NIGHTTIME PALETTES BY KATYA DOROKHINA

by Ariadna Zierold

katya dorokhina, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, moscow, russia, neon, colorful, texture, light, color, upper playground

Moscow-based illustrator Katya Dorokhina is turning heads in the arts world with her unique aesthetic that combines nighttime palettes and neon colors. Her main interest lies in making comics and zines, animated illustration and working with 3D objects. Katya sketches compositions before digitally editing them with Photoshop allowing her to play and experiment with texture, light and color.

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GEOMETRIC RAINBOWS BY KRISTIN FARR

by Ariadna Zierold

kristin farr, san francisco, bay area, colorful, color, geometric, rainbow, circles, circle, painting, paintings, whirl, upper playground

Kristin Farr is an artist and journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kristin is inspired by humor, nostalgia, color psychology, rainbows and magic. She is exploring a legacy of folk art through her color-crazy geometric paintings, and is interested in good vibes and human-made objects that contain mystical powers.

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COLOR DRIVEN ART BY MWANEL PIERRE LOUIS

by Ariadna Zierold

mwanel pierre louis, illustration, painting, paintings, miami, color, colorful, pop, culture, pop culture, realism, abstraction, people, upper playground

Mwanel Pierre-Louis is an artist and illustrator based in Miami. His work is based from a graphic and color driven language of today’s pop culture and is mixed with realism and abstraction. The work is also derives from fashion, music, and people. He’s shown his works within Art Basel Miami in Dec 2014 to Tokyo, Japan in summer of 2013. Color is driven in most of his work and as well in his life.

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THE DUALITY OF LIFE BY LENA MACKA

by Ariadna Zierold

lena macka, lyon, france, illustration, illustrations, illustrator, monochrome, color, bold, minimal, upper playground

Lena Macka is an illustrator and designer of minimal tattoos, who is based in the French city of Lyon. She seems to work mainly in black and white, and shades of grey, but in her illustrations she uses bold colors. Each illustration and the atmosphere within portrays a sense of peace and tranquillity, achieved through her use of posture and color. However, reflecting that of reality and the hurdles it may bring, each image also represents the struggle and duality of life.

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ALL SHAPES AND SIZES BY NICK ZAREMBA

by Ariadna Zierold

nick zaremba, drawing, drawings, painting, paintings, print, prints, mural, murals, colorful, fun, boston, space, color, childhood, upper playgroundBoston based artist Nick Zaremba‘s (previously featured here) artwork ranges from small drawings, paintings, prints, and large scale murals to web graphics and t shirt designs. When making work, Zaremba combines influences from his youth, skateboarding, DIY ideology, fascination with nature as well as the topics of color, space, time, psychology, semiotics, childhood, and symbolism.

nick zaremba, drawing, drawings, painting, paintings, print, prints, mural, murals, colorful, fun, boston, space, color, childhood, upper playgroundSince 2001 Nick has exhibited on the East Coast of the U.S. as well as globally from Hong Kong to Montreal. Most notably, he was part of a two-person exhibition at Gladstone Gallery in New York, as well as featured as one of the “40 Artists You Should Know” in the nationally juried publication; New American Painters.

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INFINITE FLESH BY WANJIN GIM

by Ariadna Zierold

wanjin gim, painting, seoul, korea, painting, paintings, painter, nude, nudes, flesh, anatomy, body, texture, color, abstract, upper playground

Wanjin Gim aka Willeys was born in the Republic of Korea and is currently living in Seoul. Wanjin usually paints nudes. Fascinated by Lucian Freud’s paintings, he is mainly devoted to expressing the abstract curves of the human body and the infinite color of the surface of the flesh. In recent years, the idea has expanded to conceptual and meta-physical work.

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PERFECTLY ORGANIZED SCULPTURES BY MICHAEL JOHANSSON

by Ariadna Zierold

michael johansson, sculpture, sculptures, installation, organized, perfect, cube, objects, sweden, swedish, color, shape, cube, upper playground

Michael Johansson is a Swedish installation artist who takes OCD tendencies to the next level with his real-life Tetris sculptures. His passion for ordinary and useless things organized into exceptionally good-looking piles makes most neat-freaks look like the biggest slobs. Johansson is obsessed with irregularities and coincidences between to disparate objects which may only be linked by a common color or a shape.

michael johansson, sculpture, sculptures, installation, organized, perfect, cube, objects, sweden, swedish, color, shape, cube, upper playground

Johansson’s precisely stacked sculptures made from ordinary objects like old computer screens, keyboards, cars and suitcases, are installed both inside the gallery and jammed into site-specific spaces.

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BIOMORPHIC ABSTRACTIONS BY TOREY THORNTON

by Ariadna Zierold

torey thornton, brooklyn, abstract, biomorphic, crude, forms, abstraction, paper, wood, panels, spray, acrylic, collage, color, monochrome, upper playground

Brooklyn-based painter Torey Thornton creates abstract, crudely rendered forms to explore the picture plane as both a spatial field and a medium for conjuring images and sensibilities. Thornton rejects the canvas, instead preferring the textural possibilities of paper, found wood, and slatted panels, all of which serve as the grounds for spray and acrylic paint, as well as collaged objects. His paintings exhibit various influences, from color field and monochrome painting to biomorphic abstractions. Certain elements suggest recognizable forms—cars, the sun—while others are more cryptic, such as the repeated appearance of perpendicular lines.

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DYNAMIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY CARI VANDER YACHT

by Ariadna Zierold

cari vander yacht, new york, illustrator, illustration, dynamic, fun, color, texture, funny, animations, gif, gifs, photography, everyday life, upper playground

New York based Cari Vander Yacht is an illustrator and gif maker creating dynamic, fun and relevant images. Her work comprises color, texture, and funny faces – all wrapped up to produce amusing, story-driven animations. Working with a combination of illustration and photography, Cari creates animations that draw inspiration from her everyday life; from people on her block to quiet moments at home and the little jokes that pop up between.

cari vander yacht, new york, illustrator, illustration, dynamic, fun, color, texture, funny, animations, gif, gifs, photography, everyday life, upper playground

Since 2009, Vander Yacht has displayed her work as part of solo and group shows in both her home state and in places as far-flung from Oregon as Lianzhou City, China.

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