APAK, illustration, wood panel, Portland

Portland based illustrators, Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland, are the dynamic husband-wife duo behind APAK. This particular work, created for Tinlark’s 3rd Anniversary Show, nicely juxtaposes a geometric structure against the lush organic blue and green forms. Their work is very much a fantasy, with mythical creatures and animals coexisting in a dreamy imaginative world.

APAK paints with gouache and acrylic over wood, for a nice natural effect. I love their use of bright colors and cheerful images. They have a beautiful collection of work, including tiny sculptures and dioramas, that really resonate feelings of joy and wonder. To see more of their work, check out their website.

APAK, illustration, wood panel, Portland

APAK, illustration, wood panel, Portland

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love getting lost in the work of apak! nice feature.

These are the lives Pikmin would lead if only Olimar would leave them be.

Garden of Light
New Work by APAK

April 9-25, 2010
Opening Reception
Friday, April 9, 2010, 7-10PM

1953-55 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL


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Those are wonderful works of art. Beautiful!