Vibrant Botanicals Spring from Cheerful Pups in Hiroki Takeda’s Playful Watercolors

 Art #dogs #flowers #plants #watercolor All images © Hiroki Takeda, shared with permission Sprouting flowers and botanical sprigs, the subjects of Hiroki Takeda’s watercolor works exude the boundless joy and energy we tend to associate with canine companionship. The vividly rendered pieces are part of the Japanese artist’s whimsical body of work that defines the contours of cats, birds, and inanimate objects with delicate plants and other natural elements. Prints and originals of Takeda’s blooming creatures are available from TRiCERA Art, and you can stay up to date with…

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Nikoo Bafti – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings by Iranian-British artist and illustrator Nikoo Bafti. Influenced by traditional Persian miniature painting, Nikoo combines intricate narrative imagery with modern metaphysical concepts and a fascination for the unseen and anomalous phenomena. This latest series marked her debut solo show at Antler Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Painted in seven shades of blue, “Realigned” is an exploration of intangible themes through ethereal night scenes. See more images below. Source link

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Thread Grids by Laura Fischer Encase Stones in Exquisitely Knotted Webs

 Art #knots #Laura Fischer #sculpture #stone #thread #weaving All images © Laura Fischer, shared with permission Precision is at the core of Laura Fischer’s practice. Using cotton and linen threads in neutral tones, the Bellingham, Washington-based artist sheaths smooth stones in impeccably exacting grids. She forms the tiny squares and rectangles with a series of knots, mimicking the loom weaving process but working directly on the natural material. Paired together, the sculptures are finished with a twisting rope wrapped around the circumferences and suspended in staggered positions. A few…

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Simple Lines and Shapes Comprise the Lavish Yet Minimal Animal Drawings of Jochen Gerner

 Illustration #animals #birds #dogs #Jochen Gerner All images © Jochen Gerner, shared with permission Lines and basic shapes are the basis of Jochen Gerner’s distinct, almost paradoxical style that’s sometimes referred to as “abundant minimalism.” The French artist, who lives and works between Lorraine and Burgundy, draws birds and dogs that are sparse in form and yet rich in color and texture: checkered patterns overlaid with a chaotic array of markings create a shaggy fur coat, while variegated patches of feathers distinguish the tail from wing or breast. In…

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