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Nevin Aladağ

Berlin-based, multidisciplinary artist Nevin Aladağ was born in Van, Turkey, to a family of Kurdish and Turkish origins.  This installation and video artist created these water jet cut aluminum and acrylic paint sculptures for Art Basel in 2017.   The cutouts entitled Pattern Kinships are composed of different patterns based on various elements to “mark social spaces and to allow or avoid access, visually or physically.”

You can see more of her work on her website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Nevin Aladağ.

Ian Davenport

Ian Davenport is an English abstract painter using bright colors as a pivotal part of his work.  He studied art at Northwich College of Art and Design and at Goldsmith College. Using high gloss paint the artist pours paint onto a tilted surface and lets gravity spread the paint over the surface. He has experimented with different application methods to create his art.  On an article in the Guardian he says this about his paintings:  

“Lots of different things inform my choice of colours. Sometimes it’s purely intuitive, putting colours together and seeing how they look. At other times I might lift a palette from an old painting, or, as I recently did, from the opening sequence of The Simpsons.”

“I feel like I have discovered a language that I can now play around with. I never set out to create this style of work though. And that’s the great thing about art – you’re never too sure where you’re going to end up. It really is a personal journey.”

More of his work can be viewed on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ian Davenport.

Iyo Okumi

Wish we could give you more information on the artist but we found very little bio online.  We do know that the creator, Iyo Okumi, graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design.  The Hyogo Prefecture illustrator also attended Masa Mode Academy of Art in Osaka.  Her story-telling illustrations and embroidery focuses primarily on animals, plants, landscapes and nature. 

We love the embroidered pieces shown above and you can see more of her pencil illustrations on her website (in Japanese), Instagram and Tumblr.

Images:  Courtesy of Iyo Okumi.