Mioke – Intriguing and Surreal Illustrations

Inspired by Hayo Miyazaki (Spirited Away), German artist Mioke creates wonderfully dark, intriguing and surreal illustrations. “Her images are unsettling and charming, strange yet familiar. They feature lonely northern landscapes: isolated Scandinavian and Icelandic terrain, a subarctic frozen lake continent, untouched caves and moss meadows, and mountains…

Food Paintings by Joel Penkman

New Zealand born artist Joel Penkman, currently living in the UK, captures our food favourites by using egg tempera and gesso to grinding and mixing his own paint. You can shop the prints on Etsy.

Oleg Oprisco

Kiev, Ukraine based photographer Oleg Oprisco creates very emotive portraits with great tones and composition. You can follow his work more closely on 500px or Flickr.

Beautiful Chaos: Lora Zombie

Self-taught Russian illustrator Lora Zombie creates chaotic, vibrant and colourful paintings by using ink and watercolours. Zombie is a rising star, with her exhibitions quickly selling out galleries worldwide.   [vimeo http://vimeo.com/28553129 w=580&h=281]

Kenya: Dandora Dump

Kenya’s Dandora Dump Near Nairobi is one of Africa’s largest dumping and scavenging grounds. Mountains of rubbish are thrown away by the residents and businesses of the Kenyan capital and every day thousands of slum dwellers try to make a living….

Artwork by Alexandra Levasseur

Canadian artist Alexandra Levasseur creates beautiful paintings by using acrylics and colored pencils on paper. During 2011 – 2012 she developed a project titled “One Drawing a Day”. Her objective was to explore the spontaneity and inspiration given by every different morning, either…

Paintings by Deenesh Ghyczy

German artist Deenesh Ghyczy paints fragmented portraits by using oil and acrylic. His paintings give the illusion of  looking through a kaleidoscope.