@kristinkwanart and her unique pieces: The colours, details, composition and concept… just everything!!! Looking at Kristin’s work is genuinely joy-inducing, just like entering a world in which everything is possible, like a surreal (and of course beautiful, bizarre) dreamscape!
Entries are now open for the 2023 @worldofwearableart competition!
In 2023, there are six worlds or section themes for designers to be inspired from when entering the Competition. This includes three recurring sections; Aotearoa, Avant-garde and Open, and three sections, Gold, Mars & Beyond and Bizarre Bra, that are unique to 2023.
We hope you are inspired by this awesome video featuring some of the past entries from the Open section - we're already VERY excited to see what next year has in store!
Head to World of Wearableart's page for more info :)
“The crowned jaguar represents our Latin American roots and embodies the wild and raw power of the music presented in this album. It also represents the intersection between the two worlds we experience as immigrants and the transition to a new global realm. The idea of reconnecting to the land and our own wilderness is a constant spark of hope that guides the kind of art we create.”
The ethereal beauty and deep connections - @katherine_gailer_art’s album cover for @amaru_tribe is a force. When visual artists and musicians collaborate, true magic happens, and this project is no exception!
Artist + Artist:
An intimate conversation between artist couple Anna Maia Sandberg @_anna.maia_ & Senju Shunga @senjushunga about life, love, and working together.
Efren Isaza @efrenisaza
John Walker @walkerbrushworks
Melis Buyruk @melisbuyruk [2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Sculpture Award 2nd Prize Winner]
Hannah Flowers @hannahflowers_tattoos [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Traditional Art Award 3rd Prize Winner]
Phoenix Chan @phoenix7472
Hiroshi Hayakawa @hiroshihayakawaart
2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize: Special editorial featuring this year’s Winners:
Grand Prize Winner – Kristin Kwan @kristinkwanart
Winner of the RAYMAR Traditional Art Award – Ron Hicks @ronhicksart
Winner of the INPRNT Photography Award – Jenny Boot @jennyboot_photography
Winner of the Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award – Chie Shimizu @chieshimizu_
Winner of the iCanvas Digital Art Award – Jennifer Bruce @jbruceart
Hans Bos & Esther Koch, directors of @kochxbos gallery would like to add to their collection.
Path to Creation:
@teresaoaxaca takes us through her painting process
Full-page reproductions of Ramon Maiden’s @ramonmaiden drawings.
Kristen Egan @kristeneganart
Jenni Pasanen @jennipasanenart
Elizabeth Blair Stephenson @elizabeth_blair_stephenson
Clare Toms @claretomsart
Benedicte Voglio @voglio.benedicte
Jennifer Parks @spectralgardens
Some of our Favourite Things:
Sarah Hickey @sarahhickeyapparel
Mary Benson @marybensonlondon
Hogan McLaughlin @hoganmclaughlin
Misty Couture @misty_couture
WEISHENG Paris @weishengparis
Join the Tribe:
Our Instagram #beautifulbizarre community feature: @_marycarroll_, @jay_flokker, @kesja.tabaczuk, @laurenpizziart, @narellezeller, @natalieruka, @sifjar_, @zanetti_art
@tropicalgloom’s [2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner @icanvas_art Digital Art Award] amazing photomanipulation ‘Chthonic Tide’ [Digital print] for the recent Beautiful Bizarre exhibition ‘Halcyon Days’ at @moderneden Gallery.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW // Look through the creative lens and enjoy our exclusive interview with @lilliwaters, 2nd Prize Winner of the @inprnt Photography Award in the 2022 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize! Deep dive into her immersive imagery and learn more about the artist, what she gained from the Art Prize experience, and so much more today on www.beautifulbizarre.net [link in our profile] in an interview by @ren_dering.
"My work touches on the fragility and acute vulnerability of our natural world and the devastating impact of humans on our planet. It also questions feminine stereotypes, allowing vulnerability, strength, power, myth, darkness and light to all co-exist." - Lilli Waters
Are you a huge fan of spirit-elevating art? For the better part of five decades, that's been @kinukoycraft_official's creative specialty.
"Violet Rain", for example, is the painterly equivalent of poetry for the eyes, heart and soul.
Flip through all 294 pages of her recently published career-spanning art book, "Visions of Beauty", and you'll kind of feel as though you've died and gone to heaven.
A total of 1,500 copies of her masterpiece are available worldwide - each with a bookmark signed by the artist - so definitely read this article for more info and additional examples of her glorious art: