Instagram is a fascinating platform. Not only to stroll and explore accounts but also to find remarkably interesting artists – beside the selfie industry.
I started using instagram very late due to lack of interest. I didn’t know what a beautiful thing it can be and by now I use it nearly every day to find new inspiration, to support and encourage the people behind my favourite accounts.
I have a new follower. And I can only enthrust this account to you.
A black ghost travelling and haunting places? mr.black.boo is photography from Moscow, Russia
When you shoot film, it happens once in a while that the first frame is just half the image you captured.
Suna Coskan is a graphic designer residing in Berlin, Germany. She started using pictures from magizines and now assembling her own pictures with a spirograph. For more check monkeypistol or whateverhippie.tumblr.com
“Can you combine Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Hello Kitty?
Cesar Santos can.” – Juxtapoz
Cesar Santos was born in 1982.
He studied at Miami Dade College, then attended the New World School of the Arts.
He then completed the “Fundamental Program in Drawing and Painting” at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.
Santos combines both, classical and modern interpretations, within one painting.
From Renaissance to Modernism, his creations are harmonic, provocative and dramatic at the same time.
“In a suggestive and theatrical way I seek to raise questions, to entice one to probe the imagery that I present and attempt to decipher its meaning.”
Taccardi’s art is disturbing and fascinating, beautiful and ugly at the same time.
The “french-born” artist is using parchment, ink and his own blood to express what is on his mind. “I started to create my ‘visions’ in university because I had more time to draw and let my imagery emerge from my mind.” – Maxime Taccardi.
Taccardi always loved to draw creatures, gore, monsters – even his master’s thesis was about the monstrosity, he sais. He tries to give sense to everything and to see the image in a metaphoric way. Most of his ideas were born in his dreams, so the metaphor ain’t abstruse.
“I like the art of symbolism behind a trivial representation; you can give a hidden sense with the association of different elements. My art is dark because life is dark, it can sound a little bit cliché but people would not be able to be in search of light if they didn’t know what darkness represents. There is no happiness without sadness, no love without hate.” – Maxime Taccardi
“This is a self portrait, you can see me on the upper right, it’s called “Did you ever contemplate the darkness?” The eye in the midle symbolise some kind of a vortex, a dark divinity, it was done at a time where i was really dark, i had these strange dreams in which i was leaving my body, And i had some strange visions too. My parents are dead (last year for my father and 3 years ago for my mother) and i think i felt their presence, and some others. The kid in this drawing is holding flowers and a skull, it’s the representation of the mourning etc… I wrote a poem in french for this one:
Un deuil trop lourd à porter;
Un voile sombre et opaque en guise de prière avortée.
L’œil vif, inique, celui de l’accusateur;
Comme un venin acide, il a volé ton cœur.
Il te berce au sein d’un caveau putride;
Et joue avec tes sens comme cette immonde catin avec ta bite.
La mort rôde, branlante et décharnée;
Aussi grotesque que ce qui fut autrefois scellé.
Le deuil est tel une lame enfouie en plein cœur…
Rejeton de la haine, reflet de la douleur.
Des lambeaux de chair s’amoncèlent en un curieux puzzle;
Énigme de mon âme, au final on demeure toujours seul.
“Cachinus Auditur Diaboli”
Ma vie aurait dû être un empire,
Au lieu de ça, crasse, ténèbres et tristes soupirs…”
Visit Maxime Taccardi Artworks on facebook. There is also a new shortfilm, you can watch on youtube.
Born on 13 May 1987, Ian Permana is a very talented illustrator from Bandung, Indonesia.
Check one of his internet appearances: Iannocent on Bahance.
I asked him for a little interview to get to know him and the way he is working much better. And here we are.
What means Iannocent, always wanted to know how you got your name.
I can discern Innocent – is that right?
That’s right, iannocent is from innocent, a long time ago my nickname was “Innocent”,
but my friend said “the name will be more interesting if you combine your name (Ian) with innocent”.
My name is Ian + Innocent = Iannocent, that’s the story behind my nickname, thanks to my friend Alfatoni for the idea.
Tell me about your hometown: How is your life as an artist in Bandung, Indonesia?
In my city all people like beauty, art, street art, and music. Many creative people live here.
An inspiration for me is the illustration community I joined in. The name is ACEKING SKETCH SQUAD (ASS). You find many
different styles of drawing – it’s awesome.
For me as an artist it is just a little disappointing, because you don’t get a real appreciation for your work, so I must work very hard to get enough money and keep the loyalty towards my artwork.
When and why did you start drawing and illustrating? Has your work already developed yet?
I like to draw. When I was a child, I liked drawing Songoku, Bezita, and Frezer – that are characters from my favorite anime “DRAGONBALL Z”.
Back in the days I loved to draw animes, but now my drawing grew with many references, many styles, and many artists, so this is my style now.
Yeah, my work developes until now, I’m still working on my technique and learn how to issue a concept for my artwork.
There are so many ways one can connect with people, but what motivates you to build relationships through an art making process?
I just ask, because I saw that you already worked with ELFT, another artist from Indonesia (“Elft x Iannocent”). Can we expect more?
I like to post pictures of the drawing-process. The process is the story of my drawing, and actually will be my history. I really appreciate the process.
I like to share every drawing-process, I hope that many people around the world appreciate the process too and maybe this connects us.
ELFT is a friend from my community. We always talk about the illustration world or draw together.
I asked him to collaborate on some artwork, but only the “opening artwork” is finished now.
The main artwork still is in progress, because he’s really busy. I want to collaborate with other artist from another city or country.
Do you have any other artist you would like to work with?
Yes sure, I want collab with Oliver DZO, PEZ Artwork, Mymutas, Aaron Horkey (he’s my main inspiration), and many more..
Is there anything you consistently draw inspiration from and what is your work about?
I consistently like drawing animals, so my work is about “Natural Anger”. A lot of people who destroy nature for their personal needs, but do not realize that it is a quick way to ruin ones life.
What’s the best, or even the worst thing about being an artist?
The best about being an artist for me is that we can work with our imagination, to make the Earth a not saturate.
There is no worst thing about being an artist. For me drawing is the best thing to do and it is the best thing in my life.
I really love art that has a certain feeling.
When you just look at it and feel inspired and amazed or even frightened.
Obscurities and grotesque shapes, unidentifiable corpses or delicate skin.
All of it in conjunction (with each other) create breathtaking and spectacular fairytales.
Just like the paintings and drawings by Laura Lucía Ferrer Zamudio aka Kikyz 1313.
Born in 1988 in Querétaro Mexico, Kikyz 1313 is an exceptionally gifted and very talented artist.
Laura Lucía Ferrer Zamudio is an artist working out of Queretaro, Mexico. In 2010 she received her BFA from the University of Queretaro and has since been in a few solo and group exhibitions.
She is mainly using graphite, ink, and sometimes a wash of color from maybe watercolors or watered down acrylics.
The content deals mainly with the idea of humanity and death. (Source creepmachine.com)
The exposed work is based, mainly, in the study of abjection. Most specifically in the corpse, wich alludes to illness, dirt and waste. It threatens the integrity and stability of the viewer, attracted by the drawings developed from traditional techniques and obsessively intricate in detail, which results in an evocative imaginary, thus being stimulating and pleasant when contemplating, but when assimilated, provokes rejection due to the moral barrier of our social context. This is done almost exclusively in order to violate the moral basis of the viewer, leading him to dissolve the inconvenience of morality and turning him into an accomplice of the enjoyableness of death. – Kikyz 1313