Minimal, bewitching collages by Heather Gabel

Heather Gabel, an artist from Canada currently living and working in Chicago, is one of those people that doesn’t like to stick to one medium or technique to pursue her creative endeavors. She’s been painting and drawing since she was a child, studied photography and is active in the music world – both as a graphic designer and in her...

Enchanting photography by Jonás García

Jonás García is a graphic designer and photographer from Valencia, Spain. Jonás’s work captures more then just frozen moment in the life of the people he portrays: by overlapping exposure and adding light leaks Jonás takes the images from reality into a dreamworld. His work made me think of a quote by Susan Sontag, who wrote in her book On...

Serene, dreamy photography by Martin Stranka

Martin Stranka is a photographer from Prague, Czech Republic. In his work Martin tries to capture the moment between dreaming and awakening, that vague and floating, state that can give you hyperreal illusions. Each image is focussed on one single person, emphasizing the thought of being able to look in someone’s dream. Dreams are a reflection...

Whimsical paintings by Amy Sol

Amy Sol is an artist from Korea, who currently lives and works in Las Vegas. Amy’s Asian roots are clearly visible in her work, from the manga-like appearance of her female muses through the warm, natural colors of vintage Korean, Chinese and Japanese illustrations. What strikes me most about Amy’s work is how thoughtfully she arranges the...

Exquisite atmospheric photography by Rachel Bellinsky

Every now and then I come across an artist whose work I’d like to crawl into and live in forever. Las Vegas based photographer Rachel Bellinsky is one of those artists. Rachels portfolio shows a broad variety of work: portraits, landscapes, lifestyle shots and even more abstract work. Although the subjects might differ the atmosphere Rachel...

Bold, graphic portraits by Anna Matykiewicz

Anna Matykiewicz is an artist from Poland, currently living and working in Ireland. Anna doesn’t like to limit herself with one technique or set of materials when creating her bold, graphic portraits: she likes to mix watercolors, acrylic, oil and ink to create the preferred outcome. I love the combination of the smooth, colorful portraits...

Powerful urban photography by Tim Gao

Tim Gao is a photographer living and working in Shanghai, China, the city that plays the leading role in his powerful street photography. Tim on Shanghai: “I have lived in Shanghai for over 9 years and I explore Shanghai, where urban city and residential lanes are hidden and unknown to me and impact my emotional attachment to the city. Street...

Dystopian cityscapes by Brian Mashburn

Brian Mashburn is an artist living and working in Asheville, North Carolina. Brian works mostly in oils, and uses the medium to create fantastic, Dystopian cityscapes. Humanity seems to be completely gone in his work, although the dense cities in the background do suggest its existence. It’s the animals and vegetation that thrive in Brian’s...

Realistic, nature inspired portraits by Victor Grasso

Victor Grasso is an artist living and working in Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May is situated on a peninsula surrounded by the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Victor grow up in Cape May, and the sea has been one of the biggest influences in his work, or even his biggest muse. Victor in a recent interview with Beautiful Bizarre on his relation...

Narrative, totemic animals portrayed by Erich J. Moffitt

If I wouldn’t spend all my spare time on Bleaq I’d definitely start a blog like Cute Overload or Bored Panda: I love animals. That’s why I’m easily intrigued by artists who use animals in their art: there’s so much expression and symbolism to be found in the animal world! Seattle based artist Erich J. Moffitt paints fables, told with...

Intriguing graphite drawings by Becc Ország

Becc Ország is an artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Her intriguing drawings explore the fine line between an Utopian and Dystopian reality, mixing things that are real with a layer of surrealism. Becc’s biography on her work: “Ország is fascinated with the human desire for the existence of a higher place, beyond our earthly...