Illustrations by Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Illustration // Thursday, April 03, 2014
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez is an artist, writer and musician based in Baltimore, Maryland. Particularly impressive are Lesser's intricate snapshots of urban life, grid-like configurations of geographical spaces peppered with lighthearted vignettes and odd little characters in every nook and cranny. Lesser is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

The Peculiar Universe of Frederic Fleury

Illustration // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Step inside the world of Frédéric Fleury and you'll find things are little bit strange. Darkness and death are prominent themes in his desolate landscapes occupied by reapers, zombies and funny-looking creatures. Even in his more lighthearted, colorful works, things remain a little bit off. Fleury was born in 1973 and lives and works in Dunkerque, France.

Eunji Ryu's Interiors and Exteriors

Illustration // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Eunji Ryu's surreal dreamscapes juxtapose familiar elements and abstract contexts to form uncanny pastel-toned domestic spaces and landscapes. Eunji is a graduate of Keimyung University and has shown internationally. She is based in South Korea.

The Work of Carmel Seymour

Illustration // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
'Carmel Seymour explores our relationship with the unknown creating curiosity with her delicate, detailed works on paper... Seymour’s mesmerizing images are open to interpretation and are an inviting antidote to the smug certainty of science and reason. She navigates complex, often polarizing issues with intelligence, grace and humor, seeking to recover a sense of wonder in a secular society, where the everyday subdues the sublime...'

Jun Oson Illustration

Illustration // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Jun Oson mixes together the retro surreality of classic comic books with the cheeky diversity of Japanese B-movies and manga. These illustrations are eclectic and undeniably fun, drawing inspiration from sources very dear to the hearts of those who grew up before the cyber age took over.

Lewel's Skaters in Cyberspace

Illustration // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Ukrainian artist Lewel has no reservations about getting crazy in his latest illustrations where cyber-geometric skater kids careen around the universe with cans of beer and cosmic space clouds. The bright energy and youthful inspiration in these illustrations is evident.

The Colorful World of Till Hafenbrak

Illustration // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Till Hafenbrak creates illustrations that are detailed, very well worked and full of fun. the Berlin-based illustrator refreshes the traditional visual languages and processes of graphic design and reminds us of their extraordinary illustrative power. Often using restricted palettes of only two or three colours, he conjures up creatures, cityscapes, and social situations that are nevertheless arrestingly appealing. 

The Work of Zamir Bermeo Rhodes

Illustration // Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Zamir Bermeo Rhodes is a young creative based in Colombia whose graphic art has been used in a range of platforms. "I'm attracted to projects where I have the opportunity to generate ideas and dreams," says Rhodes. Check out his illustrations where deep-see divers, creatures and everyday park-goers walk side by side, and the bizarre and charming all coexist.

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.


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