“Consumption”: Surreal Digital Artworks of Miron Malejki

Miron Malejki aka OSAKI is a visual artist based in Poland. He specializes in 3D animations, VFX, VR, AR. He has worked on various types of projects, including music videos, mini-show fashion campaigns, and commercials.

More: Miron Malejki, Instagram, OpenSea

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/consumption-surreal-digital-artworks-of-miron-malejki/

Fluid, Abstract and Futuristic Typographic Design by MOCAGE

“Hey, I am Moses aka MOCAGE from Germany. I studied graphic design from 2017-2020 and made myself self-employed in January 2020 and now working with clients around the world.”

More: Instagram, Gumroad

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/fluid-abstract-and-futuristic-typographic-design-by-mocage/

Experimental and Abstract Photography by Angela Allison

“I work primarily with alternative process and analogue media. My most recent work uses the mordançage technique as a way of creating photographic objects through destruction, I also experiment with mixed media projects and the hand colouring of photographic prints.”

More: Angela Allison, Instagram

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/experimental-and-abstract-photography-by-angela-allison/

Spectacular Winning Photos Of WildArt POTY ABSTRACTS Competition

WildArt Photographer of the Year is a new wildlife photography competition with a difference. ABSTRACTS is the sixth of the ten WildArt categories and accepted entries during June.

ABSTRACTS attracted some amazing images from all around the world. The top 100 shortlist was full of outstanding photographs, demonstrating a multitude of artistic techniques. The standard of these images was incredible and gave Victoria and her judging team a tricky choice to select the winners displayed here.

ABSTRACTS GOLD AWARD WINNER – Rachel Piper, United Kingdom

Image Title: Hidden Beauty
Subject: Spider’s Web

I took this photograph in an empty field one September morning, when the sun was still low in the sky; I was surrounded by spiders’ webs, which had been weaved on plants, and I became mesmerised by the beauty of the light falling on them. In order to capture the colourful spectrums, I selected the shallowest depth of field and chose my angle with care.

More: WildArt POTY, Instagram, Facebook h/t: 121clicks

ABSTRACTS SILVER AWARD WINNER – Steve Palmer, United Kingdom

Image Title: Organic Manic.
Subject: Various Plants

This was shot at Kew Gardens Waterlily House, standing outside and shooting through the glass. The combination of the plants, condensation, and marks all over the glass made for some very interesting abstract patterns and textures. This image was one of a series that I shot on one of the hottest days of the year and the reason I stayed outside the very hot Waterlily House!

ABSTRACTS BRONZE AWARD WINNER – Trai Andersen, United Kingdom

Image Title: Dreaming of Cheetah
Subject: Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus

I’ve always been interested in less literal representations of wildlife and became fascinated with how closely intentional camera motion can produce dreamlike results that mirror the way my mind recalls each day’s wildlife encounters as I fall sleep. Sometimes I have to use quite a complex fusion of extended shutter speeds, intentional camera motion, lens manipulation and stacked images to gain the results I want, but this image was relatively simple to achieve. I needed a slower shutter speed than usual and a steady panning technique to keep pace with the cheetah. It does take a bit of experience and practice to get these shots as I want them, but it’s always fun giving it a go. Of course it can be hit and miss, but sometimes the final images are entirely unexpected and more beautiful for it! The trick with shots like this is simplicity: to retain the essence of the cheetah while stripping away unnecessary and distracting detail. The pared down colour palette helps the process too. She is simply reduced to a collection of dark spots bounding her way through a haze of light stripes…but also so much more!


Image Title: The Dance
Subject: Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis

It was getting dark on feeding ground for Red-crowned Cranes in Hokkaido, Japan, and the sun was already below the horizon. There was less and less light, and the sky displayed amazing pastel dark blue and pink colours. I decided to experiment with longer shutter speeds in order to capture the dynamic motion of the birds’ typical dance and to create a painting-like photo. It always fascinates me that the camera can capture something that remains hidden to a human eye.


Image Title: Satisfied Salsify
Subject: Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius

It was just a simple shot – I’m almost embarrassed to talk about it. My husband and I were on a “social distancing” road trip in Northern California. We would get sandwiches in the morning and find a deserted road on which to park and eat our lunch. I brought along a little camp stool and while sitting there eating, I was also staring around at the plants that were nearby and photographing them with my macro lens, just to entertain myself. On one of the lunches, there was this nice salsify.

ABSTRACTS – COTTON CARRIER AWARD WINNER – Lynn Fergusson, Canada. Prize: Cotton Carrier camera harness.

Image Title: Standing alone
Subject: Tree (species unknown)

The picture was taken in Eastern Passage Nova Scotia, Canada last October. The trail skirted the ocean, at the beginning of the trail was a sandy beach and at the other end a rocky shoreline. Towards the end of the trail, I noticed this tree standing tall and alone in the rocks on the ocean side of the trail. It grabbed my attention as I was amazed that it could still be growing in the sea of rocks that it was surrounded by and the salty winds blowing off the ocean. This tree was defying all odds and surviving in harsh conditions. I decided to try the Intentional camera movement technique to capture a more whimsical portrait of the tree. In this shot the tree seems to have a life of its own with the trunk of the tree resembling a face and several people commented that it seemed to symbolize the strength and resilience as well as the struggles that many have faced in the various waves of the Covid-19 virus that the world has been wrestling with.


