Be Curious. Get Inspired. Curated by Amon Focus
Zara Picken lives and works as an illustrator in the city of Bristol, where she graduated with a first class degree in Illustration in 2008.
Jen Wang was born in 1984 and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated SFSU with a Sociology degree, and is now currently at work on graphic novels. She enjoys nature shows, biking, libraries, and something new all the time. She has also lived in Portland, OR and Taiwan.
James Gulliver Hancock is an international artist that crosses as many mediums as he does borders. James is constantly on the move, having been involved in artist projects and residencies in Indonesia, Austria, France, the U.K. and America. He is currently located in Los Angeles and works on projects in Europe, America and Australia.
His work is as varied as his travels, encompassing editorial illustration for magazines, commissions for music group artwork and animations, working with intellectually disabled children on logo designs, to gigantic set illustrations for performances, and animations for TV, not to mention his continual personal art practice.
His work is conceptually driven and is concerned with confusions of perception and embraces personal subjectivity. Born to psychologist parents he draws from an analysis of hyperchondria, obsession, and hyper-awareness. Throughout this investigation his work maintains a consistent charm, whimsy and poetic graphic sensibility.
Sanna Annukka is an illustrator and print maker with a love for nature and folklore.
Aaron Feaver is a web designer and photographer living in Los Angeles.
Conversations can be riddled with words, phrases and clichés that fail to communicate actual meaning, intention and emotion. In my series, subliminal, I explore the idea that it’s not the words that are delivered, but the ideas behind them that are important and revealing. This work attempts to reveal possible meanings behind common conversational constructs while transmitting the underlying confusion, discord – and, possibly, truth – they represent.
Marc Alcock is a graphic designer and art director living in Sheffield specialising in brand identity; print design; typography and website design. He believes design begins with ideas.
Linn Olofsdotter, from Sweden, has explored many mediums before solidifying her career in the illustration field. After getting her education in both advertising and graphic design in Europe and the US, she moved to Brazil to start up a motion graphics studio along with her husband and creative partner. More recently Linn worked as a senior art director at a Boston advertising agency.
During the beginning of her career she used her skills as an illustrator to help brand TV networks such as Fine Living, MTV and Anime Network amongst others. Nowadays Linn works independently creating artwork for a number of clients in the Fashion, Advertising and Editorial fields such as Oilily, La Perla and Bon Magazine.
MARS-1 (aka Mario Martinez) is a left-handed artist who spends most of his time in the right side of his brain, communicating through a visual language. His unique imagery explores possibilities of otherworldly existence through highly developed, multi-layered landscapes. Often employing a fuzzy-logic aesthetic, Mars-1’s artwork has a sentient appearance, like a tulpa—which in mysticism, is the concept of a materialized thought that manifests into physical form. His unique style has been described as urban-Gothic, sci-fi abstracted, quasi-organic form.
Lauri Lyons was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a BFA in Media Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1993. From 1993 to 1998, Lyons worked as a freelance Photo Editor for Magnum Photos, The Source, B.E.T, and Essence Magazine. During that time she also worked as a photo assistant for Bruce Davidson and National Geographic photographer David Alan Harvey.
In 2006 Lauri Lyons became the first Black female photographer to be signed to Getty Images. Her photography is also commercially represented by Corbis Sygma. In the Frame is an award winning documentary short about her life and work as a photographer. She currently resides in New York City.
Curious Artist is a Visual Art Inspiration blog created by Amon Focus.
Curious Artist aims to find and share the coolest art, most dynamic designs and best resources available to artists on and offline. Artists are encouraged to provide helpful tips on both important aspects of design as well as the business of art in the 21st century. Interviews with artists from around the world and comments inspired by the daily features contribute well to the steadily growing Curious Artist community...Read More.