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Sylvie du Plessis

Sylvie du Plessis is a sculptor and ceramist born in Lyon, France in 1963.  With the encouragement of her fine art painter father she joined the National School of Fine Arts in Tours. There she trained in drawing, sculpture and modeling.  In a Fine Arts workshop in Toulon she perfected her sculptures, discovered Raku (a type of Japanese pottery) and the sea and Navy that became a recurring theme in her creations.

She does not have a website but you can view more of her work in Galerie Winston and Galerie en Re.

Images:  Courtesy of Sylvie du Plessis.

Joey Guidone

Joey Guidone is “a fan of simplicity” as evidence in his work shown above.  He currently lives and works at the foot of the Italian Alps.  The natural born artist studied illustration at the Institute Europe di Design of Turin and Mimaster in Milan.  His clients include but are not limited to Vanity Fair Italy, The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.  On the Adobe blog he says this about his inspiration:  

The first stage of my process is getting inspired. I think there are infinite ways to find inspiration. Sometimes you struggle all day, sometimes it just pops up listening to a random song on the radio. When I find something useful for my project, I do thumb roughs on paper. I have a sketchbook where I collect ideas and that’s another source of inspiration. I also like to see how other artists have dealt with a similar topic.

The artist can be followed on his website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Joey Guidone.

Jordan Nassar

Jordan Nassar is an embroidery artist of Palestinian descent who lives and works in New York City.  He embroiders his composition of repeated patterns using traditional Palestinian motifs and his own set of symbols. His favorite subject is landscape as a sort of utopian vision of Palestine.   On an interview with Berlin Art Link he says this about his patterns:   

“One of the features of Palestinian embroidery is that each town, village, and region has symbols that are distinctly theirs, that can identify them to others when an onlooker sees one such symbol on their clothing.” 

“When I began working with this embroidery, it didn’t feel right to me to use symbols that would identify me as being from Bethlehem, or from Ramallah, or from Jerusalem, as I’m from New York, and so I did develop my own lexicon. However, as the years have gone by, and as I’ve spent so much more time in Israel and Palestine, and as my work has developed from an idea to more of a way of life, I’ve let go of this concern and now freely use symbols from all over.”

The artist can be followed on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Jordan Nassar.