Artist Shirien Damra's moving mural marks America's first 'Immigrant Day of Resilience'

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Artist Shirien Damra has created a bright and hopeful mural to commemorate 'Immigrant Day of Resilience', a new annual date in the calendar that honours the strength of immigrant communities amid a long history of marginalisation in the United States. Photography by Carla Carrasco Ocampo.

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The many faces of line artist Tzu-Han Huang

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Tzu-Han Huang, or Mai to use her artist name , isn't an agent of chaos. But you could say she's an artist of chaos. As the Taiwanese and UK-based artist tells us, her most recent pieces are random line portraits depicting faces and stories, as inspired by global chaos.

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Artist Spotlight: Giorgiko

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Art artist Duo Giorgiko illustration los angeles paintingGiorgiko (pronounced jee-OR-jee-koh) is the product of a collaborative experiment between Darren and Trisha Inouye melding minimal, expressive character illustration with large-scale classical painting. Giorgiko.

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Artist Spotlight: Clément Thoby

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Drawing artist Clément Thoby drawings illustrator paris pastelA selection of pastel drawings by Paris-based illustrator and background designer Clément Thoby. Clément Thoby’s Website. Clément Thoby on Instagram.

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Artist Spotlight: Steph Lau

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A selection of personal and commissioned work by artist Steph Lau. Art artist new york Steph Lau

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Stuart Semple's physical Artistic License means everyone can now officially be an artist

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In recent years, Stuart Semple has perhaps been best known for his hilarious spat with Anish Kapoor in response to the latter's purchase of exclusive artistic rights to the "world's blackest material", Vantablack, in 2016. I'm an artist, but no one gave me permission to do it.

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“Lockdown Collages” by Artist Nico Krijno

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Artist Spotlight: Eleanor Taylor

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Bio: Eleanor Taylor is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Hastings, UK. In 2019 she was accepted onto the Varda Artists Residency and spent two months in California living on a boat and making work. Eleanor Taylor.

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The groundbreaking colour tool that united art with creatures, and artists with zoologists

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Altogether, the book creates a stunning reference point for nature and for colour, which transcends its historical roots and is as fascinating now as ever for zoologists, botanists, scientists, artists and designers alike What can 21st-century creatives learn from the mid-1800s?

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AI 'artist' creates new work inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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And to prove the point, they've launched ten new images by their 'AI artist' STiCH, inspired by iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. All images courtesy of the artist. Can computers paint?

Artist Spotlight: Kseniya Galper

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Painting artist boston editor pick illustrator Kseniya Galper member painter painting submissionA selection of work by Boston-based painter and illustrator Kseniya Galper. Kseniya Galper on Instagram.

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The ultimate 2020 Christmas gift guide for artists and designers

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Each year, we at Creative Boom thoroughly enjoy pulling together lots of creative gift ideas for the festive season, with a particular focus on the artists and designers in your life. This cute stocking filler will appeal to artists and aspiring painters alike.

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Artist Spotlight: Lena Gustafson

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Paintings by San Francisco-born, Oakland-based artist Lena Gustafson. Painting Art Institute of Boston artist california Lena Gustafson paintingGustafson graduated from the Art Institute of Boston with a BA in Illustration and Art Therapy in 2011.

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Meet Yogisya, the artist who became a hedgehog

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With over 100k Instagram followers, Yogisya may be one of the biggest artists Western audiences haven't heard of yet. The web series was published on the PIE platform after one of its editors approached the artist with an idea for a comic. "I

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Penguin celebrates 85 years with gorgeous prints by leading artists

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In celebration of 85 years publishing some of the world's greatest books, Penguin is releasing five commemorative prints by some of its leading artists, with all profits going to the National Literacy Trust.

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Afropop artist Williams Chechet creates designs for Nigeria's first craft beer brewery

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Afropop artist Williams Chechet has collaborated with Nigeria's first craft beer brewery, Bature Brewery, to create two new bespoke artworks for its Harmattan Haze and Black Gold Stout beers.

Artist Spotlight: Vicki Ling

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Celebrated and emerging female artists give us a timeless look at life in Britain today

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Kicking off today via London's Gillian Jason Gallery (who happen to be specialists in modern and contemporary art by women) is Heart of the Matter, a new virtual show that celebrates established and emerging female artists, just in time for International Women's Day.

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Artist Spotlight: Andrés Lozano

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19 Artists versus Covid-19, and how Fedrigoni is pushing socially distanced 'togetherness'

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Last month, paper manufacturer Fedrigoni rebooted its limited-edition poster project, 19 Artists versus Covid-19, which was initially launched to raise funds for the NHS last May. Morag Myerscough. Can art cure Covid?

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Artist Spotlight: Randy Godawa

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“M M IV” by Artist Marina Mika

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Illustration artist berlin editor pick illustration illustrator Marina Mika member submissionMarina Mika. Marina Mika’s Website. Marina Mika on Instagram.

