Awesome digital art by Mike Mitchell

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By Michael B. Myers Jr. in New Art on Friday 2 March 2012

I’ve known/known of Mike Mitchell for quite a few years now. He’s a great example of where long hours and dedication can get you. Mitchell was responsible for creating the digital painting of Conan O’Brien that sparked the Team Coco brand. He is an outstanding portrait painter and has a knack for giving a visual voice to current affairs and pop culture trends. Mitchell has done work for popular TV stars Rainn Wilson, as well as Aziz Ansari.

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Stylianos Schicho

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By Philip DeFina in New Illustration on Saturday 24 December 2011

The work of Stylianos Schicho focuses on composition and facial expression. Every illustration draws the viewer in through the eyes of the subject matter. What’s cool about his work is how he plays around with proportion and selective colour palettes. He’s a trippy artist with an extensive portfolio.

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87 year old Iranian painter Ali Dowlatshahi

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By Danna Takako in New Art on Wednesday 21 December 2011

I was lucky enough to cross paths with the legendary Ali Dowlatshahi through a writing project last year. Entering the Iran-born artist’s home studio in Stamford felt a bit like uncovering a treasure that you want to share with the world, as much as you’d like to keep it for yourself.

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Jeff Faerber

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 10 November 2011

We dig the dense, beautifully coloured artwork of Jeff Faerber, whose work has appeared in magazines, books, and CDs. Faerber was also a Guest Contributor to Lost At E Minor a few weeks back.

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Mr Frivolous

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By Danna Takako in New Illustration on Saturday 22 October 2011

I love Mr Frivolous’ illustrations because no one could make them but him (impostors take note). His work is such an extension of his personality, he may as well be sitting next to you. Beautiful, stylistic felt-tip illustrations are filled with bright colors, doodles, hilarious quips and self-deprecative notes-to-self.

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Patrick Duegaw

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By Gina Adams in New Art on Friday 30 September 2011

Upon viewing Patrick Duegaw’s paintings one feels as though they have been hit in the gut with how fresh and reactive his work is. His art is steeped in the past, with reflective moments of traditional painterly process of color, light and form mixed with basic rules of dramatic construction.

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Tom Deininger creates stunning art from trash

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By Catalina Viejo in New Art on Tuesday 6 September 2011

Somebody recently told me that Tom Deininger sends out a few assistants every week onto the streets to collect as much ‘trash’ as possible. I’m not surprised. Deininger creates enormous portraits and landscapes by using just objects. You would never guess how much the pieces protrude from the main panels. The videos on his website showing his process are a must see.

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Erik Olson

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Sunday 24 April 2011

It’s amazing the amount of nuance and detail Erik Olsen is able to convey using huge, bold brush strokes. His paintings and sculptures seem to trick the eye into seeing more than is literally there.

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Thursday 19 August 2010

Illustrator MessyMsxi has a diverse, distinctive style. She does lots of cleaner text based work, but also some wonderfully loose drawings. I love the way she does faces.

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