Category Archives: Illustration

OAT MONTIEN + KIERSTEN HOLINE

Often times, the line between dreams and reality gets blurred. Such is the case for illustrator Oat Montien. His work tells us stories and the colors carry a message, each shade perfectly coupled to create an ephemeral – and arguably haunting – effect.

Kiersten Holine gives us a sweet tune of melancholy and hope. It reflects our passing and all the pets we leave on this planet.
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CATHERINE NELSON + ORBIT OVER LUNA

The Future Memories series by Catherine Nelson comprises of floating worlds, meticulously composed with thousands of assembled details. Visual poetry, nature photography and digital techniques blend together to give shape to these transcendental landscapes.

Earth, our planet is spinning round on the ambient percussions of Orbit Over Luna.

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JEN MANN + THE FLASHBULB

Jen Mann paints portraiture, but there’s more to her work than a pretty picture. She lists existentialism, innocence and beauty as major themes in her paintings, but the dreaminess of her hues adds a degree of lucidity and realism.

The Flashbulb really describes the fluent motion in the realistic paintings of Jen.

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WANDA KOOP + THE CARETAKER

Hybrid Human by Wanda Koop, explores the constructed notion of artificial life. In these series, tiny solitary figures standing in front of an empty, monochrome screen, that is embedded on a bright yellow or red background. It shows how mediated our experiences are nowadays; contemporary living is dominated by watching screens.

The Caretaker creates loops of piano sounds. The loopings sounds are part of the screens of our daily lifes.

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Vasco Torres + flatsound

Shapes, silhouettes and a face in the dark looking at the future. Vasco Torres paints his pictures with thick strokes that brings the object in motion. Dancing on the breaking lifeline of Flatsound.

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Ben Blatt + Glowhouse

If God had a twin brother it would be Ben Blatt. Creations of worlds that speak of a divine peace of mind. Humble and yet so strikingly powerful. Again Glowhouse keeps us dazed and confused within their guitars that sounds like an orchestra of demons.

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Polly M. Law + Avec pas d’casque

Women of time are living in the humble and acrylic world of Polly M. Law delicate faces makes the dolls so alive and yet historical. Uplifting Avec pas d’casque combines a catchy chanson of hope and despair.




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‘SMUSH’ by Ben Weiner at Benrimon Contemporary

Ben Weiner recently opened SMUSH, a solo show at Benrimon Contemporary in Manhattan. Weiner creates splattered landscapes that look like a strawberry ice cream ballroom. Wild colors are dancing around on the canvas. His work contains different types of media such as linseed oil, varnish and turpentine all mixed to blend together.

Also he exhibits sculptural objects, crystalline forms grown from the minerals in paint pigment. By dissolving these minerals into solutions and letting them evaporate in molds, Weiner channels the natural processes by which crystals form. The objects meld glamour with the organic, while reassessing the cycle of nature and artificiality. Come see his wonderful work at Benrimon Contemporary through December 15th.

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John Stortz + Lord Huron

The great animals of John Stortz speak to me in a peacefull way, that it is ok lay down, and let them take care of us. Lord Huron sets the mood with his ambient soundscape of bewilderment.


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