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Starla Michelle’s paintings are captivating with there intense splashes of colour, minute details of pattern and beautifully painted flowers and animals. Michelle’s larger oil paintings can take over a year to complete which is not surprising when you see the amount of work that goes into them. Anthropologie have featured her work in their store and her paintings and limited edition prints are available to buy on her website starlamichelle.com

 

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Sebastian Vallejo may now live in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY but his homeland of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean is where he finds inspiration for his paintings, in particular the nature, colours and light that can be found there. Patternbank love the way he incorporates different materials into his work such as glitter, textiles and plastic bags creating layers of texture and pattern with neon spray paints, truly tropical! Check out more of Vallejo’s paintings on his website sebastianvallejo.com

 

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Rich in colour and decoratively adorned with birds, flower blossoms and patterned texture, Kathe Fraga’s paintings evoke the hand-painted quality of grand old Parisian mansions. Fraga’s work is inspired by the Chinoiserie style, vintage kimonos, blocked wallpaper and time spent living in the beautiful old cities of South America, Denmark, England and France. Check out more of her beautiful paintings at kathefraga.com

 

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American ceramic artist Nathan Craven constructs these beautiful installations using ceramics and his own version of bricks, defining space in ways that determine our interactions with architecture and volume. Craven constructs walls and floors that draw your attention to spaces that would otherwise go unnoticed and interaction is essential. Like cosmic puzzles these patterns fit together and transform the spaces they incorporate. Check out more of his captivating artwork and the process involved at nathancraven.com

 

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Patternbank love Sophie Roach’s playful approach to pattern, Sophie is from Austin, Texas and when she’s not hard at work in her studio, she’s out travelling the world, sketchbook in hand, creating these chaotic patterns blending geometry with spontaneity and rhythm. Check out her website for more,  sophieroach.com

 

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Helsinki-based Illustrator and graphic designer Janine Rewell joined forces with shoe designer Minna Parikka to create a captivating ad campaign for Minna’s SS14 collection. This exciting combination of striking graphic art and body paint skilfully highlighting Minna’s quirky footwear can’t fail to grab the attention. The campaign was not only in photo form but with the addition of music and dance this design duo transformed the store windows into a performance spectacle. The Scandinavian illustrator draws her inspiration from a mix of geometry found in nature and Slavic folk art creating designs with visual impact and retro appeal. It’s no surprise that these influences teamed with her use of bold colour have won her numerous awards and an impressive client list. Indulge your senses and see the video here.

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These stunning digitalised explorations are the work of American artist Heath West. West is a design architect currently living in Houston, Texas. West’s work focuses on the structure and transformation of space, exploring how our environments may be composed as a series of points(centres) and lines(trajectories) that fold reflectively into the practice of everyday life. West is more well known for his intricate geometric-pattern gradients but his newer floral based digital artworks caught our eye recently – enjoy!

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The Patternbank team are loving Mark Wilson’s unique and colourful digital computer drawings. Wilson has been experimenting with contemporary digital art since the nineteen seventies and has been using computers to craft some truly amazing art pieces. In 1980, Wilson purchased a microcomputer and began to learn programming, with the goal of creating artworks. This work has continued, and his computer generated works have been widely exhibited, both in the U.S. and in Europe. The computer has, in his words, the power to become a ‘democratic art making machine’. See his full catalogue of stunning digital creations at mgwilson.com

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Drawing inspiration from a deep spiritual bond with the Australian landscape Joshua Yeldham creates detailed, stylistic studies of his natural environment. The Sydney born artist has studied his craft in various countries around the globe but the subject matter within his work comes from his New South Wales roots and life around the Hawksbury River. His pieces often contain recurring symbolic motifs within the intricate patterning and texture and frequently birds are the main feature of his work. Joshua’s next solo exhibition will be at the Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong on 8th May 2014, or to see more of his work here.

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Patternbank are loving these intriguing photographic mandalas by master of observation Ross Holden.These kaleidoscopic images are made up of fleeting views of everyday life which Holden arranges in repeat to produce these highly patterned mandala wheels. On close inspection these artworks are crammed with the witty and the mundane depicting daily life and representing the repetitive imagery churned out by the media. See more from Ross Holden here.

