MYSTERIOUS CHILDREN BY PRUCH SINTUNAVA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Bangkok, Thailand based Pruch Sintunava (previously featured here) is an emerging artist working on digital medium. He is inspired by Japanese anime and pop surrealism art movement. His work usually features lonely children with melancholy expression and a dark mysterious atmosphere.

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Throughout his painting, Pruch aims to portray the absurd nature of the modern world within his own perspective. Where he gets only more questions in his journey, instead of the answer he searches for. Pruch’s digital paintings draw your attention for its beauty and detailed animation. As you look deeper, you start to see the complexity and hidden meaning within each piece, and it stirs something inside you.

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THE HUMAN PSYCHE BY LUNA MONOGATARI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Visual artist Luna Monogatari‘s work explores many fields such as illustration, painting, sculpture and film making. Through her work, Luna defies reality and questions preconceived concepts made by humans before us, exploring the human psyche. We are living in a crucial era, where the climate change may affect life as we know it, so her passion for astronomy, science fiction and geometric shapes lead her to explore new reinterpretations of our world.

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DYSTOPIAN ANIME BY YOSHIYUKI SADAMOTO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is a Japanese character designer and manga artist. He is most notably known for the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, which then became a highly successful and culturally iconic anime series.
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All images are from Sadamoto’s artwork for Neon Genesis Evangelion. His technique is very psychological, with his images taking you right into the post-apocalytpic and dystopian world the series takes place in.

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CINEMATIC ANIMATIONS BY GERIKO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Geriko, the Franco-Belgian creative duo of Hélène Jeudy and Antoine Caëcke, creates cinematic animations bound to make your jaw drop. The Paris-based pair come from a background in graphic design, illustration and animation, working both individually for a number of years before establishing their collective identity and aesthetic.

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Geriko’s graphic style, influenced by Japanese manga and anime and Belgian comic book art, is created in a combination of 2D, 3D and traditional animation.

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CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION BY ZEDIG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Alexandre Diboine is a 21-year-old French concept artist, self-taught in illustration. After taking 3-D classes for a year and a half in Paris, Diboine realized it was something he didn’t enjoy, and returned to 2-D illustration. His current goal is to work at Pixar Animation, Walt Disney Animation, or LAIKA. Diboine’s art is cheerful and vibrant. Like Moebius, 90s anime and Disney got together to make amazing pictures.

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MYSTIC ANIME BY HA GYUNG LEE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ha Gyung Lee (aka NAKI) is a Korean born illustrator who graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. She specializes in both traditional and digital mediums, creating complex – but elegant – line based artwork.

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Her pieces combine themes of mysticism inspired by anime and Japanese culture with an air of solemnity, arranged into striking compositions often accentuated with plants from the memories of her grandmother’s garden.

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THE BIZARRE WORLD OF AYA TAKANO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Aya Takano is a member of the Japanese Superflat movement. Born in Saitama, Japan, Takano spent most of her childhood reading science fiction books and magazines in her father’s library. Fascinated by the exotic animals and landforms, Takano turned them into the themes of her futuristic artworks. Osamu Tezuka’s  sci-fi manga also had a lasting impact on Takano’s dreamy perceptions of the world.

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FANTASTIC CREATURES BY KEVIN HONG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime, manga, comics, JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. With his work, Hong leads us into a magical world populated with fantastic creatures and haunting spirits, sometime reminding the poetic universe of Hayao Miyazaki.

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