Vienna Feature: Gottfried Helnwein

Illustration // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Gottfried Helnwein is one of the most well-known contemporary artists from Vienna, recognized for his hyper-realistic watercolors depticing wounded and mistreated children. He has consistently pursued the subject of the human condition throughout his career, using the image of the wounded child to approach psychological and sociological anxiety...

Vienna Feature: Raphael Kirchner

Illustration // Thursday, September 04, 2014
If you like pinup art, it’s likely you’ll be a fan of Raphael Kirchner—his style is responsible for much of the retro “pinup” aesthetic we’re familiar with today. On the tamer end of the genre—featuring doe-eyed beauties draped in heavy silks, playing flutes and smelling roses—Kirchner’s illustrations are more studies of 1800’s revelry rather than objects of, shall we say, release. Though subtle in some cases, Kirchner’s work exemplifies the cross between Art Noveau in the west and the Japanese art of the Meiji and Taisho periods...

Work By Apolo Cacho

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Apolo Cacho is a painter and graphic artist from Mexico City. He is the author of El Taco Psicotrópico, a graphic novel compiling tales inspired by Mexico City’s disenchantment and scarcity.

Nicolaus Ferry's Intimate Portraiture

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Nicolaus Ferry Hadinata is a portrait sketcher, whose preferred medium is graphite on drawing paper. His realism drawing is inspired by beauty of human expressions especially female models, celebrities and singers, with more attention to the details. Also doing various still life drawings.

Jovo Ve's Pops of Pink

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Jovo Ve was born 87’ in a town called Struga located in Macedonia, where he spent the first 6 years of his life before moving to the harbor city of Göteborg, Sweden. He studied Industrial Design in High School and got the chance to work with Volvo and Playsam, after graduating he got accepted to the Art and Visual Historyprogram at Göteborgs University.

Leroy Laws Weaver

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
'Light. The vibrant, pulsing energy that greets us each morning and the soft glow that lulls us to sleep each night. I first became fascinated with the many moods of light when I noticed it dancing across a pool one hot summer day while I was just a boy. I spent my life studying light, chasing light, and playing with light....'  

The World of Adam Tan

Illustration // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Adam Tan is an Illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand. He illustrates digitally with Photoshop and/or with a mixture of analogue mediums as part of the process. He enjoys working with ambiguous narratives that lets viewers question themselves and their environment.

Self-Dissections by Danny Quirk

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Massachusetts-based artist Danny Quirk specializes in photo realistic watercolors of anatomical structures, painting what cameras cannot capture with quite as much precision and delicacy as the artist's hand. Quirk's work combines classic poses in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting with a contemporary twist, creating portraits of self-discovery through dissection. This intimate uncovering of the structures that lay beneath the skin mirrors humanity's quest for self-understanding, whether in an emotional, spiritual, or physical sense. 

Vladimir Stankovic Fuses Octopi and Insects

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Finland-based artist Vladimir Stankovic has created a seriously amazing series of animated illustrations that fuses various molluscs (octopi and squid) and insects (moths and beetles.) ' "Cephalopodoptera" is a newly discovered order of species,' he writes, 'they live in the deepest underwater caves of the oceans worldwide.'

Nick Blazey's Creatures

Illustration // Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Nick Blazey is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer living in Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from Graphic Design at AUT in 2010 and now works at Periscope Design. Currently he shares a studio space with 4 other artists and has been working on developing his illustration style. His illustration direction is hugely inspired by the environment and the natural world. This has stemmed from his childhood experiences of sailing and exploring the islands surrounding New Zealand’s east coast.  

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