Illustration Rally shows Mega’s artworks some love in a great review and article.
Really nice Mega interview for Illustration Rally. You can find all the questions and answer on their website, but here is the intro.
It’s quite a feature we have for you now, the unstoppable force that is Mega, bags of attitude and a slogan straight from the street art revolution. Mega is instantly likeable, the street style and attitude infectious, his globe trotting lifestyle creates a unification of global counter-culture in his work which overflows with a panoply of colour, slick well chosen lines and a hawks eye for a good angle, I guess composition is something you master quickly at 2am in the arrondissement with a bag of spray cans and penchant for climbing. Mega is one of those that simultaneously breaks the mould but acts as a distillation of his genre, his work trades in alternative culture kudos, which like a precious currency, corporates try to co-opt to put some dents in their cold calculating exteriors and inject some life into their atrophied veins of style by committee, all the while they fund Mega, laughing from his tropical paradise knocking out work he couldn’t help but do whether he was paid or not. He controls his style in this way creating slick and justified work that is skilled not only mechanically but works as an illustrator should by selling the message hard. This can be down to his street roots or more likely honed by editorial experience, either way he can put a point across with a tropical sense of glee and a palette rich with street colour. A true talent, it’s Mega.
More about the art website and my interview in Illustration Rally.
And I love girls too.
Every Wednesday, I decided to post what is becoming your favorite collection of illustrated babes. This week, I focussed on the artworks of the English artist Tyson Mc Adoo.
I particularly love his invisible series that shows girls under wears in suggestive positions. More artworks of sexy chicks
You can also find all my posts presenting artworks inspired bysexy girls here.
Looking at the inspiring artworks, I have to say that I think that the English artist must be a fetishist…
I’m just saying…
Video about the acclaimed photographer James Mollison directed by Vice video.
British photographer James Mollison in a nice video by Picture Perfect.
Picture Perfect brought James to Kenya, where he was born, to photograph the faces of Dadaab, the world’s oldest and largest refugee camp that sits in the desert in the northeast of the country.
Photography of a gorilla face by the British photographer James Mollison
After being born in Kenya in 1973, the photographer moved to England where he spent his childhood.
He studied Art and Design, film and photography in prestigious British universities.
Alongside many of todays talent, he spent some time creating art at Benetton’s Fabrica in Italy.
His photographies have been published in some of the best publications around the world, from The New York Times to The New Yorker to Le Monde, among other.
His artworks were also exhibited in top galleries like the Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York.
His personal works include a book about the infamous gangster Pablo Escobar, which inspiring story is shown though hundreds of photographies he gathered.
Bellow you can see one of the picture taken from his art project called Apes, which has been exhibited at the Natural History Museum in London.
A book called James and Other Apes was later published in 2004.
I like the inspiring artworks by the English artist.
On this blog you can find a lot of artworks showing beautiful babes.
This week I wanted to show you the work of the English artist Ashley Quenan. More about Ashley
All sexy girls
Ashley is a digital painter and artist.
She (because yes, the artist is a girl), finished school in 2009. She attended an English school, but art was her true passion.
She mainly works in digital, but can also use more traditional tools.
She loves sexy pin-ups, and so do we.
Kelly Salih tells us about her artistic background in an exclusive interview.
When I decided to post some news about Jeremyville and Buff Monster last exhibition in NYC, I met (well virtually) Kelly Salih.
Next thing I did is to google the girl name (come on that’s not stalking 😉 ), and found out that she was a cool artist too.
She answered a couple of questions for us straight away.
So internet can be a useful tool, and not only for creepy stalkers like me.
Artwork by the English artist Kelly Salih
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Hello! I’m Kelly, British missy on American shores. I grew up in Florida during teendom and still dream of sunsets, water and alligators. Recently I returned from a long affair with my lova, London town. My new adventure is on the “evil island”, let the mischief commence.
Kelly Salih produces nice and girly graphic designs artworks
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
Dreamscapes. I like incorporating textural elements, colour and sampling my own images to create an atmosphere. I draw inspiration from all that is audio, visual. sensory.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
Play time. Music. Colour. Magic.
