SANDRA YAGI EXPLORES THE HUMAN PSYCHE

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based Sandra Yagi, whose art examines the human psyche,  is influenced by nature and science, all done with classical aesthetics.

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Contemporary culture, human folly and an obsessive curiosity for the macabre provide the fuel for Yagi’s subject matter. Her work is inspired by the natural sciences as well as by the classical drawing techniques of the old masters, including anatomical studies by artists such as Andreas Vesalius and Bernhard Siegfried Albinus. Yagi’s recent paintings incorporate anatomical imagery to explore the human psychological condition, such as cutaway skulls portraying our basic human drives and the thin veneer of humanity overlaying our animal nature.

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NICK SHEEHY’S ABSTRACT RESONANCE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nick Sheehy is an Australian-born artist and illustrator living in London. After studying bronze sculpture in the wilds of Tasmania, Nick gave up on art only to re-discover his love of drawing whilst living in London, sparked by an interest in the city’s low brow art, illustration, street art, and graffiti. In his work, Nick explores the dreamlike, sometimes semi-autobiographical scenes and oddball characters that echo from his childhood imagination. Employing a laborious technique, building up layers of texture and thin color, his work infuses precision and attention to detail with random abstraction and clumsiness.

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FLAVORFUL ANATOMIES BY CHARLIE IMMER

by Ariadna Zierold

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Charlie Immer is an American fine artist and illustrator. He was born in 1983 and lives in Maryland with a collection of skeletons and candy. Drawing inspiration from horror films, cartoons, nature, candy, and video games, Charlie enjoys dissecting his subjects which creates a contrast between colorful simple characters and the complex beauty of the anatomy within them.

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My concepts come from my fascination with anatomy and my love of candy and toys. I have so much fun creating the blood and bones of my characters. The contrast of the smooth bodies and the complex systems beneath spilling out is very appealing to me. As I’m painting I also try to assign flavors to my characters like blueberry and green apple.” – Charlie Immer

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INTRICATELY DETAILED BOTANICAL-SCAPES BY NICOMI NIX TURNER

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Francisco based illustrator Nicomi Nix Turner is recognized for her intricately detailed botanical-scapes, esoteric symbolism, provocative renderings. She conjures up intricate images which explore biological phenomena and subjects revolving around the arcane.

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Combining her love of nature with a deep fascination for ancient practices belonging to belief systems such as alchemy and religion, Turner constructs narratives within her work which allude to themes of regrowth, biological deconstructionism and the power of belief.

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Her works are created using graphite on paper in a way that has been described as a rare talent for manipulating and “painting” with the basic medium.

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Alice Lin’s ‘Faramita’ 2014

Beijing based designer and illustrator Alice Lin’s recently finished swan interpretation:

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Titled ‘Faramita’, it caught our attention with its scale and detailed elegance of execution with pencil on paper.

title:Faramita (彼岸)
size: 83*41 inches (210*106 cm)
material: canson drawing paper,pencil
Year of Creation: 2014

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Superfishal x Upper Playground new release: The Biker Zip Hoodie

Upper Playground favorite, Mr. Jeremy Fish, just released a new zip hoodie in black with an awesome bunny helmet skull patch in the front and ‘The Bikers’ illustration in the back.  This fresh combination is now available in Men and in Women’s in store or online at www.upperplayground.com. Search keyword ‘Bikers’ or browse through our Superfishal page!

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Skull Portraits by Carsten Witte

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We never claim to be huge fans of skull art, and we always think its funny when people have a skull-fetish. But wow, the work done here by Carsten Witte, which has had a nice run around the blogosphere in recent weeks, is quite stunning. A little face-paint, a model, black and white photography, be from Hamburg, and you got yourself a good series. The work is called “Intuition.”

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