Terrence Payne's Text Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Terrence Payne’s archetypal oil pastel portraits combine narrative elements, refined organic forms, along with delicate and bold lines to suggest movement and evolution in his subject’s character.  The earnest beauty ensuing from the clumsy actions of his subjects as they stumble through life in pursuit of their ideal existence inspire him.  Whether or not they ever reach their prescribed potential is irrelevant to Terrence, it is the fleeting and universal experiences that happen...

John Diebel's Cut-Paper Collage Illustrations

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Simple, architectural cut paper collage drawings by John Diebel. Using vintage paper, cardstock, laser-printed image and PVA adhesive on prepared boards, John put together abstracted and stylized city scenes for various gallery shows. John is an experienced illustrator and designer with a strong background in planning, designing, executing and managing graphic assets for interactive multimedia, marketing, packaging and print advertising in Minneapolis, MN.

COSMOS MMXIII: A New Year Calendar from Jorge Fuentes

Illustration // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
'Cosmos MMXIII is a 2013 calendar consisting of 12 illustrations based on the universe and beyond. It’s high-res and free to download, I’m offering it under a Creative Commons license.' says Jorge Fuentes. Bring in the new year with these gorgeous, cosmic illustrations, one month at a time until the next real apocalypse hits. Happy 2013!!

Black and White Works by Kilian Eng

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
We kick of 2013 with one of our favorite artists of the moment, Swedish illustrator Kilian Eng. Featured in our magazine in the past, and on our site a bunch, we love his new series of black and white, science-fiction inspired works. Seems like Eng took some effective Moebius pills, and there is nothing wrong with that.

The Works of Shanghai's Mojo Wang

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Our favorite pieces from the Shanghai, China-based Mojo Wang are the ones that do not feature faces. His newest work, People Mountain, People Se, feature grayscaled characters, no faces, saluting and communicating in unison. Maybe the theme of anonymity will carry us through 2013?

The Works of Lori Pratico

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 01, 2013
"Through my artwork, I attempt to modernize the idea of “portraiture” Whether it be my subject or the style of my portraits, my goal is to create work that is both relevant and engaging. Being self taught there are no rules in my artwork. I create what to me, looks good. I experiment with different materials and resources and my only concern is the result, not the method I used to get there." Lori Pratico

Circle of Life By Yué Wu

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
  On December 1st 2012 the official launch of Absolut Art-Stream, curated by MADE, occurred. Here is a re-cap from the talented Parisian artist Yué Wu, presenting his unique artwork, “The Circle of Life”, as an installation & animated film. The installation was comprised of 60 white bottles, each of which was hand-drawn on by Yué. The animation “Circle of Life” was put together in sequence, featuring the 60 bottles in a beautiful portrayl of change, growth and rebirth...

I Pity the Fool Not Having a Happy New Years Eve!

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
Hey, sucka! Where's the meat? This sandwich is full of weeds! I ain't eatin' nothing I don't understand! I got no time for the jibba-jabba. I'm on a real short leash here, and I'm tired of your crazy rap! Teachin' fools some basic rules! Life's tough, but I'm tougher! I pity the fool not having a happy new years eve! Illustration by Stanley Chow.

Fabian Ciraolo: Live Forever

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
Fabian Ciraolo is an young illustrator based in Chile. His iconic, galactic portraits often incorporate both contemporary elements including symbolism, band titles and tattoos with popular historical characters.  The result is a timeless mash-up, relating to a wide array of audiences, both youthful and with a knowledge of the past.

The Work of Lori Pratico

Illustration // Monday, December 31, 2012
"Through my artwork, I attempt to modernize the idea of “portraiture” Whether it be my subject or the style of my portraits, my goal is to create work that is both relevant and engaging. Being self taught there are no rules in my artwork. I create what to me, looks good. I experiment with different materials and resources and my only concern is the result, not the method I used to get there. My portraits are about taking away judgement, and celebrating self." Lori Pratico