Known for his multi-faceted approach to the field of art and design which weave both the analogue and digital, artist Jonathan Zawada is often seeking to create tangible artefacts of transient, ephemeral virtual experiences in his work.
Centered around the intersection and blend between the artificial and the natural, Zawada’s world is hyperreal – delicate and intricately detailed, as well as bold and dynamic.
Zawada’s practice is informed by his early roots in web design and coding and his further evolution into commercial graphic design, illustration and art direction and now includes object and furniture design, sculpture, video, installation and painting.
He has won awards for his graphic design including two Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIAS) for album artwork and has presented solo exhibitions of his oil paintings and installations in contemporary galleries around the world including Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, London, Sydney and Beijing.
Fisherian Runaway, Rare Mushrooms 500-550 (DETAIL), JONATHAN Zawada
Serwah Attafuah is multidisiplinary artist, designer and musician based on Dharug land/West Sydney, Australia. She creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands, populated by afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes.
Serwah has collaborated and been commissioned by clients including Mercedes Benz, Nike, GQ, Adobe, Paris Hilton and Charli XCX. Recent notable achievements include her participation in both Sotheby’s ‘Natively Digital’ NFT auctions and ‘Apotheosis’: a live motion capture experience with Soft Centre at The Sydney Opera House.
agora (DETAIL), Serwah attafuah
David McLeod is an Australian 3D artist and designer. Known for his experimental approach and the uncanny tactile quality to his work, he is inspired by the limitless possibilities that arise from a simulated, generative approach to creating. Creating still and moving image, David’s work is driven by a curiosity for exploring new visual territories in CG.
David has worked with a variety of world-leading clients, including: Apple, Nike, Dropbox, Toyota, Adobe, Wacom, Diesel, Calvin Klein, Omega, Mastercard, Canon, Greenpeace and Wired.
Dissolve resolve (detail), David mcleod
Kode Abdo, aka BossLogic, is a graphic designer and digital concept artist based in Australia who has stolen the internet’s heart with his creative fan art mashups and remixes. His artworks are passionate, powerful and pack an emotional punch.
What started as pure fan-art quickly gained the attention of millions around the world, including the team at Marvel, Disney and more who jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with BossLogic on a number of artworks including comic book covers, official movie posters for the likes of Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and much more.
He is now one of the most celebrated artists in the digital art space with works that transcend genres and styles, transporting us to fantastical worlds through his stunning creations.
starts with an idea (DETAIL), bosslogic
Yam Ben Adiva is a multidisciplinary artist, the founder and creative director of Yambo Studio, and a co-founder of NFT and digital collectible ecosystem, Dissrup. Collaboration is at the heart of Yam’s design philosophy.
Working with a globally distributed network of artists, Yam utilizes expertise from a variety of fields to create tailor-made digital worlds for clients ranging from Apple to Nike, infusing the DNA of pioneering brands with his own trademark blend of dreamlike imagery and hyper-vibrant colour to create surreal environments that remain consistent, yet independent of the limitations of a single visual language. This collaborative approach is also essential to Dissrup — Yam’s proto-metaversal platform.
At the intersection of the real and the imaginary, Dissrup works with industry-leading artists to create limited edition NFT artwork and digital collectibles designed to push the boundaries of the metaverse through the exploration of digital fashion and interactive world-building.
Through his collaborative platforms, Yam creates with the future in mind, building beautiful and immersive worlds that continue to evolve with each interaction.
Rugosa (DETAIL), Yambo
LIŔONA – AKA Liron Eldar-Ashkenazi is an award-winning designer, artist & creator and creative director. Started her career at the esteemed design studio Sagmeister & Walsh, she is now the Associate Creative Director at BUCK. Bridging the gap between physical, digital and NFT art in her latest project #BOIZ.
rare things (DETAIL), LIŔONA
David Porte Beckefeld is a multi-disciplinary 3D Still and Motion Designer/Artist. Born and based in Sydney, Australia. After completing his Bachelor of Applied Design Mjr in Digital Media at Billy Blue College of Design in 2014.
His work explores artistic expression through 3D-CGI. Modelling, texturing and lighting individual objects in his scenes to create vibrant, expressive compositions with vivid textural detail upon closer inspection.His work gives its respective surrounds an unmistakable presence driven by his unique digital process.
CRYSTAL HONEYMOON (DETAIL), David Porte Beckefeld
Chris Golden is a digital artist exploring the energy and vibration of this world. His work focuses on synthesizing a meditative-psychedelic perspective through colour and form. Chris presents a spectrum of projects across physical and digital planes that shares a visual way of being. A reminder of our energy that resides within.
AURA WAVE (DETAIL), CHRIS GOLDEN
With a vision of boundless dreamscapes and gravity-defying sculptures, Jessica Ticchio is creating a world of her own.
Inspired by minimalism, surrealism and ubiquitous sculptural forms, Jessica’s vision is to reimagine the world through a contemporary art lens. Her work aims to evoke a sense of peace and calm, whilst bending our concept of reality; playing with the line between the real and surreal.
Over the years, Jessica has had work featured in exhibitions and press worldwide – including the Australian Design Centre Sydney, Crypto Portal Prague and Art Premium Magazine Paris.
