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THE NEXT LEVEL

BY THE NEXT LEVEL | 13-May-2019
Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies. Just Another is about creating a visual and visceral experience through artists and events.
THE NEXT LEVEL
Together, for the fourth year running, we plan to create a publication and event featuring designs created by artists across the globe. There will be six feature artists selected who will be featured in both the event and publication. We also run a global, online competition to source the remaining images for the publication and event.

This limited edition publication will be available at the events, allowing the general public to learn more about Wacom products and the artists that use them.

JUST ANOTHER AGENCY

Boasting a plethora of tools in their wheelhouse Just Another is quickly becoming known within the creative community as a company fiercely dedicated to supporting, encouraging and providing opportunities for some of the industries best creative talent.

Unlike others of their kind JA is a creative management agency operating solely outside the box with a focus and passion for creating a visual and visceral experience with everything they put their brand too, covering not only the scope of artist representation but also curation, event management, publication and apparel. All with that seemingly effortless style and standard that we have come to expect from the industry powerhouse that is Just Another.

WACOM

Wacom inspires and equips people to make the world a more creative place. They play a massive role in applying digital technologies to creativity. Wacom is a part of a generation that is creating powerful new tools of connectivity and expression that influences every aspect of the human experience.

“We love what creativity brings to the world. It makes us human, adding a richness to our lives, bringing ideas, imagination and beauty. We dream of a world alive with creativity, where people are free to explore and express new ideas.”

FEATURE ARTISTS

This year we have another amazing lineup of renowned feature artists from across the globe.

The 2019 Feature artists are:
Alexander Gioiosa @alexandergioiosa
Andy Thomas @andythomasartist
Elle @ellestreetart
Jansarts @jansarts
Maria Uve @maria_uve_
Roger Kilimanjaro @rogerkilimanjaro

ALEXANDER GIOIOSA

The Da Vinci Multimedia Art School has conferred me the degree of Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Furthermore, I’m a teacher graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Rogelio Yrurtia. Both schools are based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Cassette 90, a creative agency and an artistic consulting firm, I served as a Creative Director, where I supervised the company’s releases. I developed more than 200 Covers for many different countries, such as Denmark, Germany and Republic of Singapore among other works.

@alexandergioiosa

ANDY THOMAS

Andy Thomas has developed an iconic visual language that is uniquely his own. Using a combination of digital technology and water colours, Thomas’ work is a symbolic representation of nature’s collision with technology.

Inspired by the beauty of nature and extensive travel to some of the world’s most ancient rainforests, Thomas fuses together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract forms. Intricately layered compositions of plants and animals make a strong statement of technology’s impact on planet earth and how advancements in society are affecting the natural systems of life.

@andythomasartist

ELLE

ELLE’s work is evocative, alluring, lavish, outrageous, purposeful and informative. Although she began as an illegal graffiti artist in New York, ELLE is now considered one of the top touring street artists.

ELLE considers her paintings to be poetry. She creates stories by collaging disparate images: powerful females, flora and fauna, classical paintings juxtaposed with pop-culture and high fashion imagery, revealing a purposefully designed messages to the world. Her passion for the environment and feminism are shown in the transparency of messages throughout her pieces.

@ellestreetart

JANSARTS

My name is Alejandro Solórzano from Guadalajara, Mexico. I’m a product design engineer by trade and creative lettering artist by choice who focuses on the development of tailored design solutions to make lifestyle brands stand out.

Entered the world of design through one of my favorite hobbies: calligraphy. With the main goal of practicing everyday, I started @JansArts, an Instagram account where I was able to share numerous hand-lettered quotes and graphics with a positive message to a highly engaged audience, as well as the creative process that I followed day by day to create each piece.

When I’m not designing, I’m busy staying up late looking for inspiration, traveling around the world or hanging out with my friends—always accompanied by my favorite music playlists and tasty food.

@jansarts

MARIA UVE

Illustrator and photographer Maria Uve was born in Vigo in 1984, where she currently resides. She studied at the Antonio Failde Higher School of Arts and Design in Ourense, studying illustration, and is trained in graphic design and artistic photography.

Her creative process is based on the search for identity, using all kinds of techniques: watercolor, ink, acrylic, screen printing. The strength of her illustrations comes from the use of white and black, sometimes adding some color that implies her mood at that time or a phrase that complements the image.

@maria_uve_

ROGER KILIMANJARO

Rémi Cabarrou is a french 3D artist based in Paris. He works as a creative director for the past 8 years in a creative company called Biborg. He had the chance to work on numerous projects for prestigious brands like Netflix, Playstation and Coty. Nowadays he has a strong fascination for physics based cg animation and photorealistic rendering. He likes to explore surreal interactions between materials usually in the most satisfying ways.

@rogerkilimanjaro

OUR INSTAGRAM WINNERS

From 00:01 May 15th - 23:59 June 15th (AEST) we will run our instagram competition aimed and finding 50 international emerging and established dgital artists of varying styles and mediums to showcase along with our feature artists. With 3800+ entries in 2018 we have high expectations for the 2019 event.br>
These artists artworks will be printed in the publication along with their works for sale at each global event.

Next Level Infograph

THE PUBLICATION

Each year we showcase our feature artists along with 50 other digital artists from across the globe in a publication to showcase their incredible digital works. This 130 page A5, soft cover publication showcases our 6 feature artists bios, images and questions alongside the winning instagram artists.

THE EVENTS

MELBOURNE

4– 13 October
Opening Night: Friday 4 October 6-9pm
150 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 3066

SYDNEY

8– 18 November 2019
Opening Night: Friday 8 November 6-9pm
107 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016