METICULOUS COMPLEXITY BY FUMIHIRO KATO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Japanese artist, Fumihiro Kato, creates his art with a style that has a very complex and meticulous technique, filled with intricate lines that are almost creating designs within designs.

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He has been active since the early 2000’s, displaying his numerous works ranging from abstract to landscapes with his own special touch, which is described as on his website as his “own original painting technique, which has never been used by anyone before.”

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DESIGNS WITHIN DESIGNS BY FUMIHIRO KATO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Japanese artist from Osaka, Fumihiro Kato, has been active since 2004 displaying his numerous works ranging from abstract to landscapes with his own special touch. He creates his art with a style that has a very complex and meticulous technique, filled with intricate lines that are almost creating designs within designs.

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His work is described on his website as his “own original painting technique, which has never been used by anyone before.” It goes without saying that his technique is unique, but the use of vibrant colors is evident and mixed so well with the intricacies of his artwork.

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BALLPOINT PEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY NURIA RIAZA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Spanish illustrator and self proclaimed collector of memories Nuria Riaza creates enchanting biro etched beauties with her inky weapon of choice. Nuria plays with a curious and occasionally dark subject matter, creating wonderfully detailed and mysterious sketches. She loves to draw with her blue pen, scribbling tattoos and unfolding her bittersweet creativity on the paper.

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CHIMERICAL CREATURES BY RICHARD A. KIRK

by Ariadna Zierold

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Richard A. Kirk is a visual artist, illustrator, and author. He exhibits internationally. Richard has illustrated works by Clive Barker, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Golden, China Mieville, the rock band Korn and others.

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Kirk’s work is drawn from an interest in the forms and processes of the natural world. He explores these themes through the creation of meticulous drawings, which often depict chimerical creatures and protean landscapes. Metamorphosis is an underlying narrative in all of Richard’s work.

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SCULPTURAL REALM BY ARMANDO VEVE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Philadelphia-based artist Armando Veve, creates drawings of surreal scenes and constructions, though each element is rendered in realism. With obsessive attention to detail and a mind that can conjure up epic and surreal scenes, his art becomes a world within its self. His work isn’t just exotic, exquisite, and excellently crafted, but he injects an odd and weird sense of humor that draws viewers to further explore his artistic realm. The style recalls both pointillism and vintage illustrations in reference books.

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“The way I compose some drawings is very similar to how a sculptor arranges physical objects. I love to think of the drawings as blueprints for physical things.” – Armando Veve.

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GELATINOUS ENVIRONMENTS BY KELLY DENATO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn-based artist Kelly Denato works in a variety of industries and mediums. She works professionally in animation, illustration, and design. Denato also regularly exhibits her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and soft sculptures in galleries across the US. What inspires Denato is the beauty of optimism, and its inherent tragedy, just before disappointment. Her paintings, which are marked by darkness as well as gleeful exuberance, are emotional expressions of this elusive pursuit for meaning and the simultaneity of ill-fated happiness.

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Denato’s painting technique is characterized by meticulous and tiny strokes layered on a textured background. Her colors are glistening and candy-like, often lifting her characters out of darkness as if they have been carved by lacerating colors. Her genius is her ability to richly layer paint while still employing economy in the use of her line, maintaining an empathetic sense of gesture. Her characters are often floating and tangled, drawn with a masterfully delicate illustrator’s hand and an eye for the whimsically sardonic.

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SURREAL HAND-CUT COLLAGES BY HUMAN WRECKAGE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Building upon the foundation of forgotten ephemera, the meticulously crafted collage art of Human Wreckage transforms the simple into the sublime. By assembling images culled from varied historical frames, ranging from mid-century pop to antiquity, the works evoke an ethereal timelessness.

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The unconventional juxtaposition of diverse subject matter simultaneously elevates the mundane and humbles the divine. It is at once violently innocent and joyously satirical.

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THE METICULOUS AERIAL CITYSCAPES OF DAISUKE TAJIMA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Japan-based artist Daisuke Tajima paints, draws, creates manga and sculpts, but most notable are his paintings, which employ his visual understanding of architecture to create meticulous renderings of imaginary cityscapes. The detailed characters and interactions of his drawings, though, are quite compelling and cut closer to his manga-influenced style.

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