Barcelona-Based Illustrator Chamo San

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Chamo San is a young artist from Barcelona. Illustration, for him, is a way to order the world. His focus on the feminine figure is driven by personal friendships and relationships, and he says the comfort of his subjects is always the priority.

The Bright, Twisted Creatures of Eko Nugroho's Mind

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 07, 2015
We’ve posted before about Eko Nugroho’s otherworldly and at-times-political creatures. His work spans media, but once you’ve seen his work, it is immediately identifiable. His creatures have technology for heads, are bundled in strange fabrics, or represent his home of Java through their slogans in Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of Indonesia. 

The Work of Elisa Malo

Illustration // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
In the depths of a person’s stare, if you look very closely, it’s said you’ll manage to see into their soul. For Elisa Malo, Mexico City based illustrator, the souls she finds are the kind you’d wish you’d never dwelled into. Her focus is in the lines of an obsessive compulsive; each drawing, painting or sketch seems to grasp certain attributes or faults of a person’s being in her dramatic naive style.

Illustrations by Penelope Gazin

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Penelope Gazin has taken sensuality into a place cornered by guts, fluids and sex, the best kind of all of these. She has a background in character animation but has, for a while now, been fully focused in freelance illustration as well as creating her own merchandise. There is something incredibly enchanting and creepy about her characters; attractive and repulsive and at times with elegant feminist satire.

Drawings and Sketches by Italian Architect Aldo Rossi

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 02, 2015
During Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi's lifetime he accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. 'His work combined unabashedly grand forms with the most reductive geometric shapes.' View a collection of his sketches and drawing after the jump...

Paul White's Wasteland Wanderlust

Illustration // Thursday, October 01, 2015
Hollow shells of human transportation take center stage in Paul White's beautiful color pencil drawings. Machines that used to do nothing but move now know only stasis in these portraits of airplanes, trains, and automobiles that have been gutted, defaced and left to decay, never to fly, ride or drive again. A lovely quiet melancholy pervades these works, tragic everyday monuments commemorating a world of human possibility in indefinite inertia. White was born in Sydney, Australia and received his MFA from CalArts Los Angeles.

Illustrator Michal Dziekan Shows His Dark Humor

Illustration // Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We’ve been checking out the dark imagery of Polish illustrator and character designer Michal Dziekan. His background is in film and animation, but in 2011 he changed his focus to still work. He describes his art as “grotesque illustrations with fair dosage of black humor and twisted characters.” He does commercial illustrations, but on his website you can also find uncommissioned work. 

Robert Schultz: Mind, Spirit, Body

Illustration // Monday, September 28, 2015
Robert Schult's subjects, often reoccurring, are usually depicted nude in austere surroundings with the occasional prop. He begins each drawing with a sketchbook study in red pencil to work out composition and lighting and graduates to his arsenal of finely sharpened pencils to begin the final drawing.

Shunga Exhibition @ Eisei Bunko Museum

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 24, 2015
Japanese erotic art from the 1600s to the 1800s, known as Shunga, is popular outside of Japan, but was banned for most of the 20th century in Japan. Hardly exhibited, Shunga has a definitive fan base. And now, the Shunga Exhibition, the largest exhibition of its kind in Japan, is up and will be running from until December 23, 2015. The exhibition is at Eisei Bunko Museum in Tokyo where 122 pieces of Shunga are displayed.

Brazilian Illustration Studio, Bicicleta Sem Freio

Illustration // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
We’ve posted before on Bicicleta Sem Freio—Bike without Brakes—the Brazilian Illustration Studio. Since then, they’ve expanded their aesthetics to cover more than grotesque nudes (though we obviously love those too). They started by illustrating posters for rock and cultural events and have extended their practice to cover a wider range of projects—including street art, billboards, fabrics, and beer labels.


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