Photorealism and Jantina Peperkamp

Illustration // Friday, February 21, 2014
The photorealistic painting of the Dutch artist Jantina Peperkamp emit a soft and exquisite light with an incredible precision, while the viewers can read a certain loneliness and desolation in it. The final result is established by the energy that arises between the artist and her model, as the artist functions as observer and as identifier. Because Jantina Peperkamp considers all her paintings as self-portraits, and it is very important for the painter to recognize herself in her models.  

The Illustrations of Sam Green

Illustration // Friday, February 21, 2014
'Sam Green’s uniqueness lies in his ability to create images that carry astonishing energy. Unleashing the unruly, unconscious urges through the use of primitivism and gripping us to observe in awe the abstract detail reminiscent to the tranquillity of water – the drawings are simultaneously exciting and calming...'  

Yuko Shimizu's "Winter Wonderland"

Illustration // Friday, February 21, 2014
Yuko Shimizu has compiled all of her snow themed works from over the years to remind us about the charm of winter. These illustrations tell a story. Yuko says "It's cold outside, but there is...

Comic Illustrations from Wesley Allsbrook

Illustration // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wesley Allsbrook graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her unique comic style illustrations have been featured in magazines and newspapers...

Digital Paintings from Charlie Terrell

Illustration // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Austin based artist Charlie Terrell is a singer and songwriter for a bluesy band called The Murdered Johns. A lover of many art forms, Charlie has also created visual backdrops and...

New Stuff from Huskmitnavn

Graffiti // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Creating playful looking characters and bubbly letters, Copenhagen’s own Huskmitnavn creates work that is easily digestible and safe to put on your children’s room walls. He’s been making stuff and probably making people smile.

Chrysa Koukoura's Detailing

Illustration // Thursday, February 20, 2014
With a slight hesitancy in working with color, Chrysa Koukoura uses fine pen on paper with meticulous detail, her aim being to draw the viewer in for a closer look. She loves the simplicity and the restrictiveness of working in black and white, as it requires her to bring something extra out of an image that wouldn’t usually be there had a color been involved. Koukoura has been drawn into nature as a starting point for her drawings.

Hansje van Halem

Illustration // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hansje van Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and has worked as an independent graphic designer since. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter- as shown in these insanley intricate renderings.

New and Old Works by Moussa Kone

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We have been huge fans of Vienna-based artist Moussa Kone for years, and haven't checked in with him since we last featured him in print in late 2011. Influenced by 19th Century artist and poet Aubrey Beardsley, and founder of Vienna art collective Kunstwerft, Kone is known for incredibly cinematic detail, and like a magician, creates illusions and metaphors in each work. 

The Intricacy of Huebucket

Illustration // Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Huebucket is a BKK based designer, otherwise known as Chalermphol H- with a gorgeous level of intricacy in line work, movement and solid, vibrant color palettes.

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