Shohei Otomo is a modern day artist who draws with traditional Japanese influence combined with modern style. He is the son of Katsuhiro Otomo who Created & Directed the Manga “Akira”. Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century [read more about]. They have a long, complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. Shohei Otomo draws his awesome manga illustrations with just a ball point pen.
We love Skulls! Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) by Rachel Caldwell
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. Art Print / MINI (8″ x 9″) $19.00 available here.
Vessel: Film funding project. Here are some beautiful illustrations of skulls made by talented artist James Hoper.
”To help raise funds for my new film project as part of Mononym films I have produced limited edition screen prints, artwork and postcards. All proceeds from sales will go towards funding the short film Vessel.”
About the artist:
”My work explores a variety of subjects from the heightened realities depicted in Baroque art and modern media to the restraint and release of energy found within complex structures such as the human body. I work in various mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture and film.
I have exhibited widely throughout the world including both group and solo shows in London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan and Barcelona.
Design is a creative process—most often involving a client and a designer and usually completed in conjunction with producers of form— undertaken in order to convey a specific message to a targeted audience. The term “graphic design” can also refer to a number of artistic and professional disciplines that focus on visual communication and presentation.
The field as a whole is also often referred to as Visual Communication or Communication Design. Various methods are used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce the final result. Graphic design often refers to both the process (designing) by which the communication is created and the products (designs) which are generated.
About the artist:
Peter Tarka is a young graphic designer and illustrator from Poland (Wrocław). He has worked as an graphic designer since 2008. His works being featured in many magazines and sites about graphic design (Behance, Abduzeedo, PSDtuts and many many more). Peter sure knows how to deliver a strong creative typographic works. He has worked for all kinds of companies, Tarka is also member of the Slashthree, Keystone Design Union
Disturbing, macabre and moving: the images in this book examine our endu- ring desire to make peace with death. Chosen from the spectacular collection of a death-obsessed print dealer from Chicago, Richard Harris, they include art from an array of time periods, places and traditions.
Works by Linda Connor, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Otto Dix and Francisco Goya are shown alongside Renaissance vanitas paintings, Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts, photographs of Mexico’s Day of the Dead and eerie snapshots from the 1900s of anonymous sitters posing with skulls and skeletons.
The book is divided into five sections (Contemplating Death, The Dance of Death, Violent Death, Eros & Thanatos, and Commemoration), each accompanied by a short introductory text. In these pages we are presented with some of the many faces of death: violent and cruel, benign and playful; death the friend and death the enemy. The epitome of terrible beauty, this book is a reminder of the end awaiting us all.
Editors: Wellcome Collection / Format: 16,8 x 21,6 cm / Features: 80 pages, linen hardcover, full color, bookmark ribbon / Language: English / Available here.
Just as a dog might proudly present a squirrel to its owner, Scotland-based photographer Rowan Corkill created a series of images in which he presents a collection of dead animals to his viewers.
Corkill has always been interested in old antiques and taxidermy objects, taking what most people consider junk and transforming it into photographs like this unique series, entitled Portrait of a Species.
Each self-portrait features Corkill with a blank stare and a dead animal in his mouth. He produces a squirrel, a large black crow, and even a rabbit to his viewers, blurring the lines between human, animal, predator, and prey. In much of his work, Corkill is interested in the history and memories that are held within old objects. He enjoys producing collaged work, pairing things together because he says, “I love the freedom and randomness of chance that is created through collage as well as the lack of extreme theory and meaning (which is always nice!)” Thanks to Katie Hosmer and mymodernmet for the news.
The work of French artist Fabien Mérelle involves creative combinations of dreams, experiences, and his early childhood imagination. He blurs the line between reality and fiction and his bio states: “Following the unrolling of a dream, playing with the free association of shapes and ideas, he seems to say that everything is transforming, metamorphing, opening itself to the most diverse interpretations.”
Titled ”Pentateuque”, the piece is a whimsical sculpture that depicts a man, balancing the weight of an elephant on his back. It is made out of resin, paint, hair and fabric, and stands only 30 x 27 x 12 inches. The three dimensional form is a replica of the artist’s original Pentateuch 2010 ink drawing, both of which visually interpret the phrase “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.” Pentateuque was recently exhibited at the 2013 Art Stage Singapore international art fair.
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Dolk Lundgren, or simply Dolk (Norwegian for dagger/knife), is a Norwegian stencil artist whose work has rapidly gained popularity since first being introduced to the masses via Wooster Collective (street works) and Pictures on Walls (POW) (commercially available prints).
His “official” biography, courtesy of POW, stated, “The premier stencil artist in Norway and wise beyond his years, Dolk has been voted ‘most likely to succeed’ by his classmates at vandal school.” POW went on to say, “Direct from Bergen, Norway we present Dolk Lundgren. An exciting new artist who lists amongst his hobbies ‘sex, sex, and vandalism’.” Dolk’s profile from Stencil Revolution lists his occupation as “fluffer” and states his interests as “stencils, painting, exploring, sex.”
This beautiful work is available for sale at fineart.no