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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.

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.

 

INTRICATE ILLUSTRATIONS BY JIM STOTEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jim Stoten is an illustrator based in London, UK. Over the last several years Jim’s unique style and fun illustrations have been commissioned for an impressive list of clients. His diverse output includes illustration for major clients, music, moving image and podcast work. His drawings consist of vast, intricate landscapes which are filled with the lives of tuba playing elephants, joyful, dancing robots and crocodiles eating ice cream.

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THE ENIGMATIC REALM OF STUART HOLLAND

by Ariadna Zierold

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Stuart Holland is a visual artist living and working in Boise, Idaho. He is a graduate of Boise State University and earned his BFA with an emphasis in printmaking in 2014. Drawing influence from psychology, various spiritual traditions, psychedelics, and quantum physics, Stuart’s work is the realization of an enigmatic liminal realm.

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Within this enigmatic plane, Stuart’s work explores the concepts of Self, consciousness, and the ultimate nature of Reality. Riddled with vast landscapes, monolithic architecture, and thought provoking voids, it is often difficult to discern if these environments exist in the physical realm, are mental fabrication, alternate realities, or are glimpses into a higher dimension of consciousness.

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