INTRICATE ILLUSTRATIONS BY JIM STOTEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jim Stoten is an illustrator based in London, UK. Over the last several years Jim’s unique style and fun illustrations have been commissioned for an impressive list of clients. His diverse output includes illustration for major clients, music, moving image and podcast work. His drawings consist of vast, intricate landscapes which are filled with the lives of tuba playing elephants, joyful, dancing robots and crocodiles eating ice cream.

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CHAOTIC IMPREFECTIONS BY CEZAR BERJE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Based on the idea of ​​kintsugi in repairing what is broken and adding a new concept of beauty, São Paulo, Brazil based Cezar Berje’s work suggests an investigation into patterns of rays, fragments, cracks and imperfections, using saturated colors, organic elements and an idea of ​​a world chaotic and distorted.

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GRACEFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY HILDA PALAFOX

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mexico City based Hilda Palafox aka Poni‘s work is nostalgic, feminine and childlike. It is influenced by the work of artists such as Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Ryder, Toshio Saeki, among others. She uses pencil, watercolor, felt tip or acrylic paint to craft absorbing illustrations that often contain the female form. She creates gentle balances amongst colors and black and white. She enjoys mixing and matching techniques, for each piece the results are always held together by gracefulness.

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While studying design at The National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico she started posting her work online. She has since worked as an editorial illustrator for many different magazines but in recent years decided to break away from commercial work and has just worked on creating her own unique style.

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THE ENIGMATIC REALM OF STUART HOLLAND

by Ariadna Zierold

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Stuart Holland is a visual artist living and working in Boise, Idaho. He is a graduate of Boise State University and earned his BFA with an emphasis in printmaking in 2014. Drawing influence from psychology, various spiritual traditions, psychedelics, and quantum physics, Stuart’s work is the realization of an enigmatic liminal realm.

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Within this enigmatic plane, Stuart’s work explores the concepts of Self, consciousness, and the ultimate nature of Reality. Riddled with vast landscapes, monolithic architecture, and thought provoking voids, it is often difficult to discern if these environments exist in the physical realm, are mental fabrication, alternate realities, or are glimpses into a higher dimension of consciousness.

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TRADITIONAL MODERNISM BY FUTARO MITSUKI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Japanese artist Futaro Mitsuki uses a variety of tools such as pencil, colored pencil, acrylic on paper and panel. He was born in Tokyo in 1970 and in 1998  Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He managed to combine traditional Japanese motifs with tattoo art, along with Victorian and Medieval ages elements.

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‘A WHOLE NEW WORLD’ BY JAMIYLA LOWE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jamiyla Lowe is a Toronto based illustrative artist who concentrates on drawing and screen printing. Her series ‘A Whole New World’ centers around five fictionalized civilizations who each inhabit a nightmarish fantasy world. The inhabitants experience uncertainty, joy, lust, and indifference all while trying to ensure survival in their own distinctive environments.

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EXCELLENT GIFS BY STEPHEN VUILLEMIN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Excellent illustrations and gif-work from London based multi-talented artist Stephen Vuillemin. Stephen has elevated the art of the animated GIF by producing work specifically for that format, and subsequently, has been commissioned by art directors to create animated GIFs to run in online publications.

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Vuillemin has been crafting bold and exciting work mixing illustration, comics, and animation, with no order of preference. His compositions include opulent palettes, where sci-fi meets fashion and lifestyle, on a sometimes vulgar, sometimes grandiose mode.

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