Print Edition: February 2018

Peace by Ampersand Design Studio

 

Pink Floral Bouquet I by Lisa Rupp

 

Pirkei Avos Quote by Grace D. Chin

 

Rejected La Croix – Male Tears by Kate Bingaman-Burt

 

RUDE by scoobtoobins

 

Checkered Poster by Garance Doré

 

Dans le vent by Stephanie Rivet

 

Desert Poster by Linda Benziger

 

Measurements Poster by Chickpea Magazine

 

OK by Anna Dorfman

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Malika Favre

 

French-born, London-based illustrator Malika Favre‘s work is often described as being part pop art and part optical art – I can definitely see why. Her use of positive and negative space, along with the large fields of bright primary color present in nearly every piece feel super graphic and full of energy.

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George Greaves

 

Surrealist artist George Greaves relies on bold, graphic shapes and plenty of shadows and patterns used in conjunction with fields of monochromatic color to create perspective and depth. His unusual cropping and angles bring to mind the work of David Hockney and Matisse, two of Greaves’ biggest inspirations.

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Marija Verde

 

Flora, fauna, and striking a pose – somehow artist Marija Verde makes it all seem perfectly natural. I’m really drawn to her loose, flowing style and the way she embraces the white space in each piece.

 

 

 

 

 

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Klas Ernflo

 

Swedish artist Klas Ernflo takes a very graphic approach to his art, showing off an incredible understanding of color and pattern. Ernflo’s clean and simple approach to his work harkens back to a mid-century vibe with lots of curved corners and vibrant palettes that demand a second look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JenMarie Zeleznak

 

JenMarie Zeleznak creates work that’s introspective, emotional, and spiritual. The animals in each piece represent the self while retaining their own gestures and forms, all of this occurring in an in-between space that Zeleznak builds with watercolor pencils.

I need to establish physical and emotional intimacy with my process and subjects. Anxious mark making fills in my animal forms, as layers of gradients and nuances of color blend together. I meditate in these moments. I work with watercolor pencils in a manner both sensitive and crude, using my saliva and sweat, hands and fingers to manipulate the material onto paper. This personal and direct connection, much like caressing or grooming an animal, gives me the intimacy I need in the work as I bring the animal into being, inducing an empathetic response.

 

 

 

 

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Zara Picken

 

Zara Picken is a UK-based illustrator with a very graphic style that’s reminiscent of mid-century art. Each piece, commissioned or personal, has a strong concept and lots of visual punch featuring her trademark 2D flat perspective.

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Andie Dinkin

 

Andie Dinkin‘s paintings and illustrations sit firmly on the line between traditional and modern in her very own distinctive style. The faces with shallow features and little detail, the garments that are difficult to assign a time period to, the color palettes that make you study each piece rather than simply view it. My favorites are the crowded scenes, a sort of Where’s Waldo on a considerably elevated scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alessandra Genualdo

 

I’m having a moment with the work of Italian-born, London-based painter and illustrator Alessandra Genualdo. Each piece feels so very melancholy and introspective, even when filled with bright saturated colors. As you’ve probably noticed by now the time of year drastically affects the kind of art I’m drawn to, and Alessandra’s work feels perfectly suited to how I spend Januarys.

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