Cristina Oceja is a freelance artist and illustrator based in Madrid, who obtained a Master’s Degree in Digital Art & 3D at Trazos, Madrid.
Cristina creates both traditional and digital artwork and her pieces submitted for this month’s theme of ‘hope’ demonstrate her artistic range.
CO: “The most commonplace I find inspiration is in nature; animals, plants and various creatures and the cycle of life itself, other topics that help me to create are fantasy, space and mystici
Aina Fontich (@aina.tv) is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Barcelona based in Manchester. Aina studied Arts and Design at EINA Barcelona and her pieces ‘Mascara’, ‘Indoor Life’ & ‘A Thoughtful Life’ were submitted as part of this month’s theme of ‘Hope’. You can view more of Aina’s work on her website. Mascara “Inspired by Friday Night” Mascara by Aina Fontich Indoor Life “Made during lockdown” Indoor Life by Aina Fontich A Thoughtful Present “Inspired by a
In the wake of our International Women’s Day special, we’re carrying on the celebration with Rupinder Jawanda’s artworks of inspiring women. Rupinder studies Visual Communications at Royal Leamington Spa College.
RJ: “I created these visual artwork pieces to coincide with International Women’s Day. I focused on these particular women because of their accomplishments, and their ambition and drive to raise awareness of important issues. They are women that I, as well as many
Mohammed Adel is a painter from East London and recent graduate from Camberwell College of Art. His untitled piece is part of a larger oeuvre of work that is visceral, emotional, and deeply connected to his chosen medium. You can view more of Mohammed’s work by following him on Instagram, or on his website. Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work?
MA: I am a recent painting graduate from Camberwell University of Arts London who is based in East London. Coming f
We’re excited to announce the release of Vol.6 of our monthly zine, centred around February’s theme of ‘Dusk &Dawn’. To see the work of our wonderful contributors, you can check out the zine here. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for this month’s theme of ‘Home’! #writing #submissions #art #duskanddawn #photographers #zinerelease #photography #creativewriting #illustration #submission #february #zine #visualart
Niko García Jiménez is a graphic designer and visual artist who studied Graphic Design, Illustration and Visual Communication at West London University. His pieces ‘Nadeleine’ and ‘Hope’ are from a Covid series “where [he] represents some of the moments and feeling that we are experiencing during this Pandemic.”
Nadeleine Hope Chaos #art #painting #march #illustration #CreativeCollections #fineart #hope #artist #visualart
Anna Raievska’s piece ‘Confusing Landscape’ invites us to see the world from a different perspective, playing with the way we view ‘dusk’ and ‘dawn’. AR: “The idea behind this illustration is to see how our world would look if the sky was orange like the sun, clouds green as the grass and the sun itself would be sky – coloured like. Three circles shown from left to right are the sun, eclipse and the moon. The main purpose of it is to evoke creative vision in the viewer and in
Katie Richmond (@peachyinks) is an Animation student at Falmouth University. Her piece ‘Dusky and Dawn’ is inspired by the Pixar short ‘Day and Night’ and meditates on the effects of lockdown.
KR: “Since I was a youngen I have adored traditional cartoons. I live and breathe for the beautiful colours and limitless possibilities that they can offer, and so the works of Disney shall always have a dear spot in my heart. The Disney Pixar short Day and Night inspired my pieces; Du
Chantelle Clark (@ceceart) is a U.K based artist who attended the University of Greenwich where she obtained a BA in Digital Arts Practice. Her collection ‘Summer Solstice’ reflects Chantelle’s personal lived experience and is inspired by nature.
