Darion McCoy: Psychedelic Nouveau

Illustration // Monday, January 20, 2014
Illustrator Darion McCoy's distorted style of psychedelic, nouveau portraiture, that stems from his surrealist imagination has brought him recognition by the  New York Society of Illustrators' -as winner of their most prestigious The Joyce Kitchell Award in 2010. Since then, his talents have continued to grow and develop.

Jorge Tabanera's Illustrations to Eat About

Illustration // Saturday, January 18, 2014
  Jorge Tabanera gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, specializing in "Image Arts" before dipping into the field of fine art. 'I have participated in over 60 solo and group exhibitions.' he states, explaining this series of 'Eat Illustrations' were made for a personal project for the purpose of screenprinting posters and apparel.

Countdown to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, 2014

Illustration // Friday, January 17, 2014
Over here at Juxtapoz, we're anxiously waiting for February to come- as we'll be spending it with Pow! Wow! Hawaii again this year- a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative co-working spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place between February 8th and the 15th in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu...  

Alfonso Elola's Anatomical Phases

Illustration // Friday, January 17, 2014
Alfonso Elola is a digital artist and illustrator in Madrid, Spain. His work embodies a gruesome realism, as he is a lover of composition, complexity and spaces full of details that are tinged with a powerful light. His work reads between the lines of a surreal, anatomical story with notes of triumph.

Llew Mejia: The Hand of Glory

Illustration // Friday, January 17, 2014
By day Llew Mejia is a textile/fashion designer, and by night he illustrates everything from scientific charts based on the natural world, to print/pattern, as well as more occult themed artwork. His interests include travel, textiles, fashion, folk art, wallpaper, and all types of candy. Featured is his illustration depicting the power of the Hand of Glory. A dessicated magical hand acquired from a hung criminal, which is rumored to grant the holder the power to render living things motionless...  

Drawings by Mathew Borrett: Room Series

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 17, 2014
Mathew Borrett's "Room Series" is very reminiscent of M. C. Escher's drawings of impossible, mind-bending architectural spaces. Borrett's drawings creating outlandish, strangely displaced structures forming a dream-driven world of nightmares and fantasies that have an array of details to draw you in and out of the various rooms, exploring their relationships and potential narratives.

Illustrations and Collages by Bjorn Copeland

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 16, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Bjorn Copeland this morning. 'Copeland guts and recombines found materials into psychotropic Pop assemblages. Having founded the experimental noise-rock band Black Dice while studying at RISD, Copeland's artistic and musical careers have developed simultaneously. A crossing of audio and visual ways of thinking have become almost second nature to him; when conceiving of Pop, it is with Paolozzi-style collages, DIY record covers, 50’s rock-and-roll and pop-electronic beats in mind.'

Josh Courlas' Shadow Fables

Illustration // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Josh Courlas is a NYC illustrator with a focus in digital art. Josh's works are dark with pops of bold color and subtle, eye appealing gradients. These pieces come from a series entitled Shadow Fables. Josh has a way of creating a story within his works, take a look.

Dadamaino's Geometric Perception

Illustration // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Dadamaino (Maino Eduarda Emilia) was born in 1935 in Milan, Italy. She was a self-taught painter who took up art after completing a medical degree. Dada, short for Dadamaino, was clearly ahead of her time in many ways, actively contributing to the avant-garde movement of the 1950s in Milan while researching geometric perception. One of Italy's most progressive artists, Dada participated in the feminist movement of the 1960s. In the 1970s, she developed original alphabet-like signs that she repeated obsessively in small, text-like formats on canvas. Dada was and is a completely facinating individual, do not overlook this one.

Gabriel Villena's Fashion Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, January 16, 2014
Santiago based illustrator, Gabriel Villena says he is interested in fashion illustration because it can capture a lifestyle which is recognizable to a certain time in history. He pays attention to fashion photography as a form of inspiration for his artwork. Gabriel has a love for the Art Deco movement as well as fashion from the 1920s-1940s. He works mostly in black, white and grayscale and is able to capture the high-fashion nature of his subjects. If you find Gabriel in Santiago, he is a lover of good conversation so be sure to stop and say hello.

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