COLOR-EXPLOSIVE PAINTINGS BY EWA PRONCZUK-KUZIAK

by Ariadna Zierold

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Living and working in Warsaw, Poland, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak expresses a fascination with life in her paintings of figures in magical rearrangements. Appearing to be woven out of thread and decorative fabrics, Ewa’s animals are a combination of still life, nature, and fantasy.

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“My source of inspirations are fairy tales, dreams, my own experiences and stories from childhood,” she says. Working primarily in oil paint, her ongoing “The Still Life Series” depicts rainbow-colored visions of animals that appear to be made out of materials.

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FURRY CREATURES BY PECA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barcelona artist Peca has been an artist since childhood. Peca feels that a new world opened up to her recently when she began meditating. The artist feels that her works are self-portraits, and are ways for her to communicate the encrypted experiences that she experiences in life. Peca’s paintings feature strange spiritual entities- multi-eyed furry creatures made of ‘star stuff’ that bleed strawberry juice, and exhale galaxies.

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AQUATIC METAMORPHOSIS BY ELISA ANCORI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barcelona-based artist Elisa Ancori‘s illustrations are somewhat arcane in nature, like drawings of dryads or nymphs. A common characteristic in Ancori’s artwork seems to be that of metamorphosis, blending animal and human forms.

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Even though the subject is fantastical, she isn’t heavyhanded or tongue-in-cheek with her flavor of surrealism. There’s a subtlety to her illustrations. She treats both the grotesque and the sensual with a light hand; the crook of an inviting finger is shaded just as delicately as the soft petal pink of a mermaid’s innards.

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THE FAIRY TALE-ESQUE PAINTINGS OF RUSTAM QBIC

by Ariadna Zierold

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With a wildly surreal imagination, artist Rustam QBic from Kazan, Russia creates fish adorned with houses and windows, elephants sprouting giant buildings, and a goose whose feathers are made from a ocean of angry waves. Almost every one of his creations, be it on paper or on a wall is brimming with wonderful ideas and often have to be viewed up close to appreciate their full detail.

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SHOTOPOP CONJURES THE UNIMAGINED

by Ariadna Zierold

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SHOTOPOP is a devout team of visual zealots who pride themselves on conjuring the new, the unimagined and the fantastical. In their offices, furiously snipping silver scissors give birth to a thousand paper feathers, crazy caffeine dreams turn into flashing pixel rainbows, and the most ambitious flights of fancy become their proudest moments.

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