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Amazing Colorful and Quirky Digital Art by Pepe Bratanov

Amazing Colorful and Quirky Digital Art by Pepe Bratanov

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Pepe Bratanov is an art director and designer by trade. He is the creative director and co-founder of The Local Collective (TLC), a creative agency in Toronto that uses local insights to create cultural influence. He studied advertising and design at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

It’s during his free time that Pepe started to create his art digital creations visible on his Instagram account called « peppy_colours ». « It was something I could do on the side, something that allowed me to take a break from all the other creative projects I had on the go. » he says.

As he explains us, his original, pop and quirky creations are a way for him to illustrate cultural observations : « I illustrate things that happen around us every day, things I may have encountered throughout the day or my comments on reactions about global events or behaviours. The breadth really changes, but my creations stay simple and colorful. » he tells us.

From his six little earths in a egg box, called « Fragile », to his six eggplants done with different skin colors (we all know what eggplant emoji means !), Pepe wants to amuse his community. « The same way I clear my head while creating the art, I want the viewers to take a quick moment from their busy everyday lives and clear their heads, to just take a visual break. » he finally says.

We love it !

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Summer Beach Knife Oil Paintings by Alena Shymchonak

Summer Beach Knife Oil Paintings By Alena Shymchonak

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Painting is a never-ending journey where there is always a challeng, a learning experience and inspiration to Images.
I like to use palette knife and oil paints in my paintings. My paintings are inspired by the colors and texture seen in my travels and in my illusion. The paintings acquire depth, life and energy.
If I can capture that energy and make a connection with the collector on an emotional level, then I’ve created a successful painting.
My paintings found the collectors in U.K, USA, Canada, China, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Turkey and many European countries.I am always available for Individual oil painting commissions.

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
Andy Warhol

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Unexpected Object Combinations by Alon_Art

Unexpected Object Combinations by Alon_Art

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The anonymous artist who is named « alon_art » on Instagram loves creating unexpected and ordinary combinations between different unrelated objects like yellow roses in cardboard for fries or an egg made of acrylic paint on color palette, for example.

«  I find inspiration in the little things every single day. I can go to the market and see some beautiful tomatoes on the stand or see a beautiful yellow roses bouquet In a flower shop and really get inspired by that. » he says.

With his artwork, this artist wants to make people look at things differently than they are through his creations. « It always makes me happy to know that people are see the humor behind my artwork and sometimes about my criticism of different subjects that engage us all. » he tells us. Successful bet !

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Simple Portraits Become Artworks by Zaid Zawaidah

Simple Portraits Become Artworks by Zaid Zawaidah
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With this series, Zaid Zawaidah revisits photos of influencers and models that he transforms into original illustrations. The Dubai-based artist added minimalist lines and designs using only primary colors to create unique portraits. The use of faces reminds us of the style of Picasso or the Israeli artist Shira Barzilay aka koketit. Those creative images show us that creativity has no limit!
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Colorful Abstract Portraits by Joseph Lee

Colorful Abstract Portraits by Joseph Lee
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Los Angeles-based artist and actor Joseph Lee brushes and smudges thick globs of oil paint to create multi-colored portraits. Vibrant layers of segmented brushstrokes focus on the emotion of human faces rather than their physicality, with facial features partially or entirely obscured from view.

Lee began painting as a way to channel his creativity after a failed acting audition. “After working on a long project, I needed to protect my energy and be selfish with my time,” he told Shape/Shift Report. “I don’t have any formal artistic training and coming from a theater background, human behavior and emotions were the closest references I had to paint.” Describing his process as “a bit of a blur,” Lee says that he shuts off mentally and fully engages with the work. No two days are the same, and that’s the way he prefers it. “I am not conscious of what I am doing much of this time,” he explained. “Obviously, there are times that call to be analytical and business-minded, but the actual process is to be fully engaged with my piece without interruptions. There are times when I’m just throwing paint around mindlessly, and other times where I find myself staring at a blank canvas for hours.”

