frrresh visual arts magazine
Warm welcome everyone! We’re happy and excited to bring you the new issue of Frrresh magazine filled with autumn colors to brighten up your days! The next pages are filled with beautiful artwork from all sorts of international artists. Just a flip away you’ll find talented visual artists that express themselves in the field of photography, illustration, drawing, collage and street art. Give them a warm welcome and enjoy this month’s issue of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) magazine :)
artists featured in issue 31 are: Anna Keville Joyce Dana Robinson JESSICAXYL Sabek Caio Beltrão
Anna Keville Joyce
Anna Keville Joyce, Food Stylist & Culinary Creative Director, is originally from the USA and currently based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and New York City. With a background in Anthropology, Design, and Food Styling, she has participated in a large variety of photography and film projects worldwide, and has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. Her creative spark, attention to detail, and keen sense of composition has allowed her to gain a broad international client list including: Coca Cola, Westin Hotel, ELLE China, Tang, Lawry’s, Fiber One, Don Vittorio, Havanna, Netflix, Condé Nast, Möet Hennessy, and Arcor. She has the pleasure of collaborating on increasingly creative and dynamic projects, and her work can be seen at www.akjfoodstyling.com www.facebook.com/akjfoodstyling www.behance.net/akjfoodstyling www.vimeo.com/akjfoodstyling
Dana welcomes the viewer with a collage of subversive images passive-aggressively fighting the oversaturation of isms that create the walls in her world while simultaneously attempting to welcome these barriers with admiration for their absurd, necessity to establish self. Through her use of color and line she attempts to temper her emotions through bright and pastel colors, cartoon drawings, glitter, scraps of paper, and whatever else she finds lying on the ground. She bends the familiar building blocks of her life by forming new stories and open up negotiations between the real and imaginary.I feel myself slowly disappearing into the Internet as I write, about myself in the third person. Good bye strange body, Hello infinity! www.alphabetparty.com
I am an illustrator with a fondness for drawing - and indulging in - good food, rotund animals, and cute culture. Though I was born in, and am now settling in the UK, I was raised in Malaysia for a little over a decade, and this has had an impact in my processes. When I left Malaysia in 2010 to attend Middlesex University in London, I wanted a clean slate, embracing British illustration and pushing Malaysia back into my brain’s deepest nooks. I poured over books and wandered around plenty of museums, and though I enjoyed it thoroughly, incorporating these styles and methods to my own ideas ended up highly unsatisfactory. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in education hopping through styles, experimenting in the workshops, and producing work that didn’t entirely feel like mine. I don’t regret my time at University - but it was definitely hard on my self-esteem; little did I know that being extremely confused ended up with me growing the most artistically. I graduated and began producing personal illustrations - at first, little doodles that made me smile, with no set brief or deadline. The freedom was quite new, but it didn’t hinder me. I started posting on Tumblr and Twitter, not really expecting much - but I ended up getting a great amount of feedback and advice from all sorts of people - young artists starting out, professional artists in other fields. I found South-East Asian artists online, and a large creative community who would often share their influences and experiences publicly. I started to notice the culture I’d grown with appear in others’ influences, and seeing the joy it brought to them made me slide steadily back
into it. Although living in Malaysia was not the happiest time for me, it was still something I went through - and there were positives along with the negatives. I decided to focus on what had made me happy growing up. I began to truly embrace what I loved - cute outfits, holiday/festival celebrations, delicious food, glitter, pets; all these subjects, combined with the technical aspects I had studied in Higher Education, became recurring themes in my thoughts and illustrations. SouthEast Asia has continued to influence my work, including creating more prominent South-East Asian and Chinese characters, and recreating environments I grew up with. The most obvious of these influences is with my new comic, Bao and Pom. Bao is a Chinese girl who ends up with a chubby red panda (Pom) who has a fierce appetite for cake and all things fruity and sweet. Issue 1 is all about how they met, and the entire comic (and subsequent future issues) can be bought and downloaded through a link on my website. Future issues will all be about little moments in their lives and will (of course) feature all sorts of different food. Most of the environments in Bao and Pom will be places I have visited or have lived in - so it is quite a personal project, as well as having the right amount of fiction and fun. I hope to continue Bao and Pom for a good while yet - 4 more stories have already been drafted, and new ones keep being made the more I picture the two in my head. My art has come a long way since 2010, and I am definitely excited to see it develop even further.
Sabek, artist from Madrid, comes from the most purist branch of the graffiti art. In his work, he represents an imaginary world with a personal, open and free style, always playing with elements and figures inspired by nature. His interest in typographies and iconographies is also made evident when analyzing his work, always perfectly integrated in the urban environment, which is really his natural element.
Caio Beltrão About Caio Beltrão | ilustract Graphic designer and art director, working for ten years from now in advertising and design agencies. Over the past four years I decided to dedicate myself also to art and illustration, passions since I can remember, as child and teenager I spent hours drawing on empty papers, pages of college notebooks and textbooks. Over time the authorial side emerged and matured, from a mix of personality and influences. I’m also specialist in Marketing and taught design at an university, in Design and Journalism courses, but those are other stories.
About Letters & Numbers Faces Letters & Numbers Faces is a typographic and physiognomy experience. Initially the characters were hand-drawn, aiming to typographical diversity. Based on the shapes of the letters, the faces were drawn giving them personality, extracting the ‘essence of their personality’. All the Latin alphabet was made, uppercase and lowercase letters, and numerals, from 0 to 9.
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Photos and text: courtesy of each author unless stated otherwise