The Art of Lee Jinju

Illustration // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Korean artist Lee Jinju's paintings are visual contemplations on the questions oft-repeated in life. Lee focuses on the residue of negative events and emotions which constantly resurface in everyday life. All rendered with Korean color on fabric, Lee's paintings of memories encapsulated and floating islands scattered with relics of passing lives are poignant and unsettling. Memory is a powerful enigma many artists seek to debunk in their artwork, but the deep intensity with which Lee explores the painful questions of memory resounds throughout these images. "Life wanders, but memories remain," quotes the artist.

Thumbdemon is Harikrishnan Panicker

Illustration // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
"Thumbdemon is the online portfolio of Harikrishnan Panicker. Harikrishnan Panicker is a Denver based graphic designer / illustrator. He has a Masters degree in Design from the Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay and then worked with MTV India where he was the Senior Designer / Supervising Producer and created designs for channels like MTV, Vh1 and NICK. He spends his time experimenting with printmaking, screen printing and working for clients like..."

Future Chic by Felipe Vargas

Illustration // Monday, September 30, 2013
Felipe Vargas is an illustrator, animator, and motion graphics designer based in Santiago, Chile. His clean and vibrant illustrations depict a strange future where the blistering speed of everyday life calls for heavy helmets and stylish biker gear. Vargas' textures, lines, and color palette are reminiscent of the 1980's neon-tinged comic book representations of the future, his style following in the vintage-inspired footsteps of artist Killian Eng or the French electronic group Daft Punk.

Illustration by Nick Sirotich

Illustration // Monday, September 30, 2013
"I love drawing pretty much everything. I'm really inspired by the weird, the creepy and the just plain silly. My work is a mixture of clean lines and crisp, cohesive colors. I love creating vibrant screaming monsters, awkward wobbly creatures and creepy old people. All my pieces are created the old fashioned way, with pencil and ink..."  

Anna Dittmann's Fanciful Portraits

Illustration // Monday, September 30, 2013
Anna Dittmann is a 20 year-old illustrator who grew up in San Francisco and moved to Georgia to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Dittmann's young age belies the technical finesse of her digital portraits, rendered in sweeping strokes of soft pastels and portraying fanciful, even magical, nymph-like beings suspended in abstract spaces.

Ivan Slavinsky's Carnal Carnival

Erotica // Monday, September 30, 2013
Ivan Slavinsky was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1968. With an art historian mother and a painter father, Slavinsky was almost destined to be an artist from an early age, and over the years has established himself as a well respected artist whose works are sought after by art connoisseurs and representatives of galleries in Italy, France, Great Britian, Holland, Belgium, and the US.  Although painting in a style that is uniquely his own, he does not limit himself to paint any one particular subject and is comfortable working on surrealistic portraits as much as impressionistic landscapes or still lifes.

Quiet Mystery by Paul Roberts

Erotica // Monday, September 30, 2013
Paul Roberts was born in 1948 and brought up by artist parents in Wales. He studied at Newport, Cardiff, and Goldsmiths Colleges of Art and gained early recognition for his work before he was forced to put his painting career on hold due to the worldwide success of his band Sniff'n'The Tears in 1978. His commitments to his music meant that until 2000 he wasn't able to fully develop his career as a painter. In 1988 he moved with his family to Somerset, where he has continued to paint and make music. 

Alicia Martin Lopez's Oddities

Illustration // Monday, September 30, 2013
Alicia Martin Lopez is a visual artist from Spain currently living in NYC. She obtained her BA in Advertising in 2007 and worked as a web designer for 4 years in Madrid. She combined this activity with illustration and traditional drawing until 2011, when she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study a master's degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York, completing her MFA in Computer Art in 2013 with a concentration in digital and traditional painting. She is now dedicated to this field, working as an illustrator and concept artist while developing personal projects in both digital and traditional media.

Electro Animals by Yo Az

Illustration // Monday, September 30, 2013
Based in Paris, France, Yo Az is an illustrator and graphic designer with a penchant for intricate designs that incorporate a multitude of symbols and shapes to create a larger picture. In his series Electro Animals, he employs this style in the creation of stunning animal portraits that fuse technological forms with geometrical shapes, representing the increasing encroachment of of human society into nature's domain, to the extent that these creatures are forced to assimilate into the electronic age.

Illustrations and Prints by Lijie Ong

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 30, 2013
On this fine Monday morning we are enjoying the surreal illustrations of Singaporean illustration Lijie Ong. This particular series features 'narratives brimming with metaphors, weaving morbidly lush landscapes and anatomized bodies' in her journey to 'translate a disoriented reality of vulnerability and self-awareness.'

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