Andrew Masullo’s Vibrant Abstract Paintings

Andrew Masullo

Andrew Masullo

Andrew Masullo is often described as ‘a painter’s painter’. His vibrant canvases might be small but they really do burst with a charming energy. Through his work, Masullo is interested in form, colour and composition and he has a real talent for striping these down to their purest elements and turning them into deceptively simple looking work. His skill for painting strange organic shapes is wonderful to see and the playful nature of what he creates is an absolute joy.

Born in New Jersey, Masullo studied at Rutgers and found success exhibiting in the East Villliage during the early 80s. Since then he’s conitiued to exhibit up and down America, taking part in group shows and solo exhibtions. In 2012 he showed at the Whitney Museum’s 2012 Biennial.

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Philip Kennedy

February 3, 2014 / By

Anna Kövecses creates adorable illustrations for the BBC

Anna Kovecses

I originally discovered the work of Anna Kövecses on this very site. A previous runner-up of our Re-Covered Books competition, I found her work to be an utter delight. Filled with bold shapes and bright colors, there is something sharp, confident and striking in her illustrations that I absolutely love. Recently she worked with the BBC to create a small series of illustrations for a kids story-writing competitions called 500 words and the resulting work is an absolute joy!

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Philip Kennedy

January 30, 2014 / By

Pictures from a Ghost Town in Romain Veillon’s Series ‘The Sands of Time’

Romain Veillon

It would seem that Romain Veillon has a thing for deserted places. The French photographer’s website is filled with stunning shots of desolate buildings and his eye captures the haunting beauty that can be found in the many secret places that lie abandoned in our world. His series “Les Sables du Temps” (The Sands of Time) is one such example and it’s absolutely beautiful. Shot in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, these surreal scenes show the interior of buildings slowly being swallowed by the desert.

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Philip Kennedy

January 29, 2014 / By

The lively interior paintings of Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood

Last week I wrote about the beautifully simple paintings of Guy Yanai and they reminded Frank Chimero of the work of Jonas Wood. I wasn’t familiar with Wood’s work so I checked it out and was happily surprised at see how great it was. Wood is a Boston-born painter currently living and working in LA and I love the vibrancy, bold patterns and expressive colors in his work.

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Philip Kennedy

January 28, 2014 / By

Enchanting Animated GIFs by Adrien Mérigeau

Adrien Merigeau

Adrien Mérigeau is a French filmmaker and animator living in Ireland. Currently he works as a Concept Designer and Art Director at Cartoon Saloon where they’re putting the finishing touches to a new feature called Song of the Sea. Checking out his blog, I recently discovered these two excellent GIFs. They were created as covers for a weekly design-led listings called Le Cool and I think they look great.

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Philip Kennedy

January 22, 2014 / By

Travel the World with Ryo Takemasa’s Cute Illustrations

ryotakemasa-London

Ryo Takemasa

During the week I came across the work of Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa (thanks Grain Edit). Ryo lives in Tokyo where he has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2010. His work covers everything from editorial project to books, magazines and advertisements. For me, it’s his personal work that I find the most interesting. Here you’ll see images inspired from all over the globe; from the London underground to the open-air baths at Nagano.

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Philip Kennedy

January 21, 2014 / By

Beautifully Simple Paintings of Potted-Plants by Guy Yanai

Guy Yanai - Plants

Guy Yanai - Plants

Bold colors and simple shapes make up these large and impressive paintings by the Israel-born and US-raised artist Guy Yanai. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Yanai’s paintings are often still lifes with a strong graphical sensibility. For me, it’s his paintings of plants that I love the most. His brash use of color and his flat and direct approach to the subject matter works perfectly and his paintings are as playful as they are striking.

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Philip Kennedy

January 20, 2014 / By

A beautiful collection of illustrated animals by Anna Boulanger

l'atelier de la petite taupe nyctalope…

l'atelier de la petite taupe nyctalope…

I seem to be making a habit of finding illustrators who I can’t seem to find any information about. Take for example this work by French illustrator Anna Boulanger. I discovered it on her blog L’atelier de la Petite Taupe Nyctalope… recently, but as I don’t speak French, I have no idea about the context or the stories behind the images. That said, I think they’re great and in many ways that’s all that really matters.

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Philip Kennedy

January 16, 2014 / By

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