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....'  

The World of Adam Tan

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Adam Tan is an Illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. He illustrates digitally with Photoshop and/or with a mixture of analogue mediums as part of the process. He enjoys working with ambiguous narratives that lets viewers question themselves and their environment.

Vladimir Stankovic Fuses Octopi and Insects

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Finland-based artist Vladimir Stankovic has created a seriously amazing series of animated illustrations that fuses various molluscs (octopi and squid) and insects (moths and beetles.) ' "Cephalopodoptera" is a newly discovered order of species,' he writes, 'they live in the deepest underwater caves of the oceans worldwide.'

Nick Blazey's Creatures

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nick Blazey is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from Graphic Design at AUT in 2010 and now works at Periscope Design. Currently he shares a studio space with 4 other artists and has been working on developing his illustration style. His illustration direction is hugely inspired by the environment and the natural world. This has stemmed from his childhood experiences of sailing and exploring the islands surrounding New Zealand’s east coast.  

Martina Paukova Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Slovakian illustrator Martina Paukova initially studied politics before discovering that her heart desired a more creative outlet. She then enrolled in the Graphic Design program at the London College of Communication where she could further explore her passion. With a degree now under her belt she creates work that investigates and uplifts the body, the everyday and the banal.  

Alessandro Ripane Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Alessandro Ripane was born in Genoa (Italy, but he’s lived and worked for a period in Sweden) exactly in the middle of 1989. Due to the lack of wild animals in the city of Genoa, Alessandro bought a lot of books about it. Now he’s engaged to fight the fall of his hair, to compose sophisticated music of the future, to learn how to draw aliens and watch a lot of movies about monsters and zombies that he has not seen yet.   

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