Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski's solo show, "Timothy Galoty & the Dead Brains" runs through July 30 at Hauser & Wirth in NYC. At 30 years old, the Polish-born painter is one of the most critically admired young artists on the international art scene. The exhibition is named after a fictional rock band that serves as a kind of alter ego in Ziolkowski’s paintings. They portray a world of surreal landscapes and disturbing anthropomorphic imagery that vacillates between the familiar and the hallucinatory, the light and the dark. His work has been profoundly shaped by the folk traditions and lore of Poland, as well as its more recent, turbulent history. (Text taken from Vogue)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Carine Brancowitz

Carine Brancowitz is a French illustrator who began working as a junior art director in fashion and trend. Her simple lines have shown up in numerous magazines, websites, and blogs. Most recently, she's worked in apparel, doing a tour tee for Phoenix. She uses a limited palette, and brings in intricate patterns to create rich compositions. Her subject matter takes inspiration from fashion but has the sense of a deeper mood or story underneath.