Brian Willmont: Bang Bang

Illustration // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Born in 1983 in Boston, MA, Brian Willmont received his BFA with honors from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2007. His work has been featured in galleries across the country and has had solo shows at Space 1026 in Philadelphia, LaMontagne Gallery in Boston, and the Mills Gallery in Boston. In 2005 Brian started Apenest, an experimental group devoted to book and print publishing. Brian currently lives and works in New York City.

Michael Olivo?!

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I'm not sure what to say about the work of Oakland, CA based Michael Olivo, but I like it. He creates these hideously vibrant messes of color and form, sometimes resembling epic wrestling matches with alien creatures stricken with some life-eating skin mutations. They're rich, exciting, and well, I can't say that I am not automatically attracted to them, in some strange way...

Illustrations of Yves Netzhammer

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Yves Netzhammer (born 1970) is a Swiss artist who lives and works in Zurich. Born in Schaffhausen, he studied architecture there and later obtained a diploma at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, department of visual design. He has been working with video installations, slide projections, drawings and objects since 1997. Since 2006 Netzhammer publishes online in the Blog Journal for Art, Sex and Mathematics...

Satire & Animals by Ricardo Martinez

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Born in Chile, Ricardo Martinez moved to Spain with his family as a young teenager, established himself there as an illustrator and cartoonist and later moved to the U.S. where he worked for newspapers and did editorial illustration in Miami. He eventually moved back to Madrid, where he became part of the group that created the newspaper “El Mundo”- which he did these awesome scratchboard illustrations for!

3D Sketchbooks by Nagai Hideyuki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
There is a mutal consensus between ourselves and the readers of Juxtapoz; we love sketchbook viewing. But rarely do we get something that blends sketchbooks and a bit of optical trickery. Not only does Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki show you his sketchbooks, he creates a 3D effect that is a simple but exciting illusion.

Interesni Kazki's Fine Art

Illustration // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Check out these super intricate, mind bending drawings by Ukrainian duo Interesni Kazki. They create crazy worlds of giant creatures, floating water, and surreal settings. These drawings are truly a trip with each one depicting a unique narrative. The duo also brings their work to life on the walls of city streets.

Taizo Yamamoto's Shopping Cart Illustrations

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Talented architect and illustrator Taizo Yamamoto uses pencil to render these hyper-realistic drawings of shopping carts piled high with urban detritus. "The shopping carts first struck me by their sculptural variation, they’re perpetual works in progress, and the drawings are meant to freeze them as 'still lives'. You begin to see glimpses of how their owner’s live...

Taylor McKimens

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Taylor McKimens' paintings play like an acid trip through desert country. His figures and environments drip and ooze in electrifying color, hallucinatory visions of decay articulated through a stylized comic book aesthetic. McKimens alternates 'between loose areas of color with atmospheric gesture and dense areas of confident line quality where even the slightest details, a fly on a shoe, a piece of trash in a puddle, are given equal stature on the canvas.'

Juan Gatti's Ciencia Naturales

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
Commercial photographer, graphic designer and art director Juan Gatti combines anatomical drawings with illustrations of flora and fauna in his Ciencia Naturales (Natural Sciences) series. His strange juxtapositions evoke the continuities that exist between the human body and other varieties of organic forms, where exposed musculature is mirrored in the patterning of a snake's skin or the curved branches of a coral reef.

Imagine with Karina Eibatova

Illustration // Monday, June 25, 2012
In her "Imagine" series, Russian artist Katerina Eibatova fuses illustration and lettering to create a typographical ode to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. With a keen eye for detail and fine linework, Eibatova manipulates hair, plants and the cosmos to spell out the well known Lennon tune. Born in Leningrad, Russia, Karina studied classical art disciplines in St. Petersburg, fine art education in Sweden, and contemporary art in Moscow.

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