Ivan Kamargio is a graphic designer, photographer and illustrator from Mexico. The style of imagery in his art is defined by the macabre and the surreal. We’ve got an array of skulls and metamorphosis of women into exotic birds. When you look closely at the way he manipulates his pencil you can see a great level of skill, particularly, in his shading and his use of contrast between light and dark
Anja Niemi is a talented fine art photographer. Born in Norway in 1976, Niemi studied at the London College of Printing, and Parsons School of Design. She shoot a lot of self-portrait photography.
This intriguing series by Norwegian photographer Anja Niemi is a self-portrait project entitled Do Not Disturb. To create each scene, the artist sought out various hotel rooms, checked in, put up the “do not disturb” sign, and used the settings as her backdrops. She hauled a suitcase filled with clothing and wigs along with her and, through what Niemi calls protective layers of disguise, she began to create different characters for each story.
She says, “I got the idea for the hotel rooms after reading an article on 1950s housewives in Norway getting a paid housewife vacation from the government. I thought that is exactly what I need, but as this arrangement no longer existed I decided to create it for myself.”
As viewers observe the artist posed in various ways, the flawless compositions begin to reveal troubled narratives filled with private conflicts and emotions. Viewers will quickly begin to feel the awkward uncertainty that comes along with peering in on a scene that isn’t meant for public examination. Niemi leaves it up to us to decide what happened and what might happen next. “The stories are personal but once the images are done it’s no longer just about me, and the viewer can take it wherever they like,” Niemi explains.
Great art changes how you see the world forever. Today is garbage day in Queens, and on my walk to coffee this morning I saw a broken yard gnome on the sidewalk… and I paused. Thanks to Lasserre, I will never see a duck decoy or any other piece of “thrift shop” sculpture the same ever again. That’s amazing.
Are you in Barcelona?Well if so you can not miss one of the most intense artistic experiences of the season presents the always great Michael Leal in the creative space ” Straight Fire “at number 26 of the Parliament street of Sant Antoni, of Barcelona.This time, the work of Leal, ” MAD FACE “is a project started two years ago and focuses on exposing the most beautiful side and darker at the same time human.The intimate and everyday they go out, and the naked body is mixed with the urban setting as posters, graffiti, collages and ink colors that form the secret language of the artist.