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visual arts magazine third issue


and welcome to your favourite free online visual delight- Frrresh magazine, third issue! This month we bring you some amazing artists that are already famous and well known and some less known artists that you will be seeing around a lot for sure. As each month passes we get nothing but praise from you- our readers and featured artists as well! We would like to thank you all and say once more- we are doing this for the amazing artists and you readers, in hope you will connect and work together in making dreams happen !

Artist featured in this isuue: Aitch Saddo Kelly McKernan Melanie Gandyra Mel Stringer Slaven Lunar Kosanovic Dario Belic Sy Rukmunal Hakim Jean Jullien Paula Bonet Lili Scratchy smao mao Ksenija Pantelic

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Romanian artist and illustrator, Aitch has been part of numerous art shows in cities like Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Aalborg, San Jose, etc. She started drawing weird chubby fantastic creatures during her studies at the University of Art and Design in Timisoara, as a sort of subversive reaction to the academical ways of treating human anatomy. Her artistic work ranges from pink, cute, elegant, to sometimes creepy, semi-religious, bizarre characters, mixed in surrealistic sets. She also applies her experience with graphics, painting and character design, in designing, making, sewing plush toys and even her own collections of clothes, often showed in fairs and stores in Bucharest, Berlin, Hannover, Barcelona or Madrid.

collaboration Aitch and Saddo

Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist, Saddo started his artistic career as founder of one of the first Romanian street art collectives, The Playground, in a time when a freshly graduated artist didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have other possibilities than to be a graphic designer or a teacher. But his street art activity brought a fresh fun vibe to the whole way of perceiving art and the world, and opened a door to many different projects, commissions for advertising agencies, collaborations with galleries in Bucharest, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Glasgow, Salvador, etc. Going through many different phases and influences, from horror movie posters, street art, comics, Saddo has recently developed his style into more elaborate shapes, with many different influences from old masters of 15th - 17th century, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Bosch, Brueghel, Walton Ford, naturalistic illustration, pop surrealism, religion, mythology.

Kelly McKernan Kelly McKernan is a fine artist and illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kennesaw State University, with a concentration in drawing and painting. Kelly’s current body of work examines the personal growth that results from internal struggle. Her ethereal women are often battling the opposing forces of natural inclination and cognitive reasoning, or they may be seen in their moment of resolution, finally understanding their strengths, weaknesses, and desires. The multi-layered settings in Kelly’s work reflect her own fascinations and discoveries as a woman with a penchant for idealism, on a journey toward self-awareness. She has been exhibiting her work with numerous galleries since 2009, including Thinkspace Gallery, Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus, and Subtext Gallery. She also began her work as an illustrator in the same year and has illustrated three children’s book to date. Kelly is also a member of the PRISMA Artist Collective.

I´m an illustration student from Hamburg, Germany. I love fine lines and tender areas in drawings. Nothing is more boring than a sketch of the reality we see every day. Twisted characters and flat landscapes catch my eye. For me it´s very important to have a balance between the colors in one picture. Not too much and not to flashy.

Mel . Stringer is a Freelance Illustrator and Visual Artist from Brisbane. She uses her pen and paper like a butterfly net to capture and document various things that happen in her life. She is the author of the comic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Girlie Painsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that appeared in the late RAVE magazine. Often she brings out a new self-published art zine full of her drawings, sketches and writings. She has worked with clients such as Frankie Magazine, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, Bonds, HOW Magazine, Finders Keepers, Stone and Wood, Mjolk Clothing, The Big Issue, VICE Magazine, Etsy, Ask Alice Stationery and more. Mel is inspired by everything kawaii: food, baby animals, fashion, girls, old films, brats, babies, Japan, cooking, pastel colours, new and old cartoons, sisterhood, sassiness, mellow jazz, art zines/comics, sweet things, kooky stuff and whatever is cool.


slaven lunar , kosanovic

Slaven Lunar Kosanovic is a Zagreb-based artist who emerged from the early Croatian graffiti scene painting, exhibiting and publishing his works worldwide. He has visited numerous cities across the globe including Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Hanoi, Lisbon, London, New York, Paris, Saigon and Tokyo. He cites Playboy, Outdoor advertising magazine, Forbes magazine, Nissan and Coca-Cola among his clients.

DARIO BELIC Born in 1989. in Zagreb. Currently living in Velika Gorica. Freelance photographer. Student of Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb department of Cinematography. Taking photos since 2003. Big fan of minimalism, black â&#x20AC;&#x153;colorâ&#x20AC;?, good design, music & movies. Co-founder of Booteeq. Member of Boonika & Boonar studio.


Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an artist from St. Petersburg, Russia. Art is my passion and what I want to do the most.

Rukmunal Hakim

is an illustrator based in Bandung, Indonesia. His artwork speaks about his experiences, often in a form of everyday things we experience daily. People, tattoos, plants and animals are his favorite subjects of expression. Born totally color blind, he focused on black and white drawing. But this condition did not prevent him from trying colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic painting. His main focus remains powerful black and white drawings using ink on paper.

