All posts tagged: mixed media

Ryota Matsumoto’s hybrid architecture

RYOTA SPEAKS ON HIS ARTWORK: The artworks of Ryota Matsumoto develop and demonstrate the hybrid/multi-layered process, where varying scale, juxtaposition of different forms, intertwined textures/tones are applied to reflect the spatio-temporal conditions of our ever-evolving urban, natural, and ecological environments. They are created to act as the catalyst for defining speculative changes in our notions of cities, societies and cultures. His drawings explore a hybrid drawing technique combining both traditional media (ink, acrylic, and graphite) and digital media (algorithmic processing, scripting and image compositing with custom software ). All the lines, curves and forms are created by algorithmic and generative processes. Then they are redefined and reconfigured with traditional painting/drawing techniques that add colors, textures and details to compositions. About Ryota: Ryota Matsumoto is a principal of an award-winning design office, Ryota Matsumoto Studio based in Tokyo. He is an artist, designer and urban planner. Born in 1972, Ryota was raised in  Hong Kong and Japan. He received Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 after studying at Architectural Association in London and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow …


Tei Park maps the human body in a mixture of mediums, including thread, magazine cutouts, muslin fabric, and gauche. TEI ON HER WORK: No idea where this sudden urge to draw body structures came from, I don’t do Grey’s Anatomy or Bones or House or TLC’s Untold Stories of the ER, no interest in surgeries and absolutely can’t handle blood, but these organs are simply the most fascinating things I can think at the moment. Can you believe all these things inside you are working and moving all the time?!?!?!? I drew a few that I liked, and might expand this into something big, but right now my images don’t really come close to what envisioned because they’re just parts and they’re so flat. Like maps!

“Mangos” by Benny Feldmann

Flash fiction and artwork by Benny Feldmann. Click on pictures to enlarge. Mangos Deep within Jack’s stomach, a mass of seven partway digested mangos clumped together to form a large obstruction which plugged entry into his small intestine. His stomach protested in a deep, bellowing roar, sending pain thrashing through his belly. Jack was overcome by an urge to throw up, right then and there, fifty feet from the Intelligentsia Cafe, five minutes before his 3 o’clock interview, surrounded by the slow, thick afternoon crowd of downtown shoppers. It was as if a rubber hammer was swung upwards into his abdomen. He groaned, grabbing his button-up shirt and twisting. His tie hit his face when he bent down, and as he pulled it away he had no choice but look directly at his black slacks and glossy new shoes. The interview. He forced himself to a standing position, ploughing forward and swallowing the urge to puke. Normally at this time of the day, Jack could be found on the corner of Union and Raymond, standing …

Guim Tió / Pantene Inspiration

By Sophia Williamson, 11th grade. Magazine ad cutouts + oil pastels, inspired by Barcelona artist Guim Tió Zarraluki. Sophia used oil pastels to turn fashion models into bug-like creatures. “How do you take a dull look and turn up the cool? Put it on Ice. Ice Shine from Pantene. This advanced system starts at the core and helps polish strand by strand. For twice the shine, twice the strength. Plus the total hair satisfaction hair guarantee means, Love Pantene or we’ll switch you back to your old shampoo or conditioner. When its time to shine, even leading salon brands can’t produce these healthy looking shine results. Ice shine, from Pantene. Pantene makes it happen.” – TV Commercial