Orlando, Florida based pop surrealist painter Johannah O’Donnell‘s paintings use natural and figurative symbolism to comment on our connection with the universe and our shifting cultural perceptions in the digital age. She tends to turn up the contrast on the wild cast of creatures and figures found in her acrylic works. These characters, who often times are found among cosmic landscapes, shine boldly with brilliant shades of purple, blue, and pink.
Johannah paints with open body, also known as slow drying, acrylics on wood panels that are hand crafted by her husband, carpenter and sculptor Adriaan Mol. Her work is influenced by 70’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy art and the American Pop Art movement and uses figurative symbolism as a narrative surrounding ideas of the human condition.
Enter a fantastical space village imagined by Korean illustrator Lookandraw. Illustrations of astronauts, cats, and a cheesecake-dwelling narwhal populate Korean artist Lookandraw’s space-faring Instagram account. Each drawing feels like a small puzzle piece of a vibrant community that happens to be freefloating in space.
“Just imagine the pleasures of public transportation if we were riding around in sweet dachshund busses, driven by wonderful british short haired cats. I have been unable to drive my van recently, and as I take public transportation, this dog bus and muni driver cat fantasy, make the drive much more pleasant. Hop on a dog today and high five the cat as you pay your fare. San Francisco is still the best city in the world, get out there and explore it.”
– Jeremy Fish
Because IKEA can do whatever it is that they want, they wanted to release 100 cats into their Wembley, London store as an experiment. No real point it seems, but to release 100 cats and see if they get nervous, confused, and tired in their stores like the normal average customer who can’t find shit they want to buy.