Art Kaleidoscope

Between art and craft

Korean flower painter Sookja Rho

Peach Blossom. Painting by Korean artist Sookja Rho

Peach Blossom. Work by Korean Korean flower painter Sookja Rho

Korean flower painter Sookja Rho graduated from Seoul National University in 1966 with BFA in Painting. She dedicates all her life to painting flowers. In Korea, there is a saying that if you want to paint flowers, you should find an old garden and watch the flowers from sunrise to sunset. Sookja, following the saying, watching the flowers grow, and thanks to her talents to see the beauty in nature and artistic skills, has created an awesome botanic gallery of colorful drawings of wild flowers. Sometimes she draws wild flowers of different kinds in one color palette, thus showing the ability of different species to get along in harmony. Her nature as a well-organised world, where everything depends on something else. All her subjects keep their own individuality, but each flower contains its own unique pleasure. Artworks by Korean flower painter Sookja Rho were exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and presented in Whanki Museum, Cheong Wa Dae, National Intelligence Service, The Bank of Korea, Choheung Bank, First Bank, Nara Banking Corporation, etc.
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Oil painting by Yuri Obukhov

From the series 'Seasons'. painting by Yuri Obukhov

Spring. From the series ‘Seasons’. Oil painting by Yuri Obukhov

Oil painting by Yuri Obukhov
Born in 1965, Russian artist Yuri Obukhov is native of Perm. He graduated from the Painting Department of the Penza Art College. Yuri Obukhov works in the genre of landscape painting in oil, painting in watercolors. He prefers romantic realism. Obukhov lives and works in Moscow. The artist has participated in art exhibitions since 1989, and his paintings are in many galleries of Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 1993 he was a participant of the annual exhibition in the Central House of Artists in Moscow. During 1993-2006 he took part in exhibitions of Russian artists in Finland, Sweden and the USA. His works are in private and corporate collections in our country and around the world.
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Sarah Illenberger flowerwork project

Sarah Illenberger flowerwork project. Photographer Sabrina Rynas

Dandelion. Photographer Sabrina Rynas, Sarah Illenberger flowerwork project

Sarah Illenberger flowerwork project
German conceptual artist and designer Sarah Illenberger was born in 1976 in Munich. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 1998, then Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins (2000). In 2001 Sarah founded jewellery label Sarah & Patrik Design. Since 2007 she has worked in her studio in Berlin. Her latest photoproject Flowerwork (2014) with flowers arranged in the style of fireworks shows the artistic talent and the ability to transform seemingly familiar materials into complex work of art. A genre in which Sarah is working is hard to identify. All objects created by Sarah manually and not photoshopped. Sarah Illenberger is a conceptual artist working at the intersection of 3D and graphic design, illustration and photography. Among her clients – Smart, Nike, Suez, & Other Stories, Breuninger, FSB, Mykita, COS, Good Year, Fruit of the Loom, Monoprix, Helvetas, and Kipling.
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Kelburn Castle Graffiti project

Kelburn Castle Graffiti project

Colorful creation of four Brazilian graffiti artists – Kelburn Castle Graffiti project

Kelburn Castle Graffiti project
In fact, it is a creation of four Brazilian graffiti artists – identical twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, Nina Pandolfo and Nunca. Built in the 13th century, Kelburn Castle is 35 miles from Glasgow, and as you can see, has a rather unusual facade. Renovated by Brazilian street artists in 2007, the facade looks extraordinary. Originally, it all began when the Earl of Glasgow, Patrick Boyle learned that cement that have been added in the process of renovation in 1950 must be removed. At the request of his son, he decided to radically change the look of the castle – so that nothing reminded of the cement restoration. So, he invited graffiti artists to paint cartoon characters and chromatic structures on the castle walls.
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Landscape Photography by Tomas Vocelka

Lavender fields at Valensole. Landscape Photography by Tomas Vocelka

Beautiful Lavender fields at Valensole. Landscape photography by Tomas Vocelka (Czech Republic)

Landscape Photography by Tomas Vocelka
Characterized by minimalist composition, photography by Tomas Vocelka combines great details and textures. Noteworthy, journalist and photographer Tomas Vocelka prefers natural photography to using Photoshop program. Born in Krnov (Czech Republic), Tomas Vocelka lives in Kladno. In addition to landscape, Tomas Vocelka loves sport photography. Awarded at international photography contest Photo Annual Awards 2014, his works are often among the best on the photography websites. In particular, 500px.com and Pixoto.com.
In fact, lots of his pictures depict flowering summer countryside of upper Provence. Stunningly beautiful golden fields serve as a natural background for purple lavender.
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Simon Beck Snow Art

Simon Beck Snow Art

Creative patterns – Simon Beck Snow Art

Simon Beck Snow Art
According to English land artist Simon Beck, it all started when he bought an apartment in French Les Arcs in 2004. One evening, after the lifts closed, he went onto the little snow covered lake, plotted 5 points in a pentangle; and joined them up to make a star. He then filled in the 15 triangles that resulted and later added some circles and the result was impressive. When fresh snowfall covered the design he did another more complicated design. It took a while for the idea to take off. “Without snowshoes it was too physical and I abandoned it, and I didnt have a digital camera nor was there internet in Arc2000”.
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Photo artist Veronica Babenko

From the series 'Impossible is nothing'. Photo artist Veronica Babenko

From the series ‘Impossible is nothing’. Work by Photo artist Veronica Babenko

Photo artist Veronica Babenko
Young, beautiful and very promising artist Veronica Babenko lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She has created a photo gallery of stunning in composition and subject matter works. Veronica’s creative fantasy shows the sweet expectation of a holiday, and this series of pictures is called “Impossible is nothing”. Gentle in the composition and color photos seem transparent and extremely warm, despite the winter fantasy and mood in the photos. Let Veronica have a successful future as a photographer and artist, and let the New Year bring her many new ideas and all dreams of a talented photo artist from Kazakhstan come true.
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