Image Title: Bacteria Cocktail.
Subject: Bacteria

On a warm summer’s day, I was in the field after rain. Water accumulated in a recess, and under the influence of the heat, interesting chemical and biological processes began in it. Fantastic colours and shapes were formed. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the right lens, but I decided to go back the next day, but unfortunately, during the night, all the formations disappeared.


Image Title: White Forest.
Subject: Birch Trees

The picture has no special story. I was driving home along the road and I saw this forest. It looked good from the car, so I stopped by for a few minutes next to it. I took a few photos of it, but it was at its best when the clouds briefly obscured the sun.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Brian Hammond, United Kingdom

Image Title: Midge Trails
Subject: Midges

I wanted to capture the evening swarming midges along the RSPB Leighton Moss causeway and experimented with a range of methods to do so. This image was taken by pre-setting and locking the focus plane while trying to maintain this distance with a section of the swarm. A slow shutter speed was used to capture their flight path, and a telephoto lens with extension tubes helped to limit the depth of focus, producing a suitable midge size and allowing the selection of an area with a high concentration of individuals.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – Jiří Hřebíček, Czech Republic

Image Title: Snow Geese
Subject: Snow Goose Anser caerulescens

I was observing a huge flock of snow geese in Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, and I hoped to witness the impressive blast off of the entire flock. Unfortunately, geese decided to leave the pond in smaller flocks one by one. But this at least helped me to visualize flying birds against the mountains in the background with birds still sitting on the water’s surface which looks a bit like sea waves.


Image Title: Green Darner
Subject: Common Green Darner Anax junius

In the early summer of 2019, I came upon a Common Green Darner Dragonfly emerging from the larval stage. This allowed an opportunity to photograph multiple compositions as well as various abstract imagery. By keeping the camera parallel to the subject, I was able to maintain sharpness throughout the details.


Image Title: Springtime Cherry
Subject: Cherry Prunus sp.

A Cherry Tree in spring blossom taken using the intentional camera movement technique (ICM) in order to create the effect of a painting. I like the impressionistic feel of the image. Taken in Provence, France.

ABSTRACTS – HIGHLY COMMENDED – István Tamás Vida, Hungary

Image Title: Frogs
Subject: Common Toad Bufo bufo

There is a very nice pond in the cemetery of Debrecen, Hungary. It is a breeding pond for Common Toads. During the breeding season, thousands of eggs are laid in gelatinous strings which hatch into tadpoles. The scene was spectacular in the shallow water. I chose a 180 mm macro lens and I took the picture early in the morning to avoid any reflection on the surface of the water.


Image Title: Backlit Lines.
Subject: New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax.

I stepped outside into the garden as I noticed the late afternoon sun was nicely backlighting the leaves of the flax. I chose to take the photo in portrait orientation as I knew it would work better with the long, tall leaves. I decided on a shallow enough depth of field to create a sort of soft, dreamy background but still showing the outline of the other leaves.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/spectacular-winning-photos-of-wildart-poty-abstracts-competition/

“Strange Dreams”: Surreal & Abstract Renders by Mark Constantine Inducil

Mark Constantine Inducil is a Filipino-Australian visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. He studied graphic design & film and has worked in the creative industry for around 20 years. He loves creating abstract, surrealistic and dream-like images. His work is inspired by cinema, philosophy and psychology.

More: Mark Constantine Inducil, Instagram, Makersplace, SuperRare

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/strange-dreams-surreal-abstract-renders-by-mark-constantine-inducil/

“Trans A.M.”: The Superb 3D Surreal Digital Art and VR Sculptures by Elena Romenkova

Elena Romenkova is a digital artist from St Petersburg, currently based in Vienna. Experimenting with the human form and glitch art through animation, Romenkova’s work explores the relationship between man and machine. She graduated from the University of A. Herzen with a degree in Fine Arts and has participated in art exhibitions in Russia and abroad since 2004.

More: Instagram, Foundation

With a melange of glitch sculptures and rendered surrealistic images, the virtual space “beyond the mind” represents a transitional state between dream and reality that comes from the unconscious. Shapes and colors are not only aspects of beauty, they also have an inner sense and meanings that are understandable on an unconscious level.

Human bodies are transformed and modified here by various 3D modeling methods or data manipulation (glitching). Glitching techniques always bring unpredictable results. These shape transformations give 3D sculptures a new aesthetic and meaning. The digital world absorbs all sides of human activity, where a person can have a different face, a different life. It also changes the mind and the state of the psyche.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/trans-a-m-the-superb-3d-surreal-digital-art-and-vr-sculptures-by-elena-romenkova/

“Mirrorverse”: The Superb Glitch Artworks of Adrian Cain

Adrian Cain is an American artist influenced by the relationship between digital and nature. Using Photography and technological programs to create visions of a utopian digital future, Cain bring emotion and feeling to data.

