The Art of Matt Ritchie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
There are no amount of jpgs or bandwidth that can convey the beauty that is Matt Ritchie's creativity. His artwork is simply something that HAS to be experienced in person. You see, in a subculture overrun with overstimulation, instant gratification and the notion that "bigger is always better", Matt Ritchie has taken an unheard-of approach to his art: subtlety, persistence, and passion.

Yasuyo Fujibe

Illustration // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yasuyo Fujibe graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design and went on to complete The Master Program of Kyoto University. Now represented by Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery and part of the Young Art Taipei art fair, the ghastly, soft spoken and emotional works of Fujibe resonate talent.

Merijn Hos

Illustration // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Merijn Hos was born in 1978 and is currently an Illustrator and Visual Artist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a illustrator and working on personal projects. Merijn's work ranges from new-age minimalist design to wildly collaged illustrative works, maintaining a level of intellectual intricacy and contemporary appeal.

Alain Daniel Husson

Illustration // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Alain Daniel Husson is an insanely intricate illustrator working out of Paris, France who solely draws with black ink on white paper. He is inspired by nature, the Art Nouveau movement, Paganism, Symbolism and Mythology. Here are a couple detail shots from his gorgeously detailed piece entitled 'Isis.'

Works by Yuko Shimizu

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tangled limbs, doubles and dopplegangers abound in the remarkable work of Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu. You may have seen her work on Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans,  VISA billboards, Microsoft and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, and on the pages of NY Times, Time, Rolling Stone, New Yorker and in many other publications over the past ten years.

'Birds of Aperture' by Paul Octavious

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Paul Octavious' 'Birds of Aperture' series consists of two new prints in which the manmade and the animal are fused in compelling monochrome winged hybrids. Octavious is a photographer and designer based in Chicago, IL.

Sean Aaberg

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Oakland, CA based artist Sean Aaberg follows in the lowbrow tradition of the late great Ed Roth with his own brand of uncanny psyched-out caricatures. Aaberg's cast of characters are equal parts grotesque and goofy, which he renders with meticulous detail -- warts, ooze, rotten teeth and all. Amidst a variety of artistic endeavors, Aaberg also runs Pork Magazine.

The Irreverent World of Louise Pomeroy

Illustration // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
'Louise Pomeroy lives and works as an illustrator in London. Since graduating in 2008 from Kingston University Illustration she has been awarded D&AD Best Newblood for her book of illustrated short stories "I Married a Toyboy Convict". She takes inspiration from True Crime and True Life magazines, 19th century anatomical diagrams and everyday life (and death).'

Nipplegate for the New Yorker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Madrid's Gabriel Moreno

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gabriel Moreno is an illustrator, engraver, and painter based in Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he began promoting his phenomenal portfolio and was selected by London-based magazine Computer Arts as one of the year's 20 new talents of illustration, quickly establishing himself as a successful and respected professional illustrator. He has since gained national and international exposure, working for an impressive array of agencies and publications.

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