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Gorgeous digital illustrations by Paris based Jeanti.
Juan Gabe is an excellent example of a talented young gentleman throwing it all to the wind. A true leader of the pack, this SF Bay area native keeps his hands dirty with a little bit of everything – drawing and illustration, photography, and he also plays in one of the most face-stomping DIY punk bands of all time, Comadre. Doom Crew Lifer! Enjoy the small sample of work that he sent us in the cut.
It seems like everyone is into collage these days and Geoff J. Kim is no exception. His playful and surreal collages place figures in distant yet familiar situations and lands where everything is not what it seems.
Jesse Harris may be the hardest working man in business of being punker than you. As both a vinyl signmaker and fine artist, Jesse is a great example of the DIY aesthetic perfected. Creating work that is both questioning yet precise, there is no doubt to Jesse’s intention- the message is the medium.
Brett Amory’s landscapes are characterized by anonymous people in stark geometric abandoned city scenes. They’re breathtaking and heartbreaking.
Elik is a true NYC graffiti legend, gettin’ up hard with the roller. But like many of his peers in the graff world, he’s turned to exhibiting ‘street art’ on indoor, gallery walls. Last spring he unleashed a full load of collage and mixed media works on the Brooklynite Gallery in Bed-Stuy. The compositions are playful, and full of dynamic elements. Any one of the works could serve as an advertisement bill for a show (or party) that serves as a gritty, comprehensive sum-up of the entire 20th-century.
Yevgeniya Kilupe, a Holocaust survivor and self-taught artist, started making masks to supplement her pension after a life of working in the factory. Around six years ago, artist Christine Jurjane discovered Yevgeniya and her otherworldly masks at a market and immediately recognized Yevgeniya’s talent. Christine introduced Yevgeniya to Linda Luse, the owner of Galerija Istaba, and they soon put on an exhibition of these fantastical papier mache “characters” to wide acclaim, eventually supporting Yevgeniya to open her very own Etsy shop. Watch the full documentary after the jump.