Erika Pochybova-Johnson creates these intricate paintings in her own unique style using elaborate combinations of brightly coloured dots, shape and lines. Originally from Czechoslovakia Erika now lives and works in Lubbock, Texas. Patternbank love the kaleidoscopic patterns that are created as Erika improvises as she paints using nature and the landscapes around her for inspiration. See more of her work on her website ebova.com
Patternbank featured successful Animator, Illustrator and Textile designer Monika Forsberg earlier this year. At the time her website was undergoing an overhaul, but now that its up and running we thought we’d share some of her new work with you. Originally from Lulea in northern Sweden, Monika moved to London to study at Camberwell School of Art and went on to gain a BA (hons) in Illustration and an MA (RCA) in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Now living and working in Kentish Town, North London, Monika continues to balance her busy career with family life, take a peek at her new site here.
The Patternbank team are loving Hara Katsiki, a visual artist originally from Greece. Mixing photography and over laid hand crafted elements to create expressive art statements. Her artistic work uses various types of mixed media which include graphic design, painting, animation, music and drawing. Checkout Hara’s portfolio site for more of her inspiring pieces.
Jacob Van Loon is a 27 year-old painter and designer living in Chicago. He has a multi-faceted background in various media, all lending a hand to a technical drawing, painting, and design portfolio. His work introduces organic, linear elements to geometric forms, with an aesthetic influenced by architecture, cartography, scientific illustration and graphic design. Check out more of his awesome work on his website.
Patternbank are always on the look out for inspiring textures and these collages by Thierry Mugny are just that. Mugny obviously has a great eye for what many of us would pass by, worn and peeling paint, old bill board posters torn and the scribblings or writings found in urban areas or more natural surroundings with textures of tree barks and earths own cracked surfaces. Mugny uses photos as a starting point to create these compositions where he then assembles from paintings, drawings and collages, superimposing to dramatic effect. Check out more of his work at tchegg.com and his tumblr.
Cate Edwards paints these wonderful pictures filled with decoration and illustrative stories. Cate was born in Sydney and spent her teenage years living on 15 acres of Eagle Bay beachfront in the South West of Western Australia. She later returned to Sydney where she taught art at Sydney high schools but now concentrates on her own work. “I have been exploring the liveliness that comes from placing transparency and opacity near each other. I find pen and ink comforting and love nothing more than to spend hours doodling and watching pieces evolve.” Patternbank love the figurative detail in her work mixed with nature and patterned surfaces which you can see more of on her flickr page.
The Patternbank team are loving these colourful, abstract forms by New York based artist Erin O’Keefe. Using photographs as her final art pieces, O’Keefe explores unpredictable discrepancy between objects and the two dimensional images. We’re in love with the splice and collage pattern plays that happen within her artworks. Check out Erin’s latest collection ‘The Flatness’ on her Tumblr portfolio site.
Zio Ziegler is a champion when it comes to the mesmerising patterns that feature so prominently in his work. Patternbank just love the naiveté and primitive aspect to Ziegler’s work where tribal references, symbols and graffiti are a big influence. Ziegler is very prolific too where; aside from the murals and the work he cre[...]
Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering [...]
Merijn Hos is an illustrator and visual artists based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and on personal projects, exhibitions and independent publishing. The Patternbank team love Hos's quirky pattern plays and surreal subject matter explorations. See more of his min[...]
Patternbank love the mix of fabrics Masion Martin Margiela has brought together to create this Artisanal Couture Collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Artisanal includes textile collections from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raoul Dufy, 1920’s Bauhaus tapestries and Mariano Fortuny Fabrics bridging the gap between fashion, interiors and [...]
Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at P[...]