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Patternbank love these beautiful botanical illustrations found on sdoshimizutumblr.com. We couldn’t find much information about them except their title SH404 illustration so would love to hear more about the artist. The simplicity in their arrangement, subtle colours with faded shadow backgrounds and other hand drawn and printed details, give them a feeling of oriental botanical plates which show great beauty.

 

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The Patternbank team stumbled upon these intricate type and pattern formations created by Dutch artist Hansje Van Halem. Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and now works as an independent graphic designer. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter. We love Hansje’s pattern Sketchbook which is is a compilation of self generated, commissioned, applied, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, experiments, patterns and failures made between 2003 and 2013.

 

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Sarajo Frieden is an artist and illlustrator based in Los Angeles. She works from a studio that borders Thai Town, Little Armenia and Koreatown, with Guatemalan and Salvadoran bakeries nearby. The cacophony of hand-painted signs in a variety of languages serves as both inspiration and daily reminder that the ordinary is often extraordinary and nothing is what it seems. For more of her amazing work go to sarajofrieden.com.

 

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Merijn Hos is an illustrator and visual artists based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and on personal projects, exhibitions and independent publishing. The Patternbank team love Hos’s quirky pattern plays and surreal subject matter explorations. See more of his mind bending creations using print, pattern and illustration at his personal site merijnhos.com

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Jp King is a writer, designer and publisher from Toronto Canada, with a self confessed paper obsession. His love of paper manifests itself in collage and installation murals, and Jp also indulges his interest running ‘Paper Pusher’ an experimental Risograph print and design studio. This calendar is a result of one of his experiments, the combination of fluorescent pink ink with the simple lines of geometric shapes, creates an illusion of depth and dimension. Patternbank loves his use of half tones and the overlay of elementary shapes and lines creating stylish prints with a retro appeal. See more here.

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Patternbank love New York based artist Phil Frost’s work where he combines found objects and multi-layered combinations of colourful graphic symbols and intricate typography. Among all the layers of pattern, mask-like forms appear like totem pole decoration and shapes dance with sprays of neon colour. Frost grew up in Western Massachusetts and enjoyed summer visits to Northwestern Ohio where, with an older cousin they would go on expeditions hunting for antique glass bottles. These unearthed treasures would later influence him in his own work of collected and found objects. Frost’s exhibition, The “Solace of the Sword”, recently showed at Ace Gallery, LA.

 

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Patternbank our loving these generative art patterns created by Canberra artist Jonathan McCabe. Inspired by British mathematician Alan Turing’s theory of morphogenesis, where spots and stripes are a recurring motif in the animal world, these Turing patterns arise from initially random conditions. The space inflates and new pattern continually arises, informed by details of the older pattern. The patterns McCabe creates feel like a mix-up of camouflage and animal skins all merged into one pattern frenzy! Check out his flickr page for more mind-blowing work.

 

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It’s incredible to think these paintings by Peter Young were not only produced 30 years ago but that they are paintings and not computer generated patterns. They were first exhibited in 1984 and continued work that Young produced in the mid-1960’s of woven grid’s and the brilliant colour and mirror symmetry of his Rorschach-like vertical fold paintings of the early 1970’s. Created with a series of dots and lines the paintings are almost hypnotic in their density and intricateness, evoking patterns from circuit boards or the underside of carpets. You can see more of Peter Young’s work at Algus Greenspon where he exhibited last year.

 

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Patternbank love Brooklyn based artist Evie Falci’s approach to art. Using canvases made of leather or denim Falci covers them with thousands of rhinestones in intricate patterns with reference to traditional textiles and mythology. The dark denim pieces decorated in studs have a more sophisticated feel but the feeling of fashion, disco, punk and heavy metal is not far away. Falci’s work is on show at Jeff Bailey Gallery until 21 December and you can be dazzled some more at eviefalci.com

 

 

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Alex Brewer or Hense as he is known in the graffiti world has caught Patternbank’s eye this week with his talent for wrapping buildings in his distinctive manic marks, scribbles, drips and splashes. Hense began his career painting and writing in and around Atlanta where he skilfully combines the language and techniques of graffiti art with the formal language of abstract painting. Immediately thoughts of the great abstract expressionists spring to mind like Jackson Pollock, Franze Kline and Willem de Kooning. This seems apt as designers such as Celine, Chanel and Prada have more than their fair share of art inspired pieces on the catwalk for SS14. Check out more of Hense’s fine art offerings on the street at hensethename.com

 

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