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29 July 10
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The wonderful world of watercolor maestro Alexander Votsmush (P-1)

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

This is by far the most impressive watercolor artwork that I’ve seen. The artist is nothing but a genius and a living legend. I never have seen or experienced his kind of watercolour on paper which is full of life, energy, depth, narrative and humour in some cases. It is impossible to fully put down feelings into words. Votsmush’s grip on the medium, mood, subject and overall context in every single piece is mesmerising making you feel as if it is not painted on paper with a paint brush but with a magical wand.

Alex Votsmush lives partly in Russia and partly in Ukraine. I wanted to share more here about him but due to the language barrier I had to confine myself to what I could get from him.

I wasn’t able to fit Votsmush’s work into one post therefore covering it into three separate posts so keep watching the space.

View Part 2 and Part 3.

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30 June 10
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Watercolors by Minh Dam

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

Minh Dam is a professional watercolor painter and amateur photographer. He was born in Hanoi in 1984 and has lived in Poland since 1991. He graduated in 2009 from the Architecture Faculty at Warsaw University of Technology and now continues with his Master’s studies there.

Besides teaching drawing and watercolour at Lineare, he is also a member of the founding committee of the Association of Polish Watercolor Artists and Vice-Head of the Scientific Group on Drawing at the Architecture Faculty of the Warsaw University of Technology. Minh Dam’s work has been displayed in many exhibitions across Poland and Europe.








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29 March 1
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Illustrations by John Jay Cabuay

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration

John Jay Cabuay is a visual artist and educator from NYC. His work has been published in book covers, magazines, advertisements and promotions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He recently was invited by the board of ICON 6 to be a guest speaker at their 2010 Illustration Conference. His style is about celebrating the art of draftsmanship mixed with the complexity of a saturated color palette mixed with the idealism of printmaking. He currently teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parson School of Design.





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9 March 2
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An intriguing synthesis of art, design and typography by Robert Rebotti

Under - Art, Design, Illustration, Inspiration, Typography

Here comes incredibly inspiring mixed media artwork by Capri, Italy based artist, illustrator and graphic designer Robert Rebotti. His richly colored work with an intriguing synthesis of art, design and typography has appeared in many publications and exhibitions across Europe and North America. Robert also writes graphic and visual design articles for magazines besides teaching visual communication at a school in Capri.








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6 December 3
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Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s cut book art

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature

I wrote about Alexander Korzer-Robinson’s amazing antique book art earlier this year. Now, here comes his latest work which is also up for grab.

The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened.

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Julia Rising

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics

Julia Rising by Nuno Caroço:

Work inspired by natural fractals and patterns of visual math. In the essence I just wanted to create an emotional piece that translated the beauty of this forms.

27 September 7
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Shinichi Maruyama

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography

From writing in the sky to sculpting from liquid motion, photography has always been a part of Shinichi Maruyama’s life. Born in 1968 in Nagano Japan, he started photographing the mountainous terrain surrounding his own home city.

Writing in the sky

At Chiba University, Shinichi Maruyama majored in image engineering where he studied emulsion and learned to hone his passion for photography. After graduating, he began his professional career in 1992 at Amana Japan, one of the largest commercial photographic agencies in the world. Access to the latest equipment and unlimited use of film development labs, allowed him to build a massive repertoire of commercial images.

From 1994 onward, he spent 4 years as a freelance photographer, developing his own unique style, and beginning his documentary photographic studies of Tibet. He would go on to work for Hakuhodo Photo Creative in 1998, producing innovating advertising campaigns, and with access to their latest high-speed strobe equipment, began to develop a fascination for liquid and motion imagery.

Writing in the sky

Upon leaving Hakuhodo, Shinichi began a deeply introspective, artistic period. He travelled frequently to Tibet, to complete two photography books about the Spiti Valley region, The Spiti Valley, and Spiti.

In 2003 he moved to New York City and began work on what would become his ‘Kusho’ series. It is a stunning abstract collection made with sumi calligraphy ink flying in mid-air. The images saw much success and positive review in Paris Photo, Art Basel in Switzerland, and the New York Armory Show and led him hold a show at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York.

At present, Shinichi Maruyama continues to work on and produce new artwork in New York.

Shinichi Maruyama

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25 September 1
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Making Future Magic: iPad light painting

Under - Art, Media, Motion Graphics, Photography, Technology, Typography

iPad light painting

Very innovative use of iPad by Dentsu and BERG in this iPad light painting video ‘Making Future Magic’:

This film explores playful uses for the increasingly ubiquitous ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit the world.

We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, we play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.

iPad light painting

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31 August 9
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Carlos Meira’s paper sculptures

Under - Advertising, Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Meira’s artistic endeavour began when he joined the printmaking course at the School of Fine Arts at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

In early 1990, Carlos moved to Portugal where he developed his unique style of paper sculpture. He returned to Brazil in 1996 and settled in Florianopolis where he further strengthened his illustration side. He has held six solo exhibitions and illustrated several books since then.

Carlos Meira has now devoted himself to illustration and paper sculpture having worked as an artist, designer and art director within the advertising industry. He also runs his blog where you can catch-up on his latest work.

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27 August 2
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Photography by Andrew (aka Cuba Gallery)

Under - Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photography

Andrew is one of New Zealand’s leading Graphic Designers, a career which has lead to his interest in photography. Based in Auckland the majority of Andrew’s work is done in New Zealand and Australia, however his love for photography has taken him to the USA, Japan, Europe and the Pacific Islands.

His work is heavily influenced by his design background in the graphic use of colour, light and composition.

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