Natalia Baykalova

28 08 2015

Perhaps somewhat ‘ego’ centric, these paintings are wonderful stories. A bit haunting. And ominous.





Ikeda Manabu

28 08 2015

Manabu Ikeda is known for weaving together fantastical, chaotic illustrations, often eclipsing an entire wall with his trademark combination of a traditional Japanese painting style and an ultra-detailed brand of surrealism. Some have even associated his work with prophecy on more than one occasion, he tells The Creators Project. Viewers have drawn a connection between his oceanic ink drawing Fortoken (2008) and the 2011 tsunami that shook his homeland of Japan to its core.

The tsunami he drew in Foretoken is a perfect example of the underlying theme that runs through almost all of his work: mankind’s relationship with nature. “Human beings are part of nature,” Ikeda said. “In the scars left by human beings on nature, I feel that it is possible to glimpse the strength of both their energies.” This philosophy is evident in his depiction of dense urban areas as they clash with massive waves, envelop mountains, and even take the form of a serpent-shaped city.





full frontal

28 08 2015

Full Frontalby David Halliday





a taste of savoury

28 08 2015

A taste of savouryby David Halliday





Vhils

28 08 2015

Street art is always interesting because you walk around in it. Most of us have seen enough graffitti in our cities to realize that it is not always of high quality. Vhils work is a fine example of both portraiture and murals.





Gatsby’s… burning

28 08 2015

Gatsbys Burningby David HallidayGatsbys





a cup of Java

28 08 2015

A cup of javaby David Halliday

 

I think I saw a similar collage done in the 30s but can’t remember by whom.