Art by Andy Paerels

Illustration // Thursday, May 02, 2013
Andy Paerels is an artist and illustrator based in Philadelphia, PA. Her illustrations play to a young, graphic sensibility, depicting stylish characters in a flux of monochromatic linework. We've shown Paerels' work in our erotica section, and her illustrations all have a kind of sexual charge, capturing a youthful dynamism in these fresh graphics.  

Posters and Illustrations by Boris Bućan

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 02, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Croatian artist Boris Bućan. Boris may not very well known outside of his native land, but he is very famous in Croatia for his graphic design, illustrating many posters and album covers during the 80s and 90s for events and bands as far away as Japan and Africa...

Steven Ketchum's Paintings of Friction

Illustration // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Steven Ketchum is a 29 year old designer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. These multi-media paintings reflect a sense of confusion, anxiety or conflict as Ketchum sees it in the world. Ketchum says that his work "depicts dualities and the friction opposing forces present." The work depicts representative portions of bodies, facies and limbs, while each drawing devolves into curvilinear swaths of paint, representing fields of flux and ambiguity. These paint swaths are incredibly evocative and strange, giving these drawings a mysterious and dynamic element. We love these weird drawings. Ketchum spends his time drawing, reading, running, practicing Muay Thai and sleeping. 

Violane and Jeremy Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Violane and Jeremy is a graphic arts studio located in France. The two artists are designers, illustrators and also producers. They work in art direction, graphic identity, website, publishing and video production. These pieces are some of those the studio has put out. The lovely, hard-worked pencil tones evoke fantastical visions of flowers and beards, illustrations that are both fun and thoughtful at the same time. These illustrations have a nostalgic quality, pulling cues from the absurdist imagery of Rene Magritte and the kind of cobblestone characters from 18th century France.   

Drawings by Jeff Ladouceur

Illustration // Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Jeff Ladouceur is a self-taught artist who divides his time between New York and Vancouver, BC. He is represented by Ziehersmith in New York. Ladouceur's paintings are iconic and bold yet mysterious and multi-layered at the same time. Monochromatic, textured drawings that incorporate elements of old-time cartoons with props and visual cues from art history and the likes of Salvador Dali, Ladouceur's illustrations are strange, hybrid depictions of a wandering mind.   

Lisa Perrin's Eastern European-Influenced Illustrations

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lisa Perrin's work is informed by the humorous and strange world of Eastern European Jewish folk tales. While influenced by this facet of culture, she only references it, allowing for a larger and more varied audience to enjoy her illustrations. She's modernize the old world with interesting applications such as Yiddish sayings on postcards and tea towels. Her works is very detailed and lovely in its careful handling of color and tone.   

The Deeply Detailed Faces of Minjae Lee

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Minjae Lee is a self-taught fine artist who uses mainly markers and pencils to create these vivid and gorgeously detailed portraits. Created on large sheaves of paper, the portraits are expansive and myopic at the same time, composed from painstakingly layered patterns, symbols and details. Minjae Lee is only 23, yet his work has attained a great response from many private collectors and art enthusiasts around the world. He draws inspiration from people, emotions and nature.   

Cartoon Fun With Bob Flynn

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Bob Flynn was born in Buxton, Maine and was raised on a steady diet of cartoons. He currently resides in Boston where his Director of Art & Animation at FableVision Studios. Driven by an obsession with everything weird and cartoony, he keeps busy doodling creatures and characters to spin into comics. Flynn is the co-creator of Heeby-Jeeby Comics, featuring goofy, bizarre and nonsensical comics for all ages. His work has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, and he writes and creates for Spongebob Comics. He is also a character designer for Bravest Warriors.  

Getting Weird With Jiro Bevis

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jiro Bevis is an illustrator whose bold, balls-out drawings are an awesomely trippy experience in visual stimulation. Bevis says of his name that "It's Japanese, my mum gaive it to me because it means 'second son,' but I once found out it also stands for 'anal fistual,' which is basically a second bum hole." Bevis grew up in Bournemouth but moved to London to study graphic design at St. Martins in 2001. He's a fan of Pixar and Studio Ghibli and looks up to artist and illustrator "Fergadelic."  

Justin Volz Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Justin Volz is a freelance illustrator who works and resides in Brooklyn, NY. His artwork has a dreamlike quality, describing real and imagined worlds that ebb and flow with the power of deft pencil-and-line-work. Volz is greatly skilled in evoking narrative using visual devices, color and composition. He received a BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2011 and has since illustrated for the likes of Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and Lancome.  


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