Japanese artist Fuco Ueda was born in 1979. She lives in Japan and exhibits there regularly, as far as I can tell from her website. I emailed Fuco to ask her permission to feature her on my blog and got this response:
Thank you for an email.
Unfortunately I cannot speak English.
Please forgive the thing answered in faltering English.
Thank you for your having been interested in my artwork.
I feel an email from you very glad.
I was interested.
And so I present to you some images of the whimsical surreal work of Fuco Ueda. My favourite one is last. Mmm funghi.
Please visit Fuco Ueda’s site here or to view available works and prints, go here.
Day Of The Dead - Ronald Kurniawan
Ronald Kurniawan makes surreal brightly coloured magical works that feature invented creatures and landscape elements along with references to technology and the civilised world. His work includes paintings and sculptures, though he is definitely more prolific at the first.
Queen B - Ronald Kurniawan
He lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He has exhibited in many shows and has also created work for companies such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, Disney Consumer Products, General Mills and Honda, to name a few.
Ronald Kurniawan - Work for Honda Insight Campaign
Ronald Kurniawan paints imagery that makes you think. And he also has a pet pug, so he must be awesome.
Top Dog - Ronald Kurniawan
Please visit the website of Ronald Kurniawan to see more of his work.
WHERE ARE THEY (SUPER HEROES)?
A couple of years ago whilst in the search for some inspiration, I happened across the work of Korean born artist Jiha Moon. I was immediately drawn into a state of enthrallment as I perused the Google Image search results and then even more excited when I discovered her website, with a complete back-catalogue of images.
Her work is colourful and exciting; combining elements of landscape, pop art and surrealism in mixed media works that modernise traditional Asian landscapes using saccharine-sweet colours and invented creatures. A combination of abstraction and representation, traditional and modern, the work of Jiha Moon is, put simply, incredible to behold.
Nahan’s Forty Winks
Moon is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia and regularly exhibits in both solo and group shows.
All photos from the official website of Jiha Moon.
It so often happens that I’ll spend so hours labouring over a painting and absolutely love it when it’s finished, only to become completely over it within a few weeks. Fickle is a brilliant word to describe this commonplace conundrum. The images in this post are of some of the few paintings that have escaped that fate.
This last image makes me pretty happy. Sleepy plush cloud over pointy mountains = bliss.
Hopefully I can find more images of my old paintings that I still like. I have a series of paintings hanging in my room that are my favourites but currently have no images of them available.