German designer Ingrid Rügemer spent time gaining experience in several countries before returning to Munich to start her studio. In her work, she aims to produce creative tableware that is both functional and sculptural. She does this by using abstract shapes, unique textures, and a variety of mat
The relationship between between our physical environment and the inspirations that make up all art or design is very fascinating. Design collective Furnishing Utopia, who we previously mentioned in 2018 with their brilliant collection interpreting the work of the Shakers, have put together their mo
There is something quite remarkable about brightly coloured abstract shapes against stark white backgrounds. This is the main characteristic of Joanne Freeman’s work and how her paintings come to life. Freeman, who obtained her Master’s degree in Fine arts from the New York University, first
French artist, Benjamin Plé, is a master of many mediums. Working with oil, watercolor, ink, and sculpture, Plé has crafted a sophisticated and unified body of work. Plé graduated from the renowned art school “Met de Penninghen” in 2002, after which he spent 5 years honing his craft a
French artist, Marie Liebhardt, uses textures to tell a story through her ceramic collection titled, “Flaws.” Like sidewalks, walls, furniture, and building facades, the pieces in this collection are not perfect. Time deteriorates them, brings out flaws in the materials, common textures on an un
We all know that our actions have a repercussion of sorts, a ripple effect that starts somewhere and spans out to many other markets. I tend to think of art and creativity as a place where many of these ideas originate. Something artistic that didn’t necessarily mean to have a wider impact the
Our whole goal here on OEN is to support more artists and makers that are experimenting with their creativity. I’ve had my eye on American artist Leigh Well’s collages for a number of years now. She has a fantastic sensibility and I was particularly taken aback by her ‘Versos’
There’s something about the closeness of those people around us that definitely seeps in to our work, even if it’s unintentional. I liked the way artist Joelle Somero explained it on her about page saying that both her children and husband inspire her work. Not only the free and intuitiv
How can we assume that there’s no story to tell through craft? That our emotion can’t come through in to these natural materials? I suppose thousands of years of functional forms takes the edge off an art that is, and has always been, about self expression. Maybe then, it takes a special
Looking for texture, shape, and colour combined? Look no further than the work of talented Chinese artist Yewen Dong who expresses herself through a number of different materials.
Kyungwon has been making some waves with her beautiful sculpture that connects many 'thoughts' that sit between sculptural and functional and explore new possibilities in clay.
Talented up and coming artist is Swedish creative Sarita Arte who specialises in collecting wood from her surroundings and translating these in to sculptural abstract artwork.