I spent a bunch of time falling down the rabbit hole that is Flickr last night, finding a bunch of great artists to write about. One of my favorites was Nelio, a French graffiti artist who’s work uses tons of bright colors all laid out int he most interesting, geometric ways. When I see work like Nelio’s it truly solidifies the idea that graffiti can be art. I would love to see his pieces around Los Angeles, I think they would liven up the neighborhoods.
You can see lots more of his work on his Flickr and I’ve picked up some of my favorites which you can see below.
Started in Tokyo now based in Copenhagen, Studio Arhoj is the creative outlet ofAnders Arhoj which he started in 2005. Looking at his work and his collaborations I feel like he produces a true mixture of Japanese and Danish cultures. There’s a strong sense of craft paired with a bit of whimsy, imbuing everything he makes with a charming personality.
Liam Stevens, a London based designer and artist, caught my eye with his simple but bold works of art. Much of his work involves drawings, creating both large, expansive nature scenes as well as simple, more restrained pieces which are more contemplative in their composition. What caught my eye though were these delicate paper cut images he created which he collects on his site under a category called Shapebook.
Nicole Duennebier, is a painter who’s found an incredible connection between the darkness and intricacy of undersea regions and the aesthetic of 16th century Dutch still-life painting. You’ll notice a familiarity to classical painting, but once you really start to look at her pieces you notice something off, that the elements seem to be decaying, that there’s no traditional objects like fresh, red apples.
Amsterdam based artist Kustaa Saksi is well-known for his vibrant and intricate pieces of art which you could describe as hyper-flat. Now he’s switching things up a bit, dabbling into jacquard weaving techniques to create stunning tapestries that elevate his work to a new level.