I thought I'd take the opportunity to highlight some of the artists and designers who've made an impression on me. I'm not going to attempt to write a long academic or formal post on any of these people, just share a link and try to describe what it is that I'm drawn to.
First up is the Swedish artist Joakim Ojanen, whose website you can find here. His work seems to me to walk a line between serious comment and simultaneously puncturing that seriousness, mixing pop culture references with a coarse, porridge-y aesthetic that really floats my boat. His oil paintings and sculptures share a dazed gloopiness; there are powerful psychedelic and surrealist currents flowing through here. Wonderful stuff.