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Brooke Wandall, painter, Pennsylvania

We love these abstract paintings by Brooke Wandall, an oil painter from Pennsylvania. We are in awe of her use of color and are really intrigued by the compartmentalized shapes that make up her paintings. We are particularly in awe of her terrarium paintings.

Check out more of Brooke’s work on her blog and you can purchase originals in her shop.

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Ieva Baklane, Painter, Canada

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With our love of architecture and interests in form and color, it is only fitting that we are loving the urban, abstract landscapes of Ieva Baklane.

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Artist statement: “I work in an abstract and realism style. The Abstract comes from the fact that I always wanted to be an architect, but never pursued this dream and it reflects the structured side of me. The Realism is equally natural for me-I received a very classical art education from the early age of twelve at Art School in Riga and later at the Latvian Academy of Art in Riga. Coming from the country where summers are short and often rainy I was always inspired by bright sunlight of southern countries-Italy, Spain, Mexico and states like California and Florida. I try to capture that bright light in my paintings. I have always been fascinated by surf and skateboard culture.”

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For more on Baklane’s paintings visit her on the web.

 

Francisca Prieto, Graphic Designer and Artist, London

What a wonderful mashup of subject matter and technique that we found in London based artist Francisca Prieto. Her paper-folding series, Between the Folds, is just beautiful. With a fascination with typography, she deconstructs type to create her own three-dimensional interpretations of the things that interest her such as books, clock, maps, etc. Originally trained as a graphic designer Francisca takes a mathematical approach, which can be seen through the grids and systems applied to each piece she creates.

Her latest and ongoing series Between Folds, brings together many of her passions and explores the deconstruction of rare illustrated periodicals and books using modular structures and typographical elements. A hidden narrative emerges in each work through the connections that Francisca makes both in terms of the structures she uses, and the conceptual connections of the images and text selected.

For more on Prieto’s paper-folding series visit her on the web.