INTRICATE INK DRAWINGS BY BETH BROWN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Beth Brown is a visual artist and experimental musician practicing in Baltimore, MD. Her body of work includes intricate ink drawings on paper. These delicate marks are a systematic response from one additive accumulation to another. Each drawing is essentially an illustration narrated through a personal visual language.

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PENCIL WORLDS BY JOSEPHIN RITSCHEL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Josephin Ritschel is an illustrator living and working in Berlin. In Josephin’s illustrations, fine lines, dark lines, little lines, lines on lines, and a few blocks shading all build up to make these incredible images full of life. Whether its spooky or sombre, funny or lonely, the scenes she creates have a real sense of energy and all tell their own, often bizarre, story. The illustrations are colored in with the kind of precision that children can only dream of when they try to stay within the lines of their coloring books.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPES BY JOSH REYES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Portland-based artist Josh Keyes received his BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale University School of Art.  He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections.

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Though often steeped in satire, Josh’s drawings and paintings are also suffused with a sincere admiration of our planet. His altered landscapes reveal both the intricacy of the earth as a system and the complexity of our response to the natural world, while retaining a sense of specificity and intimacy.

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BIZARRE POP CULTURE BY CHLOE BENNETT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Queensland based artist Chloe Bennett is an Australian illustrator who studied Visual Arts in the Northern Territory and on the North Coast of Australia.

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Bennett works across a range of mediums focusing on the juxtaposition of the natural/bizarre and has an unhealthy obsession with popular culture. Her work sees the pairing of these two concepts, along with the study of the color to create strange, aesthetically pleasing works.

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THE MAGIC OF THE MUNDANE BY KIM SALT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Kim Salt is a freelance illustrator based in New York. Splendor is a common component to many of Kim’s works, commonly seen in oversized plants that welcome her characters and keep them company. She primarily specializes in editorial illustration these days, but has also worked with clients to serve their design needs. Her work celebrates the inner magic of the mundane and the unique rhythms of living things.

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BRIGHT AND ENIGMATIC ARTWORK BY MICHAEL OLIVO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Michael Olivo creates artwork over several surfaces of which are always brightly colored, enigmatic and entertaining. In the masses of colorful blobs, tubes, and twisted forms, characters and narratives peek through. Clearly recognizable monsters and animals are sometimes featured in Olivo’s color-saturated drawings. His comic influences are evident with his use of line-art and dynamic black-filled areas.

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IRREVERENT ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAN ROBERT DUENNWELLER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jan Robert Duennweller is an illustrator based in Passau, Germany and occasionally working from Berlin. His work has a content–driven approach with a focus on humor and versatility. His innocent-looking drawings disguise his ability to condense complex subjects into engaging and amusing images. Having first studied industrial design, Jan then took a masters in visual communications in Istanbul and at the Bauhaus in Germany.

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