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”.
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.
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.
Foto Fix: Ed Valfre’s Dreamland
Ed Valfre is a photographer, musician and the author of two children’s books, Backseat Buckaroo and Vacationers From Outer Space. He has exhibited his photographs in Los Angeles, Bologna and Rome; he currently resides in Los Angeles. His photographic inspiration came from Robert Frank’s, The Americans and Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
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.
Every year during Art Basel in Miami many fantastic artists converge to create stunning murals and street art. This year for Art Basel 2014, we thought we’d compile our favorites of the newest street art. Much of the art is curated by the Wynwood Walls project, a warehouse district that has become a street complex of giant canvases, evolving into the city’s trendiest arts district, since 2009.