Juxtapoz // Friday, May 22, 2015
Jean-Pierre Hébert is a pioneer in the creation of conceptual drawings based on original code proofed by computer-driven devices. He produces algorithmic, lyrical and spiritual works on paper, sand, and water as well as visual music and installations. "I draw because I love to draw and always had a passion for drawings," Hébert says...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 21, 2015
New York City-based artist Samuel Gomez creates large-scale graphite and ink drawings in a surreal-steampunk style. Drafting his narratives into worlds made of highly elaborated machine-like entanglements, Gomez's pieces are incredibly detailed and look to comment on the negative effects of corporations and capitalism.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mexican artist Alejandrina Herrera creates beautiful scenes on the basis of drawing, collage and watercolor. Telling stories about people, animals, and how they interact with their surroundings, Herrera likes to include a touch of irony and melancholy by playing with the size of things and spaces.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 18, 2015
New Zealand artist Henrietta Harris' drawings, range in subject from hands, faces, brains, and more are depicted on canvases, t-shirts, and fine print publications. Her paintings often involve portraiture with a departure into the surreal with faces sometimes obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 07, 2015
Benjamin Sack's incredible cityscapes are drawn with extraordinarly complex detail and filled with myriads of miniature and sometimes recognizable buildings. "The overarching theme of this 'symphony,' Sack says, "is the hero's journey (viz the viewer’s) into drawings detailed, complex and rich in metaphor; a sort of modern, existentialist epic." Watch several videos after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Using graph paper, a straight edge, a pair of compasses, and self-mixed colored inks, Eugene Andolsek created these wildly colorful and detailed geometric drawings. A stenographer during the day, Andolsek was untrained as an artist and would draw to escape the monotony of daily life while sitting at the kitchen table with his ailing mother. "The release was cathartic and pretty soon he was getting lost in the intricacies of his work and the geometric worlds he created, drawing and coloring for hours on end in a trance." Andolsek passed away in 2008.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 04, 2015
At the first glance, Zhang’s often small-scale paintings would seem to be photorealistic portraits, and although there is a strong emphasis on details, if you give it just a few more seconds to sink in, you would realise that the artist’s intention is not merely to portray his subjects in a way that is closest to reality, but rather, he aims to express his simple yet unconventional concepts in a way that exceeds reality.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 16, 2015
Morgan Rosskpf's practice is centered around the processes of free drawing, collage, and intaglio printmaking. "I maintain parallel practices that are constantly shifting between mixed media, large-scale drawings and traditional black and white etchings...
Illustration // Thursday, April 16, 2015
David Haines "actively examines his position as an artist who makes pictorial and textual narratives in the wake of abstraction, conceptual art and photography. At the same time he is conscious of the status of the traditional labour intensive medium of pencil drawing in the digital age. The immersive works require 'slow viewing', inhabiting the often-overlooked space between looking and interpretation."
Illustration // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Juul Kraijer's subject is the same naked female figure she has drawn repeatedly for more than a decade, whose features she has universalized and pared down (removing the eyebrows, for instance) so that she becomes almost an archetype, an 'everywoman' or, as the artist describes her, an 'emblematic embodiment of states of mind'...