The Work of Sophie Alda

Illustration // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sophie Alda is an illustrator, painter and prop maker based in East London, who is open for commission, collaboration, feedback, and interesting ideas.  Gouache is her primary medium of focus, creating an array of abstracted characters, patterned landscaped and compositional mash-ups.

Wilson Hsu's Superheroes

Illustration // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
An ancient struggle reerupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons- and who dosen't love a good graphically stylized comic icon anyway?? WIlson Hsu's new series of superheroes, both recognizable and anonymous, are perfect graphic depictions of some of your favorites, or new favorites, with Hsu's illustrated styling.

Amy Cutler's Surreal Fairytales

Illustration // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Amy Cutler is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1974. She studied at Cooper Union and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  Her work is included in various prestigious collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, the Hammer Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

The Works of Pete Tapang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Pete Tapang is a self taught illustrator based in Frankfurt, Germany. On why he depicts women, Pete says, 'People like to draw what they feel is beautiful! Some people like buildings, landscapes, poodles, chipmunks, or even smurfs, but I think that the most beautiful creation that God ever made was the woman, so why not draw that...'

The Illustrative Works of Goni Montes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From the site of Goni Montes, an illustrator we really admire, "I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, got a BA from the UPR at Mayagüez, and an MFA from SCAD Atlanta. I began working as a scientific illustrator for the Puerto Rico Sea Grant. Now I mostly do editorial illustrations with some fantasy here and there."

Works by Melissa Murray

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
'My work stems from a deep interest in psychoanalytical interpretation and the conscious and unconscious effects of human action. In my drawings, animals symbolize sincerity in life, a seemingly degenerative trait in our current human consciousness. When placed amongst our refuse or shown imitating human cutthroat tendencies, my work aims to procure a heartbreaking realization of just how far we have fallen off the natural path...'

Paintings by John Bohl

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
John Bohl is a Baltimore-based artist with a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Drawing inspiration from psychedelic and naive/folk art, Bohl's works consist of sequences of objects and forms divorced from their normal contexts and re-combined to create unexpected and ambiguous new meanings.

Pardee's Picks: The Works of Jeff Ladouceur

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Five or six years ago, while I was roaming around Kinokuniya, one of my favorite book stores in San Francisco, something that looked like a disease-soaked small pamphlet-sized book caught my eye. In bold, but fancy letters, the word "EBOLA" was stamped on the front adorning a gorgeously rendered child-like bunny rabbit with no face. I had no idea what I was looking at, but I was more than intrigued.

Things Get Hairy with John Slaby

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
John Garrett Slaby lives and works in Philadelphia. His paintings are fabricated excerpts from emotional experiences. Broadly recognizable imagery and specific placement of subjects are used as metaphors to articulate a feeling through still life, landscape and portraiture. In this series, billowing locks of hair become a medium through which Slaby's subjects navigate the world and interact with one another.

Essy May's Crystal Visions

Illustration // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Essy May is a science fantasy artist and print designer based in London. Her digitally colored graphite drawings are steeped in nostalgia and dreaminess, throwbacks to the classic sci-fi aesthetics of the 1980s.