SIMPLISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY MICHAEL GEORGE HADDAD

by Ariadna Zierold

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Ottawa, Canada based illustrator Michael George Haddad’s work transports you into a a whole new realm made up by the mad genius that is the artist, filled with feelings, emotions and sensations.

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Haddad has gone on to pull inspiration from push-pin style art, French comics, paperback sci-fi books and xeroxed punk flyers, as well as from artists such as Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann to help him deliver color-blocked, psychedelic excerpts of a land that looks as peaceful as it does bizarre.

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SURREALISTIC SCENES BY FUCO UEDA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Tokyo based Fuco Ueda is a Japanese artist who paints with acrylic achieving a watercolor effect and powdered mineral pigments on paper, cloth, and on wood. Ueda’s work has a memorizing effect on the viewer. Most of her work centers on surrealistic scenes and young women. Her paintings describe a bizzare world with various nature elements such as animals, marine fauna, flowers, bees, mushrooms, etc..

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SURREAL SCENERIES BY DEXTER MAURER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Martigny, Switzerland based illustrator Dexter Maurer‘s works transport us into fantastic worlds, where bizarre creatures battle with humans in a surreal scenery of conquer and defeat.

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Some drawings bring to light human fears, worries and emotions, while others reveal solitude, sadness and a macabre imagery, in a constant switch from static to dynamic, from intense to mild colors or even black and white, depending on the depicted story or state of mind. The details, the recurring symbols and motifs corresponding to the themes approached by the artist, the range of colors and the narrative, all define an unique and very interesting style.

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SCI FI LANDSCAPES BY BEEPLE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple (previously featured here) is a graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA who has makes short film, VJ clips, and everydays. He has released a picture every day for the last 10+ years. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Taio Cruz, Tiësto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint.

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WICKED ILLUSTRATIONS BY CUTE BRUTE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn based illustrator Cute Brute‘s images (previously featured here) are pure insane-pop-art-genius with each piece telling at least a thousand stories. Cute Brute’s sense of humor is wickedly on-point, as the illustrator’s style is cartoonish yet polished and so acutely observed, the images always remain on the right side of smutty. The quirky and clever work of Cute Brute appears solely on Instagram.

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