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Ethereal Watercolor Paintings Beautifully Capture Our Interconnected World

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In a swirl of color and texture, artist Hieu—better known as Kelogsloops—paints spectacular portraits that feel both intimate and grandiose, as if the subjects hold the universe at their fingertips. The Melbourne-based creative fuses motifs of water, space, and weightlessness, combining these stunning visuals with the carefree fluidity of watercolor pigments. Together, they merge into compelling, ethereal forms.

The blending of these seemingly disparate elements is a reminder that we are all connected—that no person or place is a vacuum, and everything, no matter how small, can have an impact that reaches beyond itself. Although this idea might seem daunting, Kelogsloops demonstrates that this type of unity is beautiful.

Kelogsloops will soon make an appearance on our Instagram—he’s doing a “takeover” on Saturday, November 19 and 20, 2016, sharing his artwork and inspirations. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss it!

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Here's Kelogsloops in action:

Kelogsloops: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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