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Flavia Marele & Ildiko Muresan (Harem6), Mixed Media artists, Romania

 

Flavia Marele  and Ildiko Muresan have been creating together since 2003. What we love about this creative duo is that both artists transform basic shapes into something unique and imaginary. With different mediums they are able to create all sort of strange creatures, ceramic sculptures, drawings and photography.

For more on Harem6 visit their blog or etsy shop DoubleFoxStudio.

Wendy Marchbanks, Textile Designer, Buckinghamshire, England

What we enjoy most about Wendy’s textile designs is that they draw the viewer in by telling a story, they take you into another world. It is almost like the strange surreal quality to Salvador Dali’s work, it tugs on your imagination.

“My designs have evolved from my reflection on childhood, and a longing to nurture and cherish my childhood imagination. My compositions aim to capture the nostalgic feeling of being told a story as a child, yet they have no fixed narrative. Instead they work as ingredients, the imagery floats on the page, allowing the viewer to assemble their own story.”

Wendy is currently freelancing in London at a company called Skew, designing print, pattern and products for children’s licensing brands. About her job, Wendy says, “The thing I love about freelancing is that no two jobs are ever the same, you never quite know what’s going to come up next, it definitely keeps you on your toes.”

For more on Wendy’s designs visit her on the web.

 

Jessica Bell, Mixed-Media Artist, Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver artist Jessica Bell works with a number of media: paper collage and prints, pieces of fabric and photography. What we found stunning about her work is that each piece portrays her photographer’s eye which comes through in a way that captures her observation of space and place.

Artist Statement: As a visual artist I sample a variety of disciplines to amass information for my work that is about both the physicality and subtleties of being in geographical place. My practice consists of several media interpretations in which I collect and mound together form and material in fleeting references to my memory and experience of landscape.

For more of Jessica’s Vessels series visit her on the web.

Andrea Pramuk, Painter, Austin, Texas

After reading an interview with Andrea at Artmuse.com, we fell in love with her work. It’s delicate, inspired by personally pivotal events, is translucent, fluid, and in some instances seems to emit light. Her paintings are inspired by experiences she has encountered in her life; her father’s stroke, a close friend passing away, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the tsunami and hurricane Katrina, all causing human and natural suffering beyond comprehension. She began exploring the passage of time from this world to the next and what that experience might look and feel like, which is evident in her work.

Andrea developed her artistic process out of the need to create art, but within the constraints of having very little time. She starts with many layers of watercolor, using puddles of water that she drops pigment into and swirls around. She leaves all the splashy accidents that can happen. Each layer has to dry overnight allowing the water, gravity and the un-level nature of her studio to work their own magic in the painting.

Then, she adds a variety of layers using other materials and to finish, she rubs on cold wax medium and then buffs it out with a soft cloth to enhance the veins, dips and valleys in the paint film and to unify the surface.

For more on Andrea’s work visit her on the web.