New Zealand's Andrew Archer

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Andrew Archer is a young illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. He started early to draw and paint, then he was formed on computer to continue his art. He draws his inspiration from surrealism, cartoons, ideograms, wood block prints, edo period art, travel, and Asia. His agency work has allowed him to work for major brands...

12 Rising S.F. Artists on Refinery29

Illustration // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In a city like San Francisco, you find inspiration lurking around essentially every hilly curve. In fact, this town is so rife with creativity and noteworthy talent that the local art community might soon be sending spots like L.A. and NYC some stiff competition. So, naturally, Refinery 29 was amped to shine the spotlight on 12 artists whose underground presence influences the budding S.F. contemporary-art scene from the ground up!

Stefan Zsaitsits

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Stefan Zsaitsits was born in 1981 in Hainburg/Donau in Lower Austria where he currently lives and works as a painter and fine artist. He attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and after graduating in 2006 he quickly began garnering critical praise and attention for his beautifully haunting and enigmatic work.

John Martz's Monsters

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Invited by musician Jim Guthrie to animate a music video to a song from his soundtrack "Indie Game: The Movie," cartoonist and illustrator John Martz contributed this delightful animation for Guthrie's track "Monsters," based on Martz's online comic Machine Gum. Who can resist a dancing robot?

Kinfolk Presents: Hannah Stouffer's 'Visceral/Visible'

Illustration // Monday, July 23, 2012
Kinfolk Studios is pleased to present ''Visceral/Visible'', a new site specific installation by Hannah Stouffer exploring the concept of land, escape and nostalgic solitude within a space. Stouffer portrays a post-primeval desire for our natural environment, fully realized through both memory and beingness, and her new work aims to not only capture a reality but also represent an ideal. Opening: Thursday, July 26th from 7-12pm.

Nicolas Barrome's Drawings

Illustration // Sunday, July 22, 2012
French artist Nicolas Barrome's work is very character driven. In his pieces you can find a variety of unique furry animals and creatures. He does not only bring his work to life on paper and canvas, but also on huge city walls too.

The Nightmarish Illustrations of Joe Fenton

Illustration // Saturday, July 21, 2012
Joe Fenton is a London-based artist and illustrator. Skulls, monkeys, eyeballs and figures from Eastern spirituality abound in his spooky large-scale drawings, all meticulously rendered in black and white with graphite, ink, acrylic and gouache.

Works by Hsiao Ron Cheng

Illustration // Saturday, July 21, 2012
  Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a freelance illustrator and artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. She works with a variety of media including pencil, oils, and digital. In her own words, 'my work alludes to the deformation that physically separates humans from plants and animals. The environments and situations that I paint are often of a surrealist nature, reminiscent of school, and partly based on fantasy...'

Illustrations by Raccoon Nook

Illustration // Friday, July 20, 2012
Raccoon Nook is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. His universe takes its cues from anime, the urban landscape and space travel. We're especially drawn to the ethereal glowing quality radiating from each of his images. Nook is also an art director at Süperfad NYC.

Colorful Flora and Fauna by Bozka

Illustration // Friday, July 20, 2012
Bozena Rydlewska aka Bozka blends hand-made collage and digital drawing to create super colorful animal and plant hybrids. She draws inspiration from the surrealist collage of Max Ernst and the strange atmosphere of old botany books. Bozka studied at Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk in Gothenburg and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she graduated in 2003 with a Master of Arts. She lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.