Another illustration by Kelly
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART
My smiles are inspired by beauty in nature, love and creativity. Its important that my eyes are constantly collecting and capturing life. Its my soul food.
Exclusive interview with the English artist Jon Burgerman.
Jon Burgerman and I share the same French agent called Lezilus (hi Lezilus!).
Jon grew up in England on a diet of Walkers crisps and lemon Tango, doodling through his lessons at school, barely paying enough attention to hear when the teacher was telling him off for not paying attention.He then went to study Fine Art at University in Nottingham (where he still lives now) and paid just a tiny bit more attention… but not that much more.
Since then he has been scrawling images for fun, for companies and for exhibitions. Jon may be a weakling but his fingers are super buff! Published in Acclaim magazine.
More about Jon Burgerman
WITH NEW WORKS USUALLY COMING OUT MORE OFTEN THAN A LIL WAYNE FEATURING, HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN TO STAY PROLIFIC AND TO KEEP COMING UP WITH FRESH IDEAS AT THE SAME TIME?
I have a very low attention span, I also get excited and inspired by lots of things around me, so I’m always keen to try new stuff out. I have lots of ideas about what I want to do with my work and try and slip them into new projects I’m working on. The only way I can stay sane with my work is to try new things. On the surface drawing might seem simplistic and limiting but actually it’s infinite and sometimes overwhelming. I try and feed my brain good music, literature, thoughts, food etc and I think this in someway comes through in my ideas and work. The answers can often be found in books.
My Jon Burgerman interview published in Acclaim magazine
PRINTS, PAINTINGS, TOYS, ANIMATIONS, CLOTHING, SKETCHES, ETC. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE MEDIUM YOU’LL USE FOR A NEW WORK?
IThe medium is sometimes suggested by the project at hand, for instance it might not be practical to work with slices of bread and squeezy ketchup for a clothing project (though it could be interesting). I approach most projects in the same way regardless of medium. The concept or story needs to work on paper and in my head first for the rest of the project to flow. So even if it’s a one-off graphic for a tee-shirt there will be an idea behind it that makes sense to me and allows me to get on with making the work. I need to convince my brain all is well, and then it’ll allow me to get on with the doodling.
DO YOU SOMETIMES GET TIRED OF PEOPLE ASKING YOU ABOUT THE “CHILDHOOD” FACTOR IN YOUR WORK?
Not really, not many people really ever ask me about that. Some of my work might look simplistic or even childish but that’s a very surface judgment to make. Although having said that, I’ve run some workshops with children and some of their artworks and ideas are amazing, their brains are open to wild possibilities and strange thoughts. So being compared to them is a complete compliment. Drawing is ageless.
Jon Burgerman graffiti
YOU’VE DONE A BUNCH OF COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS IN YOUR CAREER. ARE THERE SOME MORE PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH?
I’ve really enjoyed working with a lot of different artists, from doodlers, to designers, animators and musicians. It’s great to be in the company of people that know what they’re doing, it’s such a relief for me. I’d like to work with more people outside of what I generally do – so I’d love to hook up with more musicians, fashion labels, filmmakings and chef. Yeah, I’d like to work with some chefs… maybe a baker, that would be nice.
Jon Burgerman Banquet artwork
HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR STYLE EVOLVING IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS?
I just hope it becomes more. More everything and less nothing, shiny and colourful, rich and satisfying.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROJECTS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE NEXT 3 HOURS?
During the next three hours I hope to be made a cup of tea by someone, I will eat an apple, I will walk home and hopefully it will not be raining, I’ll have some lovely post waiting for me at my flat, the smells of dinner will soon be emanating from my kitchen and then I’ll get on with some drawings and check my emails. This is the best I can hope for but also it’s all I’d like to achieve in the next three hours. There is comfort in conformity, pleasure in predictability and the majestic in the mundane. If anything, it’s good to escape the manic doodle-world for a little while.