Illustration // Friday, February 13, 2015
Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, the morbid undertones of the work of Merve Morkoc can be felt without hesitation. Her aquarel and pastel pencil illustrations are a delightful blend of delicate portraits with a touch of the unexpected grotesque.
Illustration // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Dan-ah Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her works are delicate, full of texture, patterns and minute details. The loveliness and preciousness of her picture book-like illustrations are met with hints of darkness, solitude and a certain air of gravitas. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she currently makes art and works in film and television.
Illustration // Monday, February 09, 2015
Lauren Marx exhibits remarkable talent and clarity of vision. Lauren connects the animal world to the cosmos: 'I want the viewer to see the mammals as god-like representations of galaxies, nebulae, super massive black holes, flux ropes, and the like. The birds represent stars and space debris formed by the Universe.'
Illustration // Friday, January 23, 2015
Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko is a distinguished Russian mathematician, professor, well-known topologist, supporter of radically revising historical chronology, and it turns out, very talented at expressing abstract mathematical concepts through artwork. "Since the mid-1970s, Fomenko has created more than 280 graphic works. Fomenko description of his technique probably sounds unlike anything that most of us have ever previously heard or learned about drawing. He never starts with rough sketches, copies, or outlines. Rather the final drawing appears all at once as a clean copy. "Each mark is final, and my hand does not return to it again". He compares his technique to the process of developing a photo "like using a rag to wipe a thick layer of dust from a picture that already exists".
Illustration // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jen Ray’s drawings are militantly detailed filigrees of judicious line and colour; the artist’s hand enunciates sparring Amazonian women, who inhabit decaying, semi-surrealist and strangely beautiful wastelands. These female warriors, resplendent in their sexualized uniforms, are often seen violently charging with bellicose flags, warring amid apocalyptically upturned vehicles and phantasmagoric architecture. Their un-patriarchal world tumbles smoke from its underbelly, and serrated fantastical mountains appear as bejeweled apparitions, sharply erupting towards a de-pigmented sky.
Illustration // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Fumi Mini Nakamura is a freelance illustrator and designer living and working in the NYC-area. She was born in a small town in Japan, growing up surrounded by majestic mountains and endless ocean. She moved to the US when she was twelve years old, but her rural upbringing has undeniably impacted her art, which features beutifully rendered plants and animals.
Illustration // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
North Carolina-based artist Jillian Dickson's series Our Epidural Currency examines the forgotten and neglected connection between our tactile bodies and wild nature. Within the compilation of technological evolution, the basic conditions of being human have changed, in that our physical bodies no longer play and essential roll in our survival.
Illustration // Thursday, January 15, 2015
Marianna Madriz creates the perfect balance of vintage inspiration and contemporary styling with her curious characters. We’re particularly enamored with a recent embroidery collaboration she created with her mother.
Illustration // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Corey Best was born in the rural countryside of northeastern Indiana but grew up throughout many towns and cities across Michigan. From the full range of environments spanning from the United States to Asia that were interacted within, he learned how large the world really was in all its wonder. Currently he has been living in different locations across northern Thailand since his move from Japan. His first love was nature and he to this day loves to wander and float, listening to and learning from all that he can from the ever expanding voids around him.
Illustration // Monday, January 05, 2015
Chilean artist Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is a graphic design, filmmaker, and illustrator whose portrait work we have featured before. Hildalgo's ongoing collaborative illustration project "Angry People" recently caught our eye. Through his Tumblr he asks fans to send in angry pictures of themselves which he then turns into an illustration. Enjoy the series and maybe send in your portrait!