Suzy Q and the Owls

Illustration // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Susie Wright is an illustrator and printmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Susie’s work is inspired by her Scottish heritage, natural history, architecture and geography. Her illustration often features Scottish wildlife, as a reaction to missing Scotland when living in London for a number of years. Susie’s distinctive style of illustration has developed from working with screen printing and an interest in architectural imagery.

LOVE SPORT: LOVE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING

Illustration // Thursday, February 21, 2013
The LOVE SPORT series of short films feature well known sports such as: High-Diving, Basketball, Fencing, Weightlifting, Equestrian, Synchronized Swimming, All-In-Wrestling, Sumo, Ski Jumping, Mountaineering, Ping Pong, Paint-Balling, Dog Racing, Dominoes ...and a special film about Big Game Hunting! Directed by Grant Orchard and produced by STUDIO AKA.

Computer Generative Sketching and Paintings by Sergio Albiac

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sergio Albiac has an unusual artistic process. He begins by writing computer programs that generate images. Once his idea has been translated into code, he will search and select the visual results that best express his point. These generative images will sometimes be his final work or he will use them as an electronic sketchbook to visualize his concepts before painting.

Nima Fatima @ Pancakes And Booze

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Long time artist and friend of Juxtapoz, Nima Fatima is set to show at a group exhibition opening this Friday and Saturday at Gallery 4N5 in San Francisco. A New England native Fatima recently relocated to San Francisco to peruse her career in art and this will be her first West Coast outing right here in our own backyard. In additional to Fatima's work the show boasts over 75 emerging Bay Area artists and all you can eat pancakes!

Lust, Gore and Kristian Hammerstad

Illustration // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Kristian Hammerstad is a trained illustrator and self-taught animator. He studied at Central Saint Martins College in the UK. After starting in commercial animation with friends and working for a few years in the UK he now works mainly as an illustrator. Kristian now lives and works in his native Oslo, Norway. Kristian´s client list includes Penguin Books, AOL, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Wired Magazine.

Kevin Cyr's RV Series

Illustration // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
'In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt landscapes. I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape....' Kevin Cyr

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ Tate Modern, London

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For those lucky enough to be in London, a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective opens today at the Tate Modern. On display are 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures, including his well known comic-book inspired works, nudes, reimagined Picassos and Monets, studio scenes, landscapes, still-lifes and monochrome paintings. The retrospective runs through May 27th.

The Work of Velckro

Illustration // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Velckro is a  freelance graphic designer, commercial illustrator and art director based in Madrid (Spain) that specializes in providing telekinetic design, art direction and illustration solutions for agencies and individual clients. Beam me up.

Vivid Intricacies and Zhou Fan

Illustration // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
'A series of my paintings is based on dreams that I had as a child of many many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachures and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly. Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality. In one particular painting, there is a boy crying because he keeps things within him, is easily sad, and he refuses to face reality.'  Zhou Fan  

Drawings and Devotional Goods by Mike Pare

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 20, 2013
We are enjoying the (we are just going to assume they are psychadelic-inspired) illustrations and tapestry collages of New Mexico-based artist Mike Pare. His illustrations often feature blissed-out figures, concert goers and psychadelic patterns.