CC: “My work is usually inspired by music, and driven by my mood, emotions, and heavily influenced by nature. A Lot of the themes vary, but are primarily focused on self development, spiritual and personal growth, healing from diff
Natalia Glaz (@nglaz) is an MA Graphic Design student from Poland. Her piece ‘We are Angry’ was created in response to the Polish government’s near total-ban on abortion. Natalia’s illustration shows that night and day, they are angry. /Trigger Warning: R*pe, Incest/ NG: “The announcement led protesters to gather again in Warsaw and other cities as of last Wednesday. Abortion in my home country will only be permitted in cases of r*pe, incest or when the woman’s life is in dan
Mohammed Adel is a painter from East London and recent graduate from Camberwell College of Art. His untitled piece is part of a larger oeuvre of work that is visceral, emotional, and deeply connected to his chosen medium. Mohammed describes his piece as “based on a state of frustration with concepts of sinister, beauty, foreboding, intangibility used as a way to negotiate the feeling of the painting. Sitting as something both inviting yet sinister, it challenges the relations
We’re excited to release Vol.4 and Vol.5 of our monthly zine from December and January, themed ‘home’ and ‘beginnings’ respectively. You can view the latest issues here and here. You can also view an archive of our previous zines here. #submissions #art #photographers #january #zinerelease #photography #creative #magazine #december #creativewriting #submission #artists #artistspotlight #zine #visualart
Emma Louise Gordon is an artist and Communication Design student at Nottingham Trent University. Her collection of watercolour and ink pieces, entitled ‘What is Reality Now!?’ reflects on the disorienting effect the current global situation has had on the concept of time, blurring the distinction between ‘Dusk’ and ‘Dawn’.
ELG: “Days are turning into nights, nights are turning into days. There is no difference between weeks, months, reality and fairytale. Are minds are play
Elise Gordon is a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student at Ravensbourne University. You can view more of Elise’s work on her Instagram. The Flower Lady EG: “When coming up with this piece it was heavily inspired by the introduction of lockdown; after a while the days began to blend with one another and every day repeated itself.” Group Session EG” “I kept picturing an image of a head merging with different faces that were composed in a way that still allowed there to b
Kyra Daini is an MA Multimedia Journalism student at the University of Kent. Her poem ‘The Black Aquarius’ centres around the Black Lives Matter movement and the lived experience of Black oppression.
KD: “I wrote this poem in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, I was angry at the situation and wanted to put my thoughts on paper. This poem is about black restriction and the oppression that comes with stereotypes. The open conversations about race that have begun as a r
Slosi is a London based Romanian artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA and MA in Fine Art. Her work mainly consists of beautiful, large scale wooden sculptures in vibrant colours.
‘An emblematic quality is embodied in her pieces. Through their dense folkloric and mythical symbolism, they act both as heavily sedimented heraldic devices and, in total opposition, as empty ceremonial vessels, amulets ready to introject the viewer’s belief system.’ We spoke t
Giulia Martinelli is an independent animation director, animator and illustrator based in Zurich. Giulia graduated from the CSC National Film School in Turin, Italy with a degree in Animation and has gone on to win a multitude of awards, nominations and her work features in multiple publications and has worked with a range of clients.
Giulia’s piece ‘Explorer’ is about a girl beginning to explore her own body.
GM: “I made the piece ‘Explorer’ about Self-Discovery and the
To kick off this month’s theme of ‘beginnings’ we interviewed illustrator Jennifer Lewis (@__JenniferLewis) about her beautiful work and what inspires her! Banana Pancakes; Jennifer Lewis Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work? JL: I am originally from Rome, Italy, and moved to the UK for university. I studied Illustration and
then Printmaking in Bristol. My favourite colour is pink, I love the countryside and have a collection
of old vintage (mostly broken) c
Jennifer Lewis (@__jenniferlewis) is an artist and illustrator originally from Rome, Italy, and has since studied for a BA in Illustration and an MA in Printmaking at UWE Bristol, graduating from the MA this year. You can check out more of Jennifer’s work on her website.
JL: “My work focuses mainly on themes of belonging and memory and I get my inspiration from day to day life. I use drawing as a way to deconstruct and understand my surroundings and the events of my life.”
Our first artist spotlight of the month focuses on the work of Rachel Rowse, a mixed media artist based in North Carolina, USA. You can view more of Rachel’s work on her website. Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work? RR: My name is Rachel Rowse. I’m a 24-year-old mixed media artist living and working out of Durham, NC. I’m a dual citizen of Canada and the USA. I grew up on the west coast of Canada in beautiful Victoria, BC. When I was 11, my dad’s job moved m