Jamian Juliano-Villani is an artist based in NYC whose paintings are an interesting mix of reappropriated cartoon pop culture and surreal, unsettling, and sometimes narrative scenes in a flat, graphic style. Jamian’s work is similar to some contemporary nostalgia-referencing artists but retains a uniquely mysterious quality.
I’ve always associated crocheting with my grandma. I grew up around crochet doilies as a kid and always remember them at holidays or hanging around once-a-year china. Though knitting and embroidery have enjoyed a crafty-cool renaissance in recent years, I’m surprised the art of crochet hasn’t been resurrected in the same way. For one, it only uses one needle instead of knitting’s two, and if the insanely awesome work of Kate Jenkins is any indication, the possibilities for creating something truly unique are endless.
Mihoko Ogkai’s ongoing series Milky Ways explores the ideas of life, death and rebirth. The dead or dying human life forms are constructed with fibre-reinforced plastic and embedded LED lights that project star-like fields of light on the surrounding gallery walls. Tiny holes dot the figures; the light emitted transforms these tortured, decaying bodies into incredible portraits of the night sky.
Daehyun Kim is a graphic artist from Seoul in South Korea. Since 2008 he has been working on a series called moonassi drawing. These are mostly small sized pictures which are painted in black and white using pen, marker and occasionally brush. Daehyun studied fine arts at a university that specialized in Traditional East-Asian Art and Painting and it’s clear to see that this traditional practice has gone on to influence his work.