Amanda Mocci and the Universe

Illustration // Thursday, April 04, 2013
Amanda Mocci is a Canadian Illustrator.  She is obsessed with the universe and outer space.  Other than illustrating entire books pushing this point she uses her more figurative pieces of work as a metaphysical allusion to what exists and what does not exist and what our place in things is...

James Jirat Patradoon's Electricity

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Whenever I’m asked to describe James Jirat Patradoon’s artwork, I describe it as electric.  Because it simply is.  It’s bursting at the seams of it’s leather clad body with neon rays of pure energy... 

Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Micah Lidberg grew up in the American Mid-West but has since moved east, splitting his time between Kansas City, Minneapolis, or New York. His work is shaken up by nature, he finds that there's plenty of room to explore and plenty to share.

Informational Posters and Books from a Fictional 1970s British Town

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Scarfolk is a town stuck in the 1970s and a blog slowly releasing pieces of the town's municipal history. The reworked book covers, posters, and public information ads are humorous and uncannily realistic. 'Certain themes resurface: the municipal, the occult, childhood and school days, totalitarianism and dystopia, memory and nostalgia, societal paranoia and fear of disease, television and radio.'

Yukari Terakado's Explorations

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Yukari Terakado’s work is just so damn good.  It weaves metaphor and pop culture with themes of death and eroticism with finely drawn details and light, brooding colors.  Yukari’s oeuvre hits the senses hard and direct... 

Martine Johanna's Fairy Tales

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Martine Johanna has been one of my favorite illustrators for quite a while.  Her work consists of fine lined drawings to hyper bizarre dream-like paintings with influences bleeding out of the images from high fashion to the occult...

Alexandra Levasseur and the Art of Memories

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I chose to include Alexandra Levasseur’s work not only for it’s striking beauty and her gifted ability but also for her combination of illustration and fine art to present her subjects so well.  Her paintings present dream like damsels in distress that have come forth from Alexandra’s imagination out of her childhood memories and loneliness... 

Yana Moskaluk's Artwork is Beautiful to Die For

Illustration // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Discovering Yana Moskaluk’s work was like being lost in some dark cavern, wandering for days on end, completely lost.  Suddenly, there in the darkness there is a light and it’s Yana’s art.  And suddenly you’re no longer afraid of the dark or being lost forever or dieing alone because now you have the beauty of her work there with you.  And you accept your fate.

Veronique Meignaud's Otherworldly Life Forms

Illustration // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Veronique Meignaud has taken her training in art school, working for video game designers and in the fashion world and put it all into her art.  And with astounding use of color.  The sense of Sci-Fi technology affecting the (also Sci-Fi) subjects in her pieces is one of my favorite characteristics as it seems so 21st century to me.  And I love artists who are trying to build upon the histories that lay behind them.

Alexander and the Art of Alienation

Illustration // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Alexander Tinei’s paintings are related to his youth growing up in Eastern Europe (he was born in 1967) where his subjects are marked with haunting blue tattoos.  These blue tattoos are, as Tinei says, marks of alienation.  Whether they’re imagined by their subjects or truly existing on the skin is up to the viewer.

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