These illustrations from Devin Rutz are indeed illustrations and shouldn’t be mistaken for marbled paintings. Through these collaged ink drawings, Devin creates such a likeness to marbling. He even captures the dreamy, ethereal quality typically seen in marbling.
August 26, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
April 24, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
The illustration work of Sarah Burwash makes me so happy. Her drawings are so delicately executed, displaying a bundle of whimsy and beauty. Her ceramic work is equally intriguing and was recently featured on Buy Some Damn Art.
March 27, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Memory Palaces from Edie Fake is a series of pen, ink, and gouache drawings re-envisioning Chicago’s queer history (both real and unreal). Edie’s work centers around creating a queer utopia through his series of drawings, performances and zines. The Memory Palaces series is particularly fantastic, the decadent and art deco-esque facades are quite captivating.
February 27, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
The work of Valerie Hammond is so delicate and lovely and shrouded in mystery. I especially love her sculpture work, it reminds me so much of the earlier sculpture work of artist Petah Coyne. Valerie draws from her great fascination and mystery of ancient religious visuals from Tibetan medical drawings to Buddhist sculptures; working across various mediums from painting to printmaking to photography.
February 14, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Sabine Finkenauer’s artistic talents spread across several mediums from sculptural work with wrought iron and wood to drawing, painting and collage work. Her art is clean and simple, yet challenges our perceptions of layout and space.
January 31, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Inspired by the shapes in traditional American quilts, Lena Wolff collages each piece with paper and hand-cut painted pieces of watercolor and gouache or simply designs them with pencil. The triangle is commonly used in quilting, in Lena’s case the triangle successfully carries the eye through the design.
January 30, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
My heart swoons for the work of Mario Kolaric. In his series, Diary Fragments, Mario takes pen to paper as a daily exercise, allowing his moods and emotions to flow into each piece. I love the abstract quality of each drawing; appearing like a topographic survey of the mind.
January 9, 2013 by Erin Fletcher
Hollis Brown Thornton plays with memory and time by fragmenting nostalgic imagery. Hollis uses acrylic paints, markers and photo transfer to control the amount of visibility and degradation within each image, playing with how pop culture, world events and outdated technologies languish as time moves forward and memory fades.
December 27, 2012 by Erin Fletcher
I think it’s fair to say that I have an obsession for triangles, so these drawings from Alyson Fox are like candy to my eyes! In this series titled Quilts, Alyson combines marker, paper and watercolor drawings to form these pleasing designs.
December 13, 2012 by Erin Fletcher
Utilizing simple geometric forms and a limited color palette, artist Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz creates a stunning array of drawings by applying acrylic and dye to handmade papers. I love, love, love this work. Her drawings feel organic and primitive yet can stand simultaneously in a contemporary setting.