It’s the time again. As you may know, we are constantly on the lookout for artists we believe would make outstanding art fusion collaborators. And when we find exceptional ones, we feel it’s our duty to share. Today’s artists both have an uncommon talent for examining the seemingly invisible every day phenomena – mundane things like the space and origins we no longer ‘see’ – and the ability to seamlessly transform each into visually unforeseeable paradigms.
Lordy Rodriguez is a Filipino-American artist who has become known for challenging the fundamental purpose of maps. Rather than perceiving them as geographical devices, he portrays them as cultural, social and political instruments capable of influencing presumed identities. Visually, Rodriguez’s language is graphic, bold and colourful, conceptually deeply profound, and yet has elements of light-heartedness that make his work both inviting and engaging. With Rodriguez’ humour, craft and adept analysis of popular culture, he continually allows his viewers see the world anew. We find it hard to imagine a brand that would not benefit from Rodriguez’s incredibly inventive and highly relevant, graphic storytelling.
Esther Stoker is an Italian artist currently living and working in Vienna. Stoker’s stunning work is about manufacturing spatial ambiguity, perceptual uncertainty, alienation and disorientation. With a narrative based on monochromatic geometry consisting mostly of lines and squares, Stoker juxtaposes the imagined with realistic, the free with the constrained, the optical with the geometrical and questions the significance of order, space and chaos. Working within a multitude of visual platforms (paintings, installations, murals, photography and video), Stoker is an expert at translating and delivering her spatial manifestations with a striking fluidity and elegance.
Stoker’s work could be well integrated within a brand that would like to bring newness and intuitive interest to its current language, be it as a limited edition art fusion product or a public installation. For brands looking to draw customers with innovative, attractive and thought-provoking retail spaces, Stoker would be an excellent collaborator.
What do you think of Lordy and Esther’s work? If you’d like to know more about either artist, please let us know. We’ll be profiling exciting and interesting artists on a regular basis, so keep an eye out for our next Artists in the Spotlight.