Bethany de Forest has always been a favorite artist of mine, so it's about time I poster her. Love the color she captures. I also love the beautiful color, and the endless space she achieves in her images. Her "meat" creations are pretty cool too. Her website gives you a ton of pop ups however, so here is another link as well.
What a great name Jonathan Mess is. I found this artist not too long ago, and he is now a new favorite! I love his comparisons of clay to the earth, using recycled materials to do so. I find his wall tiles the most inspiring, where he utilizes cardboard to create his work. I have always been a fan of cardboard! His website is great, with lots of pictures and statements. Jonathan Mess has even spent two months on a commission for a Mill, those pictures are great as well. I also love his squares, which I show last, I think it is a great idea for a class assignment.
These are cardboard, clay, and glaze stains, which make up his wall tiles.
These are his "Landfills" which are masses of clay and glaze, all layered together and fired!
Wouldn't these make such great class assignments? These are mixed media too!
His "soilders" are a little disturbing, but I still love them just the same. I am not sure exactly what all of them are made from, but if I had to guess, I'd say water bottles.
I think artist Shibakouen Hamutaro just inspired me to look for new subject matter in my photos. I've always liked abandoned sites as subject, but why not abandoned everything else, like amusement parks! Here is a link to a site in English that talks about artist Shibakouen Hamutaro and the Japanese beliefe of the life cycle. Very well put by the creators of websiteKrin Big In Japan:
" Locating an eerie beauty in these deserted locations is the ongoing photographic documentation of Shibakouen Hamutaro. There’s something very Japanese in this ability to appreciate the aesthetic of transience and the process of decay. In Leonard Koren’s book Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers he explains how the notion of completion has no basis in the traditional Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic because all things are either evolving from or devolving to
A beauty of things imperfect, irregular, impermanent, rustic, incomplete and ambiguous, wabi-sabi is a distinctly Japanese worldview that shows the vulnerability of material things and is in contrast to the Greek ideals of decadence, monumental beauty and perfection that have informed aesthetic values in the West."
Yamamoto Takato is curently my new favorite artist, and also reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley. Such detailed drawings, and so beautiful. They remind me of Greek Gods and their relationship to the mortals. His site is in Japanese, but pretty easy to figure out.
Paul Humphrey is one of my new favorite artists. You have to go to his site, I just couldn't put all the images I like up here.
August Bradley is a photographer I came across who's work reminds me of painitngs. They are full of texture and patterns, silhouetting his beautiful sitters.
Anne-Sophie Madsen is the creator of these pieces. Can't get more mixed media than this artist. Not only does she has amazing fashion design, her drawings are so elegant. See more of her work and others at http://www.coutequecoute.blogspot.com/2009/08/anne-sofie-madsen-tiki-mania-maori.html
See more of his beautiful art at http://www.art-dept.com/artists/afanador/
Author: Kelly Egger
I am not only an artist but also a teacher, so I spend a lot of time looking for cool artists. So I started this site to share my findings with others like me.