilate the images with Elena’s description – but now I see these artworks as landscapes or spaces where elements of reality and consciousness seem to meet.
Elena’s use of soft but capturing colors and seemingly chaotic geometric elements in each of her works is magnificent.
Apologies for the lack of inspiration over the last few days, I’ve been traveling back from Berlin (which was a wonderful experience and I’m looking forward to moving there in January) and retreating to a quiet place in the Pyrenees. Needless to say, things should be back in motion very soon.
Over the last few posts we have had the privilege of featuring incredibly colorfulartworks, and it’s not about to stop. Have a look at these super-psychedelic digital works by Archan Nair.