Admiring the abstract interpretation of flowers by painter, sculptor and printmaker, Donald Sultan. He is known for his large-scale still-life paintings utilizing bold, contrasting colors and play on positive and negative space. The artist was born in Asheville, North Carolina and currently lives and works in New York. He has exhibited widely and his works can be seen in major museums worldwide.
The artist can be followed here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Donald Sultan.
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.
Thoroughly impressed with the yarn projects of Japanese knitters and crocheters known as 203gow. The unnamed primary artist is dedicated to spreading colorful, pop and fun knitting mainly as large space decoration but has also created small items for Japanese web shops. She says this about her work:
“It began with casually knitting the yarn that was on the desk that caught my eyes. (Maybe) I’ve loved drawing and making something since I was a kid, so it’s probably that the material that happened to be expressed was yarn.”
You can follow the artist on her website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of 203gow.