Elizabeth Patterson's Rainy Windshield Drawings

Illustration // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Fascinated by the texture and color of water, artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water droplets on rain-streaked windshields. Her ongoing series entitled "Rainscapes" blends drawing, hyperrealism and traditional landscape techniques, resulting in images that can be seen as both real and abstract. Patterson begins with her own photography and utilizes sharpened colored pencils and solvent to create these inconceivable compositions. 

More Work From Erik Mark Sandberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We posted the vibrantly freakish hairy paintings of Erik Sandberg a few months ago. This morning we take a look at some of Erik's other work including his Bouquets With Various Foods series, which we are again, thoroughly enjoying. Erick received his BFA from Art Center College of Design and has since taught there, OTIS and CSU Northridge.

Illustrations by Natasha Russell

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This morning we are getting lost inside the intricately detailed illustrations of Edinburgh-based artist Natasha Russell. 

A Look at... Vania Zouravliov

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Featured in our August 2013 issue, Russia-born, UK-based artist Vania Zouravliov. Straight from the magazine: "Vania Zouravliov is an enigma, a paradox, and a Catch-22; he doesn’t want to have his picture taken, creates elegant art that appears to be in the process of a magically disappearing, and references 19th Century European and American storytellers as inspiration. In the legacy of previous eras, where prodigious talent was nurtured in the arts like young math and science geniuses are cultivated today, Vania became an internationally known illustrator at the age of 13.

Kaun Nikita and the Occult

Illustration // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Kaun Nikita's work is torrid and forceful, using mazes of dark line-and-dot-work to create images of the occult. Astronaut skeletons, goats, skulls, five-eyed cats and thorny hearts find their homes in Nikita's work; imagery of a boldly mysterious world. Nikita's work is perfectly fit for those with an urge for a darker edge.

Julee Yoon's Cross-Cultural Designs

Illustration // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Julee Yoo was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. After studying illustration at Parsons the New School of Design in New York City, Julee now works as a full-time illustrator. Her artwork is fraught with the symbolic language of clashing cultures; the pastoral linework of french textiles meet Korean characters in a landscape of tentative pencil-work. These pieces are lovely, lyrical and challenging. 

Ash Mackenzie Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Ash Mackenzie is an artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently attending OCADU and pursuing a degree in illustration. Ash's work is sensitive, nuanced and very mature for someone her age. She creates with a seasoned hand, combining traditional and digital mediums with seamless ease. We expect big things from this young artist. 

Emma Webster Art

Illustration // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Emma Webster's emotive, massive paintings explore a hypothetical dreamscape fraught with nostalgia, memory and anxiety. The Oakland-based artist has just completed a permanent mural near Classic Cars West where she will also host a solo show from August 2nd to September 21st. The mural is a dynamic, arresting example of Webster's aesthetic--fragmented, boldly colored sheaves of imagery that evoke childhood memory in its most vivid incarnation; a wide-eyed tiger looks on. By creating layered landscapes populated by abstract and remembered characters--Webster herself, her sister, her dog--the artist explores the distorted surface of these impressions. The opening will take place from 6-9pm on August 2nd at 411 26th Street, Oakland, CA. 

Daniel Martin Diaz and The Soul of Science

Illustration // Monday, July 08, 2013
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science through creative production. In his forthcoming collection of art and essays, "Soul of Science," Diaz tackles the elusive properties of consciousness and time through a personal visual language that draws inspiration from the old Flemish masters as well as from modern scientific theories.  Intespersed among Diaz's exquisitely rendered pieces are several illuminating writings contributed by mathematicians, physicists, and art historians, each examining the same universal questions from their unique academic and individual perspectives.

Nature's Bounty by Kate Macdowell

Illustration // Monday, July 08, 2013
Kate Macdowell is a ceramic sculptor whose delicately carved pieces entwine the beauty and universal order of the natural world with aspects of humanity's deleterious impact on the environment, responding to issues of climate change, toxic pollution, and GM crops. Her work also borrows its symbolic content from myth, art history, figures of speech, and other cultural formulas. A master craftswoman, Macdowell sculpts each piece out of porcelain, with smaller forms built petal by petal, branch by branch, allowing the artist to immerse herself in intensive, up-close study of nature's fundamental structures and most individual specimens.

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