Tag Archives: #mixedmedia

James Lincke

James Lincke is an illustrator, designer & storyteller who works traditionally with pencils, pastels, watercolor, oils, mixed media objects and Photoshop. The award-winning visual artist has been showcased worldwide through competitions and galleries. His work often manages visually craft a narrative. On an interview with Apex Magazine he says this about his work:

“I enjoy being playful and trying to make people laugh, but I also like making people feel uncomfortable and awkward. Creating artwork is very much like exercising the body. Some days, you should jog and eat light, whereas other days you should hit the weights and really challenge yourself.”

“I go back and study my work often in an attempt to better understand my journey with art, and I’d say there’s a definite twisted humor behind a lot of the artwork I’ve created.”


More of his artwork can be viewed on his website, Facebook and Instagram. You can purchase some of his pieces in the Etsy shop, James Lincke Creations.

Images:  Courtesy of James Lincke. 

Justyna Wołodkiewicz

Justyna Wołodkiewicz from Szczecin, Poland is a self-taught embroiderer, polymer clay and mixed media artist.  Her work is made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes.  She utilizes vibrant colors and takes inspiration from her surroundings resulting in sculptural embroideries that are technically complicated and definitely unique.

You can see more of her designs on Instagram and Behance. A few of her patterns are available on Etsy.

Images:  Courtesy of Justyna Wołodkiewicz.

 

Rhian Swierat

Rhian Swierat is an artist and graphic designer living in Brooklyn who uses stitches
to record her memories and experiences of different places. Her abstract work are impressions from a specific time and place recorded on watercolor paper with paint and with silk and rayon thread. She describes her process as follows:

“Each piece starts with an idea, a place or time and I make small stitch sketches of each layer which become the palette of styles and forms to make the final piece. The sketches serve as a guide to my process since they are the singular recording of each memory. I see myself as a painter who uses thread. The colors are pure and unmixed and the layering of stitches gives shade variation. Each layer is highly detailed and tactile so the repeating of patterns serve as the non-verbal storytelling of my memories. This layering and abstraction allows for a viewer to search for my story in each composition and formulate their own understanding of each space.”

Images: Courtesy of Rhian Swierat.