Eye on Seattle: Chris Crites

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Chris Crites' startling series of mug shots reveals the essential humanity of the dehumanized criminal, reduced to a series of numbers and a list of offenses and locked away from sight. Using paper bags as a canvas and deftly exploiting the material's sharp folds and wrinkles, Crites provides a new context for these criminal portraits, employing a disposable frame for socially disposable people

The Work of Liam Brazier

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Liam Brazier is an illustrator and animator that bounces between his blocky, geometric style and less rigid, traditional hand drawn work as well. His portfolio shows a diverse range of talent and style, with a cohesive and well developed eye for combining colors.

Eye on Seattle: Stacey Rozich

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The mysterious creatures and dark folk narratives of Stacey Rozich's illustrations pack a visceral punch, depicting an unfamiliar yet captivating mythology unique to Rozich's imagination, her clean lines and bold colors skillfully imbuing each illustration with its own self-contained story in the context of a larger mythos.

Eye on Seattle: Michelle Anderst

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Michelle Anderst's intricate and unique synthesis of the botanical, the mechanical, and the anatomical truly exemplifies the Victorian spirit of observation, celebrating an intense fascination with the natural world and the parallels between machine efficiency and the inner-workings of living organisms.

Eye on Seattle: Chris Sheridan

Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Seattle-based figurative painter Chris Sheridan's rich, expressive body of work, "Shadows, Persona, and Trickery," traces the thread of the human spirit through the ages, exploring the spiritual elements and religious symbols that framed our ancestors' lives.

Fraternitatis

Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"In childhood one encounters and experiences many things for the first time," says Dutch artist Raymond Lemstra. "Through curiosity and imagination, these moments are lifted to almost magical heights. I try to bring back the sense of wonder we remember from being a child, bridging the young and mature, by creating a contained fantasy world populated by my characters."

Cassidy Rae Limbach

Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Cassidy Rae Limbach is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in her downtown home studio in Columbus, OH. Limbach's abstract paintings and illustrations are created using linen with acrylic, collage, and inks. Her keen eye for mouth-watering color combinations and dynamic textures produce ravishing, life-affirming visual meditations.

Greg Mamczak

Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Although artist Greg Mamczak's dark and brooding storybook paintings immediately evoke the eerie and epic universe of Henry Darger, they are far from simply derivative works. Mamczak's illustrated world is totally his own, inviting yet inaccessible, poetic yet bewildering, and it is this enigmatic quality that ultimately proves irresistible to the viewer.

Farley Katz for the New Yorker

Illustration // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
We bring you an amazingly humorous little comic from the New Yorker by illustrator Farley Katz for this week's illustrated funny- a laughable truth on a subculture of art and animation.

Liam Brazier

Illustration // Monday, January 23, 2012
Liam Brazier is an illustrator and animator that bounces between his blocky, geometric style and less rigid, traditional hand drawn work as well. His portfolio shows a diverse range of talent and style, with a cohesive and well developed eye for combining colors.

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