Monday, 19 November 2018

akira kusaka


i'll tell you one thing - doing this blog has definitely pushed me more towards the figurative and illustrative end of the spectrum. so here's akira kusaka who i like for many of the reasons i like shaun tan but also just to remind myself that's there's whole different strands of illustrtation in japan

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Saturday, 17 November 2018

so, yes, i breathed

and i kind of missed doing all of this. definitely check out that matthew herbert sequence in the actual film. i love the soundtrack but the sequence itself is beautiful and transformative.

so, a kind of a start (again). maybe there'll be a bit less text - i don't want to just get caught up in a mess of superlatives! or maybe i'll get more verbal. who knows. enjoy

matthew herbert

Saturday, 6 October 2018

and breathe....

and that, for the time being, may well be that. i've got house moves, new jobs and all manner of other upheaval going on so a post a day just isn't feasible any longer! that said i'd only intended to do it for a year so it's surpassed the time i'd anticipated for it!

so thanks for coming along for the ride. doubtless there'll be other posts but maybe just not as frequently! watch this space....

Friday, 5 October 2018

jakub rozalski


there's something about jakub rozalski's game based steampunk realism that makes me feel all is right with the world. visual art can often take itself way too seriously. for me rozalski defines that combination of skill, application, a sense of play and just having a laugh

Thursday, 4 October 2018

lee bontecou

where has lee bontecou been hiding all my life? if this is your thing you're in for a proper treat!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

edie nadelhaft


i'm not normally a fan of hyperrealism even if i can admire the technique. macro-hyperrealism tho - edie nadelhaft blows it out of the water!

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

malgorzata stanielewicz


i'm delighted that not only can you see malgorzata stanielewicz's graphic work she does costume also. excellent!

Monday, 1 October 2018

erik gonzales


i was taken by this image by erik gonzales because of how much it reminded me of a grain of pollen or a butterfly egg.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Friday, 28 September 2018

nava lubelski


big splashes of paint, bold use of thread. nava lubelski - what's not to like?

Thursday, 27 September 2018

zao wou-ki


i thought zao wou-ki would be some young lad but that couldn't be further from the truth. ahead of his time and no mistake!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

heather murray


yes, it's pictures on sticks. but i've really fallen for these by heather murray. there's something sad and whimsical...