We’re loving these paintings by Brooklyn based Michael Dotson who graduated from the American University in Washington DC in 2011. Incorporating a surrealist mix of Tron like futurism, neon 80′s tinged colours and a juxtaposition of organic foliage, patterns and hard angles these paintings are truly stunning. Go check his website for more or his Flickr page.
These beautiful set of photographs of decaying orchids, roses and leaves were shot by Billy Kidd, an extremely talented photographer based in New York. Usually confined to the bin at this stage of their life, Billy captures the immense beauty, faded colours, wrinkles and fine details of the decaying flowers and foliage on a black background which adds to the subtle drama. Check out more of his amazing photographs on his Tumblr – I was shot by Billy Kidd.
In this new extensive PDF report, Patternbank brings you the essential Spring/Summer 2014 print trend information seen at February’s Première Vision and Indigo shows in Paris. Our trend team were on hand to capture all the seasonal key points from the show. This report brings you the key print trend insights from the show, making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments.
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As paint drips down the canvas we are reminded of the urgency in time to record our thoughts and visions of the world around us. These fleeting moments when beauty surprises and astounds us are shared in Dickter’s desire to create and record the natural world. Dickter captures this with exquisiteness in marks, colour and paint, images of birds and flowers that appear frozen for us to enjoy. You can see more of these fleeting moments at michaeldickter.com
Jonathan McCree’s landscape paintings take us on an uncharted journey where he plays with scale, colour and perspective. Canvases are torn and cut up then re-assembled so that traditional devices such as foreground, middle and distance become redundant creating a picture with many interesting levels. McCree studied at the University of Sussex and has exhibited world-wide including Art Miami and Palm Beach Art Fair. You can see more of his work at jonathanmccree.com
Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2013 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Fall / Winter 2013. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.
Clover Canyon photos via Fashionising.com
Libertine photos via Fashionising.com
Helmut Lang photos via Fashionising.com
Marc By Marc Jacobs photos via Fashionising.com
Carolina Herrera photos via fashionising.com
Christian Siriano photos via Fashionising.com
J Crew photos via Fashionising.com
Amanda Hughen creates these delicate paintings with a series of mark-making, screen printing, rulers and freehand drawings building layers of depth and movement. The shapes and forms accumulate until they amass in one area jostling for space and taking over the page. Hughen says, “I am interested in the “loaded gun” theory o[...]
Patternbank just love these lush tropical landscapes by artist Orlanda Broom. Dripping in exuberant colours Broom takes her inspiration from a variety of landscape painters and botanical artists with particular interest in the work of Henri Rousseau. The dream-like worlds Broom creates in dense layers give a sense of the mys[...]
Andy Ness gained a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the Pratt Institute, both being in sculpture. Patternbank though, were inspired particularly by his latest works on paper which have a circus or fairground atmosphere. This collection features horses layered in silhouette against a backdrop of patte[...]