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“Pandemic Life” by Artist Andy Busc

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by artist Andy Busc (previously featured here ). Drawing Andy Busc artist drawing illustration los angelesAndy Busc’s Website. Andy Busc on Instagram.

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Artist Coco Lom celebrates Hackney's community spirit in 30-foot mural

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Artist and designer Coco Lom's distinctive style mixes a bold, bright colour palette with black and white patterns, often created using a photocopier.

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Tender, debut portraits by artist Paul Gervais are inspired by Lucian Freud

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Looking at the artist's painted forms, they reflect his sensibility and experience and are closely linked to his portraits. Green Figures in a Landscape, oil on linen over board in artist's frame, 2020 © Paul Gervais. To discover more about the artist, visit www.paulgervais.com.

Inspired by Hello Kitty and Gudetama the depressed egg, artist Ben Elliot interrogates 'cute'

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Such is the case with an ongoing project by artist Ben Elliot , titled My Little Friend. Sometimes the role of art is to educate; at others, it's to engender political and social change (or at least awareness).

Manchester artists respond to Riz Ahmed's acclaimed album The Long Goodbye

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Now, Manchester International Festival (MIF) along with inclusive platform Fuse have commissioned four local artists to create responses to the acclaimed album. The Times I Spend Alone © Saidul Choudhury.

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Paper artist Sam Pierpoint's charming animation calls for sustainable fashion

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Paper artist Sam Pierpoint was recently commissioned by Greenhouse PR to create a short paper-cut animation for PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), which calls for more sustainable clothing.

Beat the January slump with these essential tips from leading artists and illustrators

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Fret not though, for Hazel and fellow top artists Emile 'BloodBros' Holmewood and Seb Westcott have advice on getting over the New Year slump. This year hasn't been so bad for her, actually; several new projects have popped up for the artist, along with a few teaching gigs.

Artist tackles lockdown boredom by replicating his entire living room in recycled denim jeans

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For Ian Berry , the artist famously known for "painting with denim", he decided to remake his entire living room in recycled jeans. Many of us have coped with lockdown by painting our homes, making banana bread or upcycling old clothes.

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Artist Spotlight: Abang

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Illustration Abang artist illustration seoulAbang. Abang’s Website. Abang on Instagram.

“Konvergenz” by Artist Maarten Rots

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A lovely series by Dutch artist Maarten Rots. Working in the medium of photography, “Konvergenz” explores the area around sommergalerieZöbing (Zöbing am Kamp, Austria), where he stayed as an artist in residence in 2019.

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Barbican Brutalism triumphs over Olympics disappointment for artist MAMIMU

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Sticking true to this adage is London-based Japanese artist/graphic designer MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson). There's a saying in Japanese that goes "Fall down seven times, stand up eight". Her collaboration with CULT VISION, an eyewear boutique in London's Barbican, was planned to mark the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in their shop window.

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Artist Spotlight: Antonio Carrau

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Collage Antonio Carrau artist collage UruguayAntonio Carrau (previously featured here ). Antonio Carrau’s Website. Antonio Carrau on Instagram.

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Artists transform a giant, disused water tower into a psychedelic flower bed

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Colour plays a big role in our work and how we create," say the artists. All images courtesy of JustKids.

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New film shares life in lockdown for artists with Down's syndrome

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Heart & Sold is a global arts organisation that represents, promotes and supports visual artists with Down's syndrome. Artists in Lockdown has been created by filmmaker Chris Kenward (whose brother David is featured in the film) and produced by Heart & Sold.

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Artist Spotlight: Bernadett Timko

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Artist Spotlight: Alice Oehr

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Drawing Alice Oehr artist designer drawing illustrator melbourne still lifeAlice Oehr. Alice Oehr’s Website. Alice Oehr on Instagram.

“Fortuitous Encounter” by Artist Lenard Smith

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Graphic Design Tablet Reviews: XP-Pen Artist 22 2nd Gen & XP-Pen Deco 01 V2

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While we’ve put the focus on XP-Pen’s best tablets for graphic design in the past, today we wanted to shine the spotlight on two of XP-Pen’s more innovative products, the Artist 22” 2nd Gen Pen Display and the Deco 01 V2 Drawing Tablet. The Deco and Artist Series from XP-Pen.

Graphic artist Neil Keating maps Liverpool's alternative scene

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Graphic artist and illustrator Neil Keating has designed for M.D. It won't shock you to know that gentrification is still happening, with the latest casualty being Liverpool's independent and community radio station Melodic Distraction (M.D.).

Artist adopts the ancient Japanese art of borrowing to offer an escape from lockdown

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The Japanese artist and designer, also known as MAMIMU , has been searching for inspiration as best she can during the pandemic but has found the recent lockdown in London somewhat limiting, just like the rest of us. There's a term in Japan (of Chinese origin) called Shakkei (??),

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Artist Spotlight: Sainte Maria

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