MIRAGE (DETAIL), JESSICA TICCHIO
Boldtron is a Barcelona-based 3D artist dedicated to 3D/CGI and VR. Having worked as an illustrator and art director around Europe and Asia with over twenty years of industry experience, he returned to Barcelona to launch his own studio, PZZZA.
Boldtron’s work is based on experimentation, research and the development of new techniques. His approach is organic and manual, and his output is purely digital. Boldtron strives for a constant creative and technological evolution by revisioning and reinventing his work.
gyroscope (detail), boldtron
Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City. Through his design, illustration and typographic practice he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual style.
For Alex, typography functions on two hierarchical levels. First, there is the image of the word we see; reading comes secondary. As a designer, Alex focuses on the potential of language as a visual medium, pushing language to its limits so that seeing and reading become the same action and text and image become one unified expression.
Mixing styles and genres and drawing equally from pop culture, street culture, fashion and music, Alex has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times, Time Magazine and many others. Alex’s work has been internationally recognized, appearing in in exhibitions and publications worldwide. He has given talks and been honored by the Art Directors Club––including being named a 2008 Young Gun––the Type Directors Club, Creative Review, Cannes, Clio and D&AD among others.
Evolution 1 (DETAIL), alex trochut
Greg Cooper is a Melbourne-based 3D artist, and sound designer. Drawing on a background in music, his work explores the places where sound and visual connect.
He pairs old with new, narrative with abstraction, and traditional animation with inventive simulation techniques. In bending the rules, he invites the viewer to enter worlds where time and space are just a little more elastic.
For Satellite, Cooper is exhibiting a series of contemplative pieces designed to encourage audiences to consider perspective and connection.
echo 2 (DETAIL), Greg Cooper
Brendi Wedinger is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Los Angeles, California working within 3D digital arts, sculpture, floristry and photography.
Her work is tactile and emotional and is often inspired by nature and biological forms. Wedinger favors exploring utopian futures and uses all of her chosen mediums to captivate the senses through her vibrant visuals.
Her work has been shared in numerous print and online publications such as Viewpoint Magazine for Milan Design Week, Notion Magazine and WGSN. Wedinger’s work was most recently displayed at Design Museum Gent in Gent, Belgium as a part of the Kleureyck Van Eyck’s Colours in Design Exhibition in 2020.
Iris Elation (DETAIL), Brendi Wedinger
Wes Cockx is a Designer based in Brooklyn, New York – balancing personal & commercial work under the name CREAM.
He mixes visual styles drawing inspiration equally from pop culture, street fashion, and product design. He strongly believes in exploring and experimenting with visual styles, techniques and software to push the limits of his own creativity.
Transmission (DETAIL), Wes Cockx
Kitasavi (born Nikita Savinov, 1992) is an artist merging 3D graphics, sculpture, and photography in his works. Coming from a background in graphic design, in his art practice Kitasavi is trying to deconstruct everyday life experiences and transform them into a never-before-seen reality where chaos is the only order.
Organic shapes, whimsical characters, tangible textures, crazy colors, hidden easter eggs, humor, culinary and traveling references are his artistic approach. Located somewhere between abstract and figurative, real and ethereal, chaotic at first glance, his works are thoroughly structured and balanced. Currently based in Moscow, Russia.
Coexistence (detail), kitasavi
Mikaela Stafford is a self taught 3D motion graphics artist exploring themes of curiosity and joyfulness. Her animation series considers ideas of AI consciousness and often depicts thriving and abundant bio-digital environments where technology and the natural world exist harmoniously. This symbiosis is an important metaphor as we enter a new era of technological development, as we continue to face unfamiliar challenges and opportunities of a cyber-physical world.
Integrating traditional methods of photography, sculpture and lighting design into her digitally rendered 3D environments she creates vibrant and playful work. With a background in stage design, installation art and painting, Stafford’s practice is particularly interested in the intersection between physical and virtual worlds. Marrying familiar biomorphic forms with imagined environments, her digitally rendered work creates scenes without limits.
Terrestrial (DETAIL), Mikaela Stafford
Tim Grove is a Sydney artist and designer exploring visual communication and expression.
Stimulated by abstract and surreal art, cinema, science and architecture, Tim’s aesthetic language is compelled forward by frantic curiosity. Perpetually seeking new forms and techniques, a dedication to constant incremental improvement inform a distinct, genre and practice melding style that overwhelms the daily noise.
Tim’s intention is to grip, entertain and enrapture the viewer or passer-by.
A versatile skillset with foundations in art direction and graphic design, he is fluent in 3D motion design, procedural art, photography and animation. This versatility is compounded by a deliberate and critical thought process, aligning strategic outcomes to a creative filter in reply to commercial and artistic briefs.
Tim has directed and produced projects for renowned musicians, artists and international corporations. His unique work has provided the identity, look and feel sought by agencies, brands and project managers around the world.
