Every month Beautiful Bizarre Magazine chooses one of our favourite artists to TAKE OVER social media for the day. In 2019, we have decided to extend this event to all types of artists and art lovers to add culture and couture to our artistic conversation. For May, we chose Drew Ng of Stocksy United to share with us the artists who have inspired him. Stocksy United is a proud sponsor of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2019; learn more HERE!
We are so happy to share with you our Stocksy United TAKE OVER. Over to you Drew!
Oh hello! I’m Drew Ng, the Design Lead at Stocksy United – an artist-owned cooperative devoted to elevating stock photography and cinematography. @stocksyunited was founded to advocate for our community of artists and help them build sustainable careers. I’ve spent the majority of my own career working with and promoting photography, and wanted to share some of the up and coming stuff that’s been getting me hyped lately!
Joanna Keler is a Berlin based artist whose work often blends photography with 3D modelling. We love the feeling this creates of being able to reach out and touch something that can’t exist – but also lends a great presence to formless things like the isolation exhibited in this piece.
Stas Pylypets is a photographer out of Moscow whose body of work covers street, fashion, and surreal experiments. He’s so good at finding weird and surprising ways for his subjects’ personalities and stories to shine through the lens.
Colin Anderson is a Melbourne artist with a background is advertising, design, and art direction who builds stylish & fantastical worlds. Anachronistic images like this one make such evocative remixes of familiar elements. You can’t help but start to fill in the gaps of what isn’t shown, and its just such a cool way to make the viewer an active participant in the storytelling.
Srdjan Kirtic is a photographer and designer based in Novi Sad, Serbia. We are in love with his recent glitch work. Digital media can often feel so composed and controlled that there’s no room left for those “happy accidents”, but this is brimming with a uniquely information-age energy and anxiety.
Igor Madjinca is a multi-media artist in New York whose experiments blend photography, footage, illustration, typography, collage, and animation. A portrait with obscured eyes is so weirdly compelling, they’ve got kind of a pulpy anonymity. But the way elements of this composition negate and acknowledge physical space of the photo makes the viewer a little more aware of the medium as they process the image.
Evgenij Yulkin is a photographer who works out of Saint Petersburg. This image is part of a really interesting narrative project centered around subverting classic sci-fi invasion tropes. The alien appearance of these figures is so familiar, but captured in such a sympathetic way; it’s easy to find the allegories to our own realities.
Tod Kapke is a Denver artist whose work is a mix of photography, sculpture, painting, prop and set design. This image is part of a subtly surreal visual essay that explores the magic barrier between the wild and the tamed.
This was the last thing chosen by Drew Ng of Stocksy United for his TAKE OVER. Thank you so much, we appreciate you taking the time to put this day together!