Simply Santiago Salvador

Illustration // Friday, May 04, 2012
Chilean artist Santiago Salvador paints images of tiny, anonymous people often arranged in patterns reminiscent of traditional South American weaving.  “I think of my paintings and drawings as constructions.  I include recognizable elements in them and others that are not, creating a composition in a way loses a narrative logic, but maintains in itself a friendly and mysterious stability.  I think that painting and illustrations are a gateway to the recognizable, the intimate and the ambiguous that surround us.”

Joshua Andrew Belanger

Illustration // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Joshua Andrew Belanger is an illustrator working and living in the northeast sanctuary of a battle torn USA, drawing pictures of the devil and aliens for bands, books, and broads. His work aggressively blends the lines between growth and a morbid undertaking, graphic and abrasive, there is an undenyable talent in his illustrated works.

Andrew Mazorol & Tynan Kerr AMTK

Illustration // Thursday, May 03, 2012
'As two artists working together, we attempt to keep a practice which allows a shifting and challenging exchange for each of us. Processes of negotiation, cooperation and sabotage lead to paintings which are nudged in certain directions but ultimately take a form of their own. These are things that neither of us would make alone, which seem to arrive through accidental intersections of our intentions..'

Grant Coghill Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 03, 2012
Grant Coghill is a Scottish illustrator and designer who studied web/graphic design in Aberdeen is now based in Austria. He works in a variety of media to create his surreal character work and after extensive travels throughout Asia, Coghill's work is influenced by wildlife, spontaneous reaction, nocturnal life, abstract art, Indonesian shadow puppets, unheard of bands, tribal costume, folk tales, Austrian krampus, and bright spice colors.

Alexis Marcou Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 03, 2012
"There's a visceral quality to Alexis Marcou's sketch-style illustration work that really speaks of his ability to capture a living moment with his pencil." Alexis Marcou graduated from Plymouth University, since then has been creating explosive illustration work for a wide range of clients...

Grzegorz Domaradzki

Illustration // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
In the early years, Grzegorz Domaradzki's personal art work  revolved around rather dark themes. A conscious effort to make his work more broadly appealing and optimistic in its tone has coincided with an increasing focus on his favorite way of creating images: he initially works with pencil and/or pen, before the hand-drawn art gets perfected on his iMac...

Casper Kang's Wilderness

Illustration // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Casper Kang was born in Toronto, Canada and after completing his B.A.S. at Carleton University, he moved to Seoul, South Korea. Feeling disillusioned by society, and also due to his affinity towards art since childhood, he quit his job to pursue a career as a painter, which he hopes to maintain until his death. Inspired by modern social conditions, the visual forms and subject matter of his work draw from such outlets as popular culture, materialism, cultural identity...

Half of Less Than Ten

Illustration // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
'The skeleton dimensions I shall now proceed to set down are copied verbatim from my right arm, where I had them tattooed; as in my wild wanderings at that period, there was no other secure way of preserving such valuable statistics. But as I was crowded for space, and wished the other parts of my body to remain a blank page for a poem I was then composing—at least, what untattooed parts might remain...'

Sam Vanallemeersch Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Sam Vanallemeersch spends every waking hour tracing life in blackest ink. Once he starts spewing his freeform ravings, there's no stopping him, no human concept is safe from the sharpness of his gaze, no scrap of paper-related material is safe from the sharpness of his pen. Sam has done editorial work for Focus and Weekend Knack, 11 Freunde, The New York Times and Amsterdam Weekl. He has a book published by Nobrow and is already working on the next one.

Alan Forbes poster illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Alan Forbes is a prolific San Francisco based rock music poster artist with over 400 visually explosive posters under his belt. All hand drawn and lettered using brush and ink before being silk screened into limited edition posters for some of your favorite bands. Aside from his commercial work, he occasionally exhibits found sculptures.

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