MULTI EYED CREATURES BY TIM MOLLOY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Tim Molloy is a New Zealand illustrator and comic artist, living and working in Melbourne. Since 2006 he has collaborated with writer Adam Lachlan to produce Life on Earth cartoons. Recently he has published two graphic novels, ‘It Shines and Shakes and Laughs’ and ‘Mr Unpronounceable Adventures’.

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FALLOUT BY STANISLAVA PINCHUK

by Ariadna Zierold

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Tokyo and Melbourne based Stanislava Pinchuk aka Miso is a Ukraine-born artist that  practices an interesting sort of bartering economics – when she does her trademark minimalistic and meaningful tattoos for her friends, they pay with goods or favors, not money.

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In her most recent series “FallOut” Miso explores the changing topography of the Nuclear Exclusion Zone in Fukushima, Japan through a series of pin-hole drawings, inspired by fishnets she saw strewn on the ground when visiting the site.

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WATERCOLORS BY AUF WIEDERSEHEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Under the pseudonym Auf Wiedersehen, Jacqueline Smith hails from Melbourne, Australia. She draws and watercolors shy girls for us to comfort and sculpts tiny landscapes for us to explore, toeing the border between reality and the secret worlds of our imagination.

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Auf Wiedersehen — translating not to goodbye but to ‘until we see each other again’ – stands for beauty behind impermanence, and helps us to feel that not all that is gone is lost or forgotten. We are the land and the land is us, and Auf Wiedersehenwants to invite others into her thoughts and share what’s in there.

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METAPHORICAL LANDSCAPES BY HIROYASU TSURI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Melbourne based Hiroyasu Tsuri aka TWOONE  lives and works out of a warehouse in Collingwood. Tsuri describes his work as “psychological portraits and metaphorical landscapes”; subconscious observations and inverted dreams represented with an earthy expressionism.

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In 2008 he had hand painted one thousand individual spray cans, and had his first solo exhibition “One Thousand Can Show”. Since then he has been creating large number of works in field of painting, murals, sculpture, installation and live performances.

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TRASH CULTURE BY SEAN MORRIS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Sean Morris is a Perth-born artist and illustrator, currently based in Melbourne. He works across a range of mediums, including comic-inspired digital drawings, pencils, watercolors, acrylics and the occasional aerosol mural.

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With no formal education in drawing or illustration, his style devolved over time, from the more realistic figures he was drawing when starting out, to now not-so-beautiful, nor traditional, characters in his works. Sometimes grotesque and sometimes beautiful, these characters are curious studies of outsider living, and high-brow tributes to alleged low-culture. Trash culture is a common trope through the work of Sean Morris, shaped by his affection of drawing attention to the little physical imperfections that absolutely everyone has. His work also carries in it elements, be they pop sensibilities, or iconography, that everyone can relate to. Looking under the skin of our metropolistic culture for gems of uniqueness, the scenarios and characters that his work portrays hold their own attraction, leaving a viewer torn between curiosity and the desire to avert their eyes and look away.

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GRITTY COLLAGES BY SHAY COLLEY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Shay Colley is an artist and graphic designer from Perth, Australia now based in Melbourne. Shay works in a variety of mediums including collage and drawing and is interested in achieving commonality and balance between objects. He enjoys the grit, grain, abstraction and other uncontrollable imperfections of accessible and affordable print processes. His work often features naive hand rendered type, self-depreciating narratives and salvaged printed material.

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He goes to secondhand stores and buys heaps of old books and then hand-cuts and glues all his collages. Colley tries to avoid any digital manipulation of his images – unless he is doing some slight color corrections. He feels computers are a great tool but they remove the ‘realness’ of art. He needs things to be raw and to involve hands.

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THE INTRIGUING ILLUSTRATIONS OF ROVINA CAI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Rovina Cai is an illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves making illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue; images that make you linger, hungry to know the stories behind them. She is often inspired by the past, from myths and fairy tales to gothic novels. These stories bring a little bit of magic and wonder to the the present day.

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