'Sweet Tooth' opens in Echo Park

Illustration // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sweet Tooth: A Group show dedicated to desserts, opens in Echo Park this Friday 8/31. The show features a selection of dessert-themed art from an all-star line-up of America's most talented contemporary artists & creatives at Echo Park's own Backside boutique. The delectable group exhibit is comprised of the latest work from some pretty heavy hitters- Benjamin Escobar, Benny Gold, Bobby Hundreds, Sprkfr,  & Johnny Vampotna to name a few....

The Work of Niark1

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 30, 2012
The different talents of French artist, Sebastien Feraut aka Niark1 are as multiple as are the eyes of the weird, wolfish creatures that inhabit his work. His trippy imagery, which manages a sense of darkness despite its beaming colours, fills illustrations and graphics as well as his own large paintings.

The Nightmarish World of Cody Schibi

Illustration // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Illustrator Cody Schibi is fascinated by freaky creatures and everything monstrous. No one is safe-- men, women and children alike sprout horns, extra eyeballs, and other gruesome appendages. These creepy details are all finely rendered in pen and ink. Schibi is based in Austin, Texas.

Hannah Stouffer's 'Magic of the Woods' at Antler Gallery

Illustration // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Antler Gallery is proud to present 'Magic of the Woods' by Hannah Stouffer. The San Francisco-based artist is set to open her latest series, a collection of fantastical landscape paintings, on August 30th as part of the Last Thursday event in the Alberta Arts District. Stouffer has worked with a wide array of high profile commercial clients while simultaneously advancing her fine-art career with gallery shows and installations at many prestigious galleries throughout the US.

Ryan Milner's 90's TV Gang

Tattoo // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Steve "The Q" Urkel, ALF "The Anteater" Shumway and Danny "T-Dog" Tanner are all part of Ryan Milner's new 'Sitcom Sinners' series. 'This ficticious gang was formed by some of the most beloved and iconic television characters of the early 90's. Fallen from their former lives of sitcom bliss, these harden criminals now wheel, deal and steal with the best of em', replacing that iconic t.v. twinkle with scars, tattoos, and a whole new attitude.' Milner states. Haters gon hate.

Yasuyo Fujibe's Monochromes

Illustration // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
In this series of oil paintings by Japanese artist Yasuyo Fujibe, flesh becomes ephemeral as the face fades into bone-white oblivion. Understated but effective. Fujibe is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

The Cats of Mars Meet the Toy Car

Illustration // Monday, August 27, 2012
Swedish illustrator and animator Jacob Stålhammer brought to life this delightful children's fable through a combination of public domain music from old commercials and highly-stylized art created with gouache on cardboard techniques. "The Cats of Mars" lovingly evokes the vintage charm of 50's cartoons, and has been met with critical acclaim in his native country.

Illustrations by Ugo Gattoni

Illustration // Monday, August 27, 2012
Ugo Gattoni is a Paris-based artist who graduated from the EPSAA in Paris in 2010 with a degree in graphic design. Gattoni has quickly gained a reptuation for his highly detailed and surreal black and white drawings, and his first major exhibition included an enormous wall-sized drawing at 33' long and 6' high rendered solely in black fine-liner pen.

Optical Illusions from Istvan Orosz

Illustration // Monday, August 27, 2012
Born in Hungary in 1951, Istvan Orosz is a master craftsman of design, working in mediums as varied as stage design, animation, film direction, printmaking, and illustration. This series of etched images from "Ship Of Fools" recalls the style of old world etchings but with a technical twist: they are optical illusions, each work containing a hidden skull in its composition.

Mimi Leung's Explosion of Color

Illustration // Monday, August 27, 2012
Mimi Leung is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who loves color, fun, and movement. Since her first solo exhibition in 2008, Leung has been making a real impact with her explosively colorful and infectiously playful illustrations."I want my work to hit people full-on straight away," says Leung, "but also have the thoughts and detail to sustain interest in the long run."  

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