Hong Yi (who often goes by the nickname Red) is a Malaysian artist/architect who is used to create stunning illustrations with everyday materials. After graduating with Master in Architecture from the University of Melbourne, Red moved to Shanghai for a career in architecture. It was here that she completed her first unconventional work, a portrait of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei made entirely out of sunflower seeds. Here are some works made with food. Perfect for the Expo 2015 in Milan.
Seth Clark comes from Massachusetts where he earned his BFA in Graphic Design.
“My work focuses on deteriorating architecture. I see an inherent honesty in the face of my subject. These man-made structures, designed to be huge forces of permanence, are now collapsing in on themselves. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve. It is as if the buildings were content with their circumstance. As I work, I study these structures incessantly. They are on the brink of ruin, yet appear dignified in their state. Something very energized and present is trying to escape out of a slow history of abandonment.”
“These images are created through an ambitious layering process. I collage with found paper to reflect the fragmented and complex tactility of decay. Once a dimensional foundation is achieved, various mixed media are used to bring definition and depth to these raw materials. The processes of collage and drawing alternate between themselves lending to a seamless blend of the two mediums.”
Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a Taiwanese illustrator. She started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2012. Her works are characterized by pastel colors and reveal a dreaming world. She processes her pieces digitally from the the starting idea to the end.