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Tom Abbiss Smith

Tom Abbiss Smith is an illustration graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, UK.  He explores shape and form to produce abstract designs and illustrations that are frequently applied as surface pattern design to clothing, homeware products, packaging, posters and accessories. On an interview with Find Liaison he says this about inspiration: 

“It’s probably going to sound very cliche, but everything I see around me on a daily basis. If you really look around you and observe, there are beautiful textures, shapes, colors, etc. everywhere. I love that there is the possibility to reappropriate all of these things into artwork. Nature is perhaps the most prominent inspiration to my work, however. There’s so much variation when looking at it, and that excites me a lot.”


You can view more of his work on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tom Abbiss Smith.

Yuri Miyazaki

The ethereal embroideries shown above are the works of Japanese embroidery artist
Yuri Miyazaki.  A graduate of Kanzawa University she started embroidery painting around 2014 producing many pieces for solo exhibitions. She works primarily on translucent fabric with a loose stitches resembling ink sketches on paper. 

More of her work can be seen on her website (in Japanese) and on Instagram.  

Images:  Courtesy of Yuri Miyazaki.

Renée Gouin

Loving these monotypes created by Vancouver-based artist and printmaker, Renée Gouin.  She studied visual art, design and literature in British Columbia, New York and Switzerland.  In her biography and in La Collectionneuse she says this about her art:

“I’m inspired by the process of reduction, paring down objects to their essential form”.

“The idea of reduction stems from my appreciation of Japanese woodblock prints, their muted tonalities and restrained compositions.”

“I see the process of reduction being less about abstraction and more about creating clarity and harmony between the essential formal elements: shape, colour, and composition. The negative space is really important in my images. It accentuates the subjects within the space and their relationship with one another. By pairing down the compositional elements, the aesthetic experience is more immediate and direct.”


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

Images:  Courtesy of Renée Gouin.