The Monstrous Portraits by Korea's Spunky Zoe

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Korean artist Spunky Zoe (Seungyea Park) creates her surreal large-scale portraits using only ball point pen and acrylic paint. Her works are based on her theory of psychological duality, where two monsters - one that lives inside her and one that lives outside - are constantly at odds with one another. 'My paintings are like battlefields in which these monsters are struggling.'

The Work of David Cook

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I'm always enthralled and inspired by the intricate pattern work in David Cook's illustrations. The combination of his brightly colored snakes and skulls in fishnets, surrounded by rays of spirographic line-work are drawn with meticulous and repetitive perfection, creating strangely beautiful completed pieces by this New York based, colorblind artist.

Spunky Zoe's Monstrous Portraits

Illustration // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Korean artist Spunky Zoe (Seungyea Park) creates her surreal large-scale portraits using only ball point pen and acrylic paint. Her works are based on her theory of psychological duality, where two monsters - one that lives inside her and one that lives outside - are constantly at odds with one another. 'My paintings are like battlefields in which these monsters are struggling.'

Ruth Marten's Unnatural History

Illustration // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
'Ruth Marten draws on antique etchings. Literally. The etchings, often of scientific subjects, are likely to be of dubious accuracy. Marten's masterful interventions further propel the imagery toward the fantastic, though where one leaves off and the other begins is not easy to discern. Like a child's game of "telephone," or the Surrealists' "exquisite corpse," the process yields delightful perversity.'

David Cook's Epic Battles

Illustration // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I'm always enthralled and inspired by the intricate pattern work in David Cook's illustrations. The combination of his brightly colored snakes and skulls in fishnets, surrounded by rays of spirographic line-work are drawn with meticulous and repetitive perfection, creating strangely beautiful completed pieces by this New York based, colorblind artist.

Dr. Seuss's WWII Political Cartoons

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Although renowned for his children's books, Dr. Seuss had many practices that ranged from "unorthodox taxidermy" to the political cartoons you see here. UCSD's Mandeville Special Collections Library offers a glimpse at several scans of original drawings and newspaper clippings depicting Dr. Seuss's less known career as a prolific political cartoonist during World War II.

The Work of Sashiko Yuen, aka Wishcandy

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Wishcandy, or Sashiko Yuen is enamoured by retro culture, street fashion, kitsch, beauty, and the grotesque. At any given moment you could imagine she is mentally recording color palettes, creating, or hatching an escape plan from the suburban jungle. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Art + Design from Towson University and is currently building up a world of paintings and illustrations.

Wishcandy is Sashiko Yuen

Illustration // Monday, June 11, 2012
Wishcandy, or Sashiko Yuen is enamoured by retro culture, street fashion, kitsch, beauty, and the grotesque. At any given moment you could imagine she is mentally recording color palettes, creating, or hatching an escape plan from the suburban jungle. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Art + Design from Towson University and is currently building up a world of paintings and illustrations.

Modern-Day Shaman: Cang Xin

Illustration // Monday, June 11, 2012
Cang Xin became interested in art (as well as rock and roll) while he was at music school, but he received no formal training. To this day he employs assistants to help him with paintings and drawings. For him art is more than technique: it is a way of life that sits easily with his self-conception as a modern-day shaman, heir to the nature-magic tradition of his native Mongolia.

The Work of Belgian Collective, Hell'O Monsters

Illustration // Monday, June 11, 2012
Hell’O Monsters is a Belgian collective formed by Jérôme Meynen, François Dieltiens and Antoine Detaille . The three artists successfully blend their individual styles to create an imaginary universe occupied by hybrid characters such as monsters with multiple eyes, mutated animals, humans with their heads split open.

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