We have the utmost respect for the visual crafters, letter-makers, and inspiration shakers. In this ongoing series, we wanted to give due props to the artists we’ve taken note of lately. Thanks for making stuff beautiful.
EMBROIDERY ART BY SHEENA LIAM
Not only is she the past winner of Asia’s Next Top Model, Liam’s art is sublte and delicate embroidery. Featuring mostly female figures and the use of string as hair, it’s evocative without being over-wrought.
COLORFUL MURALS BY HUEMAN
Recently, Allison Tinati AKA Hueman finished the epically gorgeous mural in downtown LA as an ode to Joel Bloom, the community activist. It’s hard not to see why her murals and paintings are both a compelling reason to pick up a spray can, but also a lesson in masterful detail and color.
STREET ART BY DAAN BOTLEK
Rotterdam-based artist Daan Botlek fills walls with his trademark anonymous figures as they interact with the architecture around them. The artist incorporates basic geometric elements, existing shadows, architectural elements, and found textures to depict silhouette figures that appear to fight against gravity or even themselves.
THE DEVIL’S ROPE BY ANDREW EFFENDY
The Devil’s Rope is an experimental type piece by designer Andrew Effendy.
… a series of wires pulled across two wooden posts. They are treated to look like barbed wire, except at the spiny, barbed sections where the wires form letters of the alphabet, A through Z. As a whole, the piece seems like a sinister fence of letters, its menacing script casting peculiar shadows on the walls. The allusion of language as a barricade is unavoidable. Effendy’s piece makes you mull over the role of language and how—especially, in today’s world of information overload—language has the power to encourage progress as well as impede it.
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