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Rose Jaffe

From murals to wood cuts, sculpture, prints, and lustrous illustrations, Rose Jaffe is a formidable artistic force. This talented human is a ball of peace, curiosity, excitement for her future, and a hint of stress. Jaffe’s prolific body of work stems from her love affair with exploring medium and being inspired by what she sees.

Ji Hyun Yu

Ji Hyun Yu, welcomes you into her world. Originally from Seoul, Ji Hyun now lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her days consist of household work, being a proud mother, commissioned illustration, and working on her personal artwork. Each of her pieces is a complex world, filled with unique people and extensive elements. So get ready to play a game of I Spy, because Yu’s work demands a double-take.

Maggie Dimmick

This week’s artist, Maggie Dimmick, grew up in a house of bankers, where making art was considered making a mess. In fact, it was until her mid-20’s that Dimmick started to consider herself an artist. But from a very young age, the passion to create has always been a part of her personhood. As a textile artist, Dimmick uses only found fabrics and threads in her practice, drawing inspiration from color theory, and artists like Sheila Hick and Helen Frankenthaler.

Cynthia Tedy

Cynthia Tedy was born in Indonesia, and now lives in Jakarta. As a child, her artistic career began by doodling on the walls behind her family’s furniture. Nowadays, her work is inspired through her thoughts and emotions, and the tenderness and cruelty she witnesses in the world. She works in isolation, figuring how to plot and execute her artistic crimes. Each illustration is a secret, almost a skeleton-in-the-closet that reveals itself through the creative process.

Thoka Maer

Featuring Thoka Maer was a struggle for us octoladies, because she’s TOO talented. This animator/illustrator extraordinaire has a seemingly endless body of work. Each of her adorable illustrations has a personality all it’s own.

Ori Toor

Israel’s own Ori Toor grew up with a passion for cartoons and animation. This young artist grew up on Fantasia and watching his mother paint carpet designs with watercolors. His style evolved from a smattering of animated television shows. In his current practice, Toor strives to incorporate mundane material into each of his detailed pieces. Music and object are at harmony throughout his work. Such lively rhythms and swirls of color are evident in his GIF animations. In a cozy space, with a clear head, Toor digitally composes these kooky and funky designs.

Lucia Rodriguez

Lucia Rodriguez is a plant mother and a vibrant color enthusiast. Each of her paintings comes to life with oil paints, infused with a glowing texture and a sense of movement. Her color palette collages are reminiscent of hardware store paint card collections curated to an aesthetic perfection. This artist is from Santiago, Chile, and now resides in Denver, Colorado. Over the last four years, Rodriguez has gone through a lot changes. Painting and artwork grounds her in the midst of all these transitions.

Linda Friedman Schmidt

Linda Friedman Schmidt combines the remnants of discarded textiles with her unique past to create a body of work that celebrates the human spirit and brings to light the importance of human rights. As a child, Linda always knew she wanted to become an artist. However, her desires were often discouraged and her parents focused solely on academic achievements. After becoming a mother, she decided to realign her goals and become an artist full time. Her glorious body of work is auto-biographical, filtered through an unhappy postwar immigrant childhood, and influenced by current social, cultural, political, and feminist issues.

Sarlis

Wonderful Sarlis (a.k.a. Sarah Lasater) blew our minds with her Inktober drawings. These inky images brought us back to our love of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline and Edward Gorey's lined illustrations. Enjoying her life in D.C., Sarlis spends her days illustrating powerful ladies and incorporating them into apparel on her online store, which she runs out of her apartment.

Kakeru Asai

Kakeru Asai literally breathes life into his paintings. Rarely using a paintbrush, Asai uses his own breath to blow paint across the surface of the canvas. With each piece, Asai hopes to merge his inner thoughts and universe with the universe around him.

Laurent Moreau

Whether it's his stellar drumming in the band SLAAP, or the creative inventiveness of his illustrations, Laurent Moreau gets our heart beat racing. This France-based drummer is also a prolific illustrator. Moreau draws and draws and draws and draws, and we couldn't be more grateful! With a mixture of pencils, sketchbooks, brushes, and paint, Moreau fills his Tumblr with the endless etchings of a curious mind.

Whitney Humphreys

Whitney Humphreys is a glowing and miraculous seaside mermaid. This California native works in many mediums, including oil paint, charcoal, sculpted fabric, but she primarily calls herself a printmaker. Her favorite print mediums include woodcuts, screenprints, and lithographs. She tends to bury herself in her projects, but she loves working toward goals, surrounded by a swirl of art, coffee, and friends!

Guillaume Kurkdjian

Can we commission Guillaume Kurkdjian to design our next pillow fort? Or how about a treehouse? Watch as each of these wacky and colorful environments come to life. Kurkdjian's splendid animation skills are inspired by the sights and cities that he sees while riding around Paris on the train. With magical gardens, and space ships, and curious neighbors we hope to somehow inhabit a world of Kurdjian's creation. 

Ana Galvañ

This magical Madrid-based artist/illustrator/comic swirls together her love for horror, science fiction, and action-genre literature and films. Her work reflects and layers together these many obsessions.

Spaghetti Toes

Spaghetti Toes (a.k.a. Marty Bruckner) is inspired by the silly words of his young daughter. The wise one-liners of a two-year-old girl have been brought to life through Spaghetti Toes' drawings. Each silly nugget of knowledge has been preserved through his artwork. Since the beginning of this collection, Spaghetti Toes has been able to illustrate for people all over the world, taking their children's knowledge and adding to the encyclopedia of sayings. Spend some time with the monsters, princesses, superheroes, and super silliness that is Spaghetti Toes. 

Larissa de Jesus

Originally from Puerto Rico, Larissa de Jesus is currently a student at Hunter College. Her work blends elements of photography and painting. Larissa loves images that bathe the human form in color and light. 

Daniel Stolle

Meet Daniel Stolle! This German born, Finland residing artist holds on to the possibility that aliens might exist. Dreaming in bold yellows, Stolle begins his work as simple pencil and paper sketches that culminate in bold digital pieces. 

Shane Beam

Prepare yourself to enter the zany world of the incredibly talented Shane Beam. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, this young illustrator is currently a full time animation student at DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts in Chicago. Wielding his tablet like a sword, Beam's animations cut through his, "unexpected senses of crippling anxiety and self doubt...to bring about unexpected moments of connectedness."