Luis Royo and sensuous

Luis Royo (1954), illustrator and painter. Luis Royo was born in Spain. He studied technical design, painting, and interior design. By 1972 he began painting, exposing his art to new forum. In 1978 he became a comic artist and soon triumphed internationally. Samples of his work appeared in some of the most important magazines of…

Emek X and posters

Emek (1970), illustrator and rock poster designer. Emek graduated with a Major in Art, and a Minor in Unemployment. His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day. “On scratchboard, I depicted an image of Martin Luther King Jr.,…

Gustavo Díaz Sosa and aimlessly

Gustavo Díaz Sosa (1983), painter and sculptor. The paintings of Gustavo Díaz Sosa convey his perception of The State, The Power, and anything that involves human submission. More than serve as a social or explicit protest manifesto, Díaz Sosa’s paintings are an existential projection of our looming future, in light of modern history.  “We are…

Chris Foss and spaceships

Chris Foss (1946), illustrator and painter. Chris Foss is a British illustrator and a powerhouse of science fiction design and invention. His work is a celebration of future machinery, impossibly sized constructions exist on a planetary scale; a showcase of hardware so large that the human figure is dwarfed by comparison. Arriving in the SF…

Rafael Araujo and mathematics

Rafael Araujo (1957), drawing and illustration. His illustrations are bafflingly complex—so complex that you might assume the artist uses a computer to render the exacting angles and three-dimensional illusions. And true, if you were to recreate his intricate mathematical illustrations using software, it probably wouldn’t take you long at all. But the craziest part of all…

Jon MacNair and night

Jon MacNair (1983), painting and illustration Jon MacNair was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of Southeastern Michigan near Detroit. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, where he earned a BFA in Illustration. His commercial work has appeared in various editorial publications and mainly been used for…

Wayne Barlowe and futurescapes

Wayne Barlowe (1958), painter and illustrator. He is a science fiction and fantasy writer and painter. He has painted over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for many major book publishers, as well as Life magazine, Time, and Newsweek. His parents, Sy and Dorothea Barlowe, were both natural history artists. Wayne Barlowe is well known…

Dan McPharlin and space explorers

Dan McPharlin (1977), illustrator, sculptor and painter. Operating from his home studio in Adelaide, Australia, Dan McPharlin works across various media, in 2D and 3D. His artwork has appeared on record sleeves, international magazine covers, books and websites. In 2006 he began work on a series of cardboard models, known as the Analogue Miniatures. Photographs…

Ricardo Cavolo and pop esoterism

Ricardo Cavolo (1982), illustrator and painter. Cavolo is equal parts artist and storyteller, weaving intricate narratives with detailed brush strokes and vibrant colors attracting emotions from curious glances. Each of Cavolo’s portraits are smeared with personality, emphasizing not only his keen storytelling but the astuteness and depth with which he creates personas. His portfolio speaks…

Aron Wiesenfeld and fairy tales

Aron Wiesenfeld (1972), illustrator and painter. Aron Wiesenfeld’s artwork has been the subject of eight solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe since 2006.  Among the many publications his work has appeared in are Hi-Fructose, Art In America, and The Huffington Post.  His work has been included in numerous museum shows, including The Long Beach…

Olivia Knapp and engraving

Olivia Knapp (1983), graphic designer and illustrator. Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th to 18th centuries. Her tight cross-hatching technique involves long, slow, and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple…

Jeremy Hush and branches

Jeremy Hush (1973), illustrator and painter. He was born in San Diego CA in 1973. He mostly works in ball point pen and watercolor. In Hush’s world, we are often corpses, pale and stained on the outside, with gaping holes in our bodies that reveal the inner cogs and wheels of our existence. The living creatures of…