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Featured Artist: Storm Tharp

Oregonian Storm Tharp’s portraits are strange and emotive character studies, often distorted and obscured to the verge of being expressionist. Starting out as representational, they evolve into muddled, smeared and abstracted versions of the beginning image – giving them alternate identities. He even supplies his subjects with names, histories and narratives. His inspirations include 1970s American cinema and Japanese portrait prints.

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The Design of Timorous Beasties

Founded in 1990 by the Scottish duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons - Timorous Beasties is a textile design and manufacturing company based in Glasgow, creating hand printed fabrics and wallpapers. Noted for their surreal, sumptuous and provocative designs, one critic has aptly described their work ”as William Morris on acid”. 

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Featured Artist: Charles Wilkin

The wonderful composites of Charles Wilkin have a linear eye with the seasoned influences of Dada, Man Ray and elements of current mass media. His simple collages are carefully edited and selected – yet seemingly deconstructed. While being tightly designed, the collages also manage to incorporate loose, almost random aspects of pure childlike abstractions, resulting in strongly blunt final images.

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Peca, An Eclectix Artist Interview

Peca was born in Argentina and currently lives in Barcelona. In spite of the language barrier, we’ve tried to accurately translate her words to share with you. Her fantastic art is extremely lively, full of childlike enthusiasm and capering wildlife. Swirling and transcending in a universe of halos, her anthropomorphic flora and fauna sport the all-knowing middle eye, sometimes as a belly button. Peca’s brilliant colors and singular vision mesmerize the viewer – her crazy wonderland and surrealist creatures enchant and enthrall. 

 

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Featured Artist: Stuart Griggs
Stuart Griggs paints highly imaginative visionary images exploding with psychedelic spiritualism. Bright and brilliant colors flow and expand from mandala-like central themes – resulting in beautiful, transformative mind trips. Originally from Wales, he currently lives and works in Brighton, England.