“Digital and analog glitch/experiments. Blender, Processing and Audacity are my main tools. I do take commissions and collabs. Keep it surreal.”

More: Instagram

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/mirrorverse-the-superb-glitch-artworks-of-adrian-cain/

“Physiology of the Humanoid”: The Digital Surrealism of Frenetik Void

As digital technologies change the definition of what it means to be human, the relationship between physical presence, virtual identity and digital corporeality becomes more diffuse. The work of Frenetik Void unfolds in a science-fiction environment, a post-human universe inhabited by mutating beings, hybrids in which limits are vanished. The suspended bodies in liquid natures build scenes of surrealistic airs.

More: Frenetik Void, Instagram, Twitter, Rarible, Foundation, Hicetnunc, KnownOrigin, Makersplace, SuperRare

“I’ve always searched for ways of expressing myself digitally. As a kid, I used the editing features within video games to create my own games inside the games, haha. The idea and process of destroying something to create something new out of it, or simply change something to try to give it meaning, has always come naturally. At one point I started sharing the things I did for fun and people started to interact with them and some very interesting conversations happened. I realized that they maybe even felt something, which could be the same or different than what I was feeling, but there was definitely a new channel of communication, a new bridge being built between me and everybody else. All this was very new to me and turned my world and reality around. I felt I was contributing to something bigger than myself. That is one of the main things that have stayed with me, and that still gives me the drive to go on,” he said.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/physiology-of-the-humanoid-the-digital-surrealism-of-frenetik-void/

“Alice in The Abyss”: The Superb Mixed Media Artworks of Kate Alexandria

According to Kate: “I am a self-taught painter and sculptor, making surreal/psychedelic art via 3D & 2D digital compositions. Heavily inspired by nature, dolls, fractals and psychedelic experiences, I like using these elements to express the beauty and pain of being human.”

More: Kate Alexandria, Instagram, Behance, Twitter, Hicetnunc, KnownOrigin, Foundation

“Writing was my first love since early childhood and was my only creative outlet. I had always been a huge lover of music and visual arts but it never occurred to me to become an artist myself.

For financial reasons, I did not pursue a writing career and instead, I studied Information Technology and worked as a full-time software engineer since 2010. During my college years, I took interest in filmmaking so I started my masters in Media Studies (major in Film) in 2012, but I dropped out a year later.”

“I suffered from depression and self-destructive behaviors most of my early life. In summer of 2016, I accidentally ingested huge amounts of psilocybin mushrooms and experienced momentary ego death, and this experience alone has opened my mind and guided me towards healing. As I explored psychedelics further, I also fell in love deeper and deeper with art, then I finally taught myself how to draw and paint.”

“In 2018, I also studied sculpting with clay, something I thoroughly enjoyed, which eventually sparked my interest in digital 3D. Nonetheless, making art had always been merely a hobby; I never really took it seriously until I found myself with a pile of artworks and I had no idea what to do with them :)”

“On my birthday in 2020, I got diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. I started chemotherapy immediately and took several months off work. My physical and mental health rapidly deteriorated from the treatment, but on the other hand, I had so much free time which gave me a very unique opportunity to really focus on making art.”

“In March 2021, a friend introduced me to NFTs and we decided to dive into it together (this was during the last leg of my treatment, and I was already approaching the limits of my patience and endurance). Within the first three weeks, some of my work got sold on NFT Showroom and Hic et Nunc, and on the fourth week I made my first sale on Foundation. Shortly after, I got accepted into Known Origin and my genesis piece was sold two weeks later.”

“I had always been a massive consumer of art, and I see this insane journey as life’s way to offer me a chance to give back, to become a creator and bring joy to others in the same way that my favorite artists brought me so much joy and amazement.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/alice-in-the-abyss-the-superb-mixed-media-artworks-of-kate-alexandria/

“Magic Carpet Ride”: The Psychedelic Abstract Graphics by Alycia Rainaud

Alycia Rainaud is a french Graphic Designer and Digital Artist based in Montréal, also known as Maalavidaa. She graduated in June 2018 with a Master Degree in Graphic Design as well as a thesis dealing with the analogy between Book’s shaping and Psychology.

Alycia recently started working as an independent director in January 2019. Her work is mainly focused on putting together editorial design, mental processes and visual experiments through a highly saturated yet dark aesthetic.

In the meantime, she also created Maalavidaa in 2016 as both a persona and an artistic mindset. This project explores feelings and life’s complexity through daily abstractions.

Inspired by Jungian therapy, meditation, creative exercises and colour therapy; Maalavidaa also aims to be considered as a tool for self-expression as well as a way to raise emotional intelligence and mental health sensitivity.

More: Alycia Rainaud, Instagram, Behance, Twitter, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, Foundation, Hicetnunc

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/magic-carpet-ride-the-psychedelic-abstract-graphics-by-alycia-rainaud/