Mike Kershnar: Wing and A Prayer Lifestyle

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
'I grew up fully immersed in Southern California suburbs primarily as a skateboarder.  I thought of the rich cultural art center of the world as Laguna Beach.  I was aware of the concept of Europe as a place steeped in art history much older than the Americas but whatever reason I never considered the practical idea of spending time there.  I had no European connections or language skills, but found myself intrigued...

Mark Whalen's Peculiarities

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
Peculiarities unveils the inner machinations of Australian born, Los Angeles based artist Mark Whalen’s mind. Using a tightly controlled painting technique, Whalen expresses satirical social narratives in seemingly universal situations. Strange hooded characters caught in the throes of ambiguous actions, shimmering trees, geometric patterns, architectural anomalies and intricate textural beads of color...

Loretta Lizzio's Mythologies

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Loretta Lizzio is an artist and photographer who uses ink on paper mainly. She creates dynamic, writhing illustrations that have a sense of history and mythology. We love these illustrations of hybrid animals that capture traditional symbolisms with a contemporary flair.

The Art of Joemur

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Joemur is a bay artist who grew up in a great environment for art, influenced by a father who drew cartoons and a brother who did comic book illustrations. He was worked in many different areas of fine art, and he uses many different techniques to try creating an interesting and compelling composition. "Whether I am working on an abstract painting or trying to capture the likeness of a portrait," he writes, "I am always using my past art experiences as a guide for trying to create new pieces of art."

Characters by ClogTwo

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Clogtwo is an artist who calls himself a "visual anarchist." Based in Singapore, Clogtwo is a graffiti and fine arts practicioner whose work plays with elements of dark humor and social behavior. We love these comic-influenced drawings that caricature some of our favorite characters from pop culture. Clogtwo has a great sense for poise, line quality and personality in his drawings.

Matt Saunders is RabbitPortal

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Matt Saunders, AKA "Rabbitportal" is a freelance Art Director based in Duke Studios, Leeds. He has been fully freelancing for five years. His clients have been based in LA, SF, Brisbane, Paris, Rome and London. Saunders is now co-opening a new animation studio, which we're very excited for-- his scratchy, emotional line drawings make for great moving pictures.

New Work from Jessica Singh

Illustration // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Jessica Singh is a freelance illustrator, & graphic designer currently working out of Berlin, Germany. Now 26 years of age; Jessica originally hails from sleepy, sunny Perth, Western Australia. To pursue her love of drawing Jessica moved to London to study at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. 2009 saw her graduate with BA of Graphic Design, (Illustration Major) with Upper Second Class Honours.

Paul White at the Melbourne Art Fair

Illustration // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
'I am intrigued by obsolescence, the passing of time and the transformation associated with it. I am interested in how memory, place and time shape us, and in examining particular moments in my personal history to map out a navigation of the world... '

"Kraken" : Lauren YS @ Rabbit Eye Movement, Vienna

Illustration // Wednesday, August 06, 2014
On August 13th Lauren YS will open her first international solo show to cap off her summer artist residency at Rabbit Eye Movement Art Space in Vienna, the gallery owned by Austrian street artist NYCHOS. "Kraken" is a collection of completed series, experiments and sketches created during her summer in Vienna, titled after the legendary sea creature whose name also means "octopus" in german... 

Helen Vine, AKA Japaneze Baby

Illustration // Tuesday, August 05, 2014
"Japanese gardens, night skies and severed limbs" describes UK artist Helen Vine's work. Like the female Usugrow, Vine creates tattoo-worthy illustrations of geishas and skulls. Born in 1989, Vine works solely in ink, creating lush, dark scenes that speak of the macabre and wicked workings. Vine has done work for clients such as Topshop, Asos, Evil Tender and Marlow Guitars.

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