PaperBoyo creates Travel Paper Cut-out Art

Rich McCor also known as paperboyo is an artist and photographer from London who cuts out paper and positions this in the foreground of well known buildings and attractions to create an interesting perspective. Instead of the usual travel items he must obviously travel with black paper and scissors! We’ve created a gallery of our favourite Paperboyo pieces – remember to check him out on Instagram!

Fashion Works of Art

Today we have the pleasure of interviewing one of SDC’s talented online learners – Gulnoza Usmanova. Gulnoza is 28 years old and originally from Uzbekistan but today she creates her fashion master-pieces from Vancouver Canada here she lives with her husband and 2 kids.
 Gulnoza-profile
What got you interested in Fashion Design?
I have been interested in Fashion since I was a little girl and when I was in grade 5 I already knew that I would be a Fashion Designer. Also, I used to have a lot of paper dolls  with different styles of clothing made by me.
Who are your favourite designers or fashion brands and why?
I would say I respect all Fashion designers, because they all have their own vision and way in Fashion Design. But i’m interested more  in Haute Couture. I like when it has a lot of details and embellishments. I love Chanel! Karl Lagerfeld is one my favourite designers, especially when he works with Lasage. Also, I like Ellie Saab, John Galliano, Giambattista Valli and Valentino.
Where do you find your inspiration for your Fashion designs?
I can find my inspiration everywhere: – flowers, architecture… But for me the best inspiration is mood! I can easily create when I am in a really good mood. Watching fashion shows also helps me to find ideas.
Your fashion illustrations are really good – were you always good at drawing? What do you prefer to work with when designing your fashion illustrations?
When I was a kid , I always asked my mom to draw me fashion illustrations and I always wanted to draw like her. When I was in a high school I started to learn to draw with a tutor. Then I went to college of Art and Design. I remember that I always used to helped my group mates to create and draw fashion illustrations. My works was always one of the good ones.
I prefer work with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Now I am learning to draw digitally.
How are you enjoying the Style Design College Fashion program?
This is my first time studying online, so I’m really enjoying it. Because I have 2 kids and job I can manage my time and do my assignments when I have time. It’s really convenient!
What are your ambitions in the Fashion Industry?
My ambitious is to be like a Karl Lagerfeld! I want to be a Haute Couture designer and to work with Lasage.
Images remain property of the artist. Follow Gulnoza on instagram: @Yassaid_Usman
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Honey Preservation

American photographer Blake Little has covered portrait subjects in large quantities of honey in a collection he calls ‘Preservation’. Models representing a diverse range of ages, ethnicities and body types have been completely canvassed in cascading sheets of honey, resulting in their almost amber-preserved appearance. Its as if a contemporary cross-section of society has been frozen in time.

Painted Reality

Alexa Meade is a talented artist from Los Angeles who has baffled the world with her painted figures which appear to be 2 Dimensional Paintings. She gave up a life in polotics and instead chose to explore her creative side. Her rise in fame has seen her work exhibited in New York, Londin, Switzerland and Germany and some of her images are also being used to illustrate manuscripts by philosophers Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou.

Alexa describes her process of painting as follows, “Instead of painting a portrait on canvas, I will paint my portrait directly on top of the subject being referenced. I cover the skin and clothes of my models in a mask of nontoxic acrylic paint that mimics the colors and contours of the underlying surfaces, and then photograph them. This painting technique I innovated optically compresses 3D space into a 2D plane.”

I particularly appreciated her philosophy behind her unique style of work, “I paint directly on people because I am interested in exploring the tensions between being and permanence. I like the idea of creating something that will be destroyed immediately upon completion. Once the performance is resolved, the model rips off the acrylic mask and all that endures of my ephemeral painting is a photographic print documenting the time-based event.”

Alexa prefers to paint on perfect strangers as she enjoys discovering things about them as her paintbrush outlines their features and gives colour and detail to the personality she imagines for them.

Check out this TED Talks video of Alexa:

 

Super realistic Paintings by Lee Price

Lee Price is a figurative painter from New York. She has been painting women and food for over twenty years. In a recent interview Lee commented on her choices and specific style in painting:

“These paintings are very personal. They’re self-portraits, so I use myself as the model. In regard to food choices, I’m always going for something that is considered indulgent, forbidden, or comforting. The paintings are about compulsion, and excess can be an aspect of compulsive behavior. No one gets excessive with carrots.

The settings are mainly bathtubs and beds. They are private spaces, spaces of solitude, and unusual places to find someone eating. The private space emphasizes the secrecy of compulsive behavior and the unusual settings emphasize its absurdity. The solitude and peace of the setting is a good juxtaposition to the frenetic, out-of-control feel of the woman’s actions.

My use of the bird’s eye view gets interpreted as a voyeurism thing or a God’s eye view a lot—it’s neither. It’s the subject looking down on herself—observing herself in the act of the compulsive behavior, being completely aware of what she is doing but unable to stop. I’ve spoken to friends who have had this same experience in relation to drug addiction. It’s a bit like an out-of-body experience.

To be honest, the toenail polish started out as an aesthetic thing. I give a lot of thought to the color, how a particular color or image will react in a particular color scheme or setting. But really, the toenail polish has become something for my own amusement. It gets commented on frequently, which makes me realize that I should be taking it a bit more seriously. I’m always thinking about the difference between “nude” and “naked.” Place shoes or even a necklace on a nude model, and now the model is considered naked or sexualized. I wonder if the nail polish has the same effect.”

To view more of Lee’s latest works of art visit: http://www.leepricestudio.com/