Paulova's 'Labores Marcianas' aka 'Mars Works'

Illustration // Saturday, December 14, 2013
Paula López Vallejo aka Paulova's 'Mars Works' are a collection of oil paintings on paper. They are based on Spanish tapestries of the 1950s but all incorporate a martian element. She successfully melds two worlds together: one of the familiar and traditional with one of the extra terrestrial.

The Experiments of Gel Lamlang

Illustration // Friday, December 13, 2013
Gel Lamlang is a Filipino artist and illustrator living in Baltimore. She studied at the University of the Philippines college of fine arts. Gel worked for 12 years in the industry of home design and construction, painting murals and furniture. She simultaneously painted large scale oil and acrylic paintings...

Adam Lupton's Frantic Portraits

Illustration // Friday, December 13, 2013
Vancouver resident Adam Lupton draws his interest from that which he has known his entire life: the vast austerity of the matrix through the city.

Ben Tardif

Illustration // Friday, December 13, 2013
Montreal illustrator Ben Tardif is known for his simple yet humorous imagery. His work is intended to communicate a message. Ben's piece entitled 'Bing Bing Bang Bing' refers to a 2012 demonstration which took place in the streets of Montreal opposing tuition hikes.

Another Look: The Work of McBess

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
We don't know much about McBess, aka Matthieu Bessudo, but according to his website, he is an "expensive" illustrator and art director for hire. We just love his energetic works, full of music references and comic book style. Black and white, a few pieces of color, but a great sense of humor. 

The Work of Nick Sheehy

Illustration // Friday, December 13, 2013
Nick Sheehy is an Australian-born artist and illustrator living in the south-east of England. After studying bronze sculpture in the wilds of Tasmania, Nick gave up on art only to re-discover his love of drawing whilst living in London, sparked by an interest in the city’s low brow art, illustration, street art and graffiti. In his work, Nick explores the dreamlike, sometimes semi-autobiographical scenes and oddball characters that echo from his childhood imagination.

Tonight: Mark Whalen's 'Vessel' Opens at The Standard

Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Vessels have been a culturally significant and traditional form of art making for centuries. As an extension of his painting practice, Mark Whalen takes his cue from these traditions to present a series of pictorial ceramic vessels for a site-specific installation at The Standard, Hollywood.

Jieun Park's Brushstrokes

Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
This collection of work from Korean artist Jieun Park seamlessly blends cityscape imagery with asian inspired brushstrokes. Her ability to achieve detailed linework within loose sweeping shapes is impressive.

Hand-Drawn Architectural Illustrations by Thibaud Herem

Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
London-based French illustrator Thibaud Herem creates these incredibly detailed architectural illustrations by hand. Thibaud emphasises the importance of this process as opposed to working with a computer: "I draw architecture, from classic to modern using old techniques of representation such as etching. To draw, I use cappilary pens with Indian ink and use no tools apart for pen for the inking process, keeping the line 'from my hand'."

Carolin Loebbert's Illustrated Vases

Illustration // Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Carolin Loebbert's series of porcelain forms are decorated with bold illustrations in her series entitled 'Time Travel.' These pieces feature heavy black linework with pops of bright color.


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