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The posh ladies of Peggy Wolf

After studying Fashion Design for five years German artist Peggy Wolf decided that she loved drawing fashionable women more than making clothes for them. So after graduation in 2004 she began doing freelance illustration work for magazines. A following work experience in London in the Interior Design field increased her passion for textiles, colors and patterns which influenced her latter digital collages.

In Bloom illustration by Peggy WolfIn Bloom illustration by Peggy Wolf

Pop-art satire of Ion Barladeanu

Life hasn't been kind with Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu. During the communist regime he worked as grave digger and doorman, and after year 1989 he was reduced to a homeless condition. And, despite his incredible talent, his life didn’t change much after the whole world discovered his witty parodic pop-art collages. Born in 1946, in Zapodeni, a small Romanian village, which he left at the age of 18, Barladeanu started making collages as a way to escape his dark reality.

Ion Barladeanu collage artwork, 1983Ion Barladeanu collage artwork, 1983

Dark and fascinating heroines

Lithuanian artist Natalie Shau is focusing on beautiful and dark heroines, disturbing little girls in rococo settings, solitary witches and sad ballerinas, haunting visions and nightmares brought all together in digital media using own photo collages, digital painting and 3D elements.

Natalie Shau, Ancora ImageNatalie Shau's Magic World

From photography to illustration

Darren Hopes was always an illustrator. He had no doubt about what career he should choose, but, despite his feelings, he ended up studying photography. "Jem Southam came along and (...) showed me cut up photographs, constructed images, scribbled on negatives, painted on Polaroid, photo-illustration (...) and I was tempted".

Darren Hopes, digital illustrationDarren Hopes, digital illustration

The imaginarium of Maggie Taylor

Surreal ambiguity, haunting faces, otherworldly hybrid characters, and the mix of familiar with the menace; an unsettling mood and an irreproachable painterly technique describe the fascinating digital art of Maggie Taylor.

The Florida based artist began her career as a still-life photographer after studying philosophy at Yale and photography at the University of Florida. In 1996 she started to use computer techniques to create her imaginary worlds and fell in love with the result. Maggie says she is forever bound to her parallel universe: “Making images for me is a way of life. I can't imagine not doing it. I guess in terms of what motivates me, the best answer would be, if I don't make images I'm unhappy."

Maggie Taylor: The Experience, 2009