Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves.
Some of the images appear to be self-portraits that conceal, and yet reveal, her essence and unique talent.
South Korean artist Su-Jeong Nam’s work mirrors the biological processes of her subjects. She begins with the base of color, applied with dry pigments. And then, line by line, vivid portraits of the natural world are grown.
From a young age, Nam’s weak eyesight forced her to train herself to view objects in a different way. Now, instead of looking at a flower and seeing a flower, she sees the lines that make up the flower — not just the outline or the lines that might be visible on the surface, but lines down to the cellular level.
She says her detailed images are grounded in the familiar, yet highlight “an aspect invisible to most people, through the language of my own artistic process.” The result is metaphysical, a study of the harmony between the natural world and a broader understanding of the universe.
Marcelo Monreal is an artist from Santa Catarina, Brazil who created a completely new style of portrait where he manipulates the faces and fills them out with flowers. The result is totally incredible.
Monica Rohan’s sensitivity to her surroundings is evident in the carefully composed works, which reveal a love of pattern, light and color. The paint retains a lucid quality and the decorative potential of textiles and luxuriant foliage act as ready symbols for the day lit world.
Although we see the artist portrayed in many different settings in her paintings, we can never see her face. Each of her subjects, all being representations of herself, hide their face in the mass of textiles. She is a master at bringing to life vibrant hues on different thread. Sometimes, there is no fabric in her paintings, but instead a sheet of grass or flowers that stretch over the figure.
One of the many, many Madlib produced projects, we start our Monday off with Dudley Perkins and “Flowers,” a great, poetic track from the Oxnard, California rapper. We have to wonder what is in the water in Oxnard…
We are big fans of the well-done, well-crafted British meal, and there is a handful of places in London that we know of that do a great job. But this is something different, Britain’s first Michelin two-star pub, and the “Breast of Suffolk Chicken with Pistachio Crumble, Lovage Poached Turnips, Soft Polenta and Autumn Truffle” on the Sunday lunch menu looks delightful. Can we get a pint with that, too? Hand & Flowers, we will see you on our next visit.