Whether as still portraits or in motion, the mutants and forms created by Erik Ferguson are disconcerting in their realistic textures. The artist moves between high-profile and personal project, working on the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and live performances for Rihanna. With assignments like album artwork for The Horrors, the artist’s own sensibilities come through even more.
Shamus Clisset, who works under the moniker Fake Shamus, crafts all-digital works that only appear to be sourced from photographs. Taking inspiration from pop culture, historical objects, and other Western elements, he creates figures and scenes with unclear origins. His practice touches modeling, rendering, and animation.
Parker S. Jackson says he tries to strike a balance between “uncanny and realism” in his portraits, which carry notes of both humor and dark art. One of the artist’s greatest strengths is in his ability to create varying, perplexing textures with both digital and traditional materials. We asked the artist about his influences, which he says range from centuries-old work to contemporary pop culture.
In Tokyo’s Odaiba district, the world’s biggest museum dedicated to interactive digital art is now open. The Digital Art Museum opened by Mori Building and teamLab has 107,000 square feet, with simulations created by 470 projectors and 520 computers.
Tishk Barzanji plays with architecture and perspective in pastel-hued landscapes. The mixed-media works use both digital and photographic techniques to create these absorbing, yet off-kilter explorations. The use of varied sources takes the viewer in and far out of reality within a single work.
Combining disciplines in make-up effects, costuming, and digital manipulation, Salvia has amassed an enormous following with what’s been labeled as “alien glamour.” The Wales native’s work has primarily lived on Instagram, where the artist’s work has become more fantastical over the past two years. From this outlet, collaborations have sprung with the likes of photographer Nick Knight and jeweler Chrishabana.