MEHRETU'S Densley-Layered Abstractions

Illustration // Thursday, June 07, 2012
Julie Mehretu (born 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an artist, best known for her densely-layered abstract illustrative paintings and prints. She lives and works in New York City. 'I think of my abstract mark-making as a type of sign lexicon, signifier, or language for characters that hold identity and have social agency. The characters in my maps plotted, journeyed, evolved, and built civilisations...

Hair Illustrations by Winnie Truong

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2012
We don't know why we have such a fascination with hair, but we do. We see installations or illustrations that feature hair, and we are going to check it out. Toronto-born illustrator, Winnie Truong does a magnificent job illustrating hair has a dominate force on her portraits, creeping onto unsuspecting places, covering faces, mouths, noses, and creating an eerie "fringe" like human. No wonder she calls a body of her work, "The Fringes."

Paul Noble's Intricate Mazes

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
During the last six years, British artist Paul Noble has invented a city. Named for its creator, Nobson Newtown comprises extremely large and meticulously crafted pencil drawings, each depicting a different building or location within Noble’s fictitious industrial town built on the edge of a forest. Although they are precisely rendered in realistic detail, Noble’s creations are much more than a feat in naturalistic representation...

Folklore and Magick: Glyn Smith Illustration

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
'Whether it's designing an album cover, drawing a t-shirt or printing a poster, I take influence from a wide variety of sources, both ancient and modern. In particular, I find myself drawn to imagery and themes prevalent in the worlds of folklore, magick and Forteana, as well as more classical influences. I use a range of techniques encompassing both traditional and digital media, but also enjoy the art of printmaking, particularly screenprinting.' Glyn Smith

John Berkey's Epic Universe

Illustration // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
John Berkey (August 13, 1932 – April 29, 2008) was an artist known for his epic space and science fiction-themed illustration works. Some of Berkey's best-known work includes much of the original poster art for the Star Wars trilogy, the poster for the 70s re-make of King Kong and also the "Old Elvis Stamp". He worked as a freelance artist from the 1960s, after an eight-year stint at a St. Paul, Minnesota advertising agency. He resided in Shorewood, Minnesota.

Tattoo Illustrations by Jacob Jensen

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Jacob Dahlstrup Jensen was born in 1985 in Denmark and currently lives and works in Copenhagen where he creates works of graphite and hand embossed paper, using a tattoo needle- like this series of text and portrait pieces. Jacob will soon be on show in June 2012 "Storytellers", Galerie Wolfsen, Ålborg (DK), January 2013 Solo exhibition at MOHS Exbibit, Copenhagen (DK) and March 2013 solo exhibiton at Munch Gallery in New York (US).

The Graphic Works of Russia's Anatoly Fomenko

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Anatoly Fomenko, a Soviet and Russian mathematician born in 1945, feels the need for expressing abstract mathematical concepts through artwork. Since the mid-1970s, Fomenko has created more than 280 graphic works. Not only have his images filled pages of some of his own books on geometry, but they have also been chosen to illustrate books on other subjects by many other mathematicians...

Richey Beckett Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
'I can’t stress enough just how important the preparation is, sometimes. I’ll spend more time on that than the illustration. I’ll create collage sheets for each project, either for reference or just a collection of imagery that has the right feel and atmosphere, and then I’ll surround myself with that whilst I work. Symbolism is not only important, but also interesting, and I enjoy using a project as a catalyst to discover new things...' Richey Beckett

JACOB JENSEN' S TATTOO ILLUSTRATIONS

Tattoo // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Jacob Dahlstrup Jensen was born in 1985 in Denmark and currently lives and works in Copenhagen where he creates works of graphite and hand embossed paper, using a tattoo needle- like this series of text and portrait pieces.  Jacob will be showing in June 2012 with "Storytellers" at Galerie Wolfsen, Ålborg (DK), in January 2013 for a solo exhibition at MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen (DK) and March 2013 for a solo exhibition at Munch Gallery in New York (US). Phew.

Anatoly Fomenko's Abstract Mathematics

Illustration // Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Anatoly Fomenko, a Soviet and Russian mathematician born in 1945, feels the need for expressing abstract mathematical concepts through artwork. Since the mid-1970s, Fomenko has created more than 280 graphic works. Not only have his images filled pages of some of his own books on geometry, but they have also been chosen to illustrate books on other subjects by many other mathematicians...

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