Raku Inoue is an artist with many many talents, the last time we have featured him on ABDZ. His Instagram has been blowing up ever since with many articles about his art from other awesome popular sites. We are really happy for him and even still, Raku still comes up with impressive pieces of art like from the Safari Triforce series.
Our good friend Osmoze has shared the news about his upcoming exhibit IROPPOI [色っぽい] happening on March 20 until April 4, 2021. If you are in the surroundings of Tokyo, Japan, swing by the UltraSuperNew Gallery. We will make sure to add the 'event details' below, give it a look! Last week, I was fortunate enough to chat with Osmoze through Zoom straight from Tokyo.
A new year has started, alongside my partner and some friends; we all deeply miss Japan. Let's just put it this way and we miss everything about Japan, it's not like we will have the opportunity soon to come back (Hopefully!). But it's a reality we are all facing, other than seeing all the foreigners (and friends too) enjoy themselves and make sure to share them on social media! Nevertheless, we would like to feature the work of Mateusz Urbanowicz, an illustration, background artist, animator based in Tokyo, Japan.
Ramen. You may be addicted to it, have tried it, or simply heard of it... come on it's 2021, and pretty sure everyone knows about ramen, the highest and most important meal from Japan but every country has its own interpretation of this delicious noodles bowl. Same in design, everyone has their own take on it whatever it is photography, 3D design, or even typography. What's most satisfying to me is how ramen gets alive through illustrations.
Under the name of Jesperish is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and concept artist from the Netherlands, Noord-Brabant. Founded as a sole proprietorship in May 2010, Jesperish was born out of the founder's vision and ambition to create a graphic, illustrative, design agency for international online entrepreneurs. We are featuring today his series: 'Solar scripts', which is a personal exploration of the unknown. The series is warm and you can't help to think about what's going into the World.
There's something about illustrations and painting altogether, it gives the illustrations another dimension and painting another depth that we have seen and can't stop to enjoy every time. We would like to feature a painter and an Illustration artist Abanam Ma from Beijing, China. Fuzing both creatives aspects together to create these modern ancient Chinese paintings that are absolutely wonderful. Based on sacred animals of the Chinese cultures and symbolism color palettes, he created these fascinating series that we are featuring today on abdz. Hope you will enjoy these!
I tend to think that craft artists don't have enough spotlight from the industry, those artists definitely need more exposure. That is why I will focus more on craft artists around the world that take their time beside their work to do things they love. Most of them bring their hobbies with so much passion to become their actual work. Many of them are doing so purely because of the love and dedication to the craft. So I stumbled across Hiné's works, and it's incredibly well made. The delicate details and choice of color almost cartoonish are so eye-pleasing.
Let me introduce you to Tommy Perez's paper crafting. His papercraft catches my eye where I had to stop to have a closer look at it, won't you? The OCD in me had me smirk to his work, clean, sharp paper cut, and even tho it's just a picture but you can feel the paper texture through it.
At this moment around the world and during this health crisis, feminism opposition and black matter controversy, when one thing wasn't enough, many things happen together, and hope is on a fine line. Will we ever see this light at the end of the tunnel? As much as I want to say "Yes, very soon!", and the reality of it depends on humanity to be able to unify and look at each other like one. We all express it out in our way and words to transcend the message to raised awareness.
Seryozha Parshakov is an artist based in Moscow, Russian Federation. I wanted to share about his 'Ancient Future' series which is an art series showcasing an abstract exploration of masks combining ancient and modern textures. I totally feel a dystopian feel to these, especially the texture and the 'true tone black color' as a baseline. But at the same time because of its ancient visual approach from past centuries, it's definitely something worth featuring on abdz.
We’ve featured the work of the oh so creative Tatsuya Tanaka before and we’re happy to share more of his art with you in a time when we could all use a little cheer. Tatsuya is a master at taking your everyday objects and creating a whimsical miniature scene that we just can’t get over. Be it surgical masks that we all now know too well, the recently coveted roll of toilet paper or a hairbrush, an object that may be currently relegated to the bottom of your drawer, Tanaka creatively gives these objects a whole new life.
No events, no jobs: The measures taken in recent months have led to an increased shift from analog to digital. This includes art exhibitions taking place online. One of them, the Moon Exhibition, is not limited to any specific discipline, but opens up creative (virtual) space for all kinds of subjects. "We send your art to the moon, figuratively speaking of course because we want the whole world to see your creativity," says Othmar Handl, founder of the Forward Festival.
Automatic painting is incredible. Sometimes the result is amazing and beautiful but Carmelo Barberá was wondering what would happen if we introduced a machine into the equation. That’s what he did. The Process was simple “I simply made a procedural system in which a flat drawing is given a geometry in three-dimensional space and I submitted it to the laws of physics.” Carmelo added. The final result is simply stunning as you can see in the images below. I simply made a procedural system in which a flat drawin
We are all living in a financial jungle. This series illustrates the species of our money world. Charis Tsevis have started this series when a good client of him asked him to suggest some artworks to decorate a new headquarter for a financial institution. I thought it would be a good idea to create a series of animal portraits. Commercial entities like to associate with animals and their characteristics. People love to see animals as alter egos and sources of inspiration. So this is Charis Money Zoo, Money Farm or Money Jungle.
I think we have mentioned it multiple times on the blog. I think we are currently living during a time that will make us appreciate little moments and make us see things differently for the rest of our lives. Things that we used to take for granted are no longer a thing and our habits have changed. During this 'confinement', it is said that 'street art' can make us heal and be more joyful somehow. I stumbled across this mention today and went on Behance for inspiration.
Day 14 of Confinement. Was it the future we all wished a couple of decades ago? One thing for sure, the entire planet is currently experiencing an 'invisible thread' that has touched many for the past weeks. Our advice to you? Listen to your leaders and make sure to take proper hygiene measures to stay safe. Whenever I am watching the news and see the emptiness of some of the cities in the world. You cannot help to think about scenarios of fictional movies about the off-world. It's really weird facing this type of realism.
What can I say, the recent news is really taking its exaction on the entire world. It has been touching us somehow and it's really important to keep the spirit up during these very hard times. Try to keep yourself informed during 'allowed timeslots', don't you just spend the entire day watching the news. It's unhealthy for your mind. Let's take Ilya Volgin for example. He has been creating a series titled: 'MINSK3049' in homage of his marvelous city of Minks during this quarantine period.
Having spent my Christmas Holiday in Germany, I started paying attention to how the cities I visited were paying closer attention to graffiti and street art. It definitely gave an outlook that differentiates from the others. That was cool! Now back from holiday, I decided to feature artists and it wasn't hard before I have found one. Here we are featuring the work from Base 23, an interior and street artist based in Berlin, Germany. I took the liberty to feature several of his latest projects and they are so vibrant in colors and creativity.
As many of us have been celebrating the arrival of a new decade, the last moments 2019 have suffered some sad news with the departure of Syd Mead at the age of 86. Syd's work is legendary and will forever be part of his legacy for this and the next generation. For those who aren't familiar with Syd's work, he is commonly known as a concept artist, industrial designer, and futurist. His work has changed the outcome of cinema and its sci-fi genre through achievements for movies like Blade Runner, Tron, and Alien.
Corey Brickley is an illustrator that has been recently caught my attention for a feature on ABDZ. His work is quite intriguing and it's the kind of art that makes you second guess about what was the initial concept or the idea behind its creation. It definitely brings a notion of imagination that we were so used to when we were kids. Ever since we are kicking off the new year, this might be the right way to march into this new decade with an optimistic flair.