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EXHUBERANT VISUALS BY SAIMAN CHOW

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn based Saiman Chow (previously featured here) is a multi- disciplinary creative, working under the titles of artist, animator, director, designer and illustrator. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chow immigrated to Los Angeles in 1991, graduating with a BFA from Art Center College in 2001. Constantly re-inventing his approach, Chow’s work spans media and takes a variety of forms, from intricate stop-motion animations to digital illustrations and fine art.

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DYNAMIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY CARI VANDER YACHT

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York based Cari Vander Yacht is an illustrator and gif maker creating dynamic, fun and relevant images. Her work comprises color, texture, and funny faces – all wrapped up to produce amusing, story-driven animations. Working with a combination of illustration and photography, Cari creates animations that draw inspiration from her everyday life; from people on her block to quiet moments at home and the little jokes that pop up between.

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Since 2009, Vander Yacht has displayed her work as part of solo and group shows in both her home state and in places as far-flung from Oregon as Lianzhou City, China.

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SLIPPERY ANIMATIONS BY DAX NORMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dax Norman is a contemporary artist who primarily works in painting and animation. Norman creates slippery, tripped-out characters and the psychedelic landscapes in which they reside, thrive and lose their minds. Rarely does he create a totally new piece from scratch; he prefers a symbiotic cycle, reappropriating his own work in a neverending pursuit of perfection. His paintings, GIFs and animations evoke heady hallucinogenic trips.

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