Soot and Gold by Ikenaga Yasunari

Illustration // Monday, August 26, 2013
Born in 1965, artist Ikenaga Yasunari's serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating poses. Using a Menso brush, mineral pigments, and soot ink on linen cloth, Yasunari continues the ancient tradition of Nihonga painting while simultaneously bringing modern elements to play, such as present-day clothing styles and floral textile designs. The result is both beautiful and melancholy, capturing the timelessness of the Nihonga style as well as its dimming presence through the years.

Shohei Otomo's Delinquents

Illustration // Monday, August 26, 2013
Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of the acclaimed manga and film AKIRA, Shohei Otomo firmly holds his own as a world-class illustrator, creating technically subtle and culturally insightful works that reveal the superficiality of Japan's commercial world and the anarchic attitude of its thriving underbelly. Through his ballpoint pen depictions of "furyo," or Japanese delinquents, Otomo combines traditional motifs with a detached punk conceit, portraying scenes of violence and vulgarity in a unique fusion of realism, manga, and graphic design.

Illustrations by DZO Olivier

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 26, 2013
French graphic designer DZO Olivier is a self taught painter and illustrator who is attracted by all forms of artistic expression. He is currently studying at the Graduate School of Fine Arts in Toulouse.

Michael Wandelmaier Illustration

Illustration // Sunday, August 25, 2013
Michael Wandelmaier is an illustrtor based in Toronto, Canada, whos influences include Max Beckmann, Paul Pope, Wes Anderson, Jim Henson, Wong Kar-Wai, Coen Brothers, Neil Young and Stephen Jay Gould. Michael also admits to a strong adoration in compulsive book shopping, canoes, cooking, music and discussing art with his special lady friend, artist Jessica Fortner.   

"Confluence" @ FIFTY24SF, San Francisco

Illustration // Saturday, August 24, 2013
San Francisco gallery FIFTY24SF opens "Confluence" on September 4th, an aptly-named show featuring a slew of diverse established and up-and-coming artists/illustrators. "You'll notice some big names on the list," says gallery manager Trevor Martin, "along with some extremely talented artists who are having incredible breakthroughs in their work and careers so far in 2013...

Jessica Fortner Illustration

Illustration // Friday, August 23, 2013
Jessica Fortner is an illustrator from Toronto, Canada, focusing on editorial, advertising and children’s illustration. She works in both traditional and digital media. Jessica’s illustrations have appeared in publications such as Ammo Magazine, Digital Arts, and Pork & Mead, as well, she has been considered one of  HOW’s Top 10 Sites for Designers and recently featured on Communication Arts: Fresh online...

Celebrity, Gore and Jason Edmiston

Illustration // Friday, August 23, 2013
A commercial illustrator since 1996, Jason Edmiston has created work for advertising, editorial, packaging and book publishing clients internationally. He is a traditional artist, painting in acrylic on watercolour paper or wood panel. His style ranges from realism to exaggeration, usually emphasizing the figure, and a certain degree of humour or caricature...  

The work of Ines Estrada

Illustration // Friday, August 23, 2013
Ines Estrada is an illustrator from Mexico City fascinated with comics and the internet. 'Asides from freelancing I manage Gatosaurio a webshop focused on producing and distributing publications and stickers. I'm also the editor of Tebeo Tropical, the comics column of Vice MX. Other projects I take part in are editing the annual comic anthology Gang Bang Bong as well as being part of the organizers of Festival Zin Amigos, a local fest dedicated to self-publishing.' she explains.   

The Work of Alejandrina Herrera

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
  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.

Paintings and Drawings by Santiago Salvador

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 23, 2013
we are enjoying these paintings by Chilean artist Santiago Salvador this morning. Salvador thinks of his work as constructions, finding painting and illustration as "a gateway to the recognizable, the intimate and the ambiguous that surround us."

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