riki blanco art

posted by the scholar on January 3rd, 2008
filed under: art, illustration

q: what is sweet and wistful, filled with rich colors, awakens vivid memories of childhood daydreaming and wonder, and feels warm but just a tad lonely too?

a: the marvelous work of prize winning barcelona artist, album and book illustrator riki blanco.

riki_blanco_gos

riki_blanco_mariner

riki_blanco_laurea

riki_blanco_matiriki_blanco_silenci

riki_blanco_ballena

riki_blanco_auxili

riki_blanco_sumo

i can’t decide which one i like best – maybe the whale with the bather on the top?

get these prints while they’re hot at thumbtack press. check out amazon to purchase the children’s literature. and you absolutely must (must!) check his whimsical website out too!


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10 Responses to “riki blanco art”

  1. technabob Says:

    The dog with the phonograph is my favorite.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    i love riki’s sense of humor and at the same time these pieces seem a little teeny bit sad too. i don’t know why. maybe i’m sad because i’m not a kid anymore? 😉

    the doggie one is VERY funny.

    thanks for the visit!

  3. cedar Says:

    I love them all! I think the sea captain, or the boy in bed are my favorites. They are all so lovely though, thanks for showing these beautiful pieces of art!

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi cedar,

    i too love them all! the sea captain and the boy with the trumpet to his ear on the beach make my mind wander to a very faraway place. and i was so distracted by all the other elements in the boy in the bed print (mati) that i did not notice the swooping arms underneath the bed until i looked at it a few times! 🙂

    thanks for the comment!

  5. Avatar Episodes Says:

    I like how abstract the pictures are… very nice find :). Love it!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi avatar,

    yes! i like the abstract ideas combined with the more representational figures in each piece. they really make my mind go!

    thanks for the visit! 🙂

  7. designflute Says:

    Nope, I can’t decide!
    like them all. such Great fun!

    and in 2008 wishes for you: love, gratitude, happiness and fulfillment surround you!!!

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi designflute,

    i am glad you like them too! i just love riki’s style.

    what lovely new year sentiments you are sending my way – i wish them right back to you! 🙂

    thanks for stopping by!

  9. Bri Says:

    These are so much fun! The dog and phonograph made me laugh out loud, but I think I like the kid with the trumpet on the beach the most. They are all so whimsical. I see the sand hint too. Maybe a little wistful?

  10. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    that dog and phonograph is probably the closest one to reality in the pieces i have posted. 🙂

    that trumpet kid. i think i must have it – and the whale. love that whimsy!

    thanks for popping over!

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