With her subversive photo series ‘ANIMALCOHOLICS,’’ photographer Frieke Janssens humorously tackles society’s casual acceptance of alcohol and the regressive animal-like behavior which rears its ugly head once people are drunk. The result is a “large, surrealist panorama in which she takes alcohol out of its human context, capturing imagined animals in a state of intoxication that one might see in a bar.”
Based in Brussels, Belgium, Frieke Janssens has had a love affair with photography starting at an young age. She creates arresting visual narratives with her images which grab hold the interest of the viewer. Despite being quite busy doing commercial work for numerous creative agencies and corporations, Jannsens finds the time for her personal projects with a sociological angle.
More images after the jump.
You can visit the the artist’s Tumblr, where he regularly posts his terrific illustrations.
Monica Carvalho is a Swiss born artist, who has been living in England for the past four years. She creates surreal photomontages on the computer, the interpretations of which are left to the viewers’ minds. Carvalho says that except for a few images of space, most of the images used in her pieces were shot by herself during holidays and trips.
Her works were recently exhibited for the first time at the Sprout Arts Gallery, London.
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Freelance Chinese illustrator Zhang Weber’s gorgeous illustration was created for an advertising campaign, which ran on the sides of public buses in the city of Shanghai in China. The ad conveys the important message on how we are all interconnected and also dependent on clean, pollution free air.
Argentinian illustrator Ramiro Pasch creates intricate black and white drawings using a cross hatching technique, which helps him to emulate the textures and shades present in etchings. Pasch says that he has always been enchanted by the amount of details which Dutch art-icons Rembrandt and Goltzius were able to present in their etched masterpieces.
It amazes me how the lines and the dots create a unique texture as well as values. This rich variety of form is what I try to achieve or replicate in my work. Although I work primarily with a really thin (0.1) Rotring drawing pen, the technique is similar in some ways.
Pasch works as a freelance illustrator based in Rosario, Argentina. He is currently studying fine arts at the university level, but has been intending to work on a full time basis on his drawings. His editorial illustrations have been published in magazines and children’s books.
Fancy having your own Pokémon living inside a beautiful and enchanting Poké Ball world of its own? Perhaps your own Charmeleon feeling at home in volcanic terrain, or maybe a cute Bulbasaur frolicking among colorful flowers? Then, you will surely fall in love with these gorgeous handmade Poké Ball terrariums created by American artist and artisan craftswoman Lauren.
Depending on the sizes and the effort involved, the artist sells her terrariums at prices ranging between $20 to $45 at her Etsy store. But as you can well imagine, she can’t make enough to keep up with the demand for the pieces. You can follow her on Twitter though to get updates about when the next batch of Poké Balls would go on sale.
I’m really loving this art mural titled “Exhausting Machine,” created by Swiss-based duo NEVERCREW on the streets of Vancouver, Canada. If you observe closely you will find a polar bear trapped inside the soda bottle. The piece was especially made for the 2016 Vancouver Mural Festival.