Misato Suzuk

Misato Suzuk is a Japanese artist who currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Both her paintings and illustrations demonstrate delicate, organic lines combined with a neutral color palette.  Although her preferred mediums are two-dimensional, her line work successfully creates shapely, bulbous forms. Subtle accents of ink splotches grace her surfaces, and add to the the soft and muted mood of her abstractions. Suzuk’s tranquil work is fluid and beautiful, making it a pleasure to view. Check out some of our favorites below and visit her website to see the rest of her work.

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JungJung

Loving these beautiful crochet pieces by JungJung!

Alison Worman

We’ve been infatuated with Alison Worman’s work for a while now and today we are finally going to share our secret treasure. Alison Worman is a fibers and book artist that recently graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art. Worman’s pieces communicate ideas of  “human relationships, longing and nurturing” in a youthful and enchanting approach. Her highly stylized work consistently conveys these messages in a pleasantly simplified way. Worman flourishes in creating dynamic energy and interaction between viewers, improving the lack of human relationships through her artwork. Below are some of our absolute favorites, we truly admire her concepts and portrayal of them through her personal aesthetic. Make sure you check out her website to see more of her inspiring work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Massy

We are really digging illustrations by Julie Massy today. Being an illustrator, Massy creates sharp and intricate line work within her pieces. Her faintly colored illustrations have similar qualities to photogravures, with the extra grain, tainted backgrounds, and washy shades of black. Massy’s work is focused on portraits that  carry graceful, audacious, and whimsy moods. Below are some of our favorite compositions done by Massy. Make sure you check out her website to see more of her work.

Susan Benarcik

While living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, Susan Benarcik makes her living creating installation art and surface designs. She focuses her art making in on the natural world, resulting in highly tactile work made from a variety of papers. Benarcik’s bulbous forms are created through manipulation of her material, with twisting, wrapping and stacking. She explores the third-dimension, evoking curiosity and interaction of space between her art and viewers. See a preview of her work below, but be sure to visit her website to see more of her creations.

Bryan Nash Gill

Bryan Nash Gill is an artist from Connecticut who makes these amazingly beautiful prints from the patterns of trees. Using a relief printing technique, Bryan explores the beauty of the lines and textures of various fallen logs. His use of color and composition is fascinating and his printing technique is quite impressive. Take a look at some of our favorites, and then head to his website to see more of his work!

 

Franz West

Just a few days ago, the artist, Franz West, passed away. So today, we will take a glimpse and celebrate the range of work he created in his 65 years of life. While West worked in both two and three dimensions, he is primarily recognized for his work as a sculptor. He successfully established a personal characteristic to his prodigious plaster sculptures. Their rumpled appearance provide a delightfully textural viewing experience. West creates warped, abstracted and figurative forms that rise above and compliment the enthralling surface details. His work is displayed in museums around the world, so the opportunity to see his brilliant work is still available.

Here are some of our favorite works by West

Anne-Sophie Rosenvinge Skov

We came across a collection of short films by Anne-Sophie Rosenvinge Skov, and found her work quite influential. She consistently combines tinkering sounds and words to compliment her textural visuals. The tantalizing combination of the two resonate in our minds and ears. Here are some of our favorites from her collection, enjoy!

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Click here to see the rest of her films.

Gustav Reyes

Wooden jewelry has been an ongoing accessory trend for years, and doesn’t appear to be dying down anytime soon. So why not purchase a piece that is modern, sleek, and beautifully crafted by hand? Gustav Reyes, trained in fine craft woodworking provides all that and more. He creates jewelry that serve as engaging works of art rather than just another trendy accessory. Reyes takes a philosophical approach to his act of creation, and using cycles of life as inspiration. His work is made from salvaged repurposed wood in order to preserve nature’s beauty, resulting in a variety of rich woods. Head on over to his website here to pick out a updated, sculptural piece, and leave the basic wooden bangle at home.

Jason Brinkerhoff

We seem to be attracted to and inspired by the primitive and abstracted art lately, and we’ve got another to share. Jason Brinkerhoff is a two-dimensional mixed media artist. His use of unconventional  color combinations is what initially magnetized us to his work. Brinkerhoff fearlessly applies color in a seemingly frantic gesture. His jagged, geometric forms are comparable to the early classics of cubism. Unconfined and scribbled lines grace his figures and create lively energy throughout his work.

To see more of Brinkerhoff’s explorations, visit his blog here

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