Illustrations by Kyle Platts

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Pleasantly vibrating plasticine hues, wrinkling, sweating flesh, flying chicken drumsticks, dismembered body parts, and reoccurring patterns are some of the contests within Kyle Platts illustrations that make up his world of disgusting, enthralling, hyper-detailed comic-style drawings.

Charlotte Mann's Wall Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Charlotte Mann is a British artist known for her wall drawings and drawn room installations. These densely detailed 1:1 scale drawings of rooms in rooms are invariably made with thick black marker pen on a white ground. Her work is mainly made to commission, recent works have included large pieces in Milan and Basel.

Rebecca Morgan's Bumpkins

Erotica // Thursday, June 21, 2012
'Rebecca Morgan makes work about her love and hate relationship with the conservative farm town she grew up in. Her drawings and cartoons reflect both a constant critique and a defense of rural living. She investigates the comfort, the familiar, and also the repulsion that comes with the territory of home. Morgan draws larger-than-life self-portraits, set in the woods of a theatrical Appalachia...'

Alexandra's Bathtime Therapy

Erotica // Thursday, June 21, 2012
'This project is a therapeutic investigation that involves 35 drawings made with acrylic painting and colored pencils on paper - 11X14” - each one done in one day aproximately, more or less consecutives. My objective is to explore the spontaneity and inspiration that every morning gives me, either by environmental or emotional circumstances - states of mind, energy, desires, etc...

The Work of Andrea Wan

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
As an illustrator and Visual Artist based in Berlin and Vancouver, Andrea Wan's playful watercolor drawings bring us back to the innocence of our days. Her work has graced the pages of publications such as The New York Times, Computer Arts Magazine, Nobrow Magazine and Nylon and she continues to put out new, charming, mysterious illustrations.

Surreal Paintings by Igor Morski

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This is the kind of thing we love to see in the morning; really well-composed, surreal mastery. Polish artist Igor Morski not only takes a figurative, photoreal approach, he creates the kind of fantastical situations and scenes that only the most peculiar of minds can really create.

Portraits by Mercedes deBellard

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Working out of Spain, Mercedes deBellard illustrates the portraits of some pretty cool looking ladies with blended pencil and watercolors. She brings feminine touches into her work through splashes of pastels and floral elements. These are the type of girls we want to hang around.

Drawings by Jason Rood

Illustration // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Illustrator Jason Rood uses touches of color to contrast the black and white elements that make up most of his work. He depicts characters in playful settings from pool parties to food fights. His characters look like they are having a good time and make us want to be able to join in on the fun.

David Shrigley's "Brain Activity" @ YBCA, San Francisco

Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This Friday, Glasgow-based David Shrigley's comprehensive survey exhibition "Brain Activity" travels across the Atlantic for the artist's first West Coast museum show at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Shrigley matches acerbic wit with existential commentary and dystopian themes. The exhibit runs from June 22 - September 23.

Zhou Fan's Dream World

Illustration // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Chinese artist Zhou Fan's fantastical world is based on a series of dreams he had as a child. Fan's vivid recollection of these dreams crystallizes in a set of paintings where mushrooms, jellyfish tentacles and fish heads blossom from human forms in vibrant neons and pastels. "Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality," says Fan of his work.

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