I just discovered the work of Swedish illustrator/paper artist Hanna Albrektson, and I must say that I really enjoyed looking through her portfolio. Especially striking are her beautiful drawings over photographs and her shoes and bags made from paper. She is very talented and technical and is always open to receiving new types of assignments. [...]
Mostly known for his ‘Negotiating Space‘ installations where he installed skyscraper models over Persian carpets, the Canada-based Iranian artist Babak Golkar‘s practice spreads across diverse medium, ranging from drawing, video, performance, sculpture and site-specific installation; nonetheless, his interests in subjects and issues surrounding his practice remain constant. While employing engagement strategies such as humor and [...]
If Pippi Longstocking and Ingmar Bergman had a love child, it would be Mia Mäkilä. The Swedish artist scours our nightmares for inspiration, painting haunting childlike demons that would even make Tim Burton weep. Makila is particularly known for her Boschian (Hieronymus Bosch) style in her
Designers Mike and Dan started silkscreening posters for various bands when they were working at Planet design firm in Madison, Wisconsin years ago, and from those roots grew Aesthetic Apparatus, and they are now Minneapolis gig poster heroes. Jack White from The Dead Weather recently commissioned the duo to create the posters for their national and Canadian tour. They create amazing prints that you can purchase online if you did not get to the show. Here is an interview with Mike and Dan in their studio.
Artist Justine Lai cheekily explores humanizing and demythologizing the Presidents of the United States and subverting notions of authority by painting herself in intimate sexual encounters with the Presidents in chronological order. These artworks in her Join or Die series could be viewed as controversial but she approaches the spectacle of sex and politics with [...]