Eddie Colla: "Atavisms" @ Ian Ross Gallery

Illustration // Sunday, August 10, 2014
What would happen if life as we knew it began to deteriorate? As civilization crumbled, our uglier instincts — traits we have deemed uncivilized — would show themselves as we struggled to survive. Eddie Colla’s latest body of work, “Atavisms,” invites us to examine the primitive instincts that exist within us all. "Atavisms" opens on August 22nd at Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco.

Illustrations by Diogo Hornburg

Illustration // Sunday, August 10, 2014
Illustrator and graphic designer Diogo Hornburg has a thing for Day of the Dead and animal imagery. His pieces are characterized by delicate linework and a fluency in both color and black and white. He is based in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil.

Alejandro Giraldo's Animal Gangs and Monsters

Illustration // Saturday, August 09, 2014
Alejandro Giraldo, aka Mostrico, is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Art Director from Medellín-Colombia, with a MFA in Art Direction from Elisava, Barcelona....  

Laura Bifano's Geometric Environment

Illustration // Saturday, August 09, 2014
Laura Bifano grew up on the very damp east coast of Vancouver island where she spent the better part of her childhood drawing demented pictures for the entertainment of friends and family alike...

Feature Submission Friday: Jonathon Quill

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
We recently received a gorgeously intricate reader submission from Grand Rapids, MI based artist and illustrator Jonathon Quill. In his delicately abstracted renderings Quill depicts lightly surreal portraiture and compositions that hint at both fantasy and an airy, dream-like reality.

Feature Submission Friday: LUISA RIVERA

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
Luisa Rivera is an artist and illustrator born in Santiago, Chile. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011. In 2012 she obtained a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with a specialization in Illustration at Minneapolis College of Art and Design...

Mike Kershnar: Wing and A Prayer Lifestyle

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
'I grew up fully immersed in Southern California suburbs primarily as a skateboarder.  I thought of the rich cultural art center of the world as Laguna Beach.  I was aware of the concept of Europe as a place steeped in art history much older than the Americas but whatever reason I never considered the practical idea of spending time there.  I had no European connections or language skills, but found myself intrigued...

Mark Whalen's Peculiarities

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
Peculiarities unveils the inner machinations of Australian born, Los Angeles based artist Mark Whalen’s mind. Using a tightly controlled painting technique, Whalen expresses satirical social narratives in seemingly universal situations. Strange hooded characters caught in the throes of ambiguous actions, shimmering trees, geometric patterns, architectural anomalies and intricate textural beads of color...

Loretta Lizzio's Mythologies

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Loretta Lizzio is an artist and photographer who uses ink on paper mainly. She creates dynamic, writhing illustrations that have a sense of history and mythology. We love these illustrations of hybrid animals that capture traditional symbolisms with a contemporary flair.

The Art of Joemur

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Joemur is a bay artist who grew up in a great environment for art, influenced by a father who drew cartoons and a brother who did comic book illustrations. He was worked in many different areas of fine art, and he uses many different techniques to try creating an interesting and compelling composition. "Whether I am working on an abstract painting or trying to capture the likeness of a portrait," he writes, "I am always using my past art experiences as a guide for trying to create new pieces of art."

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