i wanted to take five minutes to profile two artists who really float my boat at the moment. they are rather different from each other but are both stunning in their own way.
firstly darren hopes whose photo manipulations, and in particular his ‘erotic study’ series are a wonderful combination of painterly spirit and contemporary chic. sexy and provacative but always interesting too. his website can be found here, his deviantART here and his equally talented alter ego spiralstudio here
secondly ray caesar, an artist i discovered through myspace (o.k, so it does have some good points) his utterly unique and imaculately rendered images leave me quite breathless. eerie, childlike and just on the right side of gothic i find the longer i look at them the more i get sucked into their sumptuous detail. awesome. and not in the hotdog sense of the word. visit his website here and his myspace here.