Alexandre Salles is an illustrator who specializes in airbrushing, animation, digital paintings, scientific illustration, and sculpture. He has a Bachelor in Arts degree with specialization in design and has worked as a professional illustrator since 1991. He is also known as “axlsalles” on the web. Alexandre is a big fan of comic and video games and it shows in his work. He has made a lot of impressive caricatures and portraits of Batman, Wolverine, and The Joker. He works and lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
To say that artist Sarah Jane Szikora had a troubled childhood would be an understatement. She had eye surgery at the age of four and struggled with an eating disorder in her teens. Inspired by her past and encouraged by her parents, Sarah became an artist. She has been working as a freelance illustrator since 1991. The subjects of her work are, more often than not, food-related. When asked to comment on her “fat ladies” she said: “There is an obsession in our society about appearance, everyone is on a diet or opting for cosmetic improvements. Why is it we dislike ourselves so much?”
Honey is a Filipino graphic artist and illustrator. Her distinguished clients include Seiko, Yamaha, Volvo, and Mercedes Benz. Her inspiration comes from life, human nature and socialization. She’s perfectly happy painting, drawing and making things all day. She finds inspiration in life, human nature, and socialization. Honey is also the founer of Sweet Station, a collaborative art blog that features a steady stream of posts about graphic design, photography, architecture, and graphic art.
Jim Zwadlo grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. He has worked in the skyscrapers of New York City for many years. To Jim, the aerial view of the Manhattan landscape became a map of itself. He said: “… the urban pedestrian symbolizes a complex social milieu. I paint each figure as a detailed individual portrait, familiar yet anonymous. I construct the crowd from thousands of photographs, arranged randomly to suggest patterns, and in patterns that suggest randomness.” He also added that imagery from the aerial point of view is instantly recognizable in contrast with traditional perspective, with the added arrogance of “looking down” versus “looking at.”
Roberto Rizzo is an Italian artist best known for his rock paintings. He pick out stones with peculiar shapes from rivers and beaches. He manages to coax out the most amazing animals hidden in the stone.Seven years ago, he was using mainly watercolors in his illustrations. Rock painting led him to explore the potential of acrylic paint. Each of his rock paintings are unique and he incorporates every hole and imperfection of the rock into his painting. He said: “I always loved the plenty of shapes and objects Mother Nature gave us. This variety represents my main source of inspiration while I’m painting.”
A Matter of Taste is a collection of Fulvio Bonavia’s delectable creations. Among them are fruit and vegetable handbags, a cashew shoe, candy rings, pastry bracelet, eggplant shoes, pasta belt, rice boots, and my personal favorite: lettuce thongs. Fulvio’s innate brilliance with inventive imagery has led big names like Adidas, Sony, Montblanc, and Pirelli to hire him for their ads. He actually started out as a graphic designer and illustrator of film posters. It wasn’t until later that he delved into photography. As a photographer, he takes care of every detail including post-production. Fulvio currently lives and works in Milan.
Andreas von Chrzanowski is a street artist from East Germany. He is also one of the four members of the Maclaim Crew. The group is known for their photorealistic spray can art scattered throughout Germany. Andreas’ work usually involves animals, or people, or . He likes to take them out of context and change them into something new. The texture of the surface he uses also makes his work stand out. It’s usually made with bits and pieces of cardboard and wood held together by tape, glue and staples. The result is a rough, and unique surface in perfect contrast with the realistic images he makes. His ‘handle’ in most atr circles is “Case”.
Lin Bo is yet another of those immensely gifted undercover artists. Not much is known about these mysterious undercover artists. Of Lin Bo, we know the bare minimum, to wit: a) He/She is a gifted digital artist, and b) He/She is from China. Not much to go on, and Lin’s website is in Chinese. The fact that Lin Bo is a common name in China doesn’t help either. That being said, Lin’s creative and imaginative work more than makes up for the mysterious identity of the artist. Children, children-at-heart, and even full-blown adults can’t help but be drawn to Lins’ work. The viewer automatically wants to know the story (if there is one) behind each of Lin’s digital renderings.
Sompob Sasismit is a nature photographer who’s lucky enough to live in Thailand with its thousands of acres of untouched forests. Sasismit specializes in bird photography and has captured hundreds of colorfully captivating portraits of birds in their natural environment. He said:”I’m inspired and motivated by Thailand’s natural beauty and the charm of wild animals. I’m lucky enough because we can find several species of birds and wildlife in national parks of Thailand. Although sometimes it’s not easy to access, I find it challenging to travel and shoot pleasant pictures out there.”
For reasons known only to herself, Singaporean artist calls this series: “Your Love Is Like A Chunk of Gold”. She has somehow managed to turn an ordinary, everyday object into something alien. The sculptures are still recognizably pieces of bread, but the multicolored crystal growths on them will make anyone look twice. The second look will probably turn into a long, hard stare while the viewer figures out how gems, or possibly Kryptonite, could be made to grow on bread. Sookon describes herself as a ‘teen slacker with delusions of grandeur’. According to her, art took away the slack and augmented the delusions.