Azerbaijan artist Faig Ahmed breaks tradition by distorting and re-arranging rugs until they begin to take on another form altogether. The result is breathtakingly modern, turning a two dimensional craft into a new dimension where something more brilliant comes to life. You can see more of Faig Ahmed’s unique fibre works at faigahmed.com
Patternbank are loving these complex artworks by Brazilian illustrator Zansky. Mixing techniques such as letterpress, wood cut and screen printing, Zanksy delivers a combination of both folk and surrealism in his work. Based in Sao Paulo his work has life and passion through creative means. See more of his colourful, abstract pieces on his portfolio site zansky.com
Japanese textile artist Junko Oki calls her work ‘Woky Shoten’ meaning ‘free movement of the line to make a simple repetition of work’. Her intricate embroideries have a worn vintage quality with layers of meticulous stitch work creating pathways and pattern. In her book ‘Poesy’ she describes how her work makes her feel,’When I have needles, threads, and other special materials in front of me, something stirs deep inside my unconscious mind in spite of myself, and I am filled with strong emotion.That is when I regain my true self’ See more here.
These beautifully executed studies of the human form are the work of artist Dimosthenis Prodromou. Prodromou studied Moving Image and Fine Art at East London University. His primary subject matter is the human nature and our activities. Using various materials he explores the human form to create visual evidence of our human behaviour. Patternbank loves the simplistic application of collage with a sensitivity of colour to create depth and movement in these pieces. See more from Prodromou here.
Patternbank were totally in awe when we saw Eckhard Völcker’s microscopic masterpieces. As he says, we are surrounded by another world that is hidden to the naked eye. The true beauty and intricacy of nature is always a massive source of inspiration. For more of his incredible images check out his website or his Flickr page.
The Patternbank team saw these inspiring photographic images featured on Kuvva. A real visual mix of conversational & photographic distorted prints that are trending heavily at the moment.
These inspiring pieces are the work of Polish photographer Peter Kowalski who is currently based in Kraków. This project named ‘Untitled 2013’ looks at how the city of Rome has changed and grown into an incredibly busy and complex metropolis. Kowalski explains, each image consists of 3 to 5 photographs taken at different times and represent different architectural periods. Put together they dance in an unexpectedly symbiotic way, co-existing in a mosaic of shapes and colours. See more of his inspiring work at kowalskivision.com
Josias Scharf is a prolific artist residing in Berlin, Germany. His paintings come from the belly, from intuition, memory and emotions; the subconscious. He feels a strong connection with nature and his childhood. There is a beautiful freedom to Josias’ paintings like an unknown force has put the marks on the canvas. See mo[...]
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 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 Ca[...]