Liqen grew up in the industrial city of Vigo, Spain. He was inspired by the comics that he read, and from a young age graffiti also fascinated him. What influences his work most today is the animal kingdom, nature, and creatures from the earth’s depths.
His pseudonym Liqen, which is a mix between an algae and a fungus, reflects his socio-biological interest in species that on first view might seem strange but that contain unique characteristics that allow them to be reborn after lying dormant for centuries. The incredible creatures in his work no doubt stem from this interest and the time he enjoys looking at insects through his magnifying glass. via
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Joel Daniel Phillips is a professional artist schooled in New York and California. His work is detailed, thoughtful, and full of humanity.
My work focuses primarily on portraiture at a monumental scale. I am fascinated by the intricacies and commonalities that we share as humans, and search for moments when our projected senses of self are transparent, allowing deeper, more truthful emotions to become visible. I pursue ways to peel back the protective veils that we all display to the outside world, striving to capture the unbidden spontaneity of experience. Central to this search is a focus on the significance of narrative in human existence. Our lives are not linear, with one instant leading solely into the next, but rather circular, with each experience formed and defined by others. A portrait functions in the same manner, teasing out emotions and truths that inform not only the particular instant captured, but more importantly the story leading up to it.
Artist currently based in San Francisco, California. Follow him on Instagram.
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Jonathan Yeo is an eminent painter from the UK. His portraits have been prominently featured at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. He has painted prime ministers, members of the royal family, and numerous celebrities. You can find more of Jonathan Yeo’s work on his Instagram. Thanks to Design Father!