Shane Harrison’s editorial illustrations have been seen in Washington Technology, New York Magazine, and the New York Times, to name a few. His pieces often have an art deco, retro feel to them, blending an old fashion style with the new. Harrison is most often recognized for the hundreds of icons she illustrated for New [...]
Playing Cards with Liz Cohn by Lorette C. Luzajic The art of tiny possibilities is one of collage artist Liz Cohn’s specialties. Liz (seen left) and her whirlwind creativity, knack for composition, and unfettered imagination often find expression on small scale playing cards. Portable, manageable, and easy to mail, playing card collage lends itself readily [...]
Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, and freelance journalist, and has been active in the international underground scene for many years. He has collaborated with magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and around the world, including NY Arts Magazine, Turntable & Blue Light Magazine, Komix, LitChaos, Why [...]
After traveling the globe illustrating, painting, and teaching, Paul Balmer fell in love with the energy of New York City and decided to make it his home. Working out of his Soho studio, Balmer paints the city from a perspective influenced by his South African roots and his love of abstract expressionism. We had the [...]
Françoise Nielly’s paintings in eye-popping color are skillfully mastered with oil and knife and simply transcend the definitive mindset of portrait painting. Pink, purple, bright orange, and lime green daubs collectively form brilliant renditions of the human face. Here are some of her new works for 2011.
An artist to recently cross our radar is Boneface (based in Liverpool), whose artwork is noticeably influenced by comic books, video games, and B horror films. Not only does he illustrate but has also works on collages and his work has graced magazine covers, t-shirts and album covers. Here are some samples of his illustrations.
Reading Basquiat by Lorette C. Luzajic Most people either love his work or hate it. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s strange and primitive medleys are either repulsive or compulsively compelling. I think he is a genius, but then, I’ve long held a maudlin fascination with the madness-creativity dichotomy. There are a number of ways I relate to the [...]