Laura Bifano's Geometric Environment

Illustration // Saturday, August 09, 2014
Laura Bifano grew up on the very damp east coast of Vancouver island where she spent the better part of her childhood drawing demented pictures for the entertainment of friends and family alike...

Feature Submission Friday: Jonathon Quill

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
We recently received a gorgeously intricate reader submission from Grand Rapids, MI based artist and illustrator Jonathon Quill. In his delicately abstracted renderings Quill depicts lightly surreal portraiture and compositions that hint at both fantasy and an airy, dream-like reality.

Feature Submission Friday: LUISA RIVERA

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
Luisa Rivera is an artist and illustrator born in Santiago, Chile. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011. In 2012 she obtained a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with a specialization in Illustration at Minneapolis College of Art and Design...

Mike Kershnar: Wing and A Prayer Lifestyle

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
'I grew up fully immersed in Southern California suburbs primarily as a skateboarder.  I thought of the rich cultural art center of the world as Laguna Beach.  I was aware of the concept of Europe as a place steeped in art history much older than the Americas but whatever reason I never considered the practical idea of spending time there.  I had no European connections or language skills, but found myself intrigued...

Mark Whalen's Peculiarities

Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
Peculiarities unveils the inner machinations of Australian born, Los Angeles based artist Mark Whalen’s mind. Using a tightly controlled painting technique, Whalen expresses satirical social narratives in seemingly universal situations. Strange hooded characters caught in the throes of ambiguous actions, shimmering trees, geometric patterns, architectural anomalies and intricate textural beads of color...

Moisés Mahiques: Double-Blind

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 08, 2014
Imagine dying. What happens after you die? What would your surroundings be like? There are infinite ideas and beliefs of the “after-life”. Dark, eerie, and ghostly illustrations by Moisés Mahiques kickstart our imagination of the purgatory that could proceed us. Creepy, mostly nude, fragile yet muscular looking figures overlap in repetitious motion while owning a distinct pose. The rundown destroyed environments pair nicely as desolate abandoned spaces holding the figures as if they are groups of spirits stuck in the reality they left.

Dystopian Landscapes by Lebbeus Woods

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 08, 2014
At the Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing, early works by Lebbeus Woods will be on exhibit. The exhibition, Lebbeus Woods ON-line, brings together a collection of Woods’s drawings from the 1980s and 1990s.

Loretta Lizzio's Mythologies

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Loretta Lizzio is an artist and photographer who uses ink on paper mainly. She creates dynamic, writhing illustrations that have a sense of history and mythology. We love these illustrations of hybrid animals that capture traditional symbolisms with a contemporary flair.

The Art of Joemur

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Joemur is a bay artist who grew up in a great environment for art, influenced by a father who drew cartoons and a brother who did comic book illustrations. He was worked in many different areas of fine art, and he uses many different techniques to try creating an interesting and compelling composition. "Whether I am working on an abstract painting or trying to capture the likeness of a portrait," he writes, "I am always using my past art experiences as a guide for trying to create new pieces of art."

Characters by ClogTwo

Illustration // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Clogtwo is an artist who calls himself a "visual anarchist." Based in Singapore, Clogtwo is a graffiti and fine arts practicioner whose work plays with elements of dark humor and social behavior. We love these comic-influenced drawings that caricature some of our favorite characters from pop culture. Clogtwo has a great sense for poise, line quality and personality in his drawings.

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