Parisian Emmanuel Malin is a digital painter who takes you on surreal and magical journeys with his lush creations. Check out more of his work on Kuvva. You can buy his work via his website.
Dan-ah Kim, Kuvva’s Collection Artist for this week, was born in Seoul and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the full set on Kuvva!
Agnes Thor is Swedish, born in 1986, lives and works in NYC. “I see these landscapes as portraits. What you see is not only grass, trees, fields. The images are a reflection of me, and also allow the viewer to see themselves. Aurora Borealis is a personal story, portraying both familiar and foreign surroundings and like memories the photographs are neither fictional nor real, but are nevertheless true.”
Check out Kuvva’s Collection Artist, Derek Stenning. Stenning’s work features weathered cosmonauts crowned with giant headgear, inhabiting a hazy void somewhere between hope and despair. You can see more amazing work on his website.
This week Kuvva features the work of the talent, young Belgian photographer Maroesjka Lavigne. Her set, Ísland was made during her stay in Iceland. Inspired by the likes of David Lynch and Edward Hopper she took an original approach to shooting the breathtaking, snow-covered desolateness of the country. Maroesjka was selected as a 2012 Foam Talent for the series.
Maroesjka was kind enough to sit down with us and give us an insight into her creative process.
Alex Omist is an artist and illustrator working in Barcelona, who has run his own studio since 2009. His work is inspired by illustrators working in the 1950s–their use of uplifting and fairy-tale invoking colors, strong lines, and utopian worlds. The vibrant shades and bold shapes of this week’s featured sets create wondrous landscapes that transport us to another world. Kuvva got together with him to see who and what inspires him, and how he illustrates.
Hi Alex, how’s it going?
I’m fine, thanks! The day seems good to start new projects.
We’re more than happy to have your works showcased on Kuvva, For those who don’t know you, can you give us a brief introduction?
Thank you very much! My name is Alex Omist, I am 38 years old and I live in a small coastal town near Barcelona. I have always liked to draw and I never thought that I could live off of illustration. I worked as an Art Director for a cultural magazine and I did small collaborations as a freelance illustrator in advertising agencies and magazines. Four years ago I decided to work on my own. At the beginning it was tough but now it feels good.
This week’s featured artist is Italian-born Alessandro Puccinelli. Alessandro is a professional photographer who lives between Italy and Portugal. His works are conceptually influenced by Romantic painters such as Casper David Friedrich and William Turner. Kuvva asked Alessandro to give us some more background on this particular love for the ocean, and how he approaches the art of photography.
Hi there Alessandro, how’s it going?
Pretty good, thanks. I’m in my van in front of the ocean in south Portugal. Whenever I’m in my van, I’m always good.
We’re really happy to be showcasing your work on Kuvva. For those who don’t know you, can you briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Alessandro Puccinelli, I’m 43 years old, Italian, living in Pisa and in Lisbon. I grew up in Pisa. Since I was young I always had a big passion for traveling and since I discovered “surfing” at the age of 16, I started to travel quite a bit. While traveling and growing up, I found great pleasure in nature and all of her aspects. I have a great passion for the outdoors, it makes me feel free and I hate to stay in a closed in place like an apartment, even more in an office, for too long. I’m an introspective person and I think that’s reflected in my photography.
This week’s featured artist hails from Iwate, Japan. Now based in Tokyo, Kimiaki Yaegashi began his career in 1998. He now works as an illustrator and graphic designer. His work usually involves strange creatures, panda bears, and women wearing pizza. Over the course of his career, his work has appeared in various countries and been featured in lots of media outlets. He’s currently working on an exciting new project called “Animal and Profile”. Kuvva talked to Kimiaki about his characteristic illustrations and tried to get behind the potential meaning of the Japanese, folkloric elements of his illustrations.
Hi there Kimiaki, how’s your day been so far?
We’re very excited to have your works showcased on Kuvva, and people are loving your featured set. For those who don’t know you, can you give us a brief introduction?
My name is Kimiaki Yaegashi a.k.a Okimi. Based in Tokyo-illustrator and graphic designer. Born on Nov 1, 1972 in Iwate, Japan.
We still owe you guys an interview with featured artist Emiliano Ponzi. His bold textured illustrations use repetition, a judicious use of line, and strong graphic compositions to define and communicate his concepts. Emiliano’s illustrations have appeared in advertising, magazines, book, newspapers and animations. His clients include The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Time, The Economist, Newsweek, United Airlines, Penguin books, Saatchi&Saatchi New York, Leo Burnett. Kuvva asked Emiliano a few questions to get the details on his creative process.
Good day Emiliano! Did you have a nice Christmas?
Yes I did but, like every year, I made the same mistake: eating too much.
We’re really enjoying your illustrations and happy to have you on board. For those who don’t know you, can you give us a short bio?
I’m 34 as of December 30th. I live in Milan, Italy. I like Chinese food, traveling around and going to bed late at night.