Madeline Von Foerster's Earthly Concerns

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Madeline von Foerster has been described by premier American biologist Edward O. Wilson as an artist "who brings new imagery and a novel approach to conservation," playing an important role in the artistic community's ability to promote environmental consciousness and engage the public in a vital dialogue concerning humanity's place in and impact on nature. Although her paintings are stylistically linked to the techniques and content of the Flemish Renaissance masters, her work is nonetheless intensely relevant to the modern world, depicting issues of deforestation, endangered species, and war.

Daniela Carvalho Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Daniela Carvalho is a Peruvian illustrator living in Spain. Her pencil drawings serve as exercises in subtraction and abstraction, honing in on specific anatomical features and leaving the viewer's mind to fill in the blanks. The body parts she does choose to render are meticulous, viscerally and photorealistically detailed. Carvalho also works in painting, photography and collage.

The Contradictory Beauty of Hi

Illustration // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Hi (非) is an artist living and working in Japan. His digital paintings demonstrate remarkable skill, eerie portraits of androgynous male youths rendered in staggering detail and in a color palette that paradoxically seems at once vibrantly multi-colored and muted and muddied. Especially impressive are Hi's photorealistic collage-like additions (stickers, buttons, sequins, etc.), textural details that enrich his uncanny, extraordinary vision.  

The Work of Bushby

Illustration // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Bushby is an illustrator based in London, UK. Using mainly Illustrator and Photoshop to create his illustrations, Bushby's work is graphically bold in its simplicity, often incorporating text and a dry sense of humor. He has been illustrating for over two years now, while working as an Art Director in a top 10 London advertising agency. 

Digital Portraits by Kemi Mai

Illustration // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kemi Mai is a self-taught artist based in the United Kingdom. Armed with photoshop and a tablet, Mai sets her female subjects against minimal backgrounds, incorporating abstract or surreal elements and vivid experiments in color. 

Inspiration and Restraint: An Interview with Brett Flanigan

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Brett Flanigan is a bay area-based artist and muralist whose abstract, illustrative style draws from a set of self-imposed constraints that he designs for himself. This method of constraint and inspiration is drawn from a literary movement called "oulipo." Flanigan was born in 1986 in Great Falls, MT, and currently lives and works in Oakland, California.

Gorgeous Woodblock Prints from The Tugboat Printshop

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth create absolutely stunning, colorful woodblock prints through traditional processes. Together they formed the two person "Tugboat Printshop" in 2006, stationed in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. The creation of these images is no small effort, and we have fallen in love with the fairytale character of these images as well as the extremely professional quality of this old artisan process. 

Nate Frizzell's Characters at Play

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Nate Frizzell is a graduate of LA's Otis College of Art and Design. Using bold, colorful images of girls and children at play and in turmoil, Frizzell creates intimate stories that mask his own feelings of immaturity. Using both highly rendered images and softer graphic design elements, Frizzell weaves stories into his paintings that we can all see ourselves being a part of.

Mike Ellis Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mike Ellis' work has a wonderful blend of painterly and digital. He is clearly very adept with the graphic medium and uses it to create visual storytelling with fresh angular shapes and a bold color palette. 

Art by Vera Elena Solodovnikova

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Vera Elena Solodovnikova is an artist born in Riga, after studying Fine Arts in London, she lives and works in Barcelona. In her works she tries to illustrate what the Earth will look like, if human beings disappear from the world. According to the imagery, a new era will begin in which animals rule the planet and develop their own customs, beliefs, traditions, and cults.


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