The Enigmatic Illustrations of Matt Leines

Illustration // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Matt Leines' works are archetypal and modern all at once. His totemic figures and strange geometries dwell in an imagined future both a- and all-chronological, a universe full of mystery and wonder. Leines has shown at the Deste Foundation Centre of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, the Galleri Loyal in Stockholm, Sweden, and Deitch Projects in New York. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives and works in Brooklyn.

Pardee's Picks: The Works of Ricky Watts

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A few months ago, Ricky Watts' art wowed attendees at San Francisco's Outside Lands Music Festival as one of his most iconic illustrations dangled royally from the 40 foot tall main stage, but the northern California-based illustrator has been consistently sharpening his technical art skills for years...

Secret Lives of Others: The Works of Emiliano Ponzi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tell us you have never done a little secret spying on your neighbors, even by accident, and we call you a liar. It's just the nature of humans, and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi has taken the concept of voyeurism (or peeping Tom) and created this fantastic appearing installation, The Sunrise Hotel,  in Rome at Wunderkammern Gallery.

'Vroum': Baptiste Virot's Illustrated Zine

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Sometimes I wish I could read in French, but in this case its alright because Baptiste Virot's new illustrated zine Vroum or 'Zoom' is made up completley out of quirky little illustrations of transportation devices. In a limited edition of 25 signed and numbered copies, this 42 page zine could be yours by simply emailing Baptiste. In the meantime, get your fix HERE!

Jaroslava's Twisted Erotica

Erotica // Monday, October 29, 2012
Jaroslava Klepikova is an artist and illustrator out of Moscow, Russia with the patience and dedication to create intricately rendered, fluid and futuristic erotica out of graphite pencils. Apart from occasionally coloring them in Photoshop, they are usually left in gray scale, adding to their mysterious, dreamlike quality.

Creative Diaries Episode #10: Johanna Tagada

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Johanna Tagada is a French Berlin based artist and textile designer, who lives in a dreamy and adventurous world inspired by literature, cinema, dance, ethnology and languages, where ideas take shape, colors and purpose. After her art and textile design studies and a short stay in Zürich, Johanna moved to Berlin on a cold May morning, where she found not only inspiration but also many new opportunities to showcase her artworks...

Sarah Andreacchio

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Sarah Andreacchio is a 24 year old artist that currently lives and works in France. She is influenced by other artists, such as her husband Emmanuel Kerner, Abner Graboff, Aliki, Bernice Myers, Alain Grée, JP Miller, Steinberg, Miroslav Sasek, Jean Cocteau and Calef Brown. Her playful, color blocked illustrations are laid out in multiple layers in Photoshop, with a beautifully simple, graphic result.

The Work of Peter Taylor

Illustration // Monday, October 29, 2012
Peter Taylor is a painter and illustrator from Vancouver, Canada, known for his plump tattooed forms in yoga-like positions. With a background in graffiti, Taylor has continued to work in large scale. Taylor’s paintings evoke a sense of balance and complexity, contemplation and playfulness....

Pardee's Picks: The Work of Jon Way$hack

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 29, 2012
Much like all of the artists that are featured in the pages of Juxtapoz, it's really hard limiting the number of featured pieces that we showcase. Especially in Jon Way&hak's case, who was featured in our special Halloween issue. His art contains so many details that even showing 30 of his pieces wouldn't fully perform the justice that needs to be served. So therefore, here is a bonus selection of some more of Jon Way$hak's astounding artwork.

New Works by Yuko Shimizu

Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 28, 2012
YUKO SHIMIZU (????) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects???????????100)” in 2009. Her first self-titled monograph was released world-wide from German publisher Gestalten in 2011. The first childrens book is scheduled to come out from Abrams in 2013.

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