The Works of Adam Batchelor

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
Born in Norfolk England, illustrator Adam Batchelor's work is influenced by issues of social injustice throughout the world, exploring of the breakdown and conflict between humanity and the natural world. His drawings are predominantly created using mechanical and colored pencils to produce intricate, evocative drawings with a subtle political punch.

The Work of Brian Holderman

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 05, 2012
Brian Holderman is a Pittsburgh-based graphic artist and painter known for creating a vividly colored cartoon world of poison, mis-happenings, and temptation. His work has been exhibited throughout the US, including the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory.

Opening: Marcos LaFarga @ Zerofriends, Oakland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
I didn't take very many art classes in community college. In fact, I think I only took one, unless I blocked them out of my memory. And one of our first assignments in that class, before even doing the usual "value scales" or blind contour drawings, was to fully recreate a traditional Renaissance painting with the additional task of "adding a self portrait" into it...

The Works of Angelica Alzona

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
The passion and desire in Angelica Alzona's work bleeds through in her painterly illustrations and portfolio work. As a current Senior at the Rhode Island School of Design, there is no doubt in our mind that this young artist will continue to express talent and dedication in her future work.

Preview: Ferris Plock "Carry On" @ Shooting Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Juxtapoz friend and staple here in San Francisco, fine artist Ferris Plock is set to open a new body of work at Shooting Gallery in SF on Saturday, October 6. We just received a preview of the show, capped off with Plock's three boomboxes made in collaboration with Pseudo Studios, which Plock tells us are all "hit with auto paint and made from wood." Pictures after the jump . . .

The Ghastly Illustrations of Jesse Auersalo

Illustration // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Jesse Auersalo's artworks are digital drawings based on photographs. He is fond of irregular shapes, abstract compositions and ideas and muted tones, especially the grey scale. He has been selected for Creative Review's Illustration Annual as well as for IDN's Most anted issue. I came across a couple new (to me) images from his agent's site, Pekka, that recently caught my attention.

Pardee's Pick: The Art of Jeff McMillan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
One of the best things about collaborating and becoming friends with other artists that I love is what kind of jewels I can wrench out of them by trading art for art.

Haruki Murakami Book Covers by Noma Bar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Book publisher Vintage has teamed up illustrator Noma Bar with the now classic novels of Japan's most famed writer, Haruki Murakami, to create a brilliant series of new book cover designs. 

Juxtapoz @ Nuart 2012: The Final Installations

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Another year, and another great leap forward for one of street arts now venerable festivals, Nuart. Held each year on the streets of Stavanger, Norway, with a roster of international artists creating public art in an idyllic west Norwegian town, this year also expanded the festival to not only include indoor installations, but a full academic focus on street art as a prevailing means of public art.

Tattooed Realism by Ricardo Fumanal

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 04, 2012
Color or blackscale? Full sleeve, or business sleeve? Gorgeous tattooed rendering by the talented fashion illustrator Ricardo Fumanal depicting 2 fully tattooed arms. I'd be curious to know where or who he got his tattoo illustration inspiration from.

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