Saul Leiter Retrospective @ Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Saul Leiter is an artist that has been working in a variety of mediums for decades. Working as much in painting as he does in photography, Leiter's interests were in accordance with many of the trends during his time. Arriving to New York at the age of 23 in 1946, his passion was painting but he also was prolific in his photography.

The world of Ronald Kurniawan

Illustration // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ronald Kurniawan is inspired by ideograms, syllables, letterforms, beasts and heroic landscapes, he slowly but surely continues to create a visual language where the wilderness and civilization could merge happily together. With the belief that the sublime and nuclear age could coexist, he paints romantic environments and breaks the quiet scene with juxtaposed imagery taking the shape of icons and letterforms...

Dreams of Grandeur

Erotica // Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The vast anonymity that certain artists hold can be quite maddening, especially if your desire is to understand their craft or read into their expression on a level deeper than the surface of the Internet (like for the purpose of a feature, ha!). Artist and illustrator 'Dreams of Grandeur' falls into that category, as a creative whom we know nothing about, other than that the complexity and appeal of their visual output is quite intriguing. Thank you...

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.

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