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ARTIST HIGHLIGHT: RINAT SHINGAREEV

After finishing a Fine Arts course, Rinat Shingareev decided to expand his studies to other creative fields such as Interior and Web design. Today, the Russian born artist found in Pop culture his subject. 

In the early stages of his career, Rinat was involved in many exhibitions and group shows throughout Europe but it was in Italy where he found home and where he is now based.

You may be familiar with many of the images as he worked with established publications such as Maxim (Italy), Zeit magazine (Germany), Forbes Magazine (Latvia, Estonia), GQ (Spain), Vogue (Portugal) and many others.

His paintings feature celebrities, artists and public figures in bold saturated colours, often with a sarcastic tone.

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ARTIST HIGHLIGHT: Regine Schumann

For German artist Regine Schumann, colors are everything. They shape, they define and they raise her entire oeuvre. 

In many of Schumann's works, a range of fluorescent and photo-luminescent acrylics are used combined with the use of light that plays an important role in her work. Is this combination of colour, material and light that provides the viewer with unique visual experience.

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DRAFT x TALKS: EUGENIA LOLI

'Concrete Pinatas'

'Concrete Pinatas'

They say 'an image is worth a thousand words' and as cliched as it sounds there is no better way to describe Eugenia Loli's work. A Greek collage artist based in California putting in her work what words forget to say. Sarcastic, witty and funny but always pertinent.

See more of Eugenia Loli's work here.

 

How did you began doing collages? Were you always planning to become an artist?

I was a computer programmer and later a tech journalist. I became a full time artist in 2012, in the age of 39, after I saw the new type of pop collage that sprang up via Tumblr.

'Natural History Museum'

'Natural History Museum'

How is your creative process? What is your source for inspiration for your work?

The universe. As for creative process, I just find an image I like and then I build on top of it.

'Throttled Infrastructure'

'Throttled Infrastructure'

What three words are best to describe your work and why?

Surreal, sarcastic and kitsch. All for obvious reasons.

'Wormhole'

'Wormhole'

Out of all the works you have created so far, which piece do you consider as the milestone of your career and why?

Definitely "Three Minutes to Nirvana". This artwork, my deepest and most complex to date, is about the journey humanity must take towards ascending into a higher state of being. I don't think I will ever top off that artwork.

'Three Minutes To Nirvana'

'Three Minutes To Nirvana'

What are your aspirations for your work in the future?

I want to do illustration. More psychedelic collage instead of pop collage too.

'Dependable Relationship'

'Dependable Relationship'

If you could travel back in time, which era would you like to live in? Why?

I would never go back in time. What's done is done. There is not asingle era in the human history that's celebratory, it's all filled with violence. If I had the option to move in time, I'd go to the future, never to the past.

'Untitled As In No Words' 

'Untitled As In No Words' 

'Bipolar'

'Bipolar'

'350 Fahrenheit'

'350 Fahrenheit'

'Growing Love'

'Growing Love'

'Disctotheque'

'Disctotheque'

'Bloomy Kiss'

'Bloomy Kiss'

'Gold Digging'

'Gold Digging'

'Jungle City'

'Jungle City'

'I Am Is Pondering The Self'

'I Am Is Pondering The Self'

'Hanging On'

'Hanging On'

'The Conquest Of Nature'

'The Conquest Of Nature'

'Reptilian Snack'

'Reptilian Snack'

'Light It Up'

'Light It Up'

'Spring Crop At The Rosseland Crater'

'Spring Crop At The Rosseland Crater'

'Toasted'

'Toasted'

'Urban Camouflage'

'Urban Camouflage'

See more of Eugenia Loli's work here.

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