Artist of the moment: Robert Knoke
of the moment: Esra Røise (artist)
Esra makes these incredible illustrations. She is a freelance illustrator based in Oslo.
In terms of inspiration and subject matter, I have the same thought process as Esra does. I love pictures from blogs and magazines that’s where I usually get inspired to draw or paint something. She says she is “Inspired by seemingly small unimportant everyday situations, and snapshot photography with their impulsiveness, bad cropping and weird angles. People around me, the fashion industry, music, awkward moment and imperfections”.
Her clients include Nylon magazine(US & MX), Wallpaper*, VICE, United Airlines, Grafik, BabyBabyBaby, Design Week mag, Carl*s Cars, BY:Larm, Natt&Dag, D2/Dagens Naeringsliv and T-post to name a few.
pictures via: http://www.esraroise.com
of the moment: Dan Kenneally (artist)
Does this remind you of anything? I bet you’re feeling a bit hungry… craving for something specific. Like, maybe a CHEESEBURGER?
Check out Dan Kenneally’s website, where he makes abstract paintings of different types of sandwiches. From the hamburger to an Oreo cookie.
Here are the artists that influence me most in my art making. Influence is a very important component when trying to become a professional artist. It helps you figure out what kind of artist you want to be and gives you a different perspective of how to problem solve when it comes to art.
1. Robert Rauschenberg
2. Elizabeth Peyton
3. Terry Richardson
4. Esra Roise
of the week: Deedee Cheriel (artist)
The visually graphic images in Cheriels art works are so artsy and obscure. It makes your eye wander and enjoy the paintings, as opposed to dismissing it with one glance. It’s playful and satirical nature does not take away from the issues brought forward. Such as the issue of conflict of how we constantly try to connect with the world and how we try to search for commonalities with our surroundings.
visit her website HERE.
of the week: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest (art)
Theo Jansen uses yellow plastic tubes to create skeletal monsters that move with the help of the wind. It is completely unreal to just watch on video. I can’t even imagine how incredibly fantastic it would be in real life.
Check out his website to see how unreal these things really are.
Aurel Schmidt from British Columbia, decided to move to New York in the years 2005. She worked several jobs but kept on drawing on the side and eventually got noticed by Dakis Joannou (a European collector) and was suddenly in the art industry. Schmidt, 25 now has a line of tees at Opening Ceremony and has very successful solo shows. She worked really hard at it and it got her to something she once only fantasized of.