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ILLUSTRATOR – KARLA MARIE BENTZEN

Taking a look into Karla Marie Bentzen‘s works can take a long while. Her surreal and fun world is portrayed in a series of colorful illustrations that are filled with infinite forms and shapes that create a very attractive chaos. Through her creations, Karla explores the relations between humans through a very unique approach, depicting surreal and even some grotesque situations that combined with her personal aesthetics have a funny result. I tend to get lost between the bizarre subjects and endless geometrical forms that she creates; Karla ‘s universe is crazy and unexpected, and that’s what makes her work so special and engaging. Having the subconscious as one of her main tools, the madness with which she dives into the relation between human beings crosses the line between the real and unreal.

 

Image source: Karla Marie Bentzen 

 

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

ILLUSTRATOR – HSIAO RON CHENG

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Pastel colors are the ones who add the ultimate delicate touch to every creation. But there is always a risk: the result might be too boring, maybe too cheesy. But in Hsiao Ron Cheng ‘s illustrations, every image has a very powerful attraction that makes the viewer stare at each work trying to discover every little detail. Hsiao ‘s works are delicate, dreamy and whimsical. Every person she portrays looks extraterrestrial with a perfect slightly colored and soft skin. The combination of a wide range of pastel shades where the pink color stands out among the rest, gets the smooth effect but still, adding some strong and mighty details thanks to the determinative traces.

 

Image source: Hsiao Ron Cheng

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

PHOTOGRAPHER – ANDRé LICHTENBERG

If there is something good about the current digital techniques are the high levels of experimentation that can provide us. Nowadays a lot of people have access to high-quality cameras that can make stunning images. But what really makes the difference is of course, the eye of the photographer that knows when the scene is the perfect one to take the best image and a proper edition. But when a retouch changes completely what the viewer can see great things happen.

 

Photographer André Lichtenberg has the great ability of turning any image into something that I would stare at, trying to discover every little detail. He captures the city landscape, specially the one from London, and retouches the original work creating some black and white images that look like negatives. The result is engaging and it’s interesting to see how the city changes into a futuristic-like new world, that produces a mysterious and at some point scary sensations but underlining the greatness of the architecture in the city.

 

Image source: André Lichtenberg 

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

DESIGNER – HAYLEY ELSAESSER

In the world of fashion newcomers are essential. They bring fresh ideas, play with daring textures and they always do what they feel, without being influenced by any pressure. Freshness and good vibrations is exactly what I get from Hayley Elsaesser when I look at her last collection showed during Australia Fashion Week. Light shades such as red, green, blue, pink and purple are perfectly combined creating catchy and hypnotic prints on the garments. The use of colors is what adds that youthful touch to her designs but always taking care of the shape and cut of the items.

 

The Canadian-born but Australia-based designer has perfectly brought the sunny and cheerful spirit of the country where she currently lives. Palm trees and slightly psychedelic forms are added to the dresses and shorts to create the perfect summery outfit. It wouldn’t only be the perfect apparel for a school-girl but for any woman as well as there is a lot of elegance in the shapes and the materials such as leather. Hayley‘s collections are imaginative, completely wearable and most importantly, fun.

 

Image source: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

Posted by: Nerea Eguia

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