Visions of post-apocalyptic worlds by Polish artist Michal Karcz. He started out as a photographer in the early 90s but his passion for painting helped him to “develop a vision that was hard to create with other visual techniques.” Using software such as Photoshop and other digital tools, he generates these unique realities that exists only in his dreams, desires, imaginations and fears.
My inspiration comes from many artists and it doesn’t matter if they get through to me by the sense of vision or hearing. I can tell that music has the biggest impact on my work. It’s an inseparable element with pictures in my mind, a kind of sound illustration to a visible scenery. These two things hit me with the strongest intensity.
Jet black and richly detailed, Maximo Riera’s sculptural Animal Chair collection consists of an octopus, a rhinoceros, a lion, a whale, a walrus and a beetle. Crafted into dramatic seating, the animals look as if they could spring to life at any moment. The project took Riera three years to complete, working with more than thirty professionals in four different countries