SURREALIST PAINTINGS BY JINDRICH STYRSKY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jindřich Štyrský was a Czech Surrealist painter, poet, editor, photographer, and graphic artist. His outstanding and varied oeuvre included numerous book covers and illustrations. He also wrote studies of both Arthur Rimbaud and Marquis de Sade. Along with his artistic partner Toyen (Marie Čermínová), he became a member of Devětsil in 1923, participating in their group exhibitions. He and Toyen also exhibited in Paris in the late 1920s, where they founded their own movement, Artificialism.

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Between 1928 and 1929 he was designer for the group’s drama wing, the Osvobozené divadlo, where he collaborated with Vítězslav Nezval and others. Štyrský was also an active editor. In addition to his Edition 69 series, he edited the Erotická revue, which he launched in 1930, and Odeon, where many of his shorter texts appeared. He was a founding member of The Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia.

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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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METAPHORIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF EMOTIONS BY HENN KIM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Korean artist Henn Kim‘s minimal and surreal illustrations are heavily evocative; they  suggest deep feelings and emotions through visual connections and unexpected juxtapositions. Henn’s works seem to be the representation of Dadaism poetry or Freud’s the Interpretation of Dreams. A sort of automatic drawing that allow the unconscious to express itself. Visions and sensations are depicted through essential, black and white figures who act in a world of giant objects.

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AMERICANA BY ADEE ARDON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Tel Aviv based illustrator Adee Ardon was born in Dallas TX and moved to Israel when she was four. Adee has her B.Des in Visual Communication from Shenkar College,
where she majored in Illustration and has done a ‘Culture, Design and Fine Arts’ summer program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

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She has always wanted to go back and explore the United States, the back roads and infinites highways, middle-of-nowhere diners and greater than life adventures.
This is the story of her imaginary road trip, and the exploration of America as she sees it, inspired by famous road trip cinematography and literature.

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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES BY DAYOUNG CHO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dayoung Cho is a Southern California based illustrator and designer. She graduated from Art Center College of Design, Illustration major. Cho wants to create works filled with colors and imagination that will make people happy and put a smile on their faces. Cho’s works are inspired by her childhood memories and her grandmother’s stories.

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BINOMIO BY MARCOS NAVARRO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Marcos Navarro is an illustrator living and painting between Barcelona and Basque Country. He has developed his professional career through fields as paint, fashion and street art. His work has been influenced by nature, as well as in urban subcultures. He works through juxtaposed elements because it helps him to assemble points between them and create new issues to think about.

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LINE WORK DRAWINGS BY CHRIS YEE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Sydney-based artist Chris Yee blends influences of Japanese pop culture, hip hop performances, Australian youth culture and Western comic illustrations together into brilliantly intricate line work drawings. The cartoon-inspired creative delivers work that is notably vibrant, not always in color but rather in the energy it gives off. Known for his use bold lines and minimal color choice, Chris brings life to the likes of rap show comic reviews, record cover illustrations, and murals alike.

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BIZARRE LANDS BY FELIX DECOMBAT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Félix Decombat‘s work is a reflection of his own interpretations from references taken from all over, such as magazines and other illustration work. His imagination takes things to far-fetched lands with something more skewed, landing them in places far more bizarre and surreal than the rest. Looking through his work, you can definitely relate to its general vibe, yet as soon as you start exploring things deeper, you’re taken down a trippy road where the world feels more like acid on alcohol.

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