Italy based illustrator Alfred Basha draws with black ink pen. The subjects of his illustrations are based on the animal world, poetically transformed into mutant creatures riding towards a surrealistic space. Basha opens a meditative passage to give us a glimpse of his inner world, full of surreal projections and metamorphosis.
Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Tsang is specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public art work. Tsang’s works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination, integrating the two elements, “human beings” and “objects”, into creative themes. Since 1993, Tsang’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Spain and Switzerland and collected by local and overseas museums and collectors.
Norwegian born artist Martin Whatson has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in people, city landscapes, old buildings, graffiti, posters and decaying walls. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials, backgrounds, motives and human intervention. Inspired by artist like Jose Parlá and Cy Twombly, his abstract graffiti and stencils are a mix of urban scenes showing the development of walls lifetime. He uses gray tones as a basis but adds vibrant colours to break the monochrome concrete expression and bring a splash of life to his motives.
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Berlin-based illustrator Charly Clements turns ordinary objects into cute characters, exposing them to the joys and struggles of everyday life. Through her clever series Real Life Lines, Clements transforms your photos into funny illustrations with simple lines and handwritten text.
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Venice-based artist Annaluigia Boeretto (aka Annalù) works primarily with resin and the major focus of her works is on the theme of water, primeval central element of life. In the works of the artist there is a sense of metamorphosis, in passing, of evolution as a sort of journey between different states, between different realities, a spirit of inquiry that shares some typical aspects of the science of alchemy.
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Iantha Naicker, a talented illustrator from South Africa, creates cute paintings of animals. Sometimes she paints them onto her palms using a technique that makes them seem to stand out. And other times her characters, drawn on lined paper, seem like they don’t want to stay in lines or like they try to leap off the page.