It’s been a couple of years since we last featured Laurent Moreau, when we were taken by his ability to create striking, graphic images in paint. We were keen to see how this has been developing so take a look at some of his recent work while he talks about what he’s been up to recently.
Exploration, drama, and adventure all make welcome appearance in the descriptive illustrations by Matthew Daniel Swan. His narrative scenes are set out in pencil or paint, and often include swathes other beautifully rendered shading.
Juliana Wang constructs layers of inky drawings into punchy compositions using interesting combinations of colours.
In Juliana’s work, you get a real feel of the brush on the paper. We really like her use of ink and how she builds up the shading and textures by layering up varying marks.
Seeking out and embracing the imperfect has given the work of Hungarian illustrator, Borbála Tompa a tactile feel with its beauty in the rough edges.
Borbála’s work is all about mastering the unpolished finish and keeping the sense of expressive, intuitive decision making in her work. She tries to capture the character her paintings have even though the final images are worked digitally.
In strong blocks of colour in pencil, print, and paint, Thomas Colligan creates dynamic compositions with a striking impact.
Berlin-based Israeli illustrator, Noa Snir has a penchant for figure-based scenes bustling with life. Her work often hosts a variety of quirky, curios characters, all fumbling around with their own strange goings on.
Whether working on walls, canvas, record sleeves, or any other number of commissions, Alexey Luka’s distinct style set’s itself self apart as immediately recognisable.
Using cut outs, found objects, or simply paint, unique shapes and patches of negative space are carefully slotted together to form whirling vortexes of form.