Evil Tender in Conversation with Killian Eng

Illustration // Friday, September 05, 2014
'The visions created by graphic artist Kilian Eng inhabit an organic landscape grown of blinking lights. Structures of beautiful mechanics. Eng’s drawings show the artist as architect. As the omniscient voice controlling a self-created world. He works in science-fiction, but not the modern version of it – there are no horrors, no desolate worlds...

Michael Wandelmaier Illustration

Illustration // Friday, September 05, 2014
Michael Wandelmaier is an illustrtor based in Toronto, Canada, whos influences include Max Beckmann, Paul Pope, Wes Anderson, Jim Henson, Wong Kar-Wai, Coen Brothers, Neil Young and Stephen Jay Gould. Michael also admits to a strong adoration in compulsive book shopping, canoes, cooking, music and discussing art with his special lady friend, artist Jessica Fortner.   

Soot and Gold by Ikenaga Yasunari

Illustration // Friday, September 05, 2014
Born in 1965, artist Ikenaga Yasunari's serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses. Using a Menso brush, mineral pigments, and soot ink on linen cloth, Yasunari continues the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting while simultaneously bringing modern elements to play...

Vienna Feature: Jorg Vogeltanz

Illustration // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Jorg Vogeltanz is an Austrian cartoonist whose confident, line-heavy drawings have an insanely awesome grimy feel to them. Originally a stage designer, he switched over to comics and illustration in the early 90s, and founded a small publishing house for Austrian Comics and Graphic Novels in 2001. He is also a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz...

Vienna Feature: Lisbeth Zwerger

Illustration // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Lizbeth Zwerger is an Austrian illustrator of children's books whose depictions of classic children's stories retain a gorgeously Viennese feel, deferring to the delicate linework and the richly gold-infused color palettes that have filtered down from Vienna's greats such as Gustav Klimt. It's amazingly refreshing to see the characters and scenes from our favorite fairytales re-imagined through the eyes of other artists, especially those who grew up on an entirely different diet of art history influences...

Vienna Feature: Gottfried Helnwein

Illustration // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Gottfried Helnwein is one of the most well-known contemporary artists from Vienna, recognized for his hyper-realistic watercolors depticing wounded and mistreated children. He has consistently pursued the subject of the human condition throughout his career, using the image of the wounded child to approach psychological and sociological anxiety...

Vienna Feature: Raphael Kirchner

Illustration // Thursday, September 04, 2014
If you like pinup art, it’s likely you’ll be a fan of Raphael Kirchner—his style is responsible for much of the retro “pinup” aesthetic we’re familiar with today. On the tamer end of the genre—featuring doe-eyed beauties draped in heavy silks, playing flutes and smelling roses—Kirchner’s illustrations are more studies of 1800’s revelry rather than objects of, shall we say, release. Though subtle in some cases, Kirchner’s work exemplifies the cross between Art Noveau in the west and the Japanese art of the Meiji and Taisho periods...

Nicolaus Ferry's Intimate Portraiture

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Nicolaus Ferry Hadinata is a portrait sketcher, whose preferred medium is graphite on drawing paper. His realism drawing is inspired by beauty of human expressions especially female models, celebrities and singers, with more attention to the details. Also doing various still life drawings.

Jovo Ve's Pops of Pink

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Jovo Ve was born 87’ in a town called Struga located in Macedonia, where he spent the first 6 years of his life before moving to the harbor city of Göteborg, Sweden. He studied Industrial Design in High School and got the chance to work with Volvo and Playsam, after graduating he got accepted to the Art and Visual Historyprogram at Göteborgs University.

Leroy Laws Weaver

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
'Light. The vibrant, pulsing energy that greets us each morning and the soft glow that lulls us to sleep each night. I first became fascinated with the many moods of light when I noticed it dancing across a pool one hot summer day while I was just a boy. I spent my life studying light, chasing light, and playing with light....'  

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