Tag - Artists Inspire Artists

Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs

In the midst of a heat wave in the South of France, Henri Matisse visited a long-time favorite swimming pool to relax. Unable to properly cool off and finding the crowds unbearable, Matisse demanded to his assistant they go home immediately where he would begin work on his own swimming pool, his own way. What resulted is The Swimming Pool (1952)...

Dustin Yellin’s Psychogeographies

You know how in Jurassic Park that mosquito is trapped in the amber, preserved and still in tact, DNA-wise? That’s the sort of vibe I get when I look at Dustin Yellin’s Psychogeographies. The series features life size humanoid forms created from various scraps of miscellany stuck between layers and layers of individual panes of glass. The...

1010’s 3D Art on Display

Hang on, did I just hear you say that you wanted your mind to be blown? Cool, ok, well this vibrant green and blue portal to another dimension (I’m guessing) is SPRAY PAINTED onto the wall! I was 100% quite convinced that it was a paper sculpture of some kind; a laser cut, layered piece that came off the wall. It is….. not that at all and is...

Behind the Scenes Look at REDVERTEX

Erase – aka Georgi Dimitrov -, an illustrator, graffiti artist and graphic designer currently living and working in Sofia, Bulgaria, recently designed a few walls for Red Vertex, a 3D company that specialises in CGI, film production and architecture. The process, which took place over 3 days, was filmed and edited into a 3 minute video to...

The Humorous Still Lives of Eric Wert

It’s my belief that most people can draw or paint. They just need to exert some patience and diligence. They need to take their time, take a bit of care. After all, you can learn to draw or paint by reading a few books and manuals. But actually expressing something through your art? That’s something that can’t be taught. It’s up to each...

Goth Inspired Digital Art by Colin Batty

Although the legend of vampires predates Dracula by a few centuries, we tend to associate Gothic art and literature – including novellas such as Dracula and Frankenstein – with the Victorian Age. And it is old, sepia drenched Victorian-era photographs that artist Colin Batty has painted onto, turning a whole wealth of sullen-looking...

The Dynamic Collages of Patrick Bremer

Like many contemporary artists, Patrick Bremer has flocked to Berlin and called it home. This citadel of contemporary art allows artists like Bremer to flourish, and since making the move from the UK, where he studied painting at the Wimbledon School of Arts in London, his career in collage has taken off. Fundamental to Bremer’s approach is...

Experimental Mixed Media Portraits by Cris Wicks

Hello AIA! My name is Cris Wicks. I love to work in a variety of mediums and I enjoy trying out new materials and styles. Today I am sharing an experimental project I have been working on. I wanted to make a style of portraiture that was a mix of hand painted elements and digital media. I started out by making several abstract paintings on...

The Magical Artwork of Lustik

Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew – also known as Lustik – is highly regarded in his home nation Thailand, where he has scooped a whole host of national art prizes, winning the National Art Prize for Painting twice before he had even turned 28. On first sight – and even last sight – his art looks like an illusion, a deft sleight of...

The Diffrent Selves of Cristina Troufa

Self-portraiture seems to me to be the most intimidating and frustrating artistic theme to tackle. We’re all our own worst critic and you’ve got to be pretty self-aware to not completely crumple into a mass of self-pity and existential crisis once you’ve begun deconstructing your very essence, just to put it out there for strangers to see...