This is a project I’ve been working on recently. I enjoy analyzing art movements, collecting elements from these movements and developing new techniques as well as being attracted to major sporting events like the FIFA World Cup and the FIBA World Championship. I think it’s at these events that people present the best part of themselves and their culture. This series of illustrations is the outcome of all these interests combined. More specifically, it focuses on the current buzz going on in Turkey – the hosts of the FIBA World Championship. Turkey is a place where East meets West, so I felt it appropriate to combine Western elements taken from Cubism and Futurism with colours that are commonly seen in Eastern structures – like turquise, pinks and variations of red.
Although these illustrations only cover athletes from Greece (my homeland) and the US (my favorite basketball team and most probably the winner of this Championship), I hope to create a set of all 32 participating countries….that might take forever, but lets see.
Hope you enjoy them!
All illustrations have been created using a personally developed technique of scripts and hacks, and of course loads of patience in Synthetik Studio Artist, the Adobe Creative Suite and the Apple Quick Time Pro platform.
There are two major approaches in this series. The first could be named “Neo-Futuristic Vectors”. Large and small polygons filled with vivid colors give a retro 3D look to the illustration. From an artistic point of view it can be called a tribute to Balla, Sironi and Duchamp and of course to the theories of Nino Di Salvatore, Bruno Munari and Rudolf Arnheim.
See some examples and close-ups:
The second style of illustrations combine the Neo-Furistic Vector Technique with my passion for Mosaics and collages. American athletes created from US landmarks and Greek players made from beautiful scenes in my country. See some examples and close-ups:
You can see the complete “Turkey 2010 Basketball series on Behance.
Not a business card but also a Sam Buxton creation
First image and more metal business cards BusinessCardDesignIdeas.com
Abstractionism refers to one of the youngest movements in art, which appeared about a century ago. It is interesting to note, that abstract art is commonly described as the specific visual language, where colors, forms and lines are used to create illustrations, capable to exist independently from their visual counterparts in the real life. Though originally appeared in painting, abstractionism concepts and ideas soon penetrated into many other types of art and photography is among them. Cruzine collected some interesting examples of abstract photography in this gallery to demonstrate our readers all the boundless capabilities of abstract photography art.
Amazing colors and unpredictable forms create the special charm, which can be found only in the abstract art works. It is an exclusive option of abstractionism to allow viewers use all their imagination to guess what is depicted on the picture and what message the author tried to deliver through his work, if any, of course There is, however, an interesting aspect to note about abstract photography – artists mostly do not create abstract compositions here; instead, they find abstract forms in the details of the real environment. It is amazingly, but there is so much abstractionism in the ordinary and familiar things around us. Have a look at the abstract photo gallery and explore the exciting world, where reality refracts and modifies.
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New serie, 29,7 x 42 cm each, ink and watercolors on coffee stained cotton paper.
From the low we come, children of the sun, natives, merger of races, third world inhabitants. Colonized aborigen culture, former populations, indians, immigrants. Southamericans.
Speak Southamerica, letter by letter, language by language.
Land, water & light. Chain of mountains, rainforest and Patagonia.
Incas,Mapuches & Charruas- Quechua, Guaraní & Aymara.
Feel, pray, kill, create, suffer, think and sweat Southamerica.
Place, Eloy Krioka + Blas Lamagni
We are place