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Jelle Martens’s eye catching work combines strong graphic blocks of colour woven together with saturated grainy photography to create dynamic visual palettes.  Jelle Marten is a Belgian Artist, Photographer and Graphic Designer and has exhibited his work in Leuvens and Gent, Belgium and in Cork, Ireland as part of the Cutting Edges – Contemporary Collage exhibition at the West Cork Arts Centre.  That’s about all I can find out about this mysterious character. The section of a quote from his site below gives a little more insight into his work.

“Shape music image tone triangle color collage paper texture pattern old wallpaper sticker book illustration drawing graphic pen paper pencil face beer circlediamond illustrator symmetry geometry black white light contrast” loose translation from Jelle’s site.

I’m fascinated by his ‘In the Quivering Forest series’, reminds me of art projects we use to do in primary school but the results were probably not quite as sharp as Jelle’s.  Find more of his work on his site below or on his filckr.

www.jellemartens.be

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01 Hell'o Monsters - surface and surfaceSome slightly disturbing Hieronymus Bosch esq work from the four piece Belgian collective Hell’O Monsters.   Hell’o Monsters comprises of 4 artists: Antoine Detaille (Tatone), François Dieltiens (Desro), Jérôme Meynen (Blastus) et Grégory Van Cleemput (Ewing 33).

“The group’s creations, despite their colorful and happy look, are in fact caustic commentaries on the adult world, human nature and society.”

Hell’o Monsters are currently exhibiting their work at ALICE Gallery, Brussels, Belgium until the 6th of April  2012.  Limited edition prints of their work is available here.

www.hellomonsters.com

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