Eye on Art / 18

Hi friends!

Eye on ArtHappy Friday! What’s up for your weekend? After weeks of cool and rainy weather, it seems that New England will finally be getting the heat wave June calls for, all of which is to say a healthy serving of ice cream and a good book are both in order. In between my time on the porch, novel in hand, I’ll be hopping from grad party to grad party with friends and watching the Tony Awards with my sister – theater kids we are, we’ll be rooting for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 all night long.

In the meantime, I thought we’d ease into the weekend with a new edition of Eye on Art – it’s been a few months since I last shared some of my favorite portfolios! There’s nothing that links today’s three artists together, beyond their clear level of talent: one excels as a fine artist, another produces illustrations, and the last has a knack for photography and type. Are there any artists you’ve admired lately?

Gabriella SanchezFirst up is Gabriella Sanchez, an artist based in LA. Her name or work may ring a bell, for not only is she a talented freelance illustrator, she has also been an in-house designer for Ban.do in years past {I frequently use these stylish stickers, some of which she illustrated}. Her popularity has been sudden, but it’s no surprise: with a love of bold colors, an unabashed confidence in her work, and a progressive perspective to boot, Gabriella has garnered a wide audience of fans, myself included.

Her commercial work is no doubt impressive, but I’m partial to her abstract art, pieces that jump off gallery walls with their vivid palettes and eclectic natures. I’m bummed I’m not close enough to see her pieces in person, so for now, I’ll settle for a pin or patch to decorate my bag. Her artwork is the coolest, even in the smallest of doses. {website}

Adams CarvalhoIf the artwork of Adams Carvalho also looks familiar, it’s understandable: the Brazilian artist’s stunning illustration work graced the cover of Nina LaCour’s We Are Okay. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but it’s hard not to when it has the intricate linework, skillful use of color, and brilliant composition Adams is known for. 

A further look at his portfolio, and it’s clear: Adams has clearly defined his style, bringing about a consistency and, furthermore, intrigue to his work. I could have chosen any five pieces of his to feature, but I believe the ones showcased above, including my favorite in teal, highlight the sense of teenage rebellion and summertime solitude so characteristic of his work. Needless to say, I’m a fan. {website}

Christine ChoeFinally, I couldn’t wait to feature Christine Choe, an artist whose portfolio I’ve been crushing on for months. I first came across one of her pieces on Pinterest – social media keeps my typography heart happy – but it took only a few minutes of browsing her website before I fell in love with her hand lettering pieces and stellar photographs.

While her portfolio is plentiful, my favorite project of hers is actually still in the works: a daily lettering project that chronicles the dates of the year. Christine has employed a number of styles – and media! – throughout the months, but the ultimate cheeriness of her work has remained consistent. To ensure her lettering gems reach your feed, you can join me in following her Instagram @datesoftheyear. What a delight. {website}

Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!

Bella

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