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TECHNOPUNK SURREALISM BY XSULLO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles based Nick Sullo, aka xsullo, crafts techno-dystopic works that move between analog and digital approaches. Touches of surrealism and a distinct color palette blend with Sullo’s tight linework, reminiscent of Moebius, technopunk anime, or artists within the Heavy Metal roster. The artist often works abstractions into the pieces that resemble both digital glitches and painterly touches.

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All images were taken from the artist’s page.

THE COLORFUL UNIVERSE OF CHAD KNIGHT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Chad Knight is a 3D artist creating mind-bending digital art. His unique approach to digital sculptures fascinates people all over the internet. Knight, who unveils on Instagram a strange and colorful universe, stages impressive creations, gigantic, complex and fragile.

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All images were taken from the artist’s Instagram page.

TEXTURED PAINTINGS BY TODD KELLY

by Ariadna Zierold

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Working in oil, spray paint, and collage, Todd Kelly creates geometric, painterly and textured paintings. He often extrapolates successive degrees of abstraction from an initial figurative approach, such as a still-life or old-master painting. The same sized canvases are meant to hang in groups that can be endlessly rearranged, and interact in unexpected ways that create a sort of puzzle imagined by the viewer, resulting in a post-structuralist approach wherein the viewer’s journey supersedes the creator’s intent.

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A PICTORIAL REALM BY CHARLIE GREGSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Charlie Gregson is a freelance illustrator creating abstract designs. His images are records of probabilistic experiments presented through a language of strict geometry and color, yielding complex yet balanced structures. Gregson strives to give his forms a sense of mood and visual presence that best transmutes the human connotations of this mathematical interplay into the pictorial realm.

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