What is behind the platform with the enigmatic name XinXii? In our series “Get to know…” we asked Dr. Andrea Schober to explain the concept behind the page. This is what she told us:
Please say “Hello” to Nick Cocozza, a young Illustrator and Street Artist from Scotland.
Nick is an illustration graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. To most of his work he tries to take a light hearted and fun approach. He enjoys using a variety of mediums, which reflect his playfulness as well as his sense of humor.
Most of his graffiti-style illustrations present a vivid depiction of the street and gang culture in the UK that he experienced in his youth.
Nick’s work, which is also available on ARTFLAKES, got so far featured in several exhibitions in the UK, and by talent spotters he is being picked as the one to watch in Scotland. His illustrations also got featured in a variety of magazines like Popshot Magazine – and now here.
Check out our interview after the click!
“Wilted Country” the series of photographer Roger Eberhard from Zurich is called. With his camera he travelled around Wyoming, Nebraska and Nevada and took photos of the countryside – the result were impressive, almost fairy tale-like pictures.
There are no people in his shots, what adds a mysterious touch to them. Where are they gone, the inhabitants of all those houses and huts? Light pastel colours underline the forlornness of these places – but at the same time evoke a quiet and peacefulness you can literally feel.
“Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine”, is written on one of the pictures made by Rosie Geissler – we don’t know whether Miss Geissler possesses power due to her sewing skills. But we like her artwork.
Geissler is working as illustrator and graphic designer in Northumberland, England and has a fondness for typographie and smart slogans. These are then stitched onto white linen and framed, but they never remind you of those old-fashioned embroidery kits from your local needlework shop. More pictures of Rosies artworks can be found on ihr flickr profile.