Tag Archives: Random Stuff I Like

The Art of Ravi Amar Zupa

Ravi Zupa considers books the best way to experience art. He has spent decades studying books about the art, mythology, religion, and history of cultures from across geography and time. Entirely self-taught, Zupa looks to works by German Renaissance printmakers, Flemish primitives, abstract expressionists, Japanese woodblock artists, and Mughal painters for inspiration. He also frequently incorporates religious iconography from Europe, Asia, and Pre-Columbian Latin America with revolutionary propaganda from around the world. With a distaste for ironic art or the thoughtless appropriation of culture, he integrates seemingly unrelated images in search of something universal. Zupa does not create any of his art digitally; everything comes from his own hand.

From Ravi’s Website

I love these, especially the print of Hanuman. It’s from a story from The Ramayana. When Lakshmana lay dying from battle wounds, his only hope was a herb that grew in the Himalayas.Being so swift, Hanuman was sent to fetch it. Unsure of what plant to bring, Hanuman brought back the entire mountain, saving his friend.

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Dan Hillier’s Dreams

Find out more about Dan Hillier’s work here.

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Carlos Ximenez

Carlos Ximenez’s ethnographic photography is focused on winter masquerades of Iberian Peninsula.

“ I photograph historical relics “

Carlos Ximenez

Carlos González Ximénez (@carlos_ximenez) • Instagram photos

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Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair by Rosalind Lyons

Rosalind Lyons is an illustrator and a lecturer in art and design. Her influences include the Renaissance art of Italy and Northern Europe, Elizabethan and Jacobean protraiture, and Shakespeare’s plays.

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Guy Gee’s Terence Stamp Project

Guy Gee is a design artist who has worked for brands like Cadbury and Marks & Spencer designing and building sets for adverts. In 2018 he started his own studio.

I had a philatelist father and while I’m not a collector I love stamps as miniature pieces of design. As such I adore Guy Gee’s Terence Stamp series.

Surprisingly, Gee has little interest in stamp collecting in the traditional sense but having stumbled across a Japanese stamp from the 1890s an obsession quickly set in. The “Terence Stamp” project had begun: the reimagining of postage stamps by digital revision and enlargement. The commissions and requests that followed soon covered stamps from other countries around the world. Almost four years later Gee has now worked with the stamps of over 100 nations, islands and cities. In 2021 he was approached by Stanley Gibbons, “the home of stamp collecting”, for a collaboration; reproducing the world’s most expensive postage stamp – the One Cent Magenta – which they had recently purchased at Sotheby’s New York for $8.3million.

Guy Gee’s website

To read more about Guy Gee and his work on his website.

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Early Sunday Morning

I came across Peter Mitchell’s work on Instagram. He’s a photographer who moved to Leeds after graduating from art college in 1972.

I was partcularly drawn to the images from the 1970s and 80s. He took them on Sunday mornings while making deliveries as a truck driver. They’s been collected in a book called Early Sunday Morning from RBB Books.

See Early Sunday Morning on Peter Mitchell’s website / Peter Mitchell interview at It’s Nice That / Early Sunday Morning at RBB Photobooks.

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The Beautiful Observations of Elena Limkina

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Elena LimkinaElena Limkina is a freelance artist specialising in printmaking and watercolor illustrations: botanical illustrations, jewelry illustrations and sometimes scientific illustrations. She has been painting since childhood. She’s studying medical engineering, but also creates patterns, illustration and artwork for brands, interior design, and for magazines.

https://www.limkina.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/limkina 

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