Danish designer and artist Per Arnoldi is an educated school teacher and worked as such for a short time before his interest in and engagement with painting, design and art became his primary occupation. He has worked in many medias including painting, sculpture, ceramics and poster design. His simplistic expressions are often categorized as modern art. He worked with the magazine Mobilia (about modernist furniture, interior decoration and crafts) for about 10 years, learning the craft of graphic design. In an interview with Berlingske he says this about distinguishing good of bad art:
“In terms of formation in general, it’s about you belonging to a culture and a cultural circle that we can see as a space. With the formation, you can move in that space with intimacy, and you can roughly understand where you are, and what you have with you, and what constitutes the space.”
“Formation is, of course, also conditional on being aware that ‘space’ exists. At the same time, you need to have a sense of what frequency you need to tune in to hear and see things in their essence.”
Images: Courtesy of Per Arnoldi.
We love many of illustrations but today we narrowed in on his renditions of the Zodiac signs. They are the creations of Andrew Holder an accomplished illustrator and designer from Southern California. Using a variety of digital and other mixed media, Andrew create original works reflecting his unique style with vibrant colors, intricate lines and pattern-work. His art has been featured in solo and group exhibitions worldwide and is recognized by private collectors as well as commercially. On Staf magazine he says this about himself and his work:
“I have always enjoyed creating. For as long as I can remember, I have always been creating something with whatever I had in hand. As soon as I realized that I could make a career through art, I moved from San Diego to Los Angeles and enrolled in school. Surfing or more specifically, the sea, began to appear in my work inevitably.”
“My most personal works are usually colorful compositions, with flat figures, textures and graphic elements. My goal is to create pieces that, above all, explore the barriers between the artificial world and the natural world.”
“I take inspiration from almost everything around me, or at least I try to keep an open mind to almost everything. I tend to go to auctions or garage sales as much as I can just to take a look and expose myself to things that come out of my daily routine.”
The artist can be found on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Andrew Holder.
These stunning digital illustrations are the work of Moscow-base illustrator and designer, Maxim Shkret. The artist has over 10 years of experience in the field of graphic design and art direction for various advertising firms. He mixes a unique method of 3D modeling with carefully applied shadow that evoke paper-like sculptures. He writes this about his work:
“Being a strong advocate of experiments on the intersection of digital and physical, I firmly believe that imagination is free from any constraints and boundaries. It is a powerful engine that fuels the creative process allowing to propel the aesthetics of the visual art to new heights. Nowadays, the imagination is further equipped with the latest evolving technologies, which make it possible to refine the visual breakthroughs on the continuous basis.”
More of his work can be viewed on his website, Behance and Instagram. He has a shop here at Society 6.
Images: Courtesy of Maxim Shkret.