Angela Deane / Ghost Photographs

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IT’S OCTOBER! And I’m ready to add some extra horror-themed art to the mix. Some silly, some unnerving, all amazing. Today it’s by way of Angela Deane‘s mixed media Ghost Photographs, found photos painted with acrylic and given a whole new lease on life as Deane explores the idea of having memories. Ghosts driving, ghosts swimming, you really need to check out the extensive ongoing project for yourself – there are even a few witches thrown in for good measure.

 

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Erik Jones

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There are elements of Lisa Frank and everything else shiny, happy, and good in the mixed media art of Erik Jones. Ten-year-old me would have loved and appreciated these chaotic works that use watercolor, acrylic, colored pencils, wax pastels, and oil paint as much as 36-year-old me does.

 

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Ernesto Artillo

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Ernesto Artillo is an artist, photographer, and art director based in Madrid, Spain who often collaborates with fashion brands. You can see that influence coming through in his work, right? A true meshing of the art and editorial fashion worlds.

 

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Nick Peña

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Memphis-based Nick Peña balances being a visual artist with also being an associate professor. I think that’s really the key to being highly creative – doing something outside of your passion that feeds right back into it. The mixed media results speak for themselves through Nick’s explorations of time, style, surroundings, and stability.

 

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(via Creative Boom)

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Craig Ward / In Loving Memory of Colour

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Craig Ward is an artist with an admitted fear of color. Most of his works lean towards black and white because, technically speaking, we trust them more and are able to focus on the composition without any added information that might distract. But Ward has decided to take the bull by the horns so to speak by undertaking a series of experiments – In Loving Memory of Colour – where every medium is fair game.

 

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Dániel Taylor

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Budapest-based artist Dániel Taylor doesn’t shy away from experimenting with plenty of styles and mediums in his work. He does however stay true to what inspires him the majority of the time – the female form, nature, and the ethereal. Whether it’s through collage, double exposure, or silhouetting, Taylor captures beauty. Check out his Society6 shop to own some of Daniel’s art, including this series that’s my favorite.

 

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Peta Clancy

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Peta Clancy‘s mixed media series is completely fascinating. She explores themes of impermanence, transience, temporality, mutability, and the limits of the human body through piercing, crumpling, creasing, and wax embedding.

 

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Laura Jane Scott

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I’m loving the experimental art of southeast London-based Laura Jane Scott. In her pieces you’ll find an investigation of form, balance, and space. All of the shapes used in her work are derived from a four by four square grid, each piece an exploration of the combinations and compositions that can be created within self-imposed parameters.

 

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Conrad Crispin Jones

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Conrad Crispin Jones has a portfolio as diverse as his name is fancy, that is to say very. Among the watercolors, slices of life, and other styles, Conrad’s collage work is my favorite. Using clippings of newspapers and magazines as a themed background, he then paints portraits of models and the like over top. The super saturated colors all but pop off of the page and feel electric!

 

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Rose Wong

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Brooklyn-based illustrator Rose Wong‘s speciality is plant life, and I must say that admiring each piece lowers my blood pressure significantly. I love the way each simply shaped leaf takes life with the cool hued acrylics Rose paints onto each one, making the white space pop all the more.

 

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