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.
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.
Joe Nigel Coleman is an Australian photographer currently living in Newcastle, New South Wales. His series Mirage is particularly striking. Presenting nature with a lo-fi twist, his images feel raw and intimidate, and there’s something really engaging in the apologetically grainy nature of his photographs.
Pia Bramley is an artist and illustrator living in London. I love how raw and expressive her work is. Drawn in ink, Ria’s illustrations are really striking and her simple lines seem so emotive. In the past she has worked for The New York Times, Anthropologie and London Fashion Week. She also created this excellent gif which we featured on the site a few years ago. You can see more work from Pia below or visit her website here.
Yellowhammer is the work of Irish illustrator Alan Nagle. A lover of vectors, Alan’s work is rich in bold geometric shapes and striking colors. One of his many projects includes Irish Birds, an ongoing series of fine art prints that bring together some of Ireland’s most beloved feathered friends. This series is a must for nature lovers and Alan’s eye brings these birds to life with such simplicity and beauty!