Frieze Week Highlight: Fay Ku w/Eight Modern @ Pulse

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
One of our favorite artists we saw this weekend in NYC for Frieze and surrounding fairs was Fay Ku at the Eight Modern booth in Pulse. Eight Modern, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had a few strong pieces from the Taiwan-born Ku, who has built a body of work on paper that "recalls the callousness and lack of empathy of children, who have not yet learned the customs and niceties adults use to mask society's true savagery."

Jesse Tise: Space Spells

Illustration // Sunday, May 12, 2013
Jesse Tise is a freelance illustration designer that earned his BFA in Illustration Design from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He is currently pursuing his creative endeavors through galactic and celestial illustrations in the realm of the unknown. Beautiful range of futuristic folk renderings.

Eirian Chapman Illustration

Illustration // Saturday, May 11, 2013
Aussie illustrator Eirian Chapman has a fantastic sense for creating form out of simple shapes and colors, generating illustrations that feel tactile and playful at teh same time. She seems to be combining graphic design with fine art to create these bold, clean artworks that are just simply really fun to look at. Her usage of subtle gradients add a really outstanding dimension to these illustrations, and we hope to see a lot more from her!  

The Magic of Sac Magique

Illustration // Saturday, May 11, 2013
Monsieur Magique is an illustrator from the United Kingdom who has lived in Finland since 2004. He uses gouache, hand printing and Photoshop to create his illustrations. Sac describes his style as “playful aggression, like a delicious custard pie in the face”. He seeks to amuse and confuse and is particularly interested in pattern and repetition, abstraction and letting...

Nicole Bustamante: Not For Sale

Illustration // Friday, May 10, 2013
Nicole Bustamante is illustrator and designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a vegan animal & nature lover, she intends to always work in a ethical manner with people who identify with her style and life philosophy. She's interested in doing beautiful, new, different and challeging work and genuinely dreams to be a part of a new world were all the living thing could coexist in peace and harmony.  

Ise Ratta Ananphada Illustration

Illustration // Friday, May 10, 2013
Ise Ratta Ananphada is known as an illustrator with a feminine style that incudes intricate rendering, delicate detail and pastel color palettes. 'I'm always interesting in symbolic meaning, it's mysterious, deep and succulent,' she states 'I like to collect pictures of beautiful women... I always study about the symbolic meaning in them.'  

SF This Saturday: The Days End @ Om Studios

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Attention all San Franciscans-- Art, music, drinks and food, what more could you ask for? With artwork by Aaron De La Cruz and Erik Otto, a live performance by A Million Billion Dying Suns, food by Rocky's Frybread and much more, "The Day's End v.2" party is not one to miss!

Works by David Biskup

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
David Biskup incorporates both hand drawn and painterly elements in his narrative led, sequential illustrations. This, alongside an ingrained sense of character and humor shine through in his numerous editorial, advertising and children's book projects. After the success of ‘Yuri’, which was a finalist in the ‘Ligatura Pitching’ competition from Poland’s Centrala Press and was Highly Commended at the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize 2012, David has already made a start with his next ‘silent graphic novel’. 

Amy Borrell's Illustrated Taxonomies

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Amy Borrell specializes in crafting carefully ordered displays and neatly labelled charts, rendered delicately in pencil and watercolor. Borrell is a freelance Illustrator and Designer based in Melbourne. She has a BA in Design (Honors) from RMIT and spends her days working on all kinds of lovely projects with clients across publishing, fashion and retail; whilst drinking lots of tea!

Emily Walus Illustration

Illustration // Thursday, May 09, 2013
Emily Walus' works speak to the artist's profound understanding of the intricacies and subtleties of the natural world. Her portfolio ranges from detailed portraits of flora and fauna, to evocative gouache landscapes, in which she perfectly captures the glowing red light of a sunlit canyon or the moody ambiance of a glen at dusk. Walus graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. She currently resides in Burbank, CA.

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