The Celestial Spaces of Aya Kato

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Currently located in Seto-shi, Aichi, Japan, artist Aya Kato's works present a fantastical world of divine palaces set in lustrous skies, dripping with rich, glowing colors and filled with spectacular creatures and flowing landscapes. Her luminous illustrations attempt to access the most mystical parts of the human imagination, not only to resonate with the eye but with the heart as well. Influenced by art nouveau artists such as Aubrey Beardsley, Kato's work is other-worldly in its presentation, and possess an unmistakably blissful sensibility.

The Illustrated Dreamscapes of Justin Lovato

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Justin Lovato is a working painter from Sacramento currently residing in Berkeley, California. He creates 'dreamlike, ethereal landscapes that reflect his thoughts on nature and our relation to it, human belief systems, the psycho-political-control system, multidimensional concepts, and esoteric symbolism.' Bodies sprout geometric appendages, flesh gives way to flora, and Masonic symbology abounds.

The Somber Works of Yosiell Lorenzo

Illustration // Monday, March 31, 2014
Yosiell Lorenzo is an artist living and working in Oakland, CA.  His studio at Faultline Artspace is a collective of artists from whom he often draws inspiration.  Sicklings are creatures that have inhabited his imagination...

The Works of Edouard Baribeaud

Illustration // Monday, March 31, 2014
German-French artist Edouard Baribeaud chose to work with only with black, red and blue ink in the creation of his book Au Pavillon des Laurie. The artist's book, released by Swiss publishing house Nieves...

Damien Poulain Explores Fragility and Balance

Illustration // Monday, March 31, 2014
"Posters, 2013" comes from London based graphic designer and illustrator Damien Poulain. This series of twenty nine visuals touch on themes of fragility and balance. Bold images encourage us to think twice...

Metallic Acrylic Works from Ted Vasin

Illustration // Monday, March 31, 2014
San Francisco based artist Ted Vasin was born in Russia and has been creating art in the states since the 1990s. Ted's psychedelic hallucination-like imagery is created using metallic acrylic and graphite on canvas...

Brian Luong's Flora & Fauna

Illustration // Sunday, March 30, 2014
'Brian Luong is an illustrator favoring natural and organic subject matters. Executing his illustrations using various levels of meticulous detail and simplicity, Brian creates a synergy within his work. With the advent of his discovery of shirt design, his work has been honed and refined to best suit the silkscreen printing process.'  

Graphite Renderings of Dennis Scholl

Illustration // Saturday, March 29, 2014
'In his exquisitely rendered pencil drawings, Dennis Scholl attempts to invent a new system of signs, an artistic language free of fixed content. He accumulates a plethora of well known signifiers, then combines them in unfamiliar ways until the signifieds they supposedly invoke can no longer be clearly read.'

Illustrations by Julie West

Illustration // Friday, March 28, 2014
'Julie West was born in the midwestern United States. She spent her childhood taking art classes and volunteering at a local art gallery. She then went on to study art and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. Her work relies heavily on people and environments. Often quirky, bizarre, or ironic, Julie looks heavily at the way people live and define themselves, as well as the environments which they create for themselves. Studying these details often reveals the unique moments that make us human.'

Whimsical Works by Cari Vanderyacht

Illustration // Friday, March 28, 2014
Cari Vanderyacht's body of work is impressive in its variety in subject matter and stylistic range- from realistic renderings of mundane objects to bolder, more simplified line drawings of human subjects. Across the board Vanderyacht's watercolor paintings are unified by her vibrant color palette and lighthearted sense of humor. She is based in New York.

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