Chet Zar

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Saturday 6 June 2009

I’m not so much into Chet Zar’s comic-book and noir-inspired stuff, but his more fantastical and straight-forward horror images, many of which remind me of a combination between Mark Ryden and H.R. Giger, really appeal to the metalhead in me.

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Oh yeah! It’s a Mark Ryden book signing

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Events on Saturday 24 January 2009

Alice in Wonderland-obsessives take note: the fantastical and whimsically surreal artist, Mark Ryden, will be signing copies of his latest book, The Tree Show, at the MOCA store in Los Angeles on Jan 31st.

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Chris Buzelli

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 3 October 2008

I saw pretty rad illustration in a recent Newsweek of a two-headed snake. I think it was an article about the economy, but I honestly can’t remember. I remembered the artist, though, and looked him up online. Chris Buzelli does some pretty great paintings that liven up articles in Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, and many others. They kind of remind me of Mark Ryden, but with a little more restraint.

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Nagi Noda’s creative hairstyling

Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Design on Monday 16 June 2008

Nagi Noda is one busy lady. Although a native of Tokyo, she spent five years in America and has worked up an impressive body of work. In addition to the rad hair hats an MFA would drool over, she’s directed videos for the Scissor Sisters and done work for both Laforet and Nike, amongst others.

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Loretta Lux [reloaded]

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Thursday 3 January 2008

Loretta Lux’s photographs of children are ever-so-subtly creepy, reminiscent of Mark Ryden’s paintings. She tweeks proportions, depth, color, and lighting in such a way that make her subjects look painted.

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David Chung

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 26 November 2007

David Chung’s paintings are the result of an over-stimulated, pop-culture saturated imagination vomiting onto the canvas. Candy-colored monkeys, bears, snails, and monsters frolic, fight, and fornicate in a fluorescent snot-drenched wonderland. [see also the artwork of Mark Ryden]

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Ray Caesar

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Art on Tuesday 26 June 2007

I love the detail and the sense of escapism in Ray Caesar’s digitally rendered artworks. His work reminds me a little of Mark Ryden’s, without the slabs of meat and the lofty price tags.

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Chilly in F Major

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By Zolton in New Art on Monday 25 June 2007

I’ve always had this urge to experience the great American outdoors, that picturesque world that I’ve seen in countless John Candy reruns. Yes, I’d stay in a rustic log cabin, surrounded by chipmunks and coyotes and sing John Denver songs by the fireplace. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll make it happen one day. Maybe? Nah. [painting by […]

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Trenton Doyle Hancock

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By Zolton in New Art on Sunday 8 April 2007

American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock creates elaborate fantasy worlds where colour collides and anything seems possible. Says Wikipedia: ‘The characters which populate his [works] include the Mounds, half-animal, half-plant creatures, which are preyed upon by evil beings called vegans’. Strange but true. And very, very good. [see also Mark Ryden]

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Mark Ryden

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By Zolton in New Art on Monday 9 October 2006

Californian painter Mark Ryden creates fantastic storybook artworks which are technically brilliant and disturbingly – yet beautifully – surrealistic. ‘I often find archetypes in old children’s books and toys, so these things make up a large part of my collection. I am attracted to things that evoke memories from childhood’. [more about Mark Ryden]

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