The Delicate Dreamworld of Atsuko Goto

Illustration // Monday, March 02, 2015
Atsuko Goto's illustrations are submerged in a cloudy haze, ethereal visions of otherworldly beauty. Working in watercolor and lapis lazuli on cotton, Goto investigates the fundamental relationships between humankind and nature, death, decay and regeneration. She is a graduate of the National University of Fine Arts and Music Tokyo.

San Francisco’s Academy of Art University Celebrates Alumni Eda Kaban

In Session // Friday, February 27, 2015
As a young girl in Turkey, Eda Kaban immersed herself in French children’s fantasies ranging from Tintin and Asterix to The Little Prince. And so, despite years devoted to other pursuits, it’s not surprising she’s returned to her first love: the magical, whimsical visuals that frame stories for kids...

Merve Morkoc's Disturbed Portraits

Illustration // Friday, February 13, 2015
Hailing from Istanbul, Turkey, the morbid undertones of the work of Merve Morkoc can be felt without hesitation. Her aquarel and pastel pencil illustrations are a delightful blend of delicate portraits with a touch of the unexpected grotesque.

Vintage Vogue Covers

Design // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
These vintage illustrated Vogue magazine covers caught our eye, making it hard to believe that this is the magazine you see in the grocery store today. The typefaces and illustrated figures are fascinating blasts from the past taking us to the fashion and design of the early twentieth century. The simple, hand-illustrated design is something that has become a thing of the past and a visual treat to enjoy.

An Update with Dan-ah Kim

Illustration // Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Dan-ah Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her works are delicate, full of texture, patterns and minute details. The loveliness and preciousness of her picture book-like illustrations are met with hints of darkness, solitude and a certain air of gravitas. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she currently makes art and works in film and television.

Lauren Marx's Atrophying Animal Universe

Illustration // Monday, February 09, 2015
Lauren Marx exhibits remarkable talent and clarity of vision. Lauren connects the animal world to the cosmos: 'I want the viewer to see the mammals as god-like representations of galaxies, nebulae, super massive black holes, flux ropes, and the like. The birds represent stars and space debris formed by the Universe.'

The Art of Seth Clark

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 06, 2015
Deteriorating architecture and lacy shades of ruin embody Seth Clark’s work. Amidst the clutter of rubble, collage and paint, the images are focused on dignified decay.

The Anamorphic Illustrations of István Orosz

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 30, 2015
The altered anamorphic illustrations of Hungarian artist István Orosz are mind-expanding for sure. What appears distorted at first melds into recognizable images when a cylindrical mirror is perfectly placed.

Paintings and Drawings by Hollis Brown Thornton

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Hollis Brown Thornton's drawings and paintings of cassettes, video games, polaroid film, and VHS tapes remind us of being young in the '90s (because we were young then). It reminds us of what it was like to deal with all this old technology once it became irrelevant, and it also reminds us of all the memories that are attached to these objects.

The Beautifully Eerie Work of Stephan Balleux

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 23, 2015
Stephan Balleux is a Belgian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His work deals with the position of painting in our digital age. The various techniques (drawing, painting, sculpture, video and special effects) constitute as many fields of investigation. From these experiences emerges an image, in constant change, erasing any temporality. Like a virus, the pictorial texture propagates itself and its digitalization becomes an eminently contemporary process.