Intimacy between loved ones and objects by Kelly Bjork

Intimacy between loved ones and objects by Kelly Bjork

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Art

Kelly Bjork is an American young illustrator who lives in Seattle where she starts her career designing portraits on commission that day by day turn her in a freelance artist and founder of the creative studio Pilgrim Paper Com, with the graphic artist Teresa Grassechi.

Her technique is not particular, because of she realizes almost everything by hand with colored pencils on blank paper, that she defined the real value that makes the difference on his work, if it’s necessary, she uses other media to add details at the end.

Kelly’s work focuses on “simple elements with small areas of detail, showing scenes of real-life“, the intimacy between loved ones and objects.

To know her better, a selection of illustrations from her site below.

Text by Giordana Bonanno.

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The imaginary worlds of Raquel Aparicio’s illustrations

The imaginary worlds of Raquel Aparicio’s illustrations

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Born in Ávila, a city in the hills north-west of Madrid, Raquel Aparicio began working as a professional illustrator in 2006, producing drawings for advertising, magazines, and books. It is the latter that inspires her more than anything else. A great lover of literature and a devourer of books, Raquel, through her art, succeeds in what many fail by trying, enclosing in a sheet of paper a story long pages and pages. 

Her illustrations, characterized by colors not too strong, but present and graceful traits, are perfect for any occasion and for any subject. 

With a few strokes, Raquel Aparicio manages to transport us into a world, her world, made of stories, narratives, characters, and action. It’s like being suddenly catapulted into an endless library, but instead of books, there are thousands and thousands of illustrations. 

We have selected some of them and you can find them below, but we suggest you go and have a look at her site, where you will find much, much more. 

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Miguel Marquez Outside and his miniature installations

Miguel Marquez Outside and his miniature installations

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

A pigeon can become a VIP and an ice cream fallen on the asphalt can be treated as the body of a crime, just a pinch of imagination and Michael Pederson has to sell. Michael, better known as Miguel Marquez Outside, creates small but beautiful installations inspired by what he finds on the street and using it as an art gallery. 

With a little imagination and a few essential objects, he can transform normal things, like a hole in the wall or a staircase, into something extraordinary. 

They are certainly works that will make you smile, but this is not the only objective of Miguel Marquez Outside. The artist, in fact, takes the opportunity to address issues such as nature conservation, from forests to small tufts of grass that arise at the foot of the sidewalks. For example, his latest series of three works, “Urban Weed Award”, focused on this topic. 

Discover the small installations below and if you are not satisfied, go to his Instagram profile

Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
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Screenplayed, the Instagram profile for film lovers

Screenplayed, the Instagram profile for film lovers

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Instagram is not only the universe for beauty gurus and fashion influencer, looking well you can also find interesting things and that in their small way will make your social life a little more pleasant. One of these profiles is Screenplayed, managed by John, a young aspiring screenwriter and director who currently works in the film company of his six brothers. His love for cinema, movies, but also for TV series has led him to create a profile in which short famous scenes of the big and small screen are flanked by the screenplay that runs, following the images. 

If you are a fan of the genre, you will spend hours seeing if the final result is exactly what was written and, above all, how words are transformed into images. 

But if that’s not enough then go to his website, where you can find entire scripts. Enjoy! 

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Balance, AkaCorleone transforms a basketball court into a work of art

Balance, AkaCorleone transforms a basketball court into a work of art

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Born in 1985, Perdo Campiche, better known by his stage name AkaCorleone, is a Portuguese street artist, who has distinguished himself in the world of graffiti thanks to a style that blends a skillful use of colors and shapes, giving rise to original compositions and fun. His latest project is a striking example of this style, entitled Balance, the mural in question was made by covering the entire surface of the basketball court of Campo dos Mártires from Pátria to Lisbon. The large work (14 x 25) required 9 days of work and special paint. In fact, to allow the community to continue playing on the field, AkaCorleone had to use special enamels and anti-slip enamel paint and hardener. 

Although it is not the first time that we see a work of this kind, I do not know if you remember the murals of MADSTEEZ in Harlem or that in Los Angeles in memory of the rapper Nipsey Hussle, but every time it is made a new one we are surprised and fascinated as if it were the first. Maybe because when we hear about murals we immediately think of the wall of a building and never of a floor. 

“Balance” was created in collaboration with GAU, the Urban Art Gallery of the Lisbon Municipal Council, and within Underdogs, a public art program. 

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