PAOLO DEL TORO UNVEILS NEW PIECE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Check out Paolo Del Toro‘s newest piece. He is a sculptor and two-dimensional artist based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Del Toro’s felt sculptures combine realism with a grotesque cartoon aesthetic, resulting in works that depict bizarre, sometimes nightmarish faces and figures, yet still are strangely inviting.paolo del toro, sculpture, sculptures, felt, huge, face, faces, lancaster, pennsylvania, bizarre, upper playground

All images were taken from the artist’s Instagram page.

BLOODY DRAWINGS BY NECK FACE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Neck Face is known for his frightening drawing style and humorous writings. Neck Face’s style can be described as naïve and scratchy. His themes have a bloody, violent and medieval feel to them. Obvious influences are heavy metal and latrinalia. Gallery works follow Neck Face’s familiar style but are not limited to drawings and paintings, shows have included sharp metal masks, felt installations, and sculptures.

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All images were taken from New Image Art.

TECHNOPUNK SURREALISM BY XSULLO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles based Nick Sullo, aka xsullo, crafts techno-dystopic works that move between analog and digital approaches. Touches of surrealism and a distinct color palette blend with Sullo’s tight linework, reminiscent of Moebius, technopunk anime, or artists within the Heavy Metal roster. The artist often works abstractions into the pieces that resemble both digital glitches and painterly touches.

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All images were taken from the artist’s page.

THE COLORFUL UNIVERSE OF CHAD KNIGHT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chad Knight is a 3D artist creating mind-bending digital art. His unique approach to digital sculptures fascinates people all over the internet. Knight, who unveils on Instagram a strange and colorful universe, stages impressive creations, gigantic, complex and fragile.

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All images were taken from the artist’s Instagram page.

‘KALEIDOSCOPE’ BY MASAKATSU SASHIE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Masakatsu Sashie is a Japanese artist best known for his orb paintings of fictional world, filled with futuristic warnings about human’s tendencies for environmental dominance and over-consumption.

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“Nothing is made by humans completely from scratch. We are constantly searching through our limited resources to create, form and constitute what’s necessary for us to advance as a human race. And as time changes through our history, the structure of our human needs change and reshape itself constantly. The fragments of artificial landscapes continue to reshape and rearrange themselves in order to create brand-new landscapes within our limited world. The never ending process of creation and destruction is just another part of natural phenomenon that we faced from the past to present day.” Masakatsu Sashie

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DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURES BY NAGATO IWASAKI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nagato Iwasaki’s lifelike driftwood sculptures are perfect examples of the uncanny valley — the feelings of revulsion and uneasiness one experiences from non-human objects that appear a bit too similar to real human beings. The Japanese artist’s talents in composing posture and grace creates an eerily humanistic quality in the works, set apart from the rigid figurative pieces of his contemporaries.

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MULTI FEMMES BY NOMI CHI

by Ariadna Zierold

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Nomi Chi is a tattooer and visual artist currently residing in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a BFA in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and she is a resident tattooer at Gastown Tattoo Parlour.

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Images produced within their painting and drawing practices display a heightened sense of emotive drama, often composing animal and human figures, in varying degrees of fictitious construction, as stand-ins for personal experiences and observations on human nature. Their current focus takes interest in power relations and ontological distinctions between individuals, and between the individual/environment. Multi-breasted, multi-limbed, femme-bodied creatures and figures populate the worlds they create, with the intention of—among other things—calling to question notions of femininity, and by proxy gender as a whole. Interactions between these figures signify Chi’s interests in depicting sexuality, ritual, and the search for identity.

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CHAIN OF EVENTS BY ARCHAN NAIR

by Ariadna Zierold

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Archan Nair is a self- taught visual artist, illustrator and Digital Artist, specializing in mixed media, illustration, and digital art. His visual expressions are part of a journey which is really influenced by the mysteries of our existence and how every action, emotion, and our interconnectedness in a universal scale sets of a chain of reactions which we experience from the micro to the macro scale.

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PORTRAITURE SCULPTURES BY CARLOS TARDEZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Carlos Tardez has a ability for portraiture throughout two- and third-dimensional bureaucracy. Yet, it’s in his sculptures that the surreal nature of his works becomes visceral, whether evoking laughter, intrigue, or both. Those small figures are regularly paired with normal-sized, discovered items. Those interactions create peculiar narratives.

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