Jean Jullien

is a French graphic designer living and working in London. He comes from Nantes and did a graphic design degree in Quimper before coming to London. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. He works closely with the musician Niwouinwouin. His practice ranges from Illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. In 2011, he founded Jullien Brothers, a duo specialised in moving image In 2012, he created News of the Times with Yann Le Bec and Gwendal Le Bec You can find more of his work on

Paula Bonet

Born in Vila-real in 1980. BSA on Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia completes her formation at the NYU of New York, at the UPC of Santiago de Chile and at Dedalo Arte, Italy. Until relatively not so long ago her style combined pictorial work of engraving and oil paint. She mastered lithography, silk-screen and woodcut printing at the Taller99 of Santiago de Chile and at Urbino, Italy. However, her impulsive temperament collided with the wait and patience needed on the use of those techniques, and the difficulty of incorporating text fragments accompanying the images, which was needed based on her judgment, made her swap oil paint, copper, wood, to ink pens, watercolors and India ink. As a result a faster and more direct approach was achieved, and those speed and immediacy are demanded features of her most recent oeuvre. And this quickness it is also applicable to the way her work has spread though the internet: Just like gunpowder. Nowadays she recieves commissions from different places like Mexico, Hong Kong or Paris.

Lili Scratchy My work is not a work…It’s just a part of me. My eyes and my brain are translating all around me in a Lili Scratchy language… Perhaps life is a game. I’m a lucky girl. ...and my english is so poor I can’t explain more !!! Pina colada for everybody !

smao mao Hi! Weeell, smao mao is a lonesome space child stored deeply in my imagination. It might also be called my intuition. That navigational instrument is always in conversation with medium I use at the time. Also my style is in constant developing and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to make the best of each medium I use. Precisely because I believe that each medium has its own unique beauty.

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Ksenija PanteliÄ&#x2021;

Artist and a freelance writer / illustrator from Belgrade. Interested in the childlike thoughts, reading between the lines, love and life.

when kissing, allways be aware of what hands do.

we are all sitting targets. câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mon baby, win me a teddy.

today I promise, I will start to build my boat.

Saddo Name your favourite: 1. medium to express yourself in

2. quote or motto

3. beverage

Aitch 1. I might be expressing a lot of mumbo-jumbo stuff that doesn’t make much sense to the others but drawing is definitely my favorite 2. Don’t have a favorite quote, but I have a mantra of sorts. I use it whenever I’m stressed or want to disconnect from whatever poop’s happening at the moment ant it’s Sushi. Sushi was my cat, but thinking of her also reminds me of grandma so I get a nice flow of feelings and stuff and works every time

4. book from your childhood

3. Jasmine green tea

5. smell

5. Ocean breeze

4. It was a book of Russian tales with scary-gorgeous illustrations by Ivan Bilibin

Kelly McKernan 1. Lots of them, I like painting with acrylics on paper, on wood, on walls

2. I don’t think I have one

3. Club Matte, Aperol Spritz, Green Tea with Mulberry or Jasmine

4. As a childRomanian or Russian stories, when I grew up a bit- any sci-fi or horror novels (Dune, The Foundation, The Shining, etc.)

5. Cooked garlic

1. Watercolor

2. Hmm. I don’t really have a favourite one, sorry!

3. Cappuccino

4. I loved Shel Silverstein’s books!

5. Lavender

Melanie Gandyra

Mel Stringer

Dario Belic

Slaven Lunar , Kosanovic 1. My drawings and my strange habits

1. Lead pencil and watercolour paints

1. Any

1. Photography


2. Be kind. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a dick.

2. Many

3. Rhubarb juice with sparkling water

3. Soda water

3. Freshly squeezed fruit juice

3. Pepsi Twist

4. Muddelerde by Paul Stewart , Illustration by Chris Riddell

4. 101 Excuses For Not Doing Homework

4. Lord of the rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

4. The Little Prince by Antoine de SaintExupĂŠry

5. fried egg and bacon

5. Vanilla and Orange

5. Scent of a woman :)

5. Smell of frrrresh air

2. If you want something to be done right do it yourself..

Rukmunal Hakim Name your favourite: 1. medium to express yourself in

2. quote or motto

Sy 1. Spray paint on the street and acrylic paint on the canvas

2. If you do something do it as better as you can

1. Pencil and ink on paper

2. There is two quotes that are relevant with what I’m doing right know. “Find what you love, and let it kill you” from James Rhodes, and “This is water” from David Foster

Jean Jullien

1. Drawing


3. Rum & ginger beer

3. beverage

3. Still water

4. book from your childhood

4. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe and a book with stories about animals by Ernest Thompson Seton

5. smell

5. The smell of coming spring

3. Coffee, just coffee

4. ‘Siksa Kubur’ a local book from Indonesia that was quite famous when I was a child. ‘Punishment of the grave’ in English, explained very well how I grew up :))

5. Smell of food, coffee and hospital

4. Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak

5. there’s a perfume that smells like carrot. I’ve never been able to find the name, which makes it quite mysterious. It’s haunted me since I was a little boy and still does.

Paula Bonet

Lili Scratchy

smao mao

Ksenija Pantelić 1. Paper

2. I don’t have one

3. Red wine

1. Paper & markers

2. more sleep more music more tea more books more sunsets more creating more long walks more laughter more hugs more dreaming more road trips more fun more love

1. Colour pens, crayons, acrylics, markers, acrylic spray paint and whatever else my hands come across

2. Light cannot exist without darkness

3. Avocado juice

1. Drawing and writing

2. Why not try it all if you only remember it once

3. Good tea

3. Coffee

4. “Arturo y Clementina” written by Adela Turín, illustrated by Nella Bosnia

5. Pine tree forrest

4. Spiderman comics

4. Alice in wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4. Br’er Rabbit by Enid Blyton

5. Mimosa

5. I adore the smell of charbonnel etching inks

5. Paper

Photos and text: courtesy of each author v v Editors: pekmezmed and Rafael Milcic Contact:

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