CYBERCLUTTER COLLAGES BY AMANDA DUREPOS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Amanda Durepos is a collage artist based out of Montreal, Canada. She graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in 2012 and founded Montreal-based collage collective CTRL+V in 2015.

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She works primarily in the medium of collage but also explores ideas using multimedia art and electronics. She is inspired by predictive text, AI dystopias, spam and cyberclutter, retrofuturism, the uncanny, the grotesque,  and how technology affects our relationships and our bodies.

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A SOCIOPOLITICAL CONSTRUCT BY TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Toyin Ojih Odutola creates drawings utilizing diverse mediums to emphasize the striated terrain of an image and its formulaic representations. Odutola focuses on the sociopolitical construct of skin color through her multimedia drawings. Her work explores her personal journey of having been born in Nigeria then moving and assimilating into American culture in conservative Alabama.

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EURASIAN ART BY YANG JIECHANG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Paris and Heidelberg, Germany based Yang Jiechang combines traditional Eastern and Western modes of representation in his multimedia work. He calls the essence of this confluence “Eurasian”. His monochromatic ink paintings combine the aesthetics of contemporary painting with the tools and techniques of traditional East Asian ink-and-wash artworks.

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ARTISTIC AESTHETICS BY MACHINEAST

by Ariadna Zierold

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Machineast is a design directing duo Fizah Rahim & Rezaliando based in Singapore. They focus on rich visual aesthetics for 3D illustration, typography and design. Rezaliando from Malaysia and Fizah Rahim from Indonesia met each other when they were in their mid-teens at the design school they both attended at the time. The connection and mutual understanding between them developed so naturally that it is almost as if they were pre-destined to become best friends, forge a joint career where they are always in constant collaboration and end up founding a creative studio.

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They carry out spectacular projects where art and design are in perfect harmony; they maintain a continuous dialogue in a very specific aesthetic language. It is not surprising that their projects explore fields like digital art, 3D art, illustration and art multimedia; they transition seamlessly between abstraction and the dreamlike nature of surrealism; they make it clear – on many occasions – that they are children of the 80’s and passionate lovers of color and music.

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The Future is Now | CHEMA64

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Chema64 is an artist from Mexico City, bringing the past and the future to the only time we can experience it, NOW.

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Instead of reliving old patterns, Chema64 “recycles obsolete technology and ephemera” creating visually pleasing aesthetics in multimedia art.

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You may recognize familiar sculptures, video viewing screens and even the Gameboy that was a 90’s one-hit wonder gaming device. But the intersection of obsolete technology and short lived wonders combined, make for the joy and “newness” that resonates with these images.

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Chema64’s funky tunes can be found here.

MULTIMEDIA WORK BY LOUIS REITH

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dutch illustrator/designer/artist Louis Reith produces work with a multimedia focus. His portfolio is equally full of sculptural pieces, mixed media collage and more traditional inks on paper – he can pretty much turn his hand to everything.

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While communication is his primary aim in his graphic work, in his drawings, collages and sculptures Reith seeks tranquility. Through typographic forms on old book pages and the use of maps, Reith creates a world of mountain landscapes and suggestive abstract forms.

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COLORFUL COMPOSITIONS BY CARLITO DALCEGGIO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Multimedia artist Carlito Dalceggio finds himself incorporating a world view into his work- colorful and frenzied compositions inspired by tribal art motifs.

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His spiritual and symbolic images of things like kites, peacock feathers and masks also recall Mexican popular art, Picasso’s cubism, Rauschenberg’s abstract expressionism, and Matisse’s primitivism.

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