Sketchbook Illustrations by Mattias Adolfsson

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the wonderful sketcbhook drawings of Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson. Mattias describes himself as a "freelancing compulsory drawer"  and he specializes in intricately rendered machinery, high tech analog inventions, animals, dogs mowing the lawn and working class pigs...

DisHollywood by Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

Erotica // Monday, August 26, 2013
DisHollywood is José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros' latest visual project which attempts to re-mix beloved characters from Disney fairy tales with other entertainment icons and influences from the world of cinema, celebrity, and music. Showing through September 1st at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, this exhibition is a collection of visual curiosities that acts as a barometer for measuring our tolerance and acceptance levels, a new way of observing the "happy ending" that shows the darker side of our contemporary culture. 

Midori Yamada's Strange Seascapes

Illustration // Monday, August 26, 2013
Midori Yamada's whimsical depictions of lithe young girls caressing the scales and tongues of sometimes fearsome looking giant fish are delicately rendered using a combination of watercolors, pens, coffee, and acrylic paint. The artist's fanciful visions seem to take place in some strange space between land and sea, where awesome deep sea fish and tamer freshwater koi live in harmony with gentle schoolgirls. Yamada's fine lines and pale colors lend an extra dash of playfulness and levity to her already fantastic illustrations.

Shohei Otomo's Delinquents

Illustration // Monday, August 26, 2013
Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of the acclaimed manga and film AKIRA, Shohei Otomo firmly holds his own as a world-class illustrator, creating technically subtle and culturally insightful works that reveal the superficiality of Japan's commercial world and the anarchic attitude of its thriving underbelly. Through his ballpoint pen depictions of "furyo," or Japanese delinquents, Otomo combines traditional motifs with a detached punk conceit, portraying scenes of violence and vulgarity in a unique fusion of realism, manga, and graphic design.

Illustrations by DZO Olivier

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 26, 2013
French graphic designer DZO Olivier is a self taught painter and illustrator who is attracted by all forms of artistic expression. He is currently studying at the Graduate School of Fine Arts in Toulouse.

"Confluence" @ FIFTY24SF, San Francisco

Illustration // Saturday, August 24, 2013
San Francisco gallery FIFTY24SF opens "Confluence" on September 4th, an aptly-named show featuring a slew of diverse established and up-and-coming artists/illustrators. "You'll notice some big names on the list," says gallery manager Trevor Martin, "along with some extremely talented artists who are having incredible breakthroughs in their work and careers so far in 2013...

The work of Ines Estrada

Illustration // Friday, August 23, 2013
Ines Estrada is an illustrator from Mexico City fascinated with comics and the internet. 'Asides from freelancing I manage Gatosaurio a webshop focused on producing and distributing publications and stickers. I'm also the editor of Tebeo Tropical, the comics column of Vice MX. Other projects I take part in are editing the annual comic anthology Gang Bang Bong as well as being part of the organizers of Festival Zin Amigos, a local fest dedicated to self-publishing.' she explains.   

Paintings and Drawings by Santiago Salvador

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
we are enjoying these paintings by Chilean artist Santiago Salvador this morning. Salvador thinks of his work as constructions, finding painting and illustration as "a gateway to the recognizable, the intimate and the ambiguous that surround us."

Aggression, Lust and Comics with Hellen Jo

Illustration // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hellen Jo was born in Starkville, Mississippi in 1983. She ended up in San Jose, California and spent her early years studying for the SATs and devotedly attending orchestra rehearsals. Hellen moved to Berkeley in 2001 to attend the University of California, and discovered comics and zines that influenced her enough to set off on her own path as an illustrator for her own narrative renderings.

Chris Kuzma Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Chris Kuzma is an illustrator and master watercoloist that lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some of his past clients include The New Tork Times Magazine, Viceland.com, Maisonneuve, EYE Weekly and numerous other magazines in Canada and the United States. He makes up one-third of the Wowee Zonk art collective (alongside Ginette Lapalme and Patrick Kyle)...

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