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Illustration

Hybrid Animals by Nicholas Di Genova

November 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Toronto-based artist Nicholas Di Genova illustrates incredible hybrid creatures using nothing more than ink on paper. His terrifying amalgams of reptiles, mammals, aquatic and plant life often feature densely compacted textures of hair and scales that seem to multiply like fractals on the surface of the animal’s skin. Nicholas opened a solo show last week at Galerie Dukan Hourdequin in Paris which will be up through December 3. The images above are amazing, but head over to his Tumblr to see them in more detail.

 

 



Design

Suzy Lelièvre

November 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving these assorted projects by Paris-based designer Suzy Lelièvre who distorts and manipulates common objects into unexpected forms. If you like her work you might also enjoy Michael Beitz. (via fasels suppe)

 

 



Art

Sukhi Barber

August 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Bronze sculptures by UK artist Sukhi Barber who spent twelve years in Kathmandu, Nepal studying Buddhist philosophy and lost-wax bronze casting. Via her website:

Sukhi’s sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a simplicity and clarity that renders them accessible to the Western viewer. Exploring themes of hidden potentials, and the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality, her work often represents the negative space as being as important as the material itself, implying the dance of form and spirit, a constant state of transformation.

As I was putting together this entry, staring out a window at a calm bay off the coast of Alaska, a small fawn walked past the window and stopped to look at us through the glass. My mind promptly exploded.