Drawings by Mathew Borrett: Room Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Mathew Borrett's "Room Series" is very reminiscent of M. C. Escher's drawings of impossible, mind-bending architectural spaces. Borrett's drawings creating outlandish, strangely displaced structures forming a dream-driven world of nightmares and fantasies that have an array of details to draw you in and out of the various rooms, exploring their relationships and potential narratives.

Illustrations and Collages by Bjorn Copeland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Bjorn Copeland this morning. 'Copeland guts and recombines found materials into psychotropic Pop assemblages. Having founded the experimental noise-rock band Black Dice while studying at RISD, Copeland's artistic and musical careers have developed simultaneously. A crossing of audio and visual ways of thinking have become almost second nature to him; when conceiving of Pop, it is with Paolozzi-style collages, DIY record covers, 50’s rock-and-roll and pop-electronic beats in mind.'

Josh Courlas' Shadow Fables

Illustration // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Josh Courlas is a NYC illustrator with a focus in digital art. Josh's works are dark with pops of bold color and subtle, eye appealing gradients. These pieces come from a series entitled Shadow Fables. Josh has a way of creating a story within his works, take a look.

Dadamaino's Geometric Perception

Illustration // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Dadamaino (Maino Eduarda Emilia) was born in 1935 in Milan, Italy. She was a self-taught painter who took up art after completing a medical degree. Dada, short for Dadamaino, was clearly ahead of her time in many ways, actively contributing to the avant-garde movement of the 1950s in Milan while researching geometric perception. One of Italy's most progressive artists, Dada participated in the feminist movement of the 1960s. In the 1970s, she developed original alphabet-like signs that she repeated obsessively in small, text-like formats on canvas. Dada was and is a completely facinating individual, do not overlook this one.

Gabriel Villena's Fashion Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Santiago based illustrator, Gabriel Villena says he is interested in fashion illustration because it can capture a lifestyle which is recognizable to a certain time in history. He pays attention to fashion photography as a form of inspiration for his artwork. Gabriel has a love for the Art Deco movement as well as fashion from the 1920s-1940s. He works mostly in black, white and grayscale and is able to capture the high-fashion nature of his subjects. If you find Gabriel in Santiago, he is a lover of good conversation so be sure to stop and say hello.

Brian Miller's Winter Cabin

Illustration // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
'In December 2013, I had the honor and privilege of being featured in Adobe Inspire Magazine. I was also given the opportunity to draw a wintery image for the cover which I was excited to tackle! There were no perimeters around the assignment other than the winter theme so naturally, I drew toward the mountains!' Brian Miller explains... check out some of the pieces that display his process.  

Two new paintings from saner

Street Art // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Fifty24Mx Gallery has been invited to participate in “Littletopia,” which opened today in Los Angeles and is showcasing a number of galleries and their artists. One of the artists featured Fifty24MX is Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist, Saner, who sent over these two images of his work that will be on display. Painted with acrylic, his beautiful detailed masked characters are influenced by Mexican customs, traditions and folklore.

Robert Beatty Surreal-Scapes

Illustration // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
'A television crashes in the desert, its neon guts spilling onto the black and white dirt of this new place. Plants take root, growing towards some unknown light. You have been here before. A wall of televisions flickers on, static and golden lips. Your eyes taste the light. You wake up.An unsung contemporary of artists like Cory Arcangel and Ryan Trecartin, Robert Beatty repurposes the tools of outmoded technology, creating hybridized drawings, videos, sculptures, music and installations that blur sensory boundaries...'  

Michael Hansmeyer's Computational Architecture

Illustration // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Michael Hansmeyer is a post-modern architect who utilizes algorithmic architecture techniques, generative art mentalities, and CAD software to generate complex structures. 'A computational approach enables architecture to be embedded with an extraordinary degree of information. Structure and surface can exhibit hyper-resolution, with seemingly endless distinct formations...'

The Work of Hiroshi Manabe

Illustration // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Hiroshi Manabe (1932-2000) was a Japanese illustrator who created these surreal images from the 2001 retrospective book 'Stroll Into Imagination'. Manabe is one of the most famous illustrators of the postwar period. He was extremely prolific as a book cover designer, illustrating the covers for many sci-fi novels for writers such as Shin’ichi Hoshi and Yasutaka Tsutsui, and was outspoken on various issues, authoring numerous of his own nonfiction pieces.


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