Print Edition: February 2017

Composition 505 by Chad Wys

 

Lune Watercolor and Ink Original by Louet Folk

 

Never Let Me Go by Henn Kim

 

On Moth’s Wings by Lauren Blair

 

T.S. Eliot Quote by Old English Co.

 

Orange Flower Fleurs by Sébastien Bouvier

 

The Neighbors by Home of DODO

 

The World is Your Oyster by Sugar Paper

 

We Welcome All Letterpress Poster by OKO Gallery

 

Vertical Cactus by Fox Hollow Design Co.

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Titus Kaphar

 

Titus Kaphar takes recognizable styles of art and reworks them with his own style of magic. Kaphar cuts, bends, sculpts, and mixes the works of Classic and Renaissance painters, reconstructing art history in the process. Once he’s finished, what started as a painting now resembles a sculpture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melinda Schawel

 

I love it when an artist allows the act of making to guide their creations. Melinda Schawel does through the use of paper and wood in a manually intensive process. Her strict palette of neutral tones accented by reds and yellows helps to strike a balance between control and chaos. The tension created by each “entity” creates undeniable tension and harmony.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stefaan De Croock / Strook

 

Strook is the word used to refer to the collage work of Bruges-based artist Stefaan De Croock. His signature collage art causes viewers to take second look as familiar shapes come into focus through unusual combinations of reused mediums, such as old wood doors and concrete slabs. Upcycling is an important part of Stefaan’s creative process, and he’s constantly on the search for old wood items. Stefaan never paints or treats these pieces, instead embracing their patina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barnaby Whitfield

 

Miami-born artist Barnaby Whitfield works with a slew of mediums – pastel, oil, chalk, charcoal, and more – to create portraits that feel as though they have one foot in this world and the other in the next. Each one looks as though it’s breaking through the veil.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ezra Yew Wah Ng / Labels

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After Ezra Yew Wah Ng finished design school, he embarked upon a self-discovery art project entitled Labels. The end result features his efforts at proving himself against the many labels that get thrown at us as people and sharing his side of the story through hands-on craftsmanship and physical prints. The project conveys a multitude of messages, visual interpretations, and aesthetics at first glance. The painstaking process that’s no doubt involved speaks volume of his patience, and in the end the visuals he created are consistently intelligent and remarkable. Looking forward to see more of his upcoming design works!

 

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Angie Cass

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Angie Cass is a multifaceted artist, and that’s putting it mildly. The self-proclaimed illustrator and animator also works with wallpaper, gift wrap, tissue, origami paper, house paint, lacquer, and found items for design and fine art projects. My favorite is her latest – a series of 3D projects contained in old tins.

 

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Tracie Cheng

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Tracy Cheng works with layer upon layer to create a textured story with paint and lines. Space, depth, structure, and fluidity give each piece so much motion and life. And Cheng’s degree is architecture lends itself well to her incredible understanding of art and design.

 

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Diem Chau

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Embroidery thread is Diem Chau‘s slingshot and porcelain cups and plates are the target. I’m loving the unexpectedness of this pairing of common mediums and the delicate minimal outcome. Her current work explores the periphery of moments forgotten and faded or too brief for us to retain.

 

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Alexandra Levasseur

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Alexandra Levasseur‘s creates her masterpieces with acrylic and pencil on wood, and each one has an all around calming presence (she typed as she watched election poll coverage). Each scene is manipulated to reveal something unexpected, the Milky Way here, an ocean view there.

 

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