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
August 25, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
Jeanne Gaigher is an emerging artist out of Cape Town, South Africa. Her expressive brush strokes and moody color palette are captivating. Her paintings remind me of the lacunose technique or perhaps a Philip Smith binding.
August 5, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
The paintings of artist Tomma Abts are mesmerizing. She creates simple geometric designs that pop from the canvas with her use of flat textures and perfect shading. Another artist would could totally inspire the cover for a binding.
June 25, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
I love, love, love these paintings from Lily Stockman. After receiving a degree from Harvard University in painting and botany, Lily spent 5 months in Mongolia at an apprenticeship studying Buddhist thanga painting. Now she splits her time between the Mojave Desert and the Thar Desert in India, where she collaborates on textile paintings with her sister and a master block printer. What an awesome life!
June 23, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
In this series, Woven Portraits, photographer David Samuel Stern wove together two photographs of the same subject printed on a transparent vellum. The results are quite fascinating and a bit eerie. Facial features are lost or hidden in the distortion forcing the viewer to fill in the gaps in order to reconstruct their images.
May 19, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
These paintings are apart of Nicholas Schutzenhofer’s 2014 MFA Show from my alma mater the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These large scale paintings incorporate a range of paint varieties such as egg tempera, oil and encaustic.
I’m delighted by the busyness of each piece. My eye darts from side to side, following thick, squiggly strokes of bright colors (and I love bright colors!).
May 16, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
Maud Vantours is a designer and artist working in Paris and her favorite material is paper! She incorporates a variety of vibrant colors layered on top of one another creating beautiful 3-dimensional designs. Her work has be found in galleries across the globe as well as advertisements for luxury brands and as apart of set designs.
March 27, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
Cruel Radiance is a recent series of sculptural work from artist Rachel Foullon. Each object is a collaged network of common objects. Rachel beautifully wrangles together texture, color and depth in a harmonious way.
March 26, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
I really love the playfulness of these sculptures from artist Amy Santoferraro. Particularly the topsy-turvy use of the baskets as the platform for the plastic flora. The whimsical use of foam and found objects to create delicate forms is quite attractive.
February 12, 2015 by Erin Fletcher
Caroline Slotte carefully carved each of these mundane objects out of wood for the series One to One. Since I lack any real talent when it comes to shaping wood, I’m completely dazzled by these pieces.