Lauren Marx's Atrophying Animal Universe

Illustration // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Currently working towards her BFA in university, 20 year old illustrator Lauren Marx exhibits remarkable talent and clarity of vision. Lauren connects the animal world to the cosmos: 'I want the viewer to see the mammals as god-like representations of galaxies, nebulae, super massive black holes, flux ropes, and the like. The birds represent stars and space debris formed by the Universe.'

Hi (aka Xhxix)

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Hi (aka Xhxix) is a Japanese illustrator based in Tokyo. "Painting" all of his images digitally on the computer, Hi creates haunting technicolor portraits of men with sullen gazes, dripping skin, and bloodshot eyes. Despite his dreamlike palette and impeccable technical ability, his images feel like excerpts from a trippy nightmare: sad, dark, and ominous.

Works by Florian Meacci

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Florian Meacci studied graphic design in France before settling in London to become a freelance illustrator. Drawing inspiration from fashion and comic books, Meacci uses ballpoint pen to create his finely rendered portraits. In his own words, 'My art is about contradiction, I always try to put something unexpected. I like to combine a few things which are not made to be together.'

Horror-Inspired Creations of Kelly Durette

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Kelly Durette is an illustrator working out of Toronto, ON. Using graphite and colored pencil, the self-trained artist creates haunting anatomical and figurative portraits that combine anatomical drawing with the influences of Dia de los Muertos and horror films to incredible effect.

Idle Hands from Dana Harel

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Israeli-born and San Francisco-based illustrator Dana Harel's large scale graphite illustrations explore humans' places in the natural world. Using the repeated motifs of hands and wings, Harel's illustrations fuse the human body with plant and animal structures, provoking viewers to re-consider the human "hubris" as a dominant species.

Mystical Illustrations from Abbey Watkins

Illustration // Monday, November 12, 2012
Inspired largely by fashion imagery, Manchester illustrator and designer Abbey Watkins creates fantastical figural images and kaleidoscopic textile patterns. Combining pencil drawing with digital coloring techniques, Watkins' images of beautiful women with mystical curiosities or dreamlike disfigurements look almost like excepts from one of Alexander McQueen's fashion shows.

The Works of Gabriel Moreno

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 12, 2012
Madrid-based Gabriel Moreno's psychedelic figural images almost read like streams of consciousness. With drastic color gradients and multi-layered imagery that both emerge from and envelop his figures, Moreno creates dreamlike scenes in which his subjects' thoughts seem to bleed through their skin.

The Works & Film of Julia Pott

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 11, 2012
Julia Pott is an illustrator from Brooklyn, NY who "employs awkward animated characters to act out her inner confusions." Something about her layered patterning and lumpy figures makes for a really compelling effect, and because it's the weekend, we threw in a bizarre little short film of hers too. Enjoy!

Illustrations and a Film from Julia Pott

Illustration // Saturday, November 10, 2012
Julia Pott is an illustrator from Brooklyn, NY who "employs awkward animated characters to act out her inner confusions." Something about her layered patterning and lumpy figures makes for a really compelling effect, and because it's the weekend, we threw in a bizarre little short film of hers too. Enjoy!

Anatomical Works by Roberto Osti

Juxtapoz // Saturday, November 10, 2012
Roberto Osti's fantastical anatomical drawings explore intersections between modern science and myth. Interested in how humans might one day reach immortality through cloning or the potential reality of hybrid monsters, Osti's awe-inspiring images merge the visual language of scientific drawing with subjects that reveal the absurd potential of rational science.

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