Illustration // Tuesday, August 25, 2015
To create his dreamlike drawings, Japanese artist M’onma enters a trance, where he describes his entire body glowing and a loss of vision. He also reports an invisible presence guiding his hand. M’onma calls this state of being a “visitation,” and he began creating work in this way when he was in his ‘40s, after decades of making work he felt was unsatisfying. The drawings are surreal and use graphite, ink and colored pencil to portray meandering narratives that include religious figures, animals, spirits, and geometric play.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
We saw these wallpaper designs and thought hmm…the Juxtapoz office could use a makeover. Here Studio Job revisited their archive to design a unique collection of wallpaper for Dutch brand NLXL. Founders Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel scoured their archive of drawings, icons, images, and patterns to create the nine-metre running pieces without a single repeated composition.
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.
Illustration // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A lot of credit is given to those artists that can bring out the beauty of working with a writing tool that is better known for writing on legal pads and correcting mid-term papers. That’s why the animal Bic Pen portraits that Sarah Esteie creates are so amazing to gaze at...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Providence-based artist CW Roelle constructs very dense and intricate illustrations using bent wire. The incredibly detailed pieces originally began as recreations of illustrations he had done in a life drawing class he once took.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 08, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of French cartoonist and illustrator Philippe Caza. Caza has an extensive portfolio of varied work going back to the 70's. His imaginative, surreal, and psychedelic drawings are heavily influenced by his comic book art and take us to various bizarre worlds.
Erotica // Saturday, September 15, 2012
Illustrator Heather Benjamin creates some striking, often gory, always unique, cant-look-away drawings. Sexual themes are abundant in her work with touches of gore and morbidness, themes of which are not often associated with most erotic work. Check out Heather Benjamin's illustrations which she appropriately titled, "Sad Sex".
Illustration // Thursday, July 19, 2012
"Celi Lee is an illustrator and graphic designer who's always interested in working with different medium- from traditional drawing, art craft skill to 3D Animation. Experiment and invention are the core of her work experience."
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 05, 2012
"Pablo Picasso, famous for his love life, put women at the center of his painting, interpreting the world through them and using them to project his erotic desires." I really can't help but crack a smile when catching a glimpse into the intimate mind of this master's sketchbook.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
We all know that a Bic Pen is one of the less aesthetically pleasing writing instrument the world of pens has ever given to us, which is one of the main reasons these Bic Pen drawings by Sarah Esteje are so very impressive.