To stare more deeply at Lee’s canvas paintings, prints, and clothing, head over to his Instagram.

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Feathered Latte Art Features Stylized Portraits of Sparrows, Parakeets, and Cockatiels

by kunit92
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Feathers, ferns, hearts: all normal fodder for a typical third wave coffee shop barista’s latte art portfolio. But one hobbyist barista and avian aficionado is leveling up with their bird-themed drawings. Using careful daubs of colored foam, Kunit92 creates stylized portraits of cockatiels, sparrows, and parrots in milky coffee beverages. The artist owns a bird named Sakura, a Bourke’s parrot, and also sometimes takes portrait requests from other (human) bird parents. The Japan-based latte artist shares their work on Instagram, and often includes a photo of the specific bird who inspired the caffeine-filled illustration.
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Bisa Butler use African Fabrics to Form Nuanced Portraits

by Bisa Butler
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Artist Bisa Butler draws from an array of vibrant patterned fabrics to create portraits of everyday people. She eschews representational colors, favoring layered jewel-toned hues to form the skin of her Black subjects, and often groups figures together into strong silhouettes.

“I have always been drawn to portraits,” Butler explains in a statement on her gallery’s website. “I was the little girl who would sit next to my grandmother and ask her to go through her old family photo albums. I was the one who wanted to hear the story behind every picture. This inquisitiveness has stayed with me to this day. I often start my pieces with a black and white photo and allow myself to tell the story.”

Butler studied fine art at Howard University. In a video interview by BRIC TV, the artist explains that she began using fabric in her paintings in college, and then converted to quilting as a way to continue her dedicated art practice while protecting her young daughter from toxic materials and fumes.

The artist was born in Orange, New Jersey, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is represented by Claire Oliver Gallery. You can see more from Butler on Instagram. (via #WOMENSART)

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Monochrome Figures Drip and Slice Into Chromatic Layers

by Gina Kiel
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Wellington, New Zealand-based artist and designer Gina Kiel creates large-scale murals of black and grey figures with layers of concentric colors bursting from their core. The works are often set against a bright blue background which blends the colors of New Zealand’s sunny skies with its surrounding sea. Kiel’s psychedelic palette also includes an array of yellow smiley faces, which can be found layered behind realistic human faces or other segmented body parts. You can see more of her murals and design work on her websiteInstagram, and Behance.
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Twisted and Layered Balloons Form Eye-Popping Animal Sculptures

by Masayoshi Matsumoto
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Master balloon artist Masayoshi Matsumoto continues to amaze us with his incredibly intricate animal creations. Using only balloons—the artist abstains from using any additional materials like markers or adhesives—Matsumoto shapes his raw materials to mimic the unique limbs, spikes, and wattles of a wide range of animals. The graceful silhouettes of birds and insects with their textural exoskeletons frequently appear in the artist’s body of work, but he also tackles flora including pitcher plants and cacti, and other creatures from mammals to maggots. Discover more of Matsumoto’s inflatable menagerie on Instagram and Twitter.

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Vibrant Pulses of Color Expand

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Jan Kaláb (also sometimes known as POINT or CAKES) works on vast outdoor spaces to add pulsating concentric circles of color. The Czech artist grew up in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, where graffiti and street art were non-existent. In the 1990’s, Kaláb paved a path for the graffiti community by founding a crew as the Cold War ended and Western influences came to the Czech Republic.

Kaláb has worked around the world crafting abstract shapes, especially circles, “as an obsessive vocabulary for infinite variations around depth, time, and motion. Playing with circles [brings] organic imperfection and swing into his work” according to a statement on the artist’s website. Kaláboften works on adjacent or curved surfaces to heighten the play between structure and perception in his vibrant murals.

Kaláb also has a robust body of work that is shown in galleries, with his first solo exhibition in 2008. The artist’s most recent show “SHAPE & TONE” just ended at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Miami. You can see more from Kaláb on Instagram and Facebook.

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