Craig Wylie says:” I loves what a good portrait does to me. It seems to operate on a visceral level. I’m interested in all kinds of painting and art in general, but the works that move me are more frequently figurative. I feel it’s possible to create something very interesting with coloured paints, a flat surface and a human subject.” From a young age he have drawn people, both imaginary and real. As he became more serious about art as a vocation, it was a natural progression to continue this interest in the human figure. When looking at these portraits it feels as if they are staring right at you. These portraits are painted so realistically, you can feel the aura of the personality right infront of you.
One of my favourite artists, Gary Baseman has recently launched his lastest exhibition titled The Door Is Always Open. This is a literal door to his childhood home which allows you get to know his family, his art, his characters, and see everything that makes Gary Baseman who he is. The show consists of a series of seven rooms that are made to resemble his house, each room has a theme too and is dedicated to an aspect that has helped develop him. At the opening of the exhibition, Baseman hosted a “House Party” in the museum which was filled with all his unique characters wandering around interacting with his guests.
To read more about the show and see more images, visit Los Angeles I’m Yours.
Via: The Fox is Black
Meet Kyle Platts. A freelance illustrator living in London. He has an awesome style and his comics tend to be funny or inappropriate or both, either way, I thoroughly enjoy everything he does. Enjoy!
Einar Guðmundsson is a graphic designer born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. He graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design and Visual Communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2012. These animal portrait posters are build up out of triangular wooden shapes and I think it is beautiful! I’d love to hang one in my house.
Who needs ice cream scoops on a cone when you can have ice cream shavings in a cup…with eyes?! Eyescream is a new ice cream bar that’s opened up in Barcelona, Spain. The branding is awesome and fun and makes me want to take some back in time to when I was a kid so I could feel like I was eating a monster. The cheesecake flavour particularly excites me.
Via: m Barcelona
The cool people at iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles shall soon be having an exciting exhibition themed around the infamous Nickelodeon. This is just a preview of some of the art that will be exhibited at the show, so those attending are in for a real treat! Not only is it a showcase but it also has all of these fun things too: 1. LIVE Tunes by DJ Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba, 2. A very cool photo playset, 3. A super-sized ”Animated GIF Theatre”, 4. SLIIIIIIIIIIMEEEEEE! Someone take me to LA?
Via: Cartoon Brew
We have always loved a good sloth. Andrea Wang an Illustrator and Visual Artist based in Berlin and Vancouver seems to think about them too. Her work is very naive and dream like. All I want to know is, what is going on in the picture where the man is projecting the forrest and the Sloths are asking questions? You can see more of her excellent and extensive body of work at andreawan.com or catch up with the latest happenings on her blog.
She has a short list of clients:
The New York Times, Nobrow Magazine, Wired Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Mozilla, Myspace.inc, Nylon Magazine, Poketo! , Lululemon Atheletica, The Walrus Magazine ,The Herschel Supply Co., Blood is the New Black, The North American Review, Maisonnvenuve , EF English First, Maclean’s Magazine, The Globe and Mail, TAXI Advertising, Rhode Island Monthly, NIDO magazine, Moco, Avenue Magazine, R. Newbold (Paul Smith), Meatpaper, Montecristo Magazine, NUVO Magazine, Cause + Affect, ION Magazine & Hip Guide, My Awesome Mixtape. And she has a won a bunch of awards…