środa, 14 marca 2018

7. Catrin Welz-Stein

Obrazy na granicy surrealistycznego kiczu, ich rozmyta wartość artystyczna może być zarówno zaletą, jak i wadą. Alicja w Krainie Czarów i opowieść o róży rodem z Thackeraya... w ilustracjach Catrin Welz-Stein możemy przejrzeć się w lustrach różnych baśni. Mnie najbardziej podobają się alegoryczne przedstawienia kobiet niby-bogiń, z różnych epok, światów i zaświatów oraz wykorzystanie starych zdjęć, które rzucają nas nagle na brzeg o wyrazistszych konturach.

Images on the verge of surrealistic kitsch, their blurred artistic value can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. The Alice in Wonderland and the story of a rose by Thackeray... in the illustrations of Catrin Welz-Stein we can look at the mirrors of various fairy tales. I love the allegorical representations of quasi-goddesses from different eras, worlds and underworlds, and the use of old photographs that suddenly throw us on the shores of clearer contours.

piątek, 14 lipca 2017

6. Hiroko Shiina

I find these images quite cruel in some way. They are full of wounds, full of despair and silent cry. It's a cry for redemption, for hope, for peace. But the relief can't come. The laws of Hiroko's worlds are undisputed. You can find beauty in despair only.

Oh, you'll find me, between

The devil and the deep blue sea
And I'm going under

Hiroko Shiina - Born in 1984
Graduated from Tokyo Designe Gakuin College.

poniedziałek, 26 czerwca 2017

5. Daria Hlazatova

Dot, dot, dot... Beautiful world of dots and spots and twisting lines. Nature, cityscapes, wild animals, people who look like they live in dreams or circus tricks. People of old, forgotten tales. Vintage reminiscences, black and white images or too bright, intense colors. Anxiety and prayers. Folk motifs and starry nights.

wtorek, 16 maja 2017

4. Whoolie Chen

May is a cold month this year. But still, nature doesn't hesitate to bloom as fully as she can. 
Illustrations of Whooli Chen reminds me of may gardens, fresh colors, different flowers trying to catch attention of the sun, wind and human's eye.

Whooli Chen is an illustrator based in Taiwan. She has a MA degree in illustration field from University of the Arts London. She misses an urban fox in London that she spent a summer with. She loves literature and art, whether together or apart // behance

And indeed she creates pictures full of books and plants, cozy little places, perfect for introverts with magic in their hearts. There are zen gardens and Eastern symbols, as well as inspiration from botanical prints and children's worlds and literature classics.