Tag Archives: #painting

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.

Javier de Riba

Javier de Riba spray paints bright, geometric patterns on cement floors of public spaces.  The Barcelona-based designer and artist works with paints, stencils, roller brushes and volunteers from his workshop to create these beautiful tiled patterns. He says this about his work on Impakter:

“My interest for patterns comes from historical traditions. At the end of the 19th century, hydraulic mosaic factories began to appear in the Catalan countries. Many homes here, in Catalunya, feature this type of tile, and I have lived with them all my life. I wanted to revive this tradition, put it into light and on the street, with a modern touch.”

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

Images:  Courtesy of Javier de Riba.

Hiroyuki Yamada Waterfalls

A final look at Japanese illustrator Hiroyuki Yamada work, Waterfalls.
You can view more of his illustrations on Tokyo Illustrators Society, Behance and Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Hiroyuki Yamada.