Welcome back to our Diversity in Design series on Envato Tuts+. Discover four talented artists with inspiring styles you'll love.
4 Artists You Should Know: Diversity in Design
Celebrate the work of these extraordinary artists. Each with their own unique background, they draw inspiration from their culture and surroundings to create phenomenal designs.
Aigerim is an incredibly talented artist from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her wondrous paintings feature thoroughly detailed pieces celebrating her favorite cultural themes and wisdom.
Favorite Beasts of Ramamurty
I received my art education at the KazNPU Abai, a special atmosphere that instills love for creativity. I work in different techniques but a special turn took place in my creativity when a trip to India inspired the creation of a painting series dedicated to the symbols of the city.
We feel that experiencing feelings determines the direction of creative activity, and call that "Ramamurty."
One of the translations of Ramamurty is the Indian name, which means "enjoying the face."
I want to create certain emotional connections between my work and the audience. Show certain extremes existing in harmony. I strive for symbolic images, while retaining some flexibility.
Memory of Batyrkhan Shukenov
Former Tram Depot Almaty
I am inspired by different directions, including Impressionism and Surrealism. But the basis of my experience is the era of rebirth, so one of the artists infinitely respected by me will always be Michelangelo.
Mary is a brilliant paper artist with an eye for intricate details. She captures families, animals, and delightful self-portraits by simply using amazing technique and lovely colors.
See more in her portfolio.
El Choro Wedding
Back in 2014, I came upon Zim and Zou’s hamburger piece and had butterflies in my stomach. That feeling gave me the realization that working with paper was what brought me the most joy and excitement.
I had always loved the tactile feeling of the entire process and being able to hold the finished piece in my hands was both satisfying and exhilarating. It took a couple years after that realization, but I finally hunkered down and followed my dream.
Growing up, there was never a shortage of paper in the house since it was so inexpensive and accessible. Paper became my go-to medium and I would use it to create origami, pop-up cards, birthday cards, and gifts for others. This continued on when I was a university student with no money for art supplies; paper and glue was all I needed to create art.
My biggest inspirations have always come from people (their faces, quirks, outfits) and moments in life. It’s an added bonus if I get to infuse a dose of silliness in a piece. Currently, most of my works are centered around portraits for couples as it’s the most popular request.
Adrianna is a daring creative artist from Baltimore, Maryland. Invoking her own personality in her work, she creates stunning sculptural designs for decorative use and wear.
See more in her portfolio.
From a young age, I was encouraged to be involved in the arts by several influential people in my life including teachers, friends, and my parents. My mother was a seamstress for a portion of her life and my dad was an interior painter and landscaper. I was very much brought up in a use-your-own-hands-to-create-or-fix-something sort of household.
What I love about sculpture is that you are able to morph your vision in your mind and have it become this tangible object that can be experienced by others.
Wooden Body Extension
I also have a heavy dance background and am trained in various styles. My parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago and my most concrete point of inspiration is my heritage. I was brought up immersed in their customs so wearable art was bound to be one of my forms of artistic expression.
Sometimes there is no concrete inspiration behind what I would like to produce. Other times I am in pursuit of taking discarded materials and using them to create sculptures that are very visually pleasing.
Geometric Vessels - Digital Fabrication
I am a huge fan of the Art Nouveau style, specifically the work of Alphonse Mucha. I’m attracted to the decorative, airy, organic, and movement-filled nature of his pieces.
I also revere Caribbean Carnival costume artists in Trinidad and Tobago such as Peter Minshall. I aspire one day to create a larger-than-life wearable art piece for the title of King and Queen of Carnival.
Jun is a creative user experience designer from Shanghai, China. Whenever she isn't designing magnetic UI/UX illustrations, she creates beautiful digital pieces with great colors and harmony.
See more in her portfolio.
Since childhood, I've always liked to draw comics and games. Ever since then, I have embarked on this road of design. I learned visual design during my university studies and interactive design during my master's degree.
BIM Holographic Platform Background
As a user experience designer, I try hard to experience life and discover the beauty in it. Bringing out the fun thoughts of experiencing life and introducing that to product design is one of the most interesting things I find in my work so far.
Celebrate Diversity! Send Us Your Favorite Artists!
Help us find more incredible artists from different backgrounds to share with our audience! Tweet me your recommendations at MelloNieves or use the hashtags #artforall and #tutsplusdesign on Twitter and Instagram. You never know, we may just feature you in our next article!
I'd like to extend a warm thank you to all the artists who participated in this feature. Feel free to see more of their work in the links below: