surreal seal

hifructosemag:

Jon MacNair opens windows into cryptic worlds with his monochromatic pen-and-ink drawings. His work has a decidedly vintage, if not medieval, feel. The artist renders elaborate depictions of self-created myths and legends, but rather than being grandiose, the tone of his work is self-aware and humorous. Demons and shamans mug for the viewer while performing rituals and spells. Some of his drawings show gratuitous, cartoon violence akin to that of heavy metal album art and skateboard graphics. MacNair has a solo show opening at Portland’s Antler Gallery this Thursday, August 28, titled “Age of Enigmas.” In addition to his own work, the exhibition will feature MacNair’s collaborations with five other artists he admires: Jennifer Parks, Trudy Creen, Mark Burt, Ian Anderson, and Michael Hsiung. 

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underthescopemin:

Colorful and sparkling specimen of Chalcopyrite iridescent in glittering purple, yellow, blue, and green. Chalcopyrite are lustrous and strongly light reflective. White Dolomite crystals grow on the base.

underthescopemin:

Colorful and sparkling specimen of Chalcopyrite iridescent in glittering purple, yellow, blue, and green. Chalcopyrite are lustrous and strongly light reflective. White Dolomite crystals grow on the base.

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Featured Curator: Ali // ctrl-glitch

Rebecca, AKA 9999AD, is a 16 year old artist from the United States. Because of her mother’s art school background, Rebecca has always experimented with visual creations. She started out with pencil, charcoal, and watercolours. She has always been fascinated by letters and typography, and would often find herself in trouble at school for drawing flames on the word ‘fire’ or melting the letters in ‘melting’.

In 7th grade, she began to study graphic design and typography, pouring over writings and glyphs. By 9th grade, she dove headfirst into GIF art and photography. When asked what inspired her to create her dreamy, mesmerizing, and otherworldly creations, Rebecca said:

“I’ve always seen cool gifs and 3D art, etc. I’ve always wanted to be able to do that—I think that’s the major inspiration in my art. Additionally, my art has served as an outlet for my emotions, allowing me to let some of them out and explain how they feel to others.”


Her favorite artists include Vince McKelvie, Skip Hursh, Mr. Div, Christophe Jeudy, and many more.

hifructosemag:

Eric Petersen is a methodical, calculated artist. He opts to work digitally to remove any personalized evidence of the human touch. He chooses the colors of his works like a scientist dropping carefully-measured chemicals into a vile: The intended effect of these contrasting, bright shades, says Petersen, is one of unsettlement. He sets up compositions that are at once harmonious and jarring. Geometric shapes appear to slice through his planes with razor sharp precision of placement. Yet their rhythmic arrangements give his work a sense of harmony, even while the electric blue, neon yellow and sunset orange hues simultaneously vie for viewers’ attention. See more on Hi-Fructose.