Thread is the material of choice for Los Angeles-based textile artist, Nike Schroeder. She uses it to create two types of work, embroidered illustration and more recently abstract sculptural designs. The illustrations shown above is form her series entitled ‘Fundamental Reports’.
On an interview with Textile Artist she shares some incites into her work:
Work evolvement: “I started to use simple embroidery in my sketchbook during my years as an art student in Germany. It then advanced onto canvas but was still only more of an addition to my paintings. The thread then slowly started to develop into its own medium until I felt there was no paint necessary anymore and the stitched lines could hold their own.”
Inspiration: “It’s the most random things. What I eat or a conversation I overhear waiting at a train station, the movement of my cats or how the light hits my kitchen. I admire all my friends of whom most are artists. What I love most, influences and inspires me. I think sometimes I am not even aware of it – it all just happens while living.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Nike Schroeder.
Damien Florébert Cuypers describes himself a a ‘French illustrator with a rather nomadic lifestyle and a cabin fetish’. The New York-based artist can often be seen in international fashion venues capturing the essence of the events. We love his signature freehand style created with pastels and crayons. On an interiew with Kitsuné Journal he says about his his work and inspirations:
“I don’t focus on fashion. I guess it seems that way because covering fashion week is such a big window for my work and it happens two times a year.
I see fashion like a real life character design. Colors, shapes, movement all combine to create a story and a persona. Even if you’re not into fashion you tell a story with your non-fashion.
But I’m conflicted about this industry: I like beautiful things, I just wish they were a little more ethical and ecological.”
“Very simple things inspire me. Going for a walk is good to reboot the brain and let the mind wander. I also have a tendency to buy little beautiful trinkets and curate the objects I surround myself with, they naturally create a visual conversation when put together.
And the internet for random images on tumblr and oligarchs-hating news on Mediapart.”
You can see more of his work on Instagram and Illustration Division.
Images: Courtesy of Damien Florébert Cuypers.
Like UK-based artist, Sarah Abbott, we have a strong affinity for flowers and other natural elements which is why we were drawn to her highly appealing artwork. The talented illustrator and designer has a degree in fine art printmaking and has worked on a variety of commercial and personal projects . We love her distinct style, minimal and clean.
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She sells her
prints on Etsy under the shop name, Watersounds.
Images: Courtesy of Sarah Abbott.