Vibe Israel: Tal Amitai-Lavi, Chelouche Gallery

Illustration // Sunday, December 22, 2013
I was fortunate enough to spend this past week experiencing the visual art scene in Tel Aviv, Israel and to discover the work of Tal Amitai-Lavi, an Israeli artist (born Israel 1969) who shows with Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art. As a multidisciplinary artist, Amitai-Lavi's work straddles the boundary line between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional, and is characterized by love of craftsmanship, sensitivity to detail and an exploration of unusual materials (sewing thread, salt, plasticine, etc....

Vibe Israel: Ayelet Carmi at the Museum of Art, Ein Harod

Illustration // Saturday, December 21, 2013
As the illustration and print/web editor for Juxtapoz, I was recently invited to take a trip out to Israel via non-profit organization Vibe Israel / Kinetis to explore the vibrant creative scene and in and around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Experiencing the energy and passion that lies within the visual art scene in the this middle eastern state, I came in contact with a countless array of Israeli artists that definitely don't get as much Western exposure as they deserve. One of them being Ayelet Carmi, an artist that lives and works in Herzliya, Israel...

The Art of the Still Life

Illustration // Friday, December 20, 2013
Felix Hora is good. His attention to detail and portrayal of realism in his eloquently executed renderings of objects and set compositions basically breathe reality. There's a certain kind of near obsessive concentration and patience that goes along with this kind of work- and this Netherlands based artist has it down.

The Graphic Work of Borja Bonaque

Illustration // Friday, December 20, 2013
Borja Bonaque is a designer and illustrator that graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia with a degree in Fine Arts. While studying, he started working as a freelancer for advertising agencies in Spain and abroad. Was named ‘Graduate of the Year’ by Wallpaper magazine in 2009, along with other young artists from different disciplines. His work encompasses both graphic design and advertising and editorial illustration which he develops in his own studio.

New Work From Killer Acid

Illustration // Friday, December 20, 2013
Rob Corradetti (Killer Acid) is an artist born in Delaware. He has called New York City his home for 13 years.  His drawings swarm with otherworldly characters, satanic monsters, perverted aliens, and rock and roll burn-outs. His Screen Prints are a marriage of intricate pen and ink drawings, cut and paste collage, and intense pop psychedelic colors...

The Illustration Work of Krzysztof

Illustration // Friday, December 20, 2013
Krzysztof Domaradzki runs a multidisciplinary design studio, StudioKxx whose portfolio includes identity, brand strategy development, typography and print, but is equally a specialist in illustration. Krzysztof incorporates his realistic and elegant drawings into his clean and modern designs to create work that touches base in range of practices. 

Tiffany Bozic's Intricacies of Nature

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tiffany Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Her work has the traditional air of tightly rendered nature illustrations but with a highly emotional range of surreal metaphorical themes. In her paintings and sketches she presents her vision of life’s struggles and triumphs that are largely autobiographical.

Marcel Cowling

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
London based, mixed media artist Marcel Cowling is an observer and his surroundings are his subject matter. The texture of his pieces make his works fun and surprising. His website also has pages from his sketchbooks, giving us some insight into Cowling's process.

Helmi Sirola aka Minna Ainoa

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
'Helmi Sirola is a pseudonym of Minna Ainoa, that is my real name. I work also as an designer, so it helps me to keep things separate. Helmi Sirola does all b-to-b illustrations with a certain style. Pencil and paper are my favorite tools and I always start new illustration with them, even though the end result is always digital.'

Carine Brancowitz's Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Illustration // Thursday, December 19, 2013
Carine Brancowitz uses only the 'biro' to create her works, which is simply a BIC ballpoint pen. Her intense attention to detail is notable in the fabrics worn by her subjects as well as in the background imagery. Carine's site reads 'The result is a series of works that combine the purity and passion of adolescent anxiety, an obsessive attention to detail, the uncluttered elegance of lines, the severity of the compositions…'

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