Clark Goolsby's Neon Abstractions

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Born in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California, Clark Goolsby creates cacophonic compositions of eye-catching neon colors, geometric shapes and collage. He experiments with elements of surrealism intermingled with abstracted gradients, evoking a sense of innocence in his desire to find a balance between life and death. 

Reflections

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
"Reflections" is the ongoing personal experiment of couple Tobias van Schneider and Verena Michelitsch. They explore the ephemeralities of the shapes found in reflections, photographed from different perspectives. The final result is a mixture of digital illustration and photography. They utilize different materials like paper, plastic and plexiglass in stacked arrangements to create these crystal-like illusions, shot from various angles. The result is quite beautiful, a rumination on the meaning of "reflective." You can even download the images as iPhone backgrounds from their Behance site.

Orlando Arocena's "Anticipation"

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Orlando Arocena's digital illustration "Anticipation" is meant to celebrate the feeling of what is yet to come. The clean vectore lines gesture towards a vision of the future, a fitting image for this new year. Arocena portrays an optimistic sentiment, focusing on the wait and excitement associated with the future rather than fear or apprehension, reminding us to approach things with clear minds and happy hearts.

The Forested Mind: An Interview With Joanne Nam

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Joanne Nam's paintings are only a fraction of the lush, labyrinthian stories that inspired their creation. Stark, finely wrought visions of nightwalks and blurry memories populate the landscape of Nam's world, leaving a ghostly but familiar chill with the viewer. In this interview, Joanne Nam delves into her upbringing in the forests of Korea, relating the strange impressions her life has left on her that continue to inspire her work. "I am not going to paint an old man dragging a dead dog," she says--a recurring memory of hers--"However, I would definitely paint a girl feeling the strangely beautiful disturbance." Nam lives and works in Los Angeles.

Piotr Buczkowski's Digital Works

Illustration // Monday, January 27, 2014
Piotr Buczkowski's hyper-realistic computer generated images are almost tangible. All of the elements of Piotr's works translate to his audience. Fire, smoke and stone are just a few of the... Piotr Buczkowski's hyper-realistic computer generated images are almost tangible. All of the elements of Piotr's works translate to his audience. Fire, smoke and stone are just a few of the tricks he has in his book. Take a look.

Christoph Hoppenbrock's Mesozoic Creatures

Illustration // Monday, January 27, 2014
Christoph Hoppenbrock creates scientific reconstruction of the animals which lived in Europe in the Mesozoic using mostly gouache, watercolor and pencil. Chris admits that some details, like the...

Vladimir's "Fungus Kingdom"

Illustration // Monday, January 27, 2014
Created with watercolor, colored pencils and Photoshop, "The Fungus Kingdom" by Serbian artist Vladimir is an artistic rendering of what would be found in a science textbook. Vladimir says "In my...

Martina Esposito's "Jungle Book"

Illustration // Monday, January 27, 2014
Founded by Italian artist Martina Esposito, Oregon Pizza creates graphic illustrations resembling music/concert posters. This series entitled Jungle Book is composed only of shades of red, green...

Drawings on black paper by Kyung Hwan Kwon

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
Just stumbled across an interesting series of drawings on black paper by Korean artist Kyung Hwan Kwon that leave an interesting effect. We haven't seen a ton of black paper works on the site before, but if it is a trend that looks like this, we love to see more. 

Taisuke Mohri's Cracked Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
Taisuke Mohri is a master of detailed pencilwork, and he combines his ability for photorealism with a surrealist flair to create incredibly haunting, masterful images. Mohri overlays his pencil drawings with a pane of cracked class, calling them "material cracks," pushing the artwork to the edge of something existent in reality and something imagined. The audience is forced to take a moment to absorb what it is exactly that they are viewing.

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