examples of impressive illustration by various artists

Recent Work (and a Limited Edition Sculpture) by artist Johan Barrios

Recent Work (and a Limited Edition Sculpture) by artist Johan Barrios
Sostenido, oil on canvas, 68”x48

johan barrios recent work

Contemporary Colombian born artist Johan Barrios considers himself a figurative painter but not a portraitist. Despite the fact that his subjects are always humans, their faces are obscured and they exist in an unspecified location, transforming them into objects rather than subjects. The artist has an upcoming solo show at Denmark’s KIRK Gallery and we’ve got a look at some of pieces for the show as well as his new limited edition sculpture releasing today. (more…)

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The Ballpoint Pen Drawings of Helena Hauss

The Ballpoint Pen Drawings of Helena Hauss
Helena Hauss, Jealous Much, ballpoint pen.

Ballpoint pen drawings of Helena Hauss

Remember those students who would doodle impressively in the margins of their three hole punch notebooks with a ballpoint pen? One of those talented folks was probably Helena Hauss. Exploring themes such as innocence lost, girlhood, nostalgia, rebellion and vice, the 29 year old artist wields a ballpoint pen like a magic wand, creating intensely detailed drawings. (more…)

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