Cheerless and Melancholic- Bayo's Illustrated Kingdom

Illustration // Thursday, May 19, 2011
"Bayo's work depicts cheerless and melancholic worlds, where the main character is the psyque, as an epicenter of implosion and confrontation among the diverse layers of the subconscious level. Sometimes euphoric, sometimes epic, sometimes psychotic, his draw denotes such a trajectory where we are constantly infected with the deepest anxiety...'

Hope in Lonliness

Illustration // Thursday, May 19, 2011
'A lot of my work deals with the quiet moments in a story, between the excitement and action where characters deal with internal conflicts, doubt, loneliness, wonder, apprehension. My work often comes across as sad and melancholy, but there is always a sense of hope that I am trying to portray.'  Grahm Franciose - VIA Juxtapox Facebook page.

Remember My Name

Illustration // Thursday, May 19, 2011
Danish artist and illustrator, HuskMitNavn (RememberMyName), and his wacky, animated and forwardly adult illustratons and works are currently showing at Allegra Laviola Gallery in New York until June 24th.  If you're at all interested in some good old fashioned hilarity and installation work GO SEE THIS.

The Word Portraits of John Sokol

Illustration // Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ohio-based artist John Sokol had a novel idea when he decided to create portraits of famous literary artist portraits using the subjects’ own words. The word portraits feature famous literary men from the last 200 years with their faces made up entirely of their writing samples.  Toni Morrison for Song of Solomon, Walt Whitman for Leaves of Grass, Samuel Beckett for Waiting for Godot, William Faulker for The Sound and the Fury, Leo Tolstoy for War and Peace and even 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, for his speech A More Perfect Union.

Happy Birthday, all this will fade away.

Illustration // Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sretan Bor is an illustrator working out of Croatia. His works are minimal, intricate, bordering on conceptual and do exactly what art should do, express the simplest terms of human existence.  His practice and mediums range but stylistically remain consistent in somewhat of an outsider vision. 

No Valleys

Illustration // Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The next time the devil is running circles around you, taunting with hand shadows and you feel like the entire universe is going to swallow you up in a firey orgy of destruction and you just wanna go out and be bad- remember the work of Nathan Brown. He's Montreal based artist who's currently showing at Brooklyn's Rouge 58 with 3 others- go catch it if you're in NY in the next month or so...

Daydreams and Judit García-Talavera

Illustration // Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Judit García-Talavera is an illustrator born in the Canary Islands of Spain, and has always been surrounded by beauty. After attending an arts-oriented high school, Judit first fell in love with illustration as a means of capturing the beauty around her.  Judit adores the fountain pen, and also often finds herself combining ink and diluted watercolors to depict characters absorbed by their emotions or lost deep in daydreams.

Angus Greig's Clean Concepts

Illustration // Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Primarily an editorial commercial illustrator, South East England's Angus Greig creates heavily design based works that are concept driven and smart. Having completed an illustration degree in 2009 he has since worked for a variety of international clients with his intelligent style and illustrative design.

Anima Animalia and John Malloy

Illustration // Tuesday, May 17, 2011
John Malloy is an illustrator, mixed media artist designer. Born in rural northern Pennsylvania to a cemetary caretaker and a coal-miner’s daughter, John Malloy began drawing at very young age. He later earned a background in old master's style painting and has since been self-taught in fine art, illustration, comics, and design.

Abstract Erotic Myth

Erotica // Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Eric Shaw doodles obsessively, delving into the space where all things psychedelic thrive.  Referencing Hinduism, Mayan, Native American creation myths and hippie subculture in his wildly disorienting patterns.  Semi abstract illustrations that are a little disturbing, confusing and erotically engaging. Shaw creates slightly aggressive, sexual and weird anatomical explorations.

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