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Esoteric and Visceral: The Art Portfolio of John Douglas


A digitized image of light shining behind an oak treeVolumeric Light OAK

Filmmaker and mixed media artist John Douglas has built up a portfolio that spans decades and is packed with work both esoteric and visceral. John’s works often focus on social and economic issues sometimes in a frank way and other times with undercurrents of meaning that leave the exact message up for interpretation.


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I find John’s work with computer imaging and digital modelling rather…

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Angels and Mythology: An Art Portfolio by Peter Mohrbacher


A digital painting of an angel with an obscured faceThe Lament of Sathariel

Peter Mohrbacher is a Chicago-based artist and designer who creates beautiful digital paintings and prints based on the idea of angels and mythology.


A digital painting of a plantlike figureSuchlaph, Angel of Verdency

Mohrbacher’s series of angels offer a fascinating update on classical subject matter. The artist infuses each digital painting with elements that seem straight from classical paintings, along with the cybernetic, the futuristic, and the…

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Striking Floral Close-Ups: Art by John Grant


A scanned image of a red and black tulipDripping Tulip

John Grant works in photography, paint, and printmaking, sometimes combining different techniques or exploring innovative uses of technology to create his images. Recent works by the artist take the form of striking floral close-ups.


An image with scanned flowers over a blue skySpring Flowers

 

I really enjoy the artist’s recent floral works. While they look like photographs, in at least some of these, the artist uses a high-resolution scanner to capture the form…

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Speculative Tech: Art by Tom McDowell


A digital artwork of a mech on a landing padMech Delivery

Tom McDowell is London-based concept artist who works with ideas and aesthetics from science fiction. The artist’s works range from highly detailed three-dimensional models of space ships and other speculative tech, to more stylized drawings and character concepts.


A sketch of a futuristic characterUntitled, from Sci-Fi Doodles series

 

I’m really enjoying browsing through McDowell’s collection of “doodles” – though many are just a single…

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Vast Abstract Cosmos: Art by Nancy Ungar


A digital artwork with human figurative elementsThe God Spot

Nancy Ungar creates psychedelic artworks in both digital and traditional media. The artist combines abstract forms with frenetic line art and overlapping planes of texture and color to build up a vast abstract cosmos in each work.


An abstract digital artwork with a repeating patternMedusa's Domain

 

The works in Nancy’s current portfolio are all complex and layered, and seem designed to pull the viewer in for a deeper look. It’s quite fascinating to explore the abstract…

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Internet Installations: Art by Rafaёl Rosendaal


A photo of an installation with changing images projected onto wallsGenerosity (installation at Towada Art Centre, Japan)

New York-based artist Rafaёl Rosendaal takes digital art to a new level with psychedelic internet installations. Working with large planes and geometric shapes of neon-bright color, Rosendaal creates works for both physical space and cyberspace.


A photograph of a gallery with paintings by Rafael RosendaalPortraits (installation at Steve Turner, Los Angeles)

 

Sometimes Rosendaal works in a more conventional digital style, presenting his…

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Possibilities of Composition: Art by Elaine Lauzon


An oil painting with overlapping blue and red tonesFriday, oil on canvas

Elaine Lauzon works in a range of media both digital and traditional, creating artworks that explore the possibilities of composition and color. In her current practice, Elaine favours bright hues and heavy, confident brush strokes, creating artworks that are bursting with energy.


A painting composed of many large colorful brush strokesFloating, acrylic on canvas

Many of Elaine’s traditional abstractions remind me of work by David Tycho, or Bruce Meberg. The artist’s…

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Surreal Narrative Images: Art by Ray Ceasar


An artwork featuring a female figure overlooking a boat in constructionOde to the Navy, canvas print

Toronto-based artist Ray Ceasar creates eerie and surreal narrative images using digital modeling and texturing techniques. The artist’s works combine aesthetics, fashions, and motifs from a variety of bygone eras, resulting in anachronistic works that seem oddly timeless.


A digital rendering of a figure in dress from a past centurySolar Calm, single piece on wood panel

Ceasar’s figures have a very distinct look – their slightly rounded faces, pale skin and…

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Picture Book Studio: Art by Valerie Lesiak


A digital illustration of a whimsical hourglassSweet Dreams: A Whimsical Hourglass

Valerie Lesiak produces illustrations for freelance clients and for herself, working under her moniker Picture Book Studio. The artist’s works are colorful and kid-friendly, often featuring animals and simple text elements as subjects.


A diigital illustration of a butterfly based on the form of the letter BB is for Butterfly

 

I enjoy the welcoming, whimsical tone that Valerie achieves through her digital artworks. These illustrations are built upon a simplified,…

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Pastel and Neon: Art by Blake Kathryn


A digital artwork with two stylized human handsUntitled (from series: Actualization)

Blake Kathryn is a digital illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles. Kathryn’s works utilize pastel and neon colors in new configurations, hinting both at nostalgia for bygone decades, and a thoroughly contemporary aesthetic moment.


A digitally rendered artwork of a holographic-colored carUntitled (from album/single artwork for Salen)

 

I love the way that Kathryn combines the new and the retro in her works. The overall look and feel is one…

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Uncanny Valley: Art by Jun Seo Hahm


An artwork composed of bulbous, organic-looking formsThe eyes, nose and mouth without a face, not a face without the eyes, nose and mouth.

Artist Jun Seo Hahm creates digital compositions that express fragmented biological components, and organic forms oddly removed from their usual context. The resulting images have a sense of the uncanny valley about them, and seem both alien and highly familiar.

Hahm does some work in commercial illustration, and often incorporates typographic elements…

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Patterns of Language: Art by Krasi Dimtch


An abstract digital artwork composed of overlapping three-dimensional formsAlien entity reveals the meaning of life, print on plexiglass

Krasi Dimtch creates digital artworks based on patterns of language. Krasi’s works are, at first glance, psychedelic, with patterns and colors far removed from any recognizable figures - but once the viewer understands the artist’s process, patterns and meaning start to appear.


An extremely complex digital abstract work made with green colorsThe Gardens of Incomplete Delights -4

 

I really enjoy the totally futuristic style that…

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Digitally Rendered Geometric: Art by Melissa Ann Lambert


A digital artwork with overlapping shapes in blueTriskelion

Melissa Ann Lambert is an artist who creates complex abstract compositions with digitally rendered geometric forms. Melissa’s works tend toward bright, cohesive color palettes and hard edges.


A digital artwork with stripes of blue and blackSupergravity

I enjoy the way Melissa uses a similar framing for each image – her works in a series all seem to be the same size and dimensions, which allows for the viewer to focus only on the internal composition and color of a work.…

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The Importance of Form: Art by Keshav Ramaswami

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Designer, musician and artist Keshav Ramaswami creates work under the studio name AA/K/AA/R/A, a stylized form of a Sanskrit word which roughly translates into English as “formation.” Certainly, Ramaswami’s entire portfolio speaks to the importance of form.

 

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I really enjoy the monochromatic, ultra-modern aesthetic of much of the art and design in Ramaswami’s portfolio.…

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