EXHUBERANT VISUALS BY SAIMAN CHOW

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn based Saiman Chow (previously featured here) is a multi- disciplinary creative, working under the titles of artist, animator, director, designer and illustrator. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chow immigrated to Los Angeles in 1991, graduating with a BFA from Art Center College in 2001. Constantly re-inventing his approach, Chow’s work spans media and takes a variety of forms, from intricate stop-motion animations to digital illustrations and fine art.

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SLIPPERY ANIMATIONS BY DAX NORMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dax Norman is a contemporary artist who primarily works in painting and animation. Norman creates slippery, tripped-out characters and the psychedelic landscapes in which they reside, thrive and lose their minds. Rarely does he create a totally new piece from scratch; he prefers a symbiotic cycle, reappropriating his own work in a neverending pursuit of perfection. His paintings, GIFs and animations evoke heady hallucinogenic trips.

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FUNKY BUSTS BY CHRISTINA A. WEST

by Ariadna Zierold

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Atlanta-based artist Christina A. West creates busts that have body parts cut off or color shining through. Each one is still anatomically correct, though, which make them even more pleasing to look at.

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This series is called ‘Unmet’ and West explained the process of the project: “I carve into their fully articulated faces, slowly exposing interior strata of color and pattern. Similar to the process of excavation, I remove material with the aim of discovering new information. But the final pieces, rather than revealing something about the figure as a portrait would, present only a flat, opaque planes”.

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