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'...
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.