The Fine Art of David Bray

Illustration // Friday, April 05, 2013
David Bray is one of the first artists I ever came across on the Internet that I was really struck by.  The image was of a woman in what seemed to be a Batman mask marked with intricate patterns or reflections staring up at the viewer with tears spilling from her eyes.  There were hints of colors across her face and amongst her detailed hair and by the time I was done looking at her I was hypnotized.

James Murphy's Exciting Dreamworlds

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
  James Murphy’s work is so distinct, you can’t look at it and associate it with any other person.  The pieces he presents exist in something of a dreamland and involve luscious, tattooed women, half-women half-creature creatures, and various other oddities all drawn in Murphy’s well defined hand.   I remember the feeling of joy with weird curiosity I had browsing through his pieces for the first time (or maybe more like a strange journey) and those feelings remain each time I return to his work or he posts a new piece on his Tumblr or Flickr stream.   You can own James’s art via Threadless.  He plans on opening a store soon for originals and prints.  

John Ryan Solis' Sensual Fashion

Illustration // Friday, April 05, 2013
John Ryan Solis' work is a completely western take on the whole metaphors and pop culture plus eroticism and the appeal comes from Solis’s incredible devotion to detail in his work.  The immense sexual presence is also a valid and strong theme that exists currently in the illustration world and I think Solis is one of the best at it.  

Olly Moss's Optical Illusions

Illustration // Friday, April 05, 2013
The first time I remember thinking to myself, “oh, wow, this guy is so good” about Olly Moss is when he posted his “Evolver” illustration, a play on the Beatles’s “Revolver” album cover.  It was so good.  I was a fan of his work before but that really put him on another level for me.  

Cannon Dill: 'Heavy Water' @ LeQuiVive, Oakland

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 05, 2013
LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland, CA is presenting an exhibition by artist Cannon Dill titled Heavy Water. Cannon's dual conflict of man and nature remains evident as he works in the classic wood grain, rustic, fine line detail of work. At first glance, Heavy Water becomes the feeling of the pinnacle, folksy storytelling from Cannon, leaving the title of the show to stand for the organs produced. The show opens today, April 5th at 7pm.

Soey Milk's Beautiful Dance

Illustration // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Soey Milk’s work is some of the most stunning artwork I’ve ever seen.  It’s expressive, surreal, gorgeous and full of life’s mysteries.  Soey herself is just the same, full of energy and always working.  What she presents with her finished work is profound and elegant... 

Wayne Johnson's True Beauty

Illustration // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Wayne Johnson is the most recent artist that I’ve come across who has really made me stop and say wow.  His work is awesome.  One of my favorite things about his work is that it’s a combination of fine art and illustration.  A thought you’ll come to find I obsess over...

Annita Maslov's Dark Art

Illustration // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Annita Maslov’s dark art is some of the best I know of.  It’s pen and ink on paper but commanded in such a defined and lovely darkness that it captivates and soothes you whilst placing a spell on you...

Amanda Mocci and the Universe

Illustration // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Amanda Mocci is a Canadian Illustrator.  She is obsessed with the universe and outer space.  Other than illustrating entire books pushing this point she uses her more figurative pieces of work as a metaphysical allusion to what exists and what does not exist and what our place in things is...

James Jirat Patradoon's Electricity

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Whenever I’m asked to describe James Jirat Patradoon’s artwork, I describe it as electric.  Because it simply is.  It’s bursting at the seams of it’s leather clad body with neon rays of pure energy... 


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