The Ethereal Work of Marjolein Caljouw

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Marjolein Caljouw uses color pencil and paint to create a delicate, pale world in which women and nature mesh and intermingle. Caljouw fell in love with illustration at a young age, writing her own stories and little poems with accompanying drawings. Her clients include Playboy, Esprit and Oilily. She is based in the Netherlands.

Paintings by James Reka

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
'James Reka aka RekaOne is a young contemporary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2002, Reka has established himself as a pioneer in Melbourne’s burgeoning street art scene. His origins lie in the alleyways and train-lines of the city’s inner-suburbs, and his popularity has seen him grow to being exhibited on gallery walls the world over. His character work has come to represent the beginning of a new style of street art – surrealist, abstracted creatures emerging from the depths of Reka’s mind, communicating through strong lines, dynamic movement and bold colours.

'An Artist Growing Old' by Christina Gomila

Illustration // Thursday, June 06, 2013
Christina Gomila is an artist and illustrator based in London. 'The Story of an Artist by Daniel Johnston is a song that narrates in a very simple but nonetheless poetical way what many unrecognized artists have to go through during their creative lives. Sometimes misunderstood, sometimes undervalued they hear from people discouraging messages like the ones portrayed on the song  "Hey! Get a Job! Why do you only do that only? Why are you so odd? We don't really like what you do. We don't think anyone ever will. It's a problem that you have. And that problem's made you ill"  but far from getting down it inspires them to produce new beautiful works like this one song...'  

The Work of Andy Gilmore

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 06, 2013
A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore's work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic. Andy received his BFA from SUNY Empire State College and relocated to California where he worked resizing print ads for C1RCA Footwear and Forum Snowboards, introducing him to the computer and laying the foundation for his career in digital art, illustration and design.

Kruella D'Enfer Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Angela Ferreira, also known as Kruella D'Enfer, is a Portuguese artist born in 1988 on Halloween. She says that this might help explain her fascination with the strange, the surreal and complex worlds that emerge from her artwork. She utilizes brushes, spraypaint and markers and is inspired by the underworld of old-school tattoos, mythical creatures, legends, constellations and galaxies. Her fresh, graphic sensibility is evident in everything she does, from wall tags to graphic illustrations.  

Punks in Canada

Illustration // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Forage Press is a publication that celebrates the union of visual art and music through specialized articles/artworks representing a particular chosen genre or movement of music. This Forage Press article focuses in on the "dauntingly sublime Canadian landscape" and its role in building the Candian punk and metal underground. From large city centres to remote and isolated communities, the Canadian environment seems to have given birth to the pristine and the transgressive, and these illustrations aim to capture the cult favorites and masters of the punk genre, the truly transgressive. Check out these awesome illustrations of punks and demons tramping around the Canadian countryside. 

Scott Brundage's World

Illustration // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Scott Brundage has an incredibly talent for the watercolor medium, creating illustrations with so much character it's hard not to smile looking at them. Creating scenes of outrageous premise with oustanding execution, Brundage is a preeminent illustrator. His handling of animals in precarious, absurd situations is particularly impressive, and we love the texture and color with which he generates these expressive scenes.   

Niv Bavarsky Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Niv Bavarsky is an excellent illustrator based in the Bay Area. Niv--prounounced "Neeeev"-- has a distinctly pragmatic style, contrasting confident linework with simple color schemes to generate his editorial illustrations. His artworks often capture one specific color, exploring the vagaries of that hue by isolating it in a singular piece. Bavarsky has worked for the New York Times, the SF Chronicle, ESPN, Vapor Records and more. He graduated from MICA in Baltimore, MD in 2010.  

DoserOne's View of the Future

Illustration // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
DoserOne's artwork is clean, sleek and futuristic. Preoccupied with images of robotic women, wanderers and tigers, these illustrations explore a particularly progressive, mysterious world of machine-human-interaction. Everything is beautifully-defined and confident with color and bold composition, a visionary look at the future world.  

The Outlaw Fictions of Sean Lewis

Illustration // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
A consummate visual storyteller and a thoughtful artist, Sean Lewis' poignant, earthy illustrations evoke a profound sense of empathy for the killers and outlaws they depict, uniquely subtle in their composition yet profoundly moving in their raw emotional power. In this exclusive interview for the Juxtapoz Illustration blog, Toronto-based illustrator Sean Lewis discusses his creative process, his affinity for cutthroats and racketeers, and his sincere concern for sustainable living.


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