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TECHNICOLORED WORK BY SEBASTIAN CESTARO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Buenos Aires, Argentina based Illustrator Sebastian Cestaro‘s eye-popping technicolored work features imaginative characters that come in all kinds of surreal shapes and sizes. Mesmerized by the infinite possibilities of illustration, Sebastian was drawn to the craft from a young age.

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All images via Booooooom.

ETHEREAL DRAWINGS BY KEVIN LUCBERT

by Ariadna Zierold

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Kevin Lucbert‘s ethereal drawings transform the banal and familiar into artefacts of transient daydreams. Awarded a diploma in 2008 of the National School of Decorative Arts of Paris, he lives and works today between Berlin and Paris. Member of an artist collective, The Ensaders, he participates regularly in performances, exhibitions and leads workshops of drawing.

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All images were taken from the artist’s page.

CHARACTER ENVIRONMENTS BY MAX GUTHER

by Ariadna Zierold

Berlin-based illustrator Max Guther‘s hyperreal portraits of everyday stereotypes are made in 3D and intricately textured to incredible detail. His interest in architectural details, interiors, and how the human body interacts with the environment around it to convey everyday situations and activities has evolved in a series of hilarious portraits of a societal stereotype and the environment those characters live in.

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All images were taken from the artist’s page.

CONTRASTED COMPOSITIONS BY OLEG BUEVSKII

by Ariadna Zierold

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Russian artist Oleg Buevskii likes drawing empty spaces. Oleg gets the feeling that something is going to happen there in a moment. The characters who could inhabit those areas are based on constructing the composition of contrasts, that’s why his paintings are made in black and white for the most part.

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HOLOGRAPHIC CONJURATION BY LEO EGUIARTE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Leo Eguiarte is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist. His psychedelic paintings explore power and spirituality through symbolic shapes and striking color schemes. Leo bases his ideas around the concept of ‘holographic conjuration’.

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“Holographic conjuration is a visual metaphor for the illusionary state we as people are subjected to by our material desires. The work addresses issues of perceived power and its consolidation by a selected minority, the psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural effects of which are visible on both micro and macro levels. Our current sociocultural dynamic is one that encourages continual separation and division within our communities, environments and true selves. As an artist, I feel that it is my responsibility to document my surroundings and to invite commentary that addresses critical issues affecting humanity and our ecosystem. The work is designed to confront these ideas of influence and desire and to empower the viewer to consider alternative choices for the ways in which we interact with and participate in the world, encouraging a constantly evolving perspective and reminding us of a shared existence.” Leo Eguiarte

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All images were taken from the artist’s page.