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ILLUSTRATOR – SARA ANDREASSON

A colorful artwork doesn’t necessarily have to be eccentric or too garish. If the shades are delicately combined and the composition doesn’t look too saturated, the result is a balance between vibrant and calm. That’s exactly the equilibrium that the Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson has reached with her works. At first sight the pieces have an easy and soft composition, which makes them very easy to enjoy. All the works have a graphic style, which in a way is quite minimal; but thanks to the multiple touches of color added it has a slight pop influence.

 

I really enjoy the simplicity of the structure in the images, and how the colors are carefully and very delicately used. But the way that all the subjects in the illustrations barely show their face features, adds a touch of mystery and helps us differentiate Sara’s style from any other artist: accurate, plain and always effective.

 

Image source: Sara Andreasson

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

ARTIST – SHANTELL MARTIN

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Give this women a marker and a blank canvas and watch her start to draw away. She uses a marker to draw single lines which link and create other things. She then goes back, adding faces where she sees faces and adding other details where she feels to. She lets the pen do the talking.

 

Having worked with Nike, Shantell Martin has also stepped into the fashion scene drawing on clothes and creating prints on shoes and coats. Drawing on toys, the walls of her room and bedsheets, the walls of restaurants, whilst experimenting with body art. Drawing is her obsession.

 

Simplicity is key in her art form. She does not use colour because colour makes you look at one thing, whereas, showing everything in black and white forces the viewer to view everything and make their own perception of what’s in front of them. Simplicity is what sets her apart from everyone else.

 

Image source: Shantell Martin

Posted by: Ruth Misamu

DESIGNER – SIX LEE

Some people say that suits are boring; the three piece combination is not always that appealing for everyone. But the brand Six Lee has propperly given a modern twist and created a series of versatile suits. Even if different forms and shapes are gathered in the AW14 collection, they all have a great masculine yet fresh and youthful touch that make them unique. I really enjoy seeing how the sober and elegant shapes are combined with modern hints where ankle-lenght trousers and playful layers are succesfully displayed. The final result is a classic yet futuristic look that is composed by blazers with multiple pockets, abstract prints and metallized items that are unexpectedly added to a collection that is nothing but fun and vibrant.

 

Image source: Six Lee

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

ARTIST – JOHNNY ABRAHAMS

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A simple line can mean a lot. There are infinite options to create an artwork with just a simple movement. The versatility of geometrical forms has always been fascinating and Op-art it’s a good example of it. When I first saw American artist Johnny Abrahams‘s works I could feel how wrapped up I was hypnotized by the endless shapes and complexity of his paintings. Keeping it simple with the minimal color range of black and white, he obtains a vibrant result thanks to the labyrinthine forms that inevitably capture the viewer. It’s very easy to stare at Abrahams ‘s artworks and get lost with the endless and creative shapes. It feels like in every canvas, the lines and components of the artwork are moving with a lot of rhythm creating a dynamic and powerful result.

 

Image source: Johnny Abrahams

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

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