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'...
Illustration // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Constantine Lianos is an artist from Athens, Greece. He studies at the A.S.F.A (Athens School of Fine Arts) and will graduate in 2014. He expresses himself through painting and drawing and his work revolves mainly around themes relating to people.
Illustration // Thursday, April 09, 2015
In French artist Jean Bedez's graphite drawings, "pasts and presents interweave and we read man’s immemorial procession towards ruin. These strictly black-and-white works resonate with that “art of combat.” Each one becomes a chessboard on which religious, economic and political powers endlessly change places and the aura of sacredness."
Illustration // Friday, April 03, 2015
A couple of years ago Japanese twitter user @Kya7y was looking through her father's attic and found an incredibly detailed maze that her father had created 30 years prior. She pressed her dad, Kazuo Nomura, a Janitor at a public University, for details and he explained that it ook him 7 years to draw the 33" x 33" maze. Now, after some pleading from his daughter, Kazuo has begun drawing another maze.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Hollis Brown Thornton's drawings and paintings of cassettes, video games, polaroid film, and VHS tapes remind us of being young in the '90s (because we were young then). It reminds us of what it was like to deal with all this old technology once it became irrelevant, and it also reminds us of all the memories that are attached to these objects.
Illustration // Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jen Ray’s drawings are militantly detailed filigrees of judicious line and colour; the artist’s hand enunciates sparring Amazonian women, who inhabit decaying, semi-surrealist and strangely beautiful wastelands. These female warriors, resplendent in their sexualized uniforms, are often seen violently charging with bellicose flags, warring amid apocalyptically upturned vehicles and phantasmagoric architecture. Their un-patriarchal world tumbles smoke from its underbelly, and serrated fantastical mountains appear as bejeweled apparitions, sharply erupting towards a de-pigmented sky.
Erotica // Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland (1920 – 1991) is widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s most influential artists for his revolutionary representation of the male figure. His drawings of fantastically muscled men engrossed in acts of homoerotic desire comprise one of the most inventive portrayals of the human body in modern times. These pictures of gay men as virile, confident, and unashamed–equally radical for their near-illicit, underground distribution–originated an empowering queer iconography and liberating spirit that increasingly inspires popular culture.
Illustration // Tuesday, January 20, 2015
North Carolina-based artist Jillian Dickson's series Our Epidural Currency examines the forgotten and neglected connection between our tactile bodies and wild nature. Within the compilation of technological evolution, the basic conditions of being human have changed, in that our physical bodies no longer play and essential roll in our survival.
Illustration // Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Corey Best was born in the rural countryside of northeastern Indiana but grew up throughout many towns and cities across Michigan. From the full range of environments spanning from the United States to Asia that were interacted within, he learned how large the world really was in all its wonder. Currently he has been living in different locations across northern Thailand since his move from Japan. His first love was nature and he to this day loves to wander and float, listening to and learning from all that he can from the ever expanding voids around him.