Colin Chillag's Negative Complete

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Colin Chillag's finished/unfinished works add an interesting element to the imagined final touches of a piece. While sometimes leaving the negative, un-worked space, Chillag creates a balance in the void, allowing the working process to have a presence and ultimately pushing the boundaries of what defines 'complete.'

Charlie Roberts Draws

Illustration // Monday, February 13, 2012
Oslo, Norway based artist, Charlie Roberts creates heavily detailed works which focus on storytelling. His large-scale works on paper combine multiple figures to create compelling and often hilarious narratives. He has also created a cast of life-sized painted figurative sculptures carved in the gallery from wood with a crude hand axe that were on display at Richard Heller Gallery. Enjoy.

Matt Leines

Illustration // Sunday, February 12, 2012
Matt Leines is an illustrator currently living and working in Philadelphia. Earning a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, Leines' work depicts the culture and conflicts of a fantasy world inhabited by mustachioed men, savage beasts, and living architecture, using lines and patterns that seem both intensely primitive and undeniably modern all at once.

Tiny Pencil Drawings by Paul Chiappe

Juxtapoz // Sunday, February 12, 2012
You have seen pencil drawings in the past, but these tiny, surreal pencil drawings by Paul Chiappe are some of the most impressive you will ever see. They look as if they were derived from a Diane Arbus-inspired B-horror movie. Maybe that is our interpretation.

Graphite on Paper Drawings by George Nova

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 11, 2012
We are taken by the graphite on paper illustrations by 26-year old Sydney, Australia artist, George Nova. With popular subjects like Biggie, Tupac, Kate Moss, Michael Jackson and Rick Rubin, Nova creates photo-realistic quality drawings with the simplest of tools. Great works.

Ryan De La Hoz: Studio Visit

Illustration // Saturday, February 11, 2012
I dropped into my friend Ryan De La Hoz's new studio the other day to take a glimpse at what he had been up to, because I knew it had been a lot- and I really just love his work. After being awarded the Beautiful/Decay Wet Paint grant along with a couple other artists: Skinner, Maya Hayuk, Dereck Albeck, etc, Ryan was just hours away from delivering a handfull of pieces to the StumbleUpon offices in SF, among many other things...

Antonio Biella, Fetish Cartoonist

Erotica // Friday, February 10, 2012
Antonio Biella  was born in Rome on April 15th 1970, as a child he used to draw, read comic books and later on moved to Rome to become a comic artist. The next year he returned to Sicily, where he deepened the comics study. He started working with some comic magazines and published fanzines containing his own works as well. Biella's current graphic erotic works still hint at his history in comics, especially with the brief appearances by some well known cartoon charachters

Sam Bosma

Illustration // Friday, February 10, 2012
An incredibly rendered and humorous little short story from Baltimore based illustrator, and all around fun-gi Sam Bosma. 'A fungus spread over a hill as mold grows over bread...

Matthew Craven at Gallery Hijinks

Illustration // Friday, February 10, 2012
I stopped by Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco last weekend for the opening of Matthew Craven's solo show 'FRGMNT'. Craven's gorgeous and cohesive series of mixed media and illustration work in his new '#2 pencil' palette was a beautiful shift from his previous primary color work that i had seen in New York. 'This exhibition aims to form connections between modern life and the lives of those who came before us...

Mafia Playing Cards

Illustration // Friday, February 10, 2012
A deck of cards, illustrated and designed by Moscow, Russia based artist Dima Je. 'Mafia is a party game, modelling a battle between an informed minority and an uninformed majority. Players are secretly assigned roles: either "mafia", who know each other; or "townspeople", who know only the number of mafia amongst them. In the game's "night" phase the mafia covertly 'murder' a townsperson.'

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