Top 10 Picks by Designcollector

Top 10 Picks by Designcollector in May

Today’s Top 10 comes to you from the keen eye of Arseny Vesnin. Founder of Designcollector Network (2003) and curator of the Digital Decade initiatives, exhibitions and online collaborations. Arseny is an interdisciplinary mediator guiding artists and communicating the future of art. Based in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Innocence Lost by @inessrychlik

I suffer from a hypersensitive skin condition. As a teenager, I would often attempt to cover it up; I resented being asked if I had accidentally burnt myself. Throughout the years, I have learnt to see my skin as a canvas for artistic expression, rather than an ugly inconvenience that should be kept hidden. The crimson patterns come from a meticulous combination of me drawing and pressing everyday objects onto my skin. My process involves multiple test shoots over several days to determine the right pressure and timing for each photograph.

Iness Rychlik

Bruiser by @schoony

Schoony’s background is rooted in special effects and prosthetics for the film industry. His career spans over 30 years. Since the age of fifteen he has worked on over a hundred films. His work and reputation for high quality and pioneering techniques has reached far corners of the world. Schoony uses new up to date technology alongside the more traditional methods in his art pieces. He continually pushes boundaries within this discipline.

Bruiser was created in 2016 as a sculpture, inspired by the empowered future I envision for my daughter.


Read full interview with artist Schoony

An Old Diver by @kotayamaji

Kota Yamaji is a Japanese digital artist based in Tokyo. Fascinated by computer graphics and video editing, Kota creates his own pop and surreal world. His concept is all about playing with different objects and characters, using strong colours and repeating patterns, that create linear structures and ergonomic spaces. These characteristics of his works are strongly affected by Japanese vibes such as neon lights and pop culture.

Instante by @holalou

A moment. Memories of sunlight peeking through the mountains, a cold breeze, and water running through the river. Sounds of calmness, that void created in the immensity of the landscape, remember the last time you felt so free?

Hola Lou

Koguma Preloader by @Tokyoplastic

If you love Tokyoplastic we know your age and interests. Legendary Flash Vector pioneers who revolutionised web design and inspired a generation of artists and designers. Distorting the lines between animation and graphic art, mixing cute and grotesque, and fused with perfectly timed sound effects, Tokyoplastic was more an experience than a website. Its iconic characters and razor sharp animation captivated an audience of millions and earned it a cult like status in the industry that still endures today.

The Last Update #2 by @AristarkhChernyshev

“The Last Update#2” is the quintessence of Vanitas still life, from which all symbolic images are excluded except for two most important ones: a skull, a symbol of the inevitability of death and a clock, a symbol of the transience of life. The clock is represented here by the loading symbol. In the latter, a new modern meaning also appears: wasted time and at the same time the hope of resurrection, which in the traditional still life is symbolized by an ear of wheat. Since no one knows what is beyond the last line, what will happen to our social network accounts and crypto wallet passwords, what kind of “update” is in store for us.

MX-08 by @impact

MX-08 is the first piece in a 3 part series capturing a shared universe. The final piece (Dystopian Reconnaissance) will only be obtainable by the owner of both MX-44 and MX-08.

Alluvial Modulation by @overlap

Audiovisual artists Overlap create single screen artworks, installations and live performances. Inspired by landscape in all its forms, their working process involves adding and removing layers, degrees of opportunism and systematised chance, creating generative combinations ranging from slow transitional paintings, to fast flowing AV performances.

Setup 11 by @grebenshyo

Wood by @artGadzhiev

The moment when the picture comes to life

Author profile

Arseny Vesnin (Twitter: @designercollector), founder of Designcollector Network (2003) and curator of the Digital Decade initiatives, exhibitions and online collaborations. Interdisciplinary mediator guiding artists and communicating the future of art. Based in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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