Nuria Riaza's Ballpoint Illustrations

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
Nuria Riaza's blue ballpoint drawings are meticulous, in every sense of the word. Not only are they exquisitely rendered with detailed, fine linework, but each piece displays the artist's very careful deliberation and composition (her grids of collected knick-knacks are a neat freak's dream). Riaza graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica in Valencia.

Buddy Nestor's Eerie Unportraiture

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
In Buddy Nestor's portraits, the depiction of an outward self disintegrates and mutates in order to convey a spiritual interior. “My latest series of paintings are portraits of female artists.  These physical and psychological images are my attempt to capture the true nature of humanity.  They are spiritual X-Rays.  The models that I use in my work are all beautiful women.  However, there is nothing beautiful about the portraits I create.”   

Watercolors by Artur Iskandarov

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
Artur Iskandarov unites fashion illustration and portraiture in his delicately handled watercolor drawings. Figuration expands and contracts in multiple exposures and abstract flourishes like geometric patterns are added to powerful effect. Iskandarov is based in Belarus.

New Works by Alexandra Levasseur

Illustration // Friday, April 11, 2014
'Disconcerting, touching, surreal, magnetic, Alexandra Levasseur’s work illustrates the complex, constantly changing spectrum of human emotions. This movement, which punctuates our lives, also represents transformation, changes in emotions, places, climates, etc. Her subjects experience extreme climactic conditions, yet resist and from their apparent vulnerability, a second face emerges, like strength, rage, or anxiety. We observe an inner transformation. We become voyeurs, witnesses of the birth of the best, or the worst of humanity. In either case, the result is captivating.'

Moleskine Sketches from Anton Vill

Illustration // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Some of the greatest creative finds are in an artist's sketchbook. Estonian artist Anton Vill demonstrates technical talent and a certain effortlessness in these works. To me, there is nothing like a detailed drawing...

Elena Pancorbo's Tattooed Women

Illustration // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Born in 1990, artist Elena Pancorbo presents us with realistic yet artistically rendered colored pencil portraits. Elena knows when to put the pencil down, leaving some works appropriately "unfinished." 

Fragmented Portraits from Mayka Can2ienova

Illustration // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Born in Mexico in 1988, Mayka Estefany Cantu Casanova (Mayka Can2ienova) has allowed her travels abroad to enhance her creative abilities as well as her imagination. She says that after studying in...

Ikenaga Yasunari's Daydreamers

Illustration // Thursday, April 10, 2014
Specializing in the use of unusual materials, Ikenaga Yasunari paints with mineral pigments and soot on a linen canvas. Never looking the viewer straight in the eye, his subjects are often found in a daydream state...

Max Gregor Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Max Gregor began painting graffiti when he was fifteen.His passion for Graffiti has led to him being commissioned, both privately and by film and TV companies. The other main inspiration is Comics and he has written and drawn a number of published comics. Influences are drawn from classical art and popular culture, which are visible in his subject matter and graphic realism style.

Works by Christine Kim

Illustration // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Christine Kim is a Toronto-based artist who works in illustration, cut paper collages and installations. 'I love paper, stones, adhesives, knives, and scissors. I have a special appreciation for cathedral ruins, sacred geometry, peonies, decorative iron fences, dark forests and lace. My favorite colors are muted.'

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