Liu Liu

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By krikri in New Illustration on Thursday 12 May 2011

Liu Liu is an emerging Toronto-based illustrator. Her colorful, whimsical illustrations evoke nostalgia. Looking at her work is a bit like getting a glimpse into her mind, which is filled with wonder, hope and organized chaos.

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Nicholas Di Genova

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By Ben Keys in New Art on Friday 17 July 2009

The creatures of Nicholas Di Genova’s imagination occupy a strange space between the petting zoo and the apocalypse. The Toronto illustrator develops entire structured communities of twisted beasts that often blur the lines between animal and machine, yet somehow even his hound of Hades ends up looking cuddly (possibly because it’s half chicken). Recent projects have included painstakingly detailed ballpoint studies of everything from tortoises to flowers to vampire bats. In an upcoming exhibition, another piece will feature a grid of 20,000 butterflies. Hey, the man likes details.

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