Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. Diaz has designed artwork for large public art projects in the US and has won many awards such as a gold and platinum record designed for Atlantic Records.
“Over the past few years, I have become immersed in scientific and philosophical concepts, such as Anatomy, Computer Science, Math, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. I have been particularly fascinated with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties through imagery. Although these rudimentary images are without any leanings towards aesthetics, I find them to be beautiful, though that is not the intention. All of the projects I have created begin as drawings, which I feel has a beauty and intimacy that painting cannot capture. The subtle lines that graphite creates, and the quickness in which one can capture an idea makes this medium alluring.” Daniel Martin Diaz
In the spirit of Darwin’s botanical studies, Japanese artist Macoto Murayama attempts to unlock the beauty and genetics of flowers in his incredible computer-generated illustrations.
With scientific precision, he maps out their organic structures, first beginning with studies from real specimens like sun flowers and Yoshino cherry, which he dissects with a scalpel and observes with a magnifying glass, then sketches and photographs, and finally recreates in 3ds Max (3DCG software) and Photoshop. Each digital illustration is scrutinized and labeled with details like the plant’s measurements, parts names, and scale.
A master draughtsman, Michael Reedy shows his versatility as an artist in his mixed media artworks.
Elements of photorealistic anatomy drawings are blended with pop surrealist fare, combining anatomically-precise figures with strange, bug-eyed monsters, Classicist cherubs or geometric designs arranged in the background. Reedy uses his penchant for photorealism to create bizarre and sometimes haunting juxtapositions; we see characters with their internal organs and bones exposed, adding an element of vulnerability to his work.