Modern Art, Modern Design

Recently I have found myself looking for new inspirations for both my art practice as well as my designs. It has been nearly 2 years since my last oil painting and while I have remained active with digital paintings and illustrations I am keen to explore new possibilities through the medium of paint again.

I usually find you have to go back in order to move forward, often taking inspiration from the ideas of artists of the past and applying a modern approach; however I have recently taken inspiration from a more current generation of artists and designers.

Many of my most recent paintings have consisted of very vivid landscapes often featuring a figure isolated within that scene. I wanted to look at creating a more minimal feel to my next painting, focusing more attention on the subject matter. I want to go back to exploring negative space and the effects it can have on the viewers reading of the subject matter. Here are some artworks, illustrations, and adverts that I have found quite inspiring recently.

Florian Nicolle

I am quite fond of this artist’s style. I always come back to view his gallery page on Behance, mainly because I think the work is so strong. The images are rendered in such a gestural way and yet they are really well defined, they have depth and control. There is a great balance between the pen strokes that define the subject and the ink splashes that add tone and form.

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Yo Sushi Print Adverts

Corporate companies are using skill designer to come up with interesting concepts that use strong photo manipulations. These adverts for Yo Sushi are a great example of Photo Manipulation with a minimal, modern feel. They capture the very essence of the brand and what they represent, in a bold and thought provoking way.

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