I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the work of Brandon Locher for a few months now. I first caught wind of him when avant-techno artist Holly Herndon Tweeted about a sound piece Locher did involving phone conversations being looped and volleyed from one caller to another. The resulting sound piece–Conversations (Revisited)–represents a very simple wrinkle in reality caused by a simple mirroring of a phone conversation. Investigating Locher’s work, you find that he has a great talent for warping what is real: he is an artist obsessed with the circuitous.
I was first introduced to the work of Ben Wiseman after seeing one of his illustrations in an op-ed piece in The New York Times last year. I was struck by his beautiful use of color and I then spent quite a while checking out some more of his work on his portfolio website.
I came across the work of Hrefna Sigurðardóttir and was surprised to find out she’s still a student. Her bold and colorful portfolio spans from illustrative typography and design to art direction and styling, including several collaborations with photographer Magnus Anderson.
Icelandic artist and illustrator Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir doesn’t seem to put a label on her multitude of creative outlets. As a Reykjavik-based visual artist, her work spans from illustration to comics and sculpture. On top of that, she’s also a member of the indie electro-pop group FM Belfast.
We couldn’t let an Icelandic-themed week pass us by and not tip our hats to the wonderful Siggi Eggertsson. Born in Iceland and currently living in Berlin, Siggi has been a favorite on The Fox Is Black for a very long time. His series of illustrated scenes of Iceland is one of my personal favorites, and I love how he mixes his own unique style with his trademark methodology to create beautiful landscapes that feel like modern Impressionist paintings.