Category: Artist

Yorkshire based artist Pippa Dyrlaga set aside standard art with paints and pens and exchanged them for knives. Cutting elaborate silhouettes and turning them into sculptures with single sheets of paper. She intricately creates delicate patterns predominantly related to nature. Inspired by her rural upbringing she introduces flora and fauna with steady and unwavering hands. Through time her designs have grown increasingly complex, since she began practicing the skill nearly a decade ago. She first sketches each design by hand on […]

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Oakland based artist Gabriel Schama creates surreal, Art-Deco inspired sculptures of densely layered, laser-cut pieces made from mahogany plywood. He begins his designs with vector illustrations that are cut by Elsie, his laser cutter. The lasers intricately carve the designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued together and varnished. The outcome is elaborately textured geometric shapes flourished in various tones. The 3-dimensional mandalas are comprised of ornate layers that twist and overlap into decorative scenes. Schama perfectly intermixes the world […]

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“Artistry with a band saw” I recently came across the beautifully carved, cityscape sculptures by Philadelphia based artist James McNabb. His abstract carvings of urban architecture form large geometrical shapes that are composed of reclaimed wood. Each elongated element resembles hundred miniature skyscrapers, mirroring the essence of cities across the world. The skyscrapers jointly point towards empty centres. Image source: James McNabb

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Computer generated images is moving out of cinemas and on to arts and culture, thanks to the development of software’s that makes it possible to create photo-realistic images.   Nadeem Naseem a UK based 3D artist creates hyper-realistic interiors using every trick in the book, from the texturing to the modelling, to the lighting and rendering. The level of complexity involved in creating digital interiors […]

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Breaking away from the traditional art mediums, UK based experimental artist Yaseen uses unconventional mediums found in the kitchen cupboard to create innovative portraits of celebrities, famous landmarks and sceneries. His drawings include icons like Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn and Mr Bean.  Yaseen has taken Instagram by storm as he shares his realistic renditions of coffee cups and food portraitures. His canvases […]

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I recently came across the stunning paper tapestry work by Gunjan Aylawadi and instantly became intrigued by the use of simple material that is used to create the carpet installations. While we live in an era where visual stimulation surrounds us, its strikingly powerful to come across a practise that is hand crafted.  The unique hand crafted style involves manually cutting thousands of delicate stripes of paper and twisting them tightly around a […]

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Researching Arabic calligraphy led me to the aesthetic work of Hassan Massoudy, one of the worlds most prominent artists. Hassan is internationally recognised for his distinctive style that uniquely places rich poetry and philosophy in to modern works. He highlights individual letters and words in a world of colour that dance of the page. Primary and secondary colours integrating against a white scene. Hassan’s artistic journey has […]

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Tasmin Mazumder is a Jane of all trades from investment banker to ux professional, from musician to traveler, from photographer to artist. Her drawings explore the duality between high and low aspects of culture. She focuses on the importance of symbols, patterns and a medley of heritage and lifestyle. Tasmin experiments with with mediums and colour, juxtaposing […]

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If you’re like me an art enthusiast and find it intriguing to scan through the sketchbooks of artists. Studying each page that serve various illustrated memoirs and catalogues of casual drawings and musings. Benefiting the privilege to see through their imaginative eyes, taking a glimpse at how paintings, digital art or sculptures first start as ideas rendered merely as scribbles and […]

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The early history of wood cutting and engraving evolves from the oldest printing technique. Today artists are reviving their interests in creating wood art not merely for printing but simply for art. London based artist Nadia Bajwa creates stunning, expressive, thought-provoking series of sculptures out of laser cut wood. For her impressive work she uses both […]

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