The illustrations of Michael Sieben

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Michael Sieben received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He was one of four founding members of Camp Fig Gallery (2002-2006) and is a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery (2006-Present.) His work has been shown throughout the United States as well as Japan, London, Mexico, and Peru. Michael works as a professional illustrator and designer primarily within the subculture of skateboarding...  

Louise Despont's antique ledger pages

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Louise Despont's intensely intricate graphite illustrations are created on delicate sheets of antique ledger paper, similar to those that turn-of-the-century organizations used for their accounting. Despont takes these mundane parchments and draws mysterious, graphite designs onto them, similar to renderings of architectural plans or portraits of deities, with an Art Deco aesthetic. The overall muted pattern works by this Brooklyn based artist are meticulously meditative and alluring.

Edward Kinsella

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Moody, narrative illustrations and darkly rendered works by St. Louis, Missouri based artist, Edward Kinsella III. Kinsella graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006 and attended two summers of the Illustration Academy to achieve the level of cohesiveness that his craft displays today.

Dan May's Dream World

Illustration // Friday, April 06, 2012
Dan May is a fine artist currently living and working in Chicago, IL. A native of Rochester, NY, May attended Syracuse University where he received his BFA and began to pursue his artistic interests immediately afterwards. With rich textures a unique flowing style, his detail-intensive narrative works have become widely recognized for their dreamlike ability to transcend natural states of space and time.

Illustrations by Edward Cheverton

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 06, 2012
Edward Cheverton is an illustrator and student at Brighton University who has developed a style that is heavily influenced by this timeless musical muse. Also pulling inspiration from comic books and other outside influences beyond the world of art, Cheverton combines practices of collage, painting, and drawing to express his love and fascination with experimental jazz.

Marco Wagner

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Illustrator and artist Marco Wagner studied design at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany, and has been working professionally since 2006. Wagner prefers to work with a mix of techniques such as acrylic, pencil, cut paper, and crayons, using this varied media to face the fears and discomfort of his childhood with a focus on people's vulnerability in a seemingly protected environment.

Bruno 9Li

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Brazilian artist Bruno Novelli, aka Bruno 9Li, is arguably one of the most dynamic creative figures in Brazil's contemporary art scene, his vibrant paintings encapsulating the opposing forces of nature and technology currently found in Brazilian society. With a mix of references that point to the pop culture of the present and the "New World" explorations of the past, Bruno 9Li's work transcends time and conventional classification.

Andrew Hem

Illustration // Thursday, April 05, 2012
Born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, artist Andrew Hem's otherworldly paintings carry the weight of his gentle, animistic Khmer ancestors, combined with a dynamic urban sensibility acquired during his childhood in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood. Working in gouache, oil, and acrylic, Hem's haunting impressions of culture and landscape evoke the intangible realms of memories and dreams.

Yoshi Tajima

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'In his works Yoshi Tajima's beautifully merges the poetic delicacy of illustration with the ratio of graphic design. Tajima is a designer and illustrator based in Tokyo, Japan. His artwork encompasses a diverse field of design and style, ranging from black and white illustration to graphic lettering, logo design and landscapes. In these works, series of portrayed ladies are especially famed for its beauty...

Betsy Walton's Folk Abstraction

Illustration // Wednesday, April 04, 2012
'Many of my paintings and drawings explore the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life... My style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters.' Betsy Walton


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