The Ballpoint Pen Illustrations of Shohei Otomo

Illustration // Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ahead of his exhibition at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne with Kasuke Kawamura, we take a look at Tokyo artist Shohei Otomo's hyper-realistic ballpoint pen illustrations. One of the most high-profile names of Tokyo's independent illustration scene, his illustrations combine traditional japanese and pop-culture imagery to present a biting commentary on contemporary Japanese culture.

Nikos Gyftakis's Liquid Portraits

Illustration // Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2005 he has been teaching Painting and Costume/Fashion Design in public and private institutions. He has also created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows and at the same time he has been curating art exhibitions. He has several successful personal and group exhibitions to his credit, in Greece and abroad. He now lives  and works between Athens and Stockholm.

Update: The Anatomical Works of Bologna's Nunzio Paci

Illustration // Thursday, October 09, 2014
From the blog Archipel: "Nunzio Paci is an artist living and working in Italy. His whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of his observation is body with its mutations. The intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination." We love this work, and love how it advances a genre in anatomical works that we have been seeing in recent years. And Bologna continues to be a hotspot for young creatives. 

Illustrations by Alice Lin

Illustration // Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Beijing-based freelance artist Alice Lin likes to use the techniques and toolds of Chinese painting to express herself. Her style is rich and full of details, integrating watercolor and several Chinese techniques to express a unique, weird and fanciful whimsical. 

The Works of New Zealand's Kelly Thompson

Illustration // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
New Zealand's Kelly Thompson has made a few appearances on our site, but when we were looking back through the Purple Book, we caught wind of Kelly again and really enjoyed her slightly erotic, fashion-eque illustrations and fine art work. She was born in Rotorua, New Zealand and lived in Wellington for 10 years before moving to Melbourne where she is currently based.

Get Crazy With Alex DeSpain

Illustration // Monday, October 06, 2014
Alex DeSpain's work is the kind that lights up your Instagram feed, offering moments of colorful and clever entertainment.

Kaleidoscopic Wood Cut Patterns by Tricia DiMarco

Illustration // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tricia DiMarco (b.1992) is an artist and illustrator from Rochester, NY, currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She attained a BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design and continues to pursue her creative endeavors in both the commercial and fine art fields...

The Vaporous Work of Johnny Vampotna

Illustration // Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We recently sat down with Los Angeles based tattoo artist and painter Johnny Vampotna to discuss some of his recent and upcoming inspirations surrounding his work...

'Prayer Hands' & 'Let's Touch' New Print Series by Hannah Stouffer

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
'I arrived at this place of internal exploration out of necessity. Leaning on the metaphysical landscape as a form of escapism, I was seeking an ideal, both in my work and my personal life. I set out to research, write and then inevitably create, on the topics of determinism, synchronicity, the fundamental nature of existence and their connection to the creative landscape'...

Luca Barcelona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously

Illustration // Monday, September 29, 2014
As an art form, calligraphy can be defined as the communication of beauty through lettering, a creative articulation of writing that takes both expressivity and skill. Modern calligraphic work ranges from utilitarian hand-lettered inscriptions to pieces of fine art, where the handwritten mark might interfere with its own legibility or compliment the functionality of its letters. Luca Barcelona holds a dedication to this craft, reinventing letterforms with his signature style while honoring and incorporating a classical basis of hand-rendered traditions...
Page 1 of 351

Gallery

Every image in one place

Vault

Full magazine features from Juxtapoz

visit the VAULT >