Caux Collective Introduces: Rodolphe Guenoden

Named ‘The Ride’ this fantastic short comic strip, from Los Angeles-based Illustrator & Animator, Rodolphe Guenoden, quickly became one of my favourite pieces of comic art, having discovered it just a few days ago. Not only is it beautifully drawn, with every emotion and facial expression so intricately shown and every dashing movement ingeniously portrayed, but it tells of a genuinely gripping story. We are told a story of a man “flirting with death” over the duration of a thrilling bike ride, and had I not seen this comic strip I certainly wouldn’t have believed it would be possible to present such an engrossing, twisted story over just 11 pages of drawings.

If you would like to see more of Guenoden’s artwork, including his excellent animation work on large-scale projects such as the 2011 movie ‘Kung-Fu Panda 2’ then head over to his website, as linked at the beginning of this post.

Caux Collective Introduces: Guy Whitby

In his brand new project named ‘Analog to Digital’ we see Australian Multidisciplinary Artist, Guy Whitby, at his finest. Often working under the pseudonym of WBK (which stands for WorksByKnight) we see Whitby’s artistic hand turned to the creation of a series of spectacular, pixelated portraits of famous people. Having professed a belief that “an artist should hold a mirror up to the world around him or her and comment upon the reflection” Whitby collages vast numbers of keyboard keys, along with various other materials, to form the faces of some immediately recognisable people.

If you’d like to see more from this series, head over to the Behance profile, as linked at the beginning of this post, or head over to Guy Whitby’s Facebook page where you can find many more projects and updates.

Caux Collective Introduces: Justine Blau

In these images, taken from two videos named ‘Crowd I’ and ‘Crowd II’ made back in 2007, we see the minimalist work of French Visual Artist, Justine Blau. These videos are described as being “composed of a series of virtual collages depicting human crowds [in which] the photographed silhouettes are removed from their true social context to form fictive gatherings.“ The near excessive use of negative space accentuates the shapes and patterns created by the positioning of these forms and the sound of walking alludes to the idea and internal feeling of movement, despite it being played to accompany entirely static images.

If you would like to see more work from Justine Blau, including a wonderful portfolio of sculptures and various other multimedia artworks, head over to her website as linked at the beginning of this post.

Caux Collective Introduces: Rishab Soni

Here we have a small selection of images from a 15-piece project named ‘The Known, Unknown’ coming directly from the portfolio of New Zealand-based Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Rishab Soni. These beautiful illustrations are described by Soni as being inspired by “the uncertainty of life and future” and the visible collation of overlapping lines and their illustrative origins create a conceptual representation of this interconnection between the events we live every day and those we are bound to experience in the coming weeks, months or years.

If you’d like to see more of Rishab Soni’s fascinating illustrations, you can head straight over to his website or his Behance profile, both of which have been linked in the beginning of this post.

Caux Collective Introduces: Henry Fuseli

In these beautifully haunting oil paintings, respectively named ‘The Nightmare’ (1781) and ‘Nightmare’ (1880) we are presented with two of the most famous pieces from Swiss, 18th Century Fine Artist, Henry Fuseli. In these images we are invited into a twisted scenario in which a mythical demon creature, known as an ‘incubus’ in ancient folklore, inhabits the dwelling space of a young female, perching upon her chest as she sleeps. The painting is intriguingly said to offer both the image of the narrative; a woman having her sub-conscious troubled by nightmarish scenes, represented by the image of the incubus, or an image of the dream itself, with the entire composition of the painting representing the journey the young ladies’ mind is taking.

If you’d like more from these paintings, you can find an excellent article, written in the Independent, back in 2006 by Tom Lubbock, in which the original piece of Fuseli’s is analysed in all its horrifying and psychologically probing glory. Alternatively, if you would like to see a number of Henry Fuseli’s other famous pieces, head over to the BBC’s Your Paintings website where you can find a timeline of his work.

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Caux Collective Introduces: Replaceface

Known simply by the pseudonymous name Replaceface, this semi-anonymous collage artist takes images of famous celebrities and known figures, from the modern world, and transports them back into by-gone eras in the form of military style portraits. Replaceface gives little in terms of the mechanics or origins of the pieces, although we are told that each piece is a Photoshop-based manipulation of a vast set of digital portraits, originally painted by George Dawe, who, we are reliably informed by Replaceface, ”was an English portrait artist [responsible for painting] 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia for the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia.”

If you would like to see more of Replaceface’s fantastic collage-lead portraiture, head over to his website, linked at the beginning of this post. There you will find many more stunning pieces, as well as a process in which you request to have your own face ‘replaced’ by the artist themself.

Caux Collective Redirects: Gravitistic

South Korean Designer Jaemin Jaeminlee recently examined the way in which we humans tell the time. Be it digital or analogue, by using clocks, watches and countless other time-pieces, we are constantly aware of exactly what minute is passing, any hour of the day. However, Jaeminlee recognised an unfortunate truth in this informative process. We no longer realise the invaluable significance of each passing moment, instead we simply care what time it is, in order to go about our daily routines.

If you’d like to read more head over to Inspirez, where you can find this post in it’s entirety, including additional images and further links.

Caux Collective Introduces: Seth Armstrong

As I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts, I’ve not always been the biggest fan of hyper-realistic artwork. That is, unless the composition or style of the image contains elements that set it apart from something that could simply be photographed. The artwork shown here, from Los Angeles-based Fine Artist Seth Armstrong, is a perfect example of this. While the urban landscapes contain relatively little that would cause you to question whether or not they were real, the stunning execution, which combines a visibly painterly style with a photographic-likeness, really makes these gorgeous pieces stand out.

If you would like to see more examples of Seth Armstrong’s beautiful artwork, including many more varied projects, you can find an extensive portfolio on his website, as linked towards the beginning of this post.

Caux Collective Introduces: Ricardo Fumanal

Using relatively fundamental techniques to expand upon a style based around a visibly muted use of colour, these beautiful illustrations come straight from the portfolio of Spanish Fine Artist, Ricardo Fumanal. Often equipped with only a marker, pencil and ink, to use on paper, Fumanal calls upon his interests in a range of disciplines from “fine arts to fashion and advertising photography” and “a broad array of techniques and languages” to create his own stunning style of illustration.

If you would like to see more of Ricardo Fumanal’s artwork, including personal projects as well as editorial ventures, head straight over to his website, as linked at the beginning of this post.