Ryan Whittier Hale's Bodies

Erotica // Monday, April 09, 2012
The work of mixed-media artist Ryan Whittier Hale is futuristically dreamy, vividly lush and surreal. Ryan Hale is both a photographer and video artist, born 1985 in San Francisco, California. He received his BFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in New York and is currently living and workingin New York. I love the bizarre aesthetic he is pushing forward in this series of androgynous Body Harvests.

Simone Lourenco's Cut Paper Linework

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
Simone Lourenco is originally from Brazil and now lives and works in New York. Working primarily with paper, Simone interprets nature (her favorite subject) from memory, often drawing elements with an x-acto knife in her illustrated cut paper style. First, comes choosing color and next, she carves into the wild, with each cut informing the next move. Simone also enjoys making collages, working with markers, colored pencils and sewing on paper.

Selling Sex at ShowStudio

Erotica // Monday, April 09, 2012
'It is a well known fact that the majority of images we consume are created by men, and too often is feminism an easy target for commodification in the wider context of contemporary culture. SHOWstudio has decided to examine this ‘self-other’ relationship and curate an exhibition about sex, as seen exclusively from a female perspective.'

Becci J Atkinson's Zombie Boy

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
Raw and uncut, Becci J Atkinson's illustrated profiles and portraits are like something out of the subconscious. Creating sobering renderings that are all somehow roughly appropriate, Becci's untainted drawing style is full of natural release, and sometimes a little dirt and gore.

Jace Wallace's Erotic Muses

Erotica // Monday, April 09, 2012
Concept artist and erotic illustrative specialist, Jace Wallace, has found an outlet creating lustful, digitally rendered feminine muses. He does so with such consistent ease, varying their quiet, somber narratives, creating portraits of gorgeous vixens that are overflowing with desire and visual appeal.

ALL IN A DAYS WORK by PREF

Graffiti // Monday, April 09, 2012
This piece has multiple layers and multiple words by graffiti writer, Pref. The artist does a great job at camouflaging and combining letters. This newest piece reads “All in a days work.”

Kelsey Brookes: Meditations On Symmetry

Illustration // Monday, April 09, 2012
San Diego-based artist Kelsey Brookes' raw, vibrant, mixed-media assemblages represent microcosms of life at large, where smiley-faced characters and wilde animals cavort with abstract forms and splices of color to form something infinitely complex and visually joyful. Brookes recently opened a new show, "Meditations on Symmetry," in Malibu, CA.

Perpendicular Dreams: Digital Collages by Julien Pacaud

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 09, 2012
With a great collection of surreal-inspired digital collages, Julien Pacaud has created a series that channels what he calls "Perpendicular Dreams." He works "with bargain-hunted vintage imagery and tries to go beyond the usual ‘cut and paste’ technique in order to create coherent-but- surrealistic strange worlds."

Photorealistic Food Paintings by Mary Ellen Johnson

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 09, 2012
Maybe it is because we are in Sri Lanka and we have eaten curry with each meal, but Mary Ellen Johnson's photorealistic paintings of sundaes, waffles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cherry pies and sticky buns are really making our mouth's water.

Sleeping Betty by Claude Cloutier

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 09, 2012
We just saw this video, Sleeping Betty, by Claude Cloutier, posted by the National Film Board of Canada. Drawn in India ink, this animation video sets the "Perrault classic in Claude Cloutier’s disjointed, anachronistic and playful universe."

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