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Grit and Grace: Cityabyss from Poland

The unknown, strangeness and mysteries of the city incites the imagination. Beata Szczecinska aka Cityabyss creates cityscapes that are as alive as its people. Her work is a mosaic of industrial areas, skyscrapers, fashion; amplified with vivid dreams and meandering neon abstract elements. This fusion captures the atmosphere of life in the city, as chaotic as it may seem, cities expand and grow from our burning desire to innovate. Her work reminds us that the most confusing, difficult times can turn out to be moments of triumph. Grit and grace is the determining factor for success. Our growth is contingent upon our collective passion and perseverance.

Cityabyss is an artist, illustrator and designer living in Lomza, Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (Krakow) in 2004 with an MA (Hons) in Graphic Techniques. Her career began in London in 2005. She has amassed a diverse range of international clients from the fashion industry to interior design to publishing & editorial.

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Fantastically bright and wickedly fun neon paintings: Haruko Mori from Nagoya, Japan

Haruko Mori’s fantastically bright and wickedly fun fluorescent paintings make our day! Her renderings of African animals and mythical creatures have a youthful charm and a playful naiveté that we all long for. She references animal families in the wild, how they are on the same wavelength as us in terms of protection and companionship, then renders them through an awesome 80′s neon lens. Family is surely one of the greatest wonders of life! We’re seeing 80′s influences everywhere right now, it must be because the 80′s was a decade that changed our future with iconic decisions, endless glamor and skyrocketing innovations that we still live with today.

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