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Javier Arrés is a world-renowned motion / GIF artist and a 2019 London Art Biennale winner based in Motril, Spain. Arrés finds inspiration within the sweeping views from his childhood home overlooking his hometown and the beautiful architecture within it.
Arrés is known for his manically detailed illustrations of fantastical scenery highlighting cities, architecture and machines. He brings these worlds to life through what he calls “Visual Toys”. Through these Visual Toys, Arres invites the viewer into a fantastical world, inspiring the viewer to simply play with their imaginations. These “Visual Toys” are highly sought after and sell at record speeds and prices.
Bitcoin, The Origin
“Bitcoin, The Origin” is a set of two artworks, or visual Toys titled “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” and “It’s Alive” which reflect on and honor the creator/creators of Bitcoin and the creation of the mother and most popular cryptocurrency.
Arrés presents these reflections to us through his unique style which is full of iconography, fantasy, intricate animation and a whole panoply of details, visible or hidden, that fascinate and hypnotize us at the same time. Under the singular vision of Arrés, the narration of a historical milestone, the present juncture of the cryptocurrency, and its uncertain yet promising future, are expressed.
Peter Mohrbacher is a surrealist fantasy artist based in Florida who is best known for his Angelarium artworks — wondrous interpretations of angels from various mythologies and cultures. If you are a fan of Magic: The Gathering you’ve likely heard of Mohrbacher, whose artwork has been showcased throughout various collections, most notably the Return to Ravnica and Theros sets.
“I’m on a mission to help other artists pull away from a shrinking commercial market and guide them to build their own creations.”
Mohrbacher is a trail-blazer as an indie artist in the illustration world, since the launch of his independent fantasy illustration project and book, Angelarium, which he has worked on full time for over four years now. He has been creating digital artworks in Photoshop for over 20 years, predating the actual introduction of paint tools within the program.
Mohrbacher style is vivid, fantastical and undeniably distinct— It transports us to beautiful, mythological worlds full of color and delicately depicted characters.
Binah, Emanation of Knowledge
The Emanation of Knowledge returns in a relatable new depiction that should be familiar to anyone who has paused to watch their thoughts pour through their head. Mohrbachers’ latest series is centered around Binah, the third emanation of the kabbalistic Tree of Life.
“A flow of light that pours into the world. Like a candle whose flame may light another without diminishing its own. She seeks not only creation, but purpose. A flare of pure intent that blossoms from the heart of existence and out into the world. Her energy brings with it a desire for knowledge. She is the force that churns all the the potential from higher Emanations into a form that can be received by our consciousness.“
Pascal Blanche is a digital illustrator and sci-fi concept artist based in Montreal, Canada. Blanche is known across digital art communities for his hyper realistic depictions of unknown worlds which seamlessly blur the boundaries between fantasy and sci-fi worlds. His 3D renderings are extremely rich in detail, color and story.
I’ve always felt like in between two worlds. Fantasy and Sci-Fi, traditional and digital. I like to bring that sense of classic cover art in my work, while trying to revisit it for new audiences. I usually sculpt more than I paint my illustrations, always going from 3D to 2D. I like to blur the lines and that’s what makes my work so unique and identifiable
Blanche’s artwork was named as a Zbrush Top Row Post of the year 2019 and he has received multiple awards from CGHub, CGTalk, and Artstation. His artworks have been exhibited in the Danese Corey Gallery’s LINE AND FRAME A Survey of European Comic Art, spotlighted on the cover for Heavymetal magazine, and sold as high end physical collectibles by the House of GOG.
In his newest series, Blanche transports us to DERELICT PLANET through three breathtaking artworks.
The derelict planet is that place I like to go, where all the creations and creatures from my imagination coexist. Here they live their own life, their own adventures. They all come from the same roots of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, inspired by the artists from the past generation, and hopefully will inspire the artists of the new era of digital art.
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