Illustrations by Matthew Craven

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Matthew Craven is an illustrator, who was previously known as a freelance circus entertainer. With a taste for shape, color, and pattern, Matthew has created thise giant, 6x4ft ink on paper pieces covered in 'totemistic marks.'

Matthew Craven at Gallery Hijinks

Illustration // Friday, February 10, 2012
I stopped by Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco last weekend for the opening of Matthew Craven's solo show 'FRGMNT'. Craven's gorgeous and cohesive series of mixed media and illustration work in his new '#2 pencil' palette was a beautiful shift from his previous primary color work that i had seen in New York. 'This exhibition aims to form connections between modern life and the lives of those who came before us...

The Work of Matthew Craven

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Matthew Craven is an illustrator, previously known as a freelance circus entertainer. Inspired by his collections of poorly reproduced toys and printed ephemera, his work creates a mystery in the viewers eyes that can only be explained as an eerie humor.

Matthew Craven

Illustration // Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Matthew Craven is an illustrator, previously known as a freelance circus entertainer. Inspired by his collections of poorly reproduced toys and printed ephemera, his work creates a mystery in the viewers eyes that can only be explained as an eerie humor.

Matthew Craven's Calvary Scars

Illustration // Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Matthew Craven is an illustrator based in New York and utilizes “traditionally formal decisions-such as the use of color, pattern, and appropriation-into opportunities to create new characters, develop sub-plots, and convey symbolic meaning”.

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