Rise of the Polka Folks

Rise of the Polka Folks

Independent studio Mother Volcano were given a brief: to represent online shoppers as dot-sized and mobile avatars for a client's project. But the miniatures were a huge success, and so...
Face-Melting Portraits

Face-Melting Portraits

Toronto based artist Bran Donnelly's work spins on an undeniably fascinating axis: what is the breaking point at which destroyed artwork stops being artwork and becomes, well, trash? The unusual...
Nuance-Addition Through Colour-Subtraction

Nuance-Addition Through Colour-Subtraction

Black and white reign supreme in the disturbing work of mixed medium artist, illustrator, and art director Jesse Draxler. Collage, darkly suggestive figures, and almost abusive...
Contemporary Embroidery and Severed Hands

Contemporary Embroidery and Severed Hands

“My Mom loves Fleetwood Mac, hence, 'tusk', and my dad owns a custom home building business named Cardinal Construction”, Lindsay Swearingen tells us when we talked to...
Collages in Dialogue

Collages in Dialogue

What do you get when you cross an early 1960s Life World Library encyclopaedia with colourful oil paint scrapings taken from an artist's palette knife and collected over the years? The answer...
Fantastic Flowers and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Flowers and Where to Find Them

Genetic modification can get a bad rap in the environmental sector, but North American artist Jenny Brown's collage pieces take their aesthetic cues precisely from this mix-and-match approach...
Audio-Visual Antimatter

Audio-Visual Antimatter

What happens when two actors start to explore the intersection between contemporary art and new technologies? Studio Antimateria is born: Stefano Caimi and Marco Salvi, studio...
Emotional Places and Tropical Skies

Emotional Places and Tropical Skies

“I realized from a very young age that I had a talent for drawing and painting”, Javiera da Fonseca explains to us when we get in touch to explore how this highly stylised...
Shockingly Artistic Electrical Tape

Shockingly Artistic Electrical Tape

Electrical tape is hardly the most glamorous of art materials on offer, some might say, but Yorkshire-born visual artist Ben Murphy has taken up his scalpel and tape to prove us wrong....
These Paintings are a Gardener's Delight

These Paintings are a Gardener’s Delight

Washington-based artist and illustrator Sarah Simon, also known on Etsy as The Mint Gardener, creates delicate and beautiful watercolour art, in which her distinct and precise aesthetic has made...