Visceral Works by RUDCEF

Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Graphic and bold, illustrator Rudcef's comic book-like works range from celebrity portraits to dark ruminations on identity and mortality. Picking up illustration after the death of a family member, Rudcef views his art practice as a means of leaving his mark on and connecting with the world. He is based in South Korea.

Alessandro Conti's 'Inhuman Anatomy'

Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
In 2004, illustrator Alessandro Conti graduated with a degree in surgical and anatomic design at the Faculty of Medicine, in Bologna. That background certainly comes into play in his Inhuman Anatomy series, in which Conti strips away and literally dissects iconic cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Pikachu. This series is not for the faint of heart! Conti is currently based in Modena, Italy where he is a tattoo artist and is working on his first illustrated book.

The Cinematic World of Philipp Banken

Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Born in 1984 in Haan, Germany, Philipp Banken works as a freelance illustrator with a special interest in drawing, painting and traditional graphic work as well as digital illustration. His work possesses a cinematic sense of gravitas and narrative, especially in his dark, meticulously detailed Art Nouveau-esque vignettes. 

Illustrations by Tiffany Hurlston

Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
'I’m an illustrator currently living and daydreaming in the Midlands, working mainly with pencil on paper I have a love for the fine and the intricately detailed. Recently graduated with a degree in Visual Communication I like to draw from worlds both real and imaginary. Specializing in work for the realms of beauty, lifestyle and fashion I’m constantly inspired by organic shapes, the female form and hidden beauty...'  

Illustrations by Argentina's YAIA

Illustration // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Yaia is the moniker of designer and Argentine artist Julio Cesar Battistelli. Our colleagues at Juxtapoz Latin America turned us onto Yaia's work, an artist inspired by skateboarding, punk, metal, horror movies and underground cartoons. As you can tell, the illustrations are highly detailed, with crisp lines in solid and dark compositions.

"Et In Arte Ego" : Zio Ziegler @ Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan

Illustration // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Zio Ziegler never ceases to impress--he is wildly prolific and powerfully invested in his work, and the results are tangible. This week Zio opened a solo show at Antonio Colombo Contemporary Gallery in Milan entitled "Et In Arte Ego." Check out a few images from the work exhibited, all of which bear the dynamic mark-making and wickedly expressive figures that Ziegler has come to define as his own.

The Pop Culture Paintings of Serge Gay Jr.

Illustration // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Serge Gay Jr. is a Grammy nominated illustrator, fine artist and graphic designer currently based out of San Francisco, California. Born in Haiti and raised in the US, his style is influenced by moving around from coast to coast. His work runs the gamut from political portraits to beautiful, fanasmic visions of The Beatles or Beyonce. Serge's work can currently be seen at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco in a pop-culture themed show entitled "Gold."

F Choo Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
F Choo is a 21 year old illustrator whose work makes brilliant usage of simple lineart and perfectly composed color palettes. Currently working out of Melbourne, Australia, F Choo works mostly in comics and illustrated books, preferring to tackle sequential work. F Choo also likes horror movies and bright colors.  

Mark J. Bell is Galvanise The Dog

Illustration // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mark J. Bell has produced illustrations for TV as well as retail under the moniker "Galvanise the Dog." His fashion illustrations have an intense kind of gestural quality, enhancing the figure while maintaining a painterly touch.

Watercolor Works from Mehmet Agar

Illustration // Monday, April 14, 2014
Turkish artist Mehmet Agar typically works with watercolor and pen ink to create these fashion inspired pieces. Mehmet understands the way light works on the runway and in fashion magazines. He allows the...

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