MOW SKWOZ: Grotesqueries

Illustration // Thursday, August 28, 2014
MOW SKWOZ makes paintings that are brutally grotesque yet strangely pleasurable to look at at the same time. The artist manages to use pastel candy colors to represent areas of gore in the bodies, and by coupling these colors with candy-bright backgrounds there is almost a sense of sweetness to these violent representations. We're really enjoying the way the artist approaches gore.

Screenprints by Ryan Duggan

Illustration // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Screenprint work from Chicago-based artist Ryan Duggan. We're really enjoying the colorful yet enigmatic quality of these simple illustrations. His work has been shown locally as well as in Toronto, Berlin, France, London and Japan. 

Drawings by Qiu Jie

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 28, 2014
Qiu Jie trained both in Chinese high-realism and European multi-media schools, also working professionally as a decorator and designer. His drawings are informed from a wide range of aesthetic influences and carry a sense of myth making, exotica, and expedition through mysterious terrains of the imagination.

Illustrations by Vladimir Zimakov

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A conversation occures when one person tries to convey an idea, thought, or feeling to another person or group of people. A conversation can also  occur among animals, insects, fictional characters, objects, or a mixture of those. Much importance is usually put on the verbal part of this practice; this is the part that interests me the least...

The Art of Raúl Gonzalez

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As a kid I'd grab Mad magazines and immediately look for the tiny cartoons that lined the margins. when i realized that Mad artist Sertio Aragones also did a comic book, Groo the Wanderer, I was hooked. Twenty years later I met El Paso-born and Boston-based artist Raul Gonzalez, a founding member of the local art collective...

The Illustrations of Julee Yoo

Illustration // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Julee Yoo is an artist and illustrator that was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She was molded in New York City after she graduated from Parsons the New School of Design in May 2012. She has a distinct, raw and intricate rendering style that has developed and is cohesive throughout her body of work.  

London's Own James Clapham

Illustration // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
James Clapham is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, where he studied illustration and is now studying for his MA in Illustration at the Camberwell School of Arts. Born and raised in Birkenhead, James is now living in South East London....

Tommi Musturi

Illustration // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Helsinki-based artist Tommi Musturi mostly engages in creating limited frame comics and gorgeously bizarre, psychadellic illustrations. His work is incredibly strange by most standards, though intensely appealing....

Illustrations by Marynn

Illustration // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Marynn is a French illustrator and master's student in graphic design based in Nantes, France. Drawing inspiration from everything around her, Marynn's graphite renderings are lovely and delicate with a little bit of edge (80% of her drawings are peppered with French swear words)...

The work of Allison Boesch

Illustration // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Allison Boesch is a freelance illustrator based out of Richmond, VA. Her work has been recognized by 3X3, Society of Illustrators LA and Society of Illustrators NY. We love the way she uses colored pencils and digital mediums to create bold, colorful scenes and portraits. Her sense of color is beautiful and always on-point.

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