Wednesday, June 22, 2011

artist of interest: MARS-1

Transcendental Disaster, 2010 (detail)

I recently stumbled upon the abstract paintings of artist Mario Martinez, also known as MARS-1, and couldn't stop posting images of his work on my tumblr. His paintings of extraterrestrial dreamscapes combine elements of science, fantasy, and spirituality. The harmonious combination of form and color, with the perfect dose of elements like rainbows and crystals, inspire peacefulness and introspection while still exciting a deep magical wonder within me.

Mental and Material Realms, 2008

Further, 2010 (detail)

I really am almost speechless looking at this work. It's beautiful and interesting and fun. I'm completely in love with it!

Nuclear Mystics, 2009

Chromadepth 3, 2010

Doze Green and MARS-1 Collaboration, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scepter Gem: Magic Universe - pg 6

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I use glitter and metallic gel pens on most of the pages but it doesn't show up in the scans. Here is a detail of the bottom panels where I used some gold glitter to accentuate the beauty and mystery of the holographic force field.