IMAGINATIVE BIOLOGY BY DANIEL BARRETO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Daniel Barreto is a Visual Artist based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Barreto’s work has been exhibited at Times Square, Saatchi Gallery, FILE (Electronic Language electronic festival), The Gifer (Gif Art Festival), Boston Convention Center, Beijing’s Yuan Art Museum among others.

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Throughout his portfolio, his texturized designs often feature images of trees or leaves, hinting at his long love for Earthly representations. The graphic artist fell in love with nature at a young age, growing up in a family that owned a plant nursery and having a father who studied marine biology. Whether it’s a symmetrical representation of a jellyfish-like creature or an in-depth depiction of cellular organelles, design gives him the ability to recreate an honest, yet artistic rendering of the image.

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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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SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES BY LAURA BERGER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Laura Berger (previously featured here) is a visual artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002. Berger has shown her artwork both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, and New Zealand.

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Her existential explorations take place within minimalistic environments, populated by a cast of culturally diverse naked human bodies. These entities are often engaging in spiritually enriching activities, both together and alone, highlight the importance of our basic human connections and the time required to reflect and grow.

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MONOCHROMATIC PIECES BY PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Lausanne, Switzerland based Philippe Decrauzat professes an interest in the “direct relationship Op art provides to the viewers and the way it influences their minds.” Decrauzat’s monochromatic, geometric sculptures, wall paintings, and installations are rooted in the traditions of Op art and Minimalism established in the 1960s and ’70s. Yet in subtly manipulating the relationships between his artworks and the spaces in which they are situated—arranging his works as a sort of navigational tool in a gallery, or arraying stripe paintings to create effects of light and shadow—Decrauzat imbues his historically rooted work with a 21st-century sensibility.

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CONCEPTUAL ILLUSTRATION BY ERIK CARTER

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York City based Erik Carter’s work is both aesthetically provocative and conceptually driven. The graphic designer and art director graduated as a CD major in 2011 and has gone on to work for MTV, The New York Times, andThe Office of Paul Sahre. His book covers and illustrations have received notable recognition in the design world and beyond.

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BLUE SERIES BY JULES JULIEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Amsterdam based artist Jules Julien‘s universe crosses many opposite sides; colorful and dark, graphic and sensitive, realistic and surreal. His clean and simple aesthetic makes his work immediately recognizable. He puts in scene a world where the symbol blends with the anecdote and where the strange is concealed behind the images in his meticulous paintings.

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