Jasper John's Flags

Illustration // Thursday, July 04, 2013
“One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag, and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it.” Happy 4th from all of us at the Jux team. Check out these iconic flag pieces by Jasper Johns, and psst-- try staring at the circle at the center of the green flag before focusing on the grey flag beneath it.

The World of Joseph Martinez

Illustration // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Daniel Martinez is an LA-based contemporary artist who has been recognized by numerous organizations and received many fellowships and residencies. Martinez works in drawing and multi-media and is best known for his miniscule matchbook artworks. We love his strange, cubist bust-drawings and these depictions of human hearts painstakingly rendered with pieces of dollar bills. Martinez represents the world through a sensitive, strong eye that is sure to continue producing great work.

Art by Luke Pelletier

Illustration // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
We recently covered LA's "Tonight, We Fight!" an exhibit curated by Luke Pelletier, whose work deserves its own post. Playful, fresh and unique, Pelletier creates art that is as much illustration as it is design, employing bold shapes of oranges and pastels to highlight creepy-cute characters. Leopards, reapers, alligators and skulls populate his work, expressing patterns and imagery we'd love to have on our canvas sneakers and skateboards as well as framed on a wall. Pelletier currently lives in Chicago. 

The Illustrations of Sam Taylor

Illustration // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Sam Taylor's artwork is not for the polite of heart. Drawing from the lumpy, brash aesthetic of cartoons like The Simpsons and Ren and Stimpy, Taylor presents critical and often tongue-in-cheek subject matter in a deceptively childish style. Fittingly, Taylor often illustrates for Vice and mastheads art collectives like Simpsons Drawing Club. Taylor was born in Leicester, studied in Camberwell and lives in London currently. 

Florian Bertmer's Dark Arts

Illustration // Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Florian Bertmer's artwork is dense and gruesome, using intensely detailed linework to build intricate images of the occult. Bertmer is 34 years old and says of himself, "I'm getting bald, I draw a lot, I drink too much coffee and I like dogs because they make me laugh." The king of ghouls, skulls, wolves, wings and other evils, his work is perfectly fit for your macabre art needs. 

Bec Winnel's Women

Illustration // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Bec Winnel is a self-taught artist based in the Kiewa Valley, Victoria, Australia. Winnel creates detailed, delicate feminine portraits which are often accompanied by elemenets of nature and nostalgia. Through her creative practice, Winnel expresses her experiences from the world around her. Her goal is to great art that inspires others. Winnel uses mixed media, mostly colored pencils, pastels and paint washes. 

Tribal Psychedelia by Sophie Roach

Illustration // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Sophie Roach is an artist and illustrator based in Austin, TX. By using familiar shapes, patterns and her own intuition, Roach has created a unique visual langauage based on spontaneity and rhythm. She primarily uses technical pens to create ehse geometric, psychedelic drawings, putting a modern twist on common tribal art motifs. Her abstract style is playful yet austere, extremely detailed and often vibrantly colored. 

Jillian Tamaki Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, NY. Tamaki grew up in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003. Tamaki currently teaches in the illustration department of the School of Visual Arts. Tamaki's work is incredibly expressive, using linework and brushwork to generate fields of visual energy and narrative. Her work is befitting of any daydream, fairytale or wandering path of the mind. 

Bizarre Tattoos by YEH5050

Illustration // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The tattoo artist from Taipei, Taiwan who goes by "YEH5050" is producing some of the most unique, weirdest tattoos we've seen in a while. Combining the sickly-sweet linework of mexican sugar skull imagery with traditional tattoo tropes, YEH5050 is putting out gnarly, colorful tattoos that are sure to garner a lot of attention for the rest of the owner's days. 

Illustrations by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Atelier Olschinsky is a small creative studio based in Vienna run by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. While they run a business, working on various jobs for their clients, they also are always pursuing and trying to develop several independent projects. "It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things. The journey is the award."


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