Schoolism teacher Jason Seiler is an award winning artist with a humorous style and sound technique. His portraits capture ‘that special something’ which makes them intriguing and engaging. Jason’s clients make for an impressive list and include Time Magazine, Penguin Group, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. To see more visit his excellent website and his agent’s, Richard Solomon. I love that Susan Boyle piece!
Bence Farkasinszki is from Budapest, Hungary and “recently” got in contact with the Lounge to let us know of his newly updated portfolio. His work is erratic and scratchy, although it is often juxtaposed with intricate details. Be sure to take a closer look for yourselves.
Ali is from St Louis, where she currently lives with her husband and four children. Her signature pieces often depict girls wearing stripy socks over their hands, creating striking compositions using negative space effectively and evoking a playful, child-like quality. She uses a technique she describes as ‘modern fresco’, applying watercolours to plaster panels.
“My dependence on the visual world began when I lost much of my hearing through spinal meningitis at 2 years of age. This loss was a blessing in disguise as I learned to depend on body language and reading lips to communicate. So, from my youngest days, I became sensitive to the people around me and the unspoken language revealed through compositions of the human body.”
‘Rockheads’ is a stunning collection of minimalist portraits of musicians created using bold colours and vector graphics. Their creator Marc-Antoine Herrmann says about the work:
“Fifty rockstars – for the moment – a very personal choice, based on my tastes for artists who have – at least for me – something remarkable…from Arcade Fire to John Lennon and moving to Adele, REM, Chuck Berry, Jarvis Cocker, Oasis, Paul Weller, Serge Gainsbourg, Radiohead, Moby and the White Stripes…
ROCKHEADS is my way of depicting the musicians: sleek graphics and powerful colors. The minimalist line captures the essence of the personality of the artists. A look, a smile and sometimes a small reference to the history of the musician and you are eager to (re) explore the world and the songs of the artist. Harmonies of two or three colors echo the musical universe of the musician and give the designs an extra energy.”
Ian is from Nottingham, England. I really enjoyed looking through his Behance portfolio, which has some nice portrait illustrations and sketches. I particularly liked his John Lennon piece, very calm and collected in cool blue.