The Work of Nick Sheehy

Illustration // Friday, December 13, 2013
Nick Sheehy is an Australian-born artist and illustrator living in the south-east of England. After studying bronze sculpture in the wilds of Tasmania, Nick gave up on art only to re-discover his love of drawing whilst living in London, sparked by an interest in the city’s low brow art, illustration, street art and graffiti. In his work, Nick explores the dreamlike, sometimes semi-autobiographical scenes and oddball characters that echo from his childhood imagination.

Tonight: Mark Whalen's 'Vessel' Opens at The Standard

Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Vessels have been a culturally significant and traditional form of art making for centuries. As an extension of his painting practice, Mark Whalen takes his cue from these traditions to present a series of pictorial ceramic vessels for a site-specific installation at The Standard, Hollywood.

Jieun Park's Brushstrokes

Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
This collection of work from Korean artist Jieun Park seamlessly blends cityscape imagery with asian inspired brushstrokes. Her ability to achieve detailed linework within loose sweeping shapes is impressive.

Hand-Drawn Architectural Illustrations by Thibaud Herem

Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
London-based French illustrator Thibaud Herem creates these incredibly detailed architectural illustrations by hand. Thibaud emphasises the importance of this process as opposed to working with a computer: "I draw architecture, from classic to modern using old techniques of representation such as etching. To draw, I use cappilary pens with Indian ink and use no tools apart for pen for the inking process, keeping the line 'from my hand'."

Carolin Loebbert's Illustrated Vases

Illustration // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Carolin Loebbert's series of porcelain forms are decorated with bold illustrations in her series entitled 'Time Travel.' These pieces feature heavy black linework with pops of bright color.

Gabe Gonzales' Psychedelia

Illustration // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Gabe Gonzales studied at Art Center College Design in Pasadena, CA and graduated with Honors in 2010. He is currently living and working in Burbank, CA and creating these abstracted, psychedelic works with a heavy hand in both illustration and design. Love.

Chris Scarborough's Eerie Figures

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Nashville-based artist Chris Scarborough has continued to keep himself busy creating his pristine graphite images for shows all over the US (and world!). His obvious techincal skill combines with slightly eerie subjects--like missile-toting clouds hovering in midair, contorted anime figures and girls submerged in amorphous white voids--create a tangible sense of uneasiness through fantastical imagery.

120 Designs: Gerald the Paper Dog

Illustration // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In an ambitious project, 105 international artists have been brought together to give their interpretations of the same form, "Gerald," a paper dog. Over a two-year period the collection has amassed an impressive 120 different versions in a spectrum of styles from many different designers. After a design event sellout response, the original designers--Liam Hopkins and Richard Sweeney--started shipping out versions to their favorite artists for customization.

Alex R. Kirzhner Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Alex R. Kirzhner's drawings are almost painfully detailed, exhibiting a glorious mastery of flow and subtle gradations of graphite. Kirzhner is based in New York and is also a photographer, which may explain some of his excellent use of black and white. Exhibiting regularly in California and variuos other states, Kirzhner has made a name for himself with these soft, fantastical drawings, and his work can be seen currently at Spoke Art's Moleskine show in San Francisco.  

Dark Visions from Iv Solyaev

Illustration // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
These otherworldly illustrations by Russian artist Iv Solyaev hearken to sources like Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and Chris Cunningham's "Rubber Johnny." Rendered in a grainy, greyscale, these figures seem to be only half-emerging, their gnarled, alien body parts obscured as if in a mist. These creatures seem to be bizarre hybrids of dolls, monsters, mushrooms, demons and animals, all morphed together seamlessly into some new frightening form. Beautiful, strange and stunning.


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