This striking series of photographs comes from photographer Daniel Seung Lee. Entitled Corolla, the work consists of simple still-lifes yet by removing the colour in each of the images they become far more interesting and engaging. “[Corolla] is a study on the texture and form of flowers” says Seung Lee and through these dark and subtle pictures he highlights the beauty that exists in each of these plants.
Peter Donnelly is an Irish illustrator who lives and works in Dublin. Strongly influenced by 1950′s modern design, his work is inventive, bright and cheerful. Frequently his images feature lively scenes, with each one bustling with interesting characters and lively action. There’s a great harmony to his compositions and I love the vibrant energy in his work.
I don’t know anyone who quite makes art like Miroco Machiko. An artist and illustrator from Osaka, Japan, Machiko work is raw and expressive. I really love it. There’s a real purity in the way that she creates images and the work feels kind of primitive but in the best possible way.
Over the last few months Astrid Yskout has been adding a steady collection of new work to her site and I’ve really been enjoying it. Living and working as a freelance illustrator in Belgium, Astrid has been creating illustrations for a selection of interesting projects for a while.
Take for example the picture above, it’s called ‘The Wardrobe of Fantasy’ and it was made for elmonstruodecoloresnotieneboca; a project that aims to illustrate the dreams of children from all over the world. The dream was dreamt by Adriana, a 9 year old from Spain: “One day I got inside the wardrobe and there was ice and it snowed, and I was the queen there.” she says. It’s a pretty great concepts and a really cool illustration.
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.