Artwork by Luke Feldman
Luke Feldman, the creator of Skaffs, is an Australian artist that creates for
a multitude of platforms. Inspired by childhood experiences and a vivid imagination,
his illustrations and animations are minimalist, with defined lines, detailed
characters, and intensely vibrant colours. Known for his whimsical females; the
large, intense, eyes and fluid bodies are strangely erotic; yet maintain a distant,
unattainable feeling. In these pieces, the female form has been reduced to its
most basic points, without the need for vulgarity, yet these creatures are not
quite human, transporting us into a fantasy.
Luke's vast technical experience and skills developed working in numerous mediums.
Having studied Visual Arts and Multimedia in Australia and having worked in the gaming,
Department of Education and animation industry, his work ranges from computer animation,
Flash interactives, website design and functionality, character design, installations
and advertising. While the scope of his work is extensive, it is bound together through
his unique and dynamic style; a style that has led to a number of awards, exhibitions
and collaborations with high profile companies (movie studios to soft drink giants).
Some of the highlights include Flash animation and interactive content for Wallop, a
social-networking company, illustrations for Coca-Cola's advertising campaign, design
and functionality for a 1 storey high MAC World Conference booth, and fashion
illustrations for Custo-Barcelona. He has been featured in numerous art and culture
publications, and international design magazines such as Desktop, Contagious, Staf and
DPi. He has exhibited worldwide including a 2008 Los Angeles exhibition with Dr Seuss
to mark the launch of the "Horton Hears a Who" film. He was a finalist in the Erotic
Art Prize, DeskTop Create Awards illustration competition, San Francisco Cut & Paste
live illustration competition, Addicting Games Flash game design competition and a
finalist in the International Independent Film Festival at Comic Con, just to name a
few. His SKAFFS product line includes popular skate decks, giant vinyl adhesives, t-shirts
and collectors toys.
Further details with regard to his work and upcoming exhibitions can be found at
"Luke Feldman's artwork blends the classic stylings of 1950s Disney with a
modern design sensibility to create something both cutting edge and timeless."
Andrew Farago, Manager & curator, San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum Gallery
"Indeed, one might contend that Feldman is to digital art what Tim Burton is to
cinema, or Dr. Seuss is to children's books, as each artist has a distinctive,
unmistakable style." - Hans Fink, Los Angeles' Skinnie Magazine
"...display beauty, humanity, sexuality encapsulated by mystery and darkness"
San Francisco Art Magazine
"Smooth polished professional illustration and skateboard art by Australian
transplant illustrator and animator Luke Feldman" Alan Bamberger, San Francisco
"...distinctively captivating, edgy and polished work..." Scott McLennan, Onion Magazine, Australia
"...stunningly beautiful, unique and curvaceous ...palette of immense synergistic colors." Pop Thirteen
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