Yuta Onoda was originally born in Japan and presently lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is an incredible illustrator / painter who has been commissioned for many magazine editorial illustrations. He has been shaping his art aesthetic through various forms of media, finding new avenues to express himself. Yuta is refining his style, based from his coursework from Sheridan College. Many of his personal pieces were drawn together using graphite, inks, and acrylics, combined with Photoshop to more or less define his style. Stemming from his childhood love of comics, Yuto outlines his images. He also likes to infuse his artwork with decorative elements and details, which comes from his love of Art Nouveau and Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints. Currently, he has been merging Eastern styles with North American content, like the outdoor spirit of the Canadian wilderness. To see more of Yuta Onada’s amazing illustrations, check out his website and Behance page!
Category Archives: Mixed Media
Using found paper as his palette, artist Peter Clark creates intricate three-dimensional collages. He shades with density of print and creates substance and movement with lines plucked from old maps or manuscripts he finds in antique shops. Clark’s pieces are innovative as he utilizes the patterns and textures in a humorous way. Peter focuses much of his expertise on creating dog collage portraits, however his clothing and people portraits are equally incredible. To see more of Peter’s incredible collage sculptures, check out his website where you can purchase his book and original art!
Cuban artist Yoan Capote uses unique and clever objects to create his beautiful mixed-media masterpieces. Below, is his piece entitled “Isla (See-scape)“, which extends 26 feet in width. Yoan used oil, nails, 500,000 fishhooks and 30 assistants to complete the piece which took 6 months. Wow!!!
Yoan gives a new meaning to the phrase, “still waters run deep”. From a distance, the water is beautifully tranquil but as you get closer, your eyes focus on the materials used and tranquil waters now appear dangerous, aggressive and powerful. As the perceptions are challenged, the viewer experiences an unexpected excitement that results from the massive, unending seascape combined with the energy of the thousands of hooks. To see more of Yoan Capote’s breath-taking art, check out his website, here.
“I decided to use fishhooks in this series because I wanted to create a tension between beauty and seduction and danger and entrapment.” – Yoan Capote