p-lanet-e-arth:Sylvian Meschia, spent his childhood in Algeria where he learned about Arabic calligraphy and Berber culture. An avid reader of poetry and an interest of Oriental art has recently inspired him to create work which combines Japanese brushwork with Arabic calligraphy. This work expresses his core belief in the fusion of people and cultures.
Looking at the quiet, still paintings of Romanian artist Flavia Pitis, one gets the sensation that something wicked is looming on the horizon. Dimly lit with a chiaroscuro effect, the works present solitary children and sometimes adult women blissfully playing with floating objects and dolls, seemingly unaware of the ghostly ambiance surrounding them. Much like the scene before a big scare in a horror movie (when it’s tempting to scream “Don’t go over there!” at your TV), Pitis’ works uphold a fragile silence that might be broken at any moment. Take a look at some of her works below, images courtesy of Flavia Pitis.
"I have always loved to create art. When I was in fifth grade, my art teacher called me the "Queen of Colors" and that further encouraged me me to continue working on my dream to become an artist. After graduating from a high school specialized on art and textile design, I majored at art in college. My field of specialty is watercolor and oil because I love the fluidity this medium enables me to capture.
I consider interpreting the beauty of the natural and the man-made world my mission in life because I hope to bring joy to people.”