’95*_Airmax (DETAIL), Tim Grove
Ines Alpha is a 3D artist based in Paris. She started experimenting with 3D while working as an art director in advertising specialised in beauty, fashion and luxury. She was also self-learning 3D softwares in her spare time and found herself working with electronic music producer, Panteros666, on several CGI video clips. While unlocking the gate to otherworldly digital spaces inhabited by iridescent life-forms, she also discovered the limitless possibilities in the technology. From there, she decided to deepen her phygital exploration and to merge makeup and digital technologies through a unique forward thinking approach, which displays her signature style: 3D makeup. The “3D makeup series” constitutes her main body of work, where she pushes the boundaries of makeup, working on “digitalised” bodies, allowing for more freedom with the concepts of beauty. She creates her own ethereal, colorful futuristic reality, augmented reality looks a “robot might wear to the MET Gala in the year 3052”. With the help of developer Sava, Ines’s is able to develop a digital makeup palette that anyone could use as easily as physical makeup to create their own digital beauty looks.
3ᗫ Ɓєαυту ᑶ⍺𐌠ᥱ𝑡𝑡ᥱ (DETAIL), INES ALPHA
Studio Brasch is a Stockholm-based art and design studio, directed by Artist and Creative Director Anders Brasch-Willumsen. The studio combines conceptual thinking with digital craftsmanship to create commercial and artistic projects, all born from the same universe – a melting pot of form, colour, nature, architecture, real and imagined.
Vignette N°26 (Terra Mater) (DETAIL), studio brasch
After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris first began to use 3D computer graphics as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new sculptural forms.
Chris is a passionate car enthusiast and the automobile has been a significant line of personal artistic inquiry for the past decade. Through image, animation and sculpture he explores the space between the sublime and the irreverent.
Based in Scotland, Chris LaBrooy’s unique work can be seen across the UK, Europe, Asia and the United States for Art, advertising, editorial, and publishing. His clients include : Porsche, Apple, Nike, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Citroen, Lexus, Adidas, British Airways, Jet Blue Airlines and Time Magazine.
Borderless (DEtail), Chris LaBrooy
Mario is a 3D Artist/Designer from Toronto, Canada that operates under the alias NewColossal.
NewColossal is creating alternate realities through portraits of the objects that inhabit them. Inspiration for these highly detailed and materially realistic objects comes from pop culture, technology, and industrial design. The resultant pieces are often caught in a space between nostalgia and fiction. Each of these pieces builds on the last, providing an ever growing window into something greater and undiscovered.
self congratulator (DETAIL), newcollosal
Gonzalo Miranda is an Art Director & 3D Artist creating imagery at the intersection of craft & digital. With a deep sense of space, light and composition creates unique frames for a variety of design fields. Specialized in product and interior visualization as well as concept framing and styling for animation. Currently exploring furniture and space design.
Orbit (detail), Gonzalo miranda (gonzzzalo)
Founded in Austin, Texas in 2019 by artist/designer Bruno Canales, CREA is a design lab where multiple disciplines come together. With his experience in architecture, graphic design, creative coding, digital fabrication – the studio always reaches forward; making an effort to uncover unexplored territories that provide value to both clients and our innate curiosity. The name of the practice comes from the spanish word “to create”and is the studio’s banner. Never stop creating.
How Rocks Relax (DETAIL), Crea.st
Martine Emdur has an established career as a leading figurative contemporary painter. Emdur’s work is recognised for its highly technical and emotive style, viscerally evoking physical immersion into water. Consistently sought after, with a dedicated global following, Emdur’s paintings have been collected with sold out exhibitions in her hometown of Sydney as well as Perth, Melbourne & Hong Kong. The paintings are masterful in their handling of materiality, creating celestial images bathed in refracted light. Testament to the artist’s affection for her subject, the paintings are celebratory, unabashedly sensual and uplifting.
ARTWORK (DETAIL), MARTINE EMDUR
James van den Elshout is a Brooklyn based Australian artist and designer. He has a hybrid focus on combining rich and detailed worlds with clean and minimal compositions. Throughout his career he has created live visuals, music videos and experiential installations with award winning creative duo, Toby & Pete, since then he has relocated to New York and is currently an Art Director with global VFX advertising studio, The Mill. While he loves the challenge of client briefs and working with a large team, his creative ambition has always been fueled by self-initiated solo passion projects, his most recent case study and film La Biblioteca de Babel is a fine example of this.
cerulean cloudscape (Detail) james van den elshout
Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from Charleston, SC, USA who does a variety of digital artwork including short films, Creative Commons VJ loops, everydays and VR / AR work.
After he began releasing a set of widely used Creative Commons VJ loops he has worked on concert visuals for Justin Bieber, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Zedd, deadmau5 and many more.
One of the originators of the current “everyday” movement in 3D graphics, he has been creating a picture everyday from start to finish and posting it online for over ten years without missing a single day
into the ether (detail), beeple
Graduating with an MA Fine Art (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art Trevor has been working at the intersection of art and technology for over a decade experimenting with QR code oil paintings in 2012 and AR the following year. Investing in Bitcoin in 2017 inspired a new creative direction with the development of crypto themed AR paintings, which in turn soon led him to the fast paced and exciting world of NFTs.
bitcoin angel (Detail), trevor jones