Nuri, also known as nuriko-kun at DeviantArt, is an artist who makes illustrations and digital paintings. Although Nuri's style is clearly influenced by oriental aesthetics, what got my attention was Nuri's beautiful and idyllic digital paintings with landscapes. What I really love about Nuri's work is the skies: deeply blue with cotton clouds in a lazy summer day, or purple in a twilight, or even when Nuri places some characters in contrast with the light of a sunset.
Appreciate the idyllic digital paintings by Nuri:
If you are interested in Nuri's process, here are two videos with speed paintings:
When I posted Tom Edwards's work last week, showing his fantasy and science fiction illustrations, I didn't mention that I had a lot of difficulty in choosing which illustrations to show (I try not to post more than 20 images per post). As I liked so many illustrations, I decided to make two posts. So, this is the second one, with more of Tom Edwards's fantasy and sci fi illustrations.
Appreciate the fantasy and science fiction in illustrations by the conceptual artist Tom Edwards - part 2:
Khalil Chishtee is an artist from Pakistan who shares her time between her homeland and New York. As artists, she uses a curious material to create her sculptures: plastic bags. Those plastic trash bags that virtually everyone uses.
Using black and white plastic trash bags, Khalil Chishtee creates life-sized figures who seem to be melting, deteriorating, being in ruins. This is very interesting and kind of symbolic, in at least two ways. First, the visual of deteriorating and decaying figures resembles our idea of trash, garbage. Second, there is this irony of creating melting and deteriorating objects using plastic, a material known for lasting years in nature, polluting and creating damage in nature.
Appreciate the sculptures made with plastic trash bags by Khalil Chishtee: