It takes some serious skills to make photorealistic watercolors, but that’s exactly what Christopher St. Leger has going on in his work. He’s rendered a series of skateboarders kick-flipping and cruising which are particularly fluid, along with a range of impressive cityscapes. Like a looser, more colorful Richard Estes, St. Leger will trick you into thinking your looking at the real thing.
Brent Harada and Rusty Jordan have a bi-coastal collaboration going where they make zines by alternating panels. Their pages are a cartoon documentary of a gnarly, drug induced mystic state where everything veers unpredictably from panel to panel, and there is isn’t a story – it’s more of an experience. I like the 60′s underground comix meets Monty Python’s Flying Circus animation vibe, and feel that these two put their own stamp on it.
Jeff Sonhouse creates the most tripped out jester-saint psychedelic pimps who are all standing on the verge of getting it on. Fly tinted shades, canary top hats, tight pin stripes, righteous afros, bow ties, fox pelt stoles…you get the idea!
Thanks to Nitin at Dell Lounge for the nice write up about me. If you haven’t been over to their site they have lots of great art, tech, and music content.
Swedish artist Leif Holmstrand’s oeuvre is filled with crocheted and knitted sculptures, terrifying performances, washing line installations and dangling babies. He also writes excellent poetry- an artist and writer who puts Malmo on the Sweden Maps and in the very near future on the world map!
Here is some nice atmospheric work from Spanish photographer Ivan Sanjuan. His hazy imagery fits the mood of this rainy Thursday quite well.
Someone definitely slipped a heavy amount of LSD into Mark Silipo’s orange juice, when he was a kid. He is the crazy Australian behind Magic Sweater. Mark’s illustrations make your eyes bulge and stomach turn. They feel like Heavy Metal hallucinations of a Cosby sweater come to life. He’s got it all from pimply monsters getting castrated to 90′s memorabilia.