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NeSpoon

Warsaw-based artist Elżbieta Dymna who goes by the name NeSpoon has gained global recognition for her beautifully delicate lace art murals.  Her lace motifs cover the walls, streets, and public parks found in urban environments.  By using intricate doily patterns, the artist beautifies abandoned and unadorned spaces in unlikely urban jungles, transforming them into stunning works of art.  

Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively? 

Why street art? “Because it gives freedom.” 

You can follow the artist on Behance, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of NeSpoon.

Andrew Orton

Admiring these incredible embroidery designs created by Manchester-based artist Andrew Orton who has been studying and making art for 15 years. His primary subject matter is the human figure, whether drawing from a live model at life drawing classes or commissioned portraiture.  The figure is his never ending source of inspiration. His expressionist life drawings is used to explore his creativity in a multitude of media – drawing, painting, collage and even embroidery.  He has exhibited around the city of Manchester as well as organizing his own art events.

The artist can be found on Facebook and Instagram.  Some of his work is available in his Etsy shop, Andrew Orton Art.

Images:  Courtesy of Andrew Orton.

Emiliano Ponzi

Internationally acclaimed illustrator Emiliano Ponzi is based in Milan, Italy.  His bold illustrations employ repetition, a judicious of line, and strong graphic compositions to define and communicate the concept at hand.  His illustrations are visual metaphors that convey strong messages.  On Klat magazine he says this his style: 

“Up until a short time ago I would have said conceptual. I took elements away to arrive at the essence of things. Now I think that the essence as such is no longer sufficient. The world has exhausted the potential of less is more. Less has become vacuous, and has ended up representing nothing, superficiality.” 

“I’m at war with superficiality. You need to know life inside out. We have to understand things, get to know them, study them in depth. You find the best experiences, the most gratifying ones, deeper down, beyond appearances.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Emiliano Ponzi.