Celebrated spanish designer Jaime Hayon, in collaboration with ceramics manufacturer Bosa, premieres “Hope Bird” on December 12 in New York City. This is the first collection in several upcoming limited art editions for Design-Apart, NY’s artist series of objects produced in collaboration with the leading artists, designers and manufacturers. Hayon, whose creations are known to blur the distinction between art and design as well as challenge the conversation around art and commerce, created the 15 hand painted ceramic birds to symbolizes an optimistic approach to what lies ahead. See more after the jump!
Filipino artist Ronald Ventura specializes in pastiche — not only with his imagery but also with the various styles he executes within his works. References to Baroque get mixed in with nods to Disney and film noir. Each cacophonous work contains a variety of styles, meshing together realism, flat, abstract color fields and elements of 19th-century illustration. Ventura has a fascination with geological formations, which comes across more in his sculptures than his 2D work. All these disparate influences come together in surprisingly cohesive compositions. Take a look at some of Ventura’s portfolio after the jump.
In his series “Auto Aerobics,” Chris Labrooy experiments with stylized aesthetic of classic cars, turning old school low riders into the building blocks of his digital artworks. The pastel-hued, polished vehicles are bent and twisted into chain link-like formations, defying the laws of physics. Rendered with realism, the impossible artworks allows viewers to suspend disbelief as they examine the stretched and bent car parts. Take a look at “Auto Aerobics” after the jump.
Artist, illustrator and designer Gabriel Moreno has a style that is easy to spot. His signature mix of drawing painting, graphic design, even tattoo and fashion culture sets his work apart as distinctly his. Moreno creates his work with an eye toward detail using sharp and confident lines. The complex line work of his compositions are then often contrasted against brightly painted colors and their seemingly haphazard staining on the paper. Each contrast’s resulting effect is a pleasant balance between several of each work of art’s aspects. See more of his work after the jump.
The Wynwood neighborhood in Miami is the street art nexus during Basel Week. The urban art event The Wynwood Walls transforms the area into a huge canvas for some of today’s most well-known street artists. While there is an officially sanctioned courtyard that houses the work of Miss Van, Kenny Scharf, Olek, Shepard Fairy, Ron English, Vhils and others, a copious amount of murals pop up on the surrounding blocks. We spotted Nychos’s dissected creatures, rainbow-hued photorealist portraits by Kobra, a huge piece by Herakut, the monochromatic, mischievous characters of The London Police and much more. Take a look at some street art highlights after the jump.
Ville Andersson’s drawings are marked by a harsh texture — like the angry scratches of a poltergeist. The Finnish artist creates brooding, graphic work inspired by 17th-century portraiture. The subjects of the work are made frightening through the simple act of shading. Pupils are darkened, silhouettes appear like strange shadows in a deserted house. In addition to drawing, the artist has a photography portfolio with a similar focus on solitary, sullen protagonists in the midst of a supernatural presence. Take a look at some of Andersson’s work after the jump.