Monday, 18 March 2019

JFK Turner

 JFK Turner's collections of tiny paintings remind me of the scales on a moth or butterfly wing, they are delicious fragments.  His work is on exhibition at Edinburgh's & Gallery 6 April - 1 May 2019.

"My work is concerned with the unnoticed ephemeral elements of everyday life, found objects, marks, stains and the natural effect of time. The objects I collect from the streets form the basis of my work. The paintings are not abstract - they are based on something from the real world. Anything could be subject matter - A rubber band, a screwed up piece of paper, a flap in a cardboard box. These are non-objects - just the remnants of life." JFK Turner

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Chia-Chi Yu IV

Last spring I found lots of frogs, so I am off to explore and see some froggy happiness this year to. This lovely green illustration is by Chia-Chi Yu 

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Benjamin Gibeaux

A wonderful short film written and designed largely by Benjamin Gibeaux's daughters.  #YouthForClimate  #ClimateStrike

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Beatrice Alemagna VI

Beatrice Alemanga's illustrations for  'Harold Snipperpot's Best Disaster Ever' are a delicious, rich, chaotic soup of laughs. It is the story of a very upright Parisian family who live in an impeccable palace  Harold is about to be 7 and has never had a Birthday Party, parents relent and call up Mr Ponzio, the local problem solver . . .

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Piet Grobler

'Kiss me quick and go my honey' by Piet Grobler. Piet is a South African who has relocated to the Uk and worked as a lecturer at Cambridge Anglia Ruskin amongst other universities.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Yeji Yun IV

My second feature of Yeji Yun in a week, I do love this artist's use of colour and strange zine like books on surreal subjects. This one is called 'On the rocks' 

Monday, 11 March 2019

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Sandra Rivola I

A thoughtful silent book by Sandra Rivola, which I interpret as being about the beasts of loneliness, but maybe you have a different story to tell from these images? That is the beauty of a silent book, the many stories, and interpretations it generates.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Sonja Danowski I

Sonja Danowski creates amazingly detailed almost photorealistic illustrations with a reflective often melancholic atmosphere.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Andrew Aranyshev

Andrew Aranyshev (born 1956) has a wonderful sense of colour and a gentle cubist/ expressionist style, his pictures make me happy.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Ekaterina Khlebnikova

Beautiful mixed media illustrations by Ekaterina Khlebnikova. for 'If you listen to... ' written by Anna Scherbina. In the city, Petya has to run to keep up with his parents and so he is glad when his grandmother comes and the pace of life slows down so he can appreciate all the small joys in life and, if you walk slowly enough, you can hear the stones on the beach tell stories.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019