Brenna Murphy’s bridge to an alternate reality

Portland-based artist Brenna Murphy uses “contemporary folk art tools” (3D graphics, video game development software, virtual reality, 3D printing, etc.) to close the gap between our imagination and reality. The artist combines mystical, ancient themes with futuristic, psychedelic ones to create a unique world of their hybrid. Murphy’s beautiful geometric work is portrayed in an installation…

Ivan Grebenshikov’s ethereal digital and painted artwork

Kazakhstan-born Ivan Grebenshikov extends his intellectual abstract art across all platforms within his reach. Despite being an extremely skilled oil painter, Grebenshikov is becoming most known for his digital works based on scientific theories and the concept of therapeutic art. Looking at his art as a whole one can find certain traits apparent in all…

Lin Ke’s post-internet video art

Video art has proven to be a difficult media to document since its relatively recent entrance into the art world. There has been much debate as to what rights one has over a video after its purchase and artists of the craft don’t typically share their videos on public domains so the only way to…

Kate Steciw’s spliced internet collages

Brooklyn-based artist Kate Steciw’s sculptural and photographic collage pieces take fragmented pieces of color and images from the internet and “interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed;”. Her artworks are primarily made up of images inspired from events in popular culture. However, when…

Jim Shaw’s contortion of past pop culture

Artist Jim Shaw became famous for his collection of thrift store paintings that were displayed by prominent galleries and received  much criticism and applause. However, his personal work has a much bigger impact when soaked in by the beholder. The artist uses his vast collection of pop cultural artifacts in his work either as inspiration,…

Jean-Francois Rauzier’s utopian manipulations

French artist Jean-Francois Rauzier invented and takes advantage of an interesting and intricate time-consuming process to produce his pieces. Despite their initial appearance of a detailed painting or drawing, each one of these pieces is a photograph of a sort. Or rather a collection of between 700 and 3,000+ photos, all captured, flattened, and stitched…

Noemie Goudal’s challenges on reality and perception

Goudal is a French artist that graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and has since been an artist based in London and Paris. The artist went through a relatively complex process of creating this black and white series in which she found intriguing concrete structures that have ties to standard normalities of everyday life…

Digital manipulations by Daniel Aristizabal

Digital artist Daniel Aristizabal, from Medallin, Columbia works as a freelance graphic designer doing work primarily for different brands and magazines. In his work, Aristizabal has essentially created a world in which everything is bright, usually made of chrome or shiny plastic, or patterned. His digital illustrations that include hands lead us to focus on…

Glitches by Giacomo Carmagnola

Giacomo Carmagnola, a 23-year-old student from Treviso, Italy, has already began to make small waves in the art world after appearing in several big shows around the globe for his digitally created work. However, Giacomo never meant for this to happen. In fact he never even knew he wanted to be an artist, people just…