Born and raised in Seattle/Washington, Stacey tells stories of an early culture, where she explores the relationship between nature and animals. Her brightly coloured and ethnically textured characters give the viewer a sense of nostalgia, seem slightly frightening hidden behind their masks and at the same time appear familiar and inviting. Stacey draws inspiration from cultures all around the world. I love how she portrays her findings in such a fresh and beautiful manner. Have a look at her blog for more folk art.
Quote from the artist: “I began to experiment with fabric and embroidery, and my technique evolves from the figurative pictorial concept to the sewn finish, drawing on the topics full of irony, tortuous relationships, crime and scornful feminine revenge. Since then, my artwork, as well as my graphic design illustrations have been based on this stylistic pattern.” Paula’s Website
I really love the tactile feeling of these sewn illustrations. Note that there are the full pieces and to each piece there is one relating zoomed image which you need to have a look at if you want to get a feeling for her work.
Working from his design studio “Sleeping House” in Sweden, Alexander Jansson creates mysteriously beautiful worlds where intricately drawn music vans fly through the air, cute characters play music and lively cities appear from the dark heavy mist. Although the artworks seem gloomy they evoke not feelings of darkness but rather feelings of life, light and music.
Istvan is a very successful commercial illustrator and animator who gained prominence in the mid-1980s in the USA.
Its odd but I find his illustration unusually easy to visualize – flavor and setting. He seems to have a real knack for isolating the subject matter through clever use of colors and layout. Politics, social absurdities, american pop culture, war and sexuality are all things he infuses in his art. Enjoy!
Mateusz has a playful feel to his illustrations but maintains an edge on his work through the subject matter. I like both the bright colors and the softer color sets which where used for the Coco Rosie pieces. I’m particularly fond of Tokyo Rain and Yakuza – almost ended up buying one of these pieces!
I hope you enjoy his illustrations as much as I have!
His work is lucid and technically brilliant. I have selected 3 of Nigel Cox’s art works and you may see the rest on his site.