Travis hails from Phoenix, Arizona and hasn’t had any formal art training yet his collages speak volumes in skill and imagination. His source images come from vintage medical and science books, available in the public domain. With obvious skill at cutting detailed and intricate pieces, his eye for the overall composition and it’s flowing unity is perfection.
Hieronymus Bosch Complete Works by Stefan Fischer
Taschen has recently published a wonderful huge volume of the complete works of Hieronymus Bosch. One of our standard Eclectix questions we ask artists when we interview them is -“If you could own one piece of art, out of the world’s collections, what would it be?” And a vast majority of artists always reply - Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. So we knew we had to share this sumptuous new release from Taschen with all his fans… feast your eyes on the father of surrealism!
Fine-art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten is well-known for her use of unusual locations, creative settings and cinematic lighting. But the meat of Julia’s matter is in her strong vision and message. Highly imaginative and complex narratives compose her portfolios which are often centered around a specific theme. The human condition and chords if its discontent are elegantly represented – societal outcasts, sexuality and gender identity, conformity, nationalism, lost love, misogyny, loneliness, class struggle, psychological turmoil, sexism and isolation.
Artitechture: The Hang Nga Crazy House in Vietnam
The imaginative brainchild of owner Mrs. Dang Viet Nga, the Crazy House has been an evolving work in progress since 1990. The building is a veritable Alice In Wonderland acid trip through an Asian jungle. The exterior resembles five-story-high banyan tree, with uneven window openings and branch-like structures that “grow” along its walls and rise above the roof into the sky, with twisting organic forms and very few right angles.
Italian woodworker and artist, Bruno Walpoth carves incredibly lifelike figurative sculptures which stand quietly, as solitary souls in between stages of life and purpose. Vulnerable, unsure and pensive – they seem like newborn adults, brought to life by the hand of the artisan.