Illustrator Masato Shigemori combines the traditional art of his home country of Japan, with modern pop culture and fashion to create a truly unique and distinctive style.
American artist Angela Lynn Fraleigh is a painter currently residing in Brooklyn, NY and Allentown, PA. Having won several awards and grants, she has gone on to exhibit solo in galleries in New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, as well as group shows in New York, Boston, Turin, Italy, to name but a few. She has also lectured widely.
Natalie Shau is Lithuanian mixed media artist. She found interest in fashion and portrait photography and digital illustration. Despite her personal work, Natalie also creates artwork and photography for musicians, theater, fashion magazines, writers and advertisement.
In her works she combines photography, digital technology and 3D-modeling. The result is a strange, almost surreal portrait style narrative. Shau’s work has tones of classic Russian literature and fairy tales. Check out her website for more examples of her illustrative and photography work.
Born in Northern England, Mark Rowney was educated at St Martins School of Art in London. He went on to to work with several of his favourite publishers, producing artwork for Penguin Books, The Radio Times and various other BBC publications.
Rowney went on to live in New York where he continued to build on his commercial experience through projects with the New York Times and Time Magazine.
Now having moved back to the UK, Rowney now resides in the North East, where he pursues his love for nature in contemporary art. Mainly painting in acrylics, Rowney also creates unique carved leather frames for many of his pictures. You can view more or Mark Rowney’s work on his website and Behance profile.
Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori muse is his pet goldfish, which has become the integral theme for his work. Sounds strange I know, but stick with me. On first coming across Fukahori’s work, I assumed his ultra realistic pieces were real, and therefore deeply cruel. Having skimmed the article I realised I was mistaken. Fukahori paints incredibly realistic three-dimensional goldfish using acrylic paint layered over clear resin. The time-consuming technique gives his work incredible depth and realism. Cast in a variety of containers, from large sushi pots, to small bowls and even traditional fairground bags, Riusuke’s goldfish look so shockingly real it’s hard to believe they started out as abstract colour stains.
Fukahori debuted his work in London in January 2012. For those unable to attend, photographer Dominic Alves captured the exhibition. Although you can see the quality of the work through the images below, please take the time to watch the video, which gives an incredible insight into the painstaking technique developed by Fukahori.
Photo’s by Dominic Alves
Growing up in Kansas, Kris Kuksi spent his youth in rural seclusion with his working mother, two older brothers, and an absent father. Kuksi has developed an intricate, meticulous technique synonymous with the great renaissance artists.
Each sculpture embodies the trademarks of his philosophy and practice, while serving as a testament to the multifaceted nature of perception – From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality.
His work has received several awards and has been featured in many exhibitions and publications worldwide. Visit his website to view the full range of his work, which includes painting and drawing.