One of my favorite comic books is “The Unwritten”, written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross. The comic is published by the Vertigo (DC Comics). New York based artist, Yuko Shimizu illustrates the incredible cover art for the series. Her unique illustration style was one of the main reasons I started reading the comic! It is scary to think that she almost never became an artist at all. At the young age of 22, Yuko had a mid-life crisis. She was working for a prominent public relations firm in Tokyo, when she realized it was not the path for her. She worked hard, saved her money and moved to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Yuko an incredible inspiration, for her art and her journey! She is currently working from her studio in Manhattan and is happy to report that she has never experienced a mid-life crisis since.
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Devorah Sperber is an artist who creates mind bending installations and negotiates your perception with reality. Using spools of thread as pixels, she carefully calculates where each will be placed… upside down. By placing a crystal ball in front of each display, the image is rotated 180 degrees and adjusted to a size more recognizable for the viewer. Incredible! Devorah has used anywhere between 400 – 60,000 spools of thread to create one piece. As Deborah points out, how little information the brain needs to reformulate an image that it has been exposed to. Devorah’s Thread Spool Work masterpieces have been exhibited around the world. Devorah and her art are truly amazing. Check out more of her sculptures and masterpieces, here.
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David Ellis is an artist in Brooklyn, New York whose range allows him to do it all; street art, sculpture, motion painting, installations. His art is influenced by music, and it shows.. beautifully, with flowing lines and layers of details. Honestly, David. I can look at your work all day and I will still come back for more. Check out more of David Ellis’ masterpiece’s on his website, here. And- if you’re really in for a thrill, watch David’s “Motion Painting” on Vimeo. It’s pure poetry.