Alexander Blue

Alexander Blue's art is reminiscant for me of the children's book illustrations of Lane Smith. However, Blue's use of intensely bright colors and cutesy smiley faces turns his work into a more cheerful use of slightly distressed paper textures. Apart from his personal work, Alexander Blue has also done animations for coca cola and pitched for Gap. He uses almost fifties inspired cartoon figures and exagerated colors and lines to convey simple ideas. Yet, his work streches across a broad spectrum, for he also creates darker, inky scenes set in labratories and under the sea. Despite his awesomely trippy space scenes and real children's illustrations, my personal favorite works of his though are his cleanest; clean primary and secondary colors on a solid background.
- Elizabeth










http://www.alexanderblue.com/

Alex Pardee

I had a really difficult time picking out a selection of images for Alex Pardee, because the sheer amount and varying styles of his work are impressive enough. He has 288 personal works on his site, let alone his diverse collection of commercial art, toys, graffiti and photos! He's designed toys for jap-giants like Kidrobot, with a special affection for creeped out bunnies [see image 1.] in bizarre situations (job interview bunny?). He also does some pretty wicked street art that uses strangely pastel colors to contrast the very scary, invader zim-esque drippy tendrils and spikes that often appear in his works. In his personal gallery, his layering of ink, watercolor, and sometimes text, creates a beautifully haunting conglomerate of textures, adding up to complex drawings of the terrifying, cute, and unexpected.
- Elizabeth










Alex Diamond

Alex Diamond merges abstract inkblot like shapes with fashion photographs to create a backdrop for his quirky, often abstractly sexual, undersea characters. I especially love the almost whiteout looking paint that he uses to cover portions of the photographs, it really draws your eye to the subject and adds a really interesting painterly texture.
- Elizabeth









http://www.alexdiamond.de/

AJ Fosik

AJ Fosik uses brightly painted wood chips to create elaborate taxidermy inspired sculptures that almost trick the eye as they switch from 2D to 3D. I think the scale of AJ Fosik's work is key to recognizing his artistic attention to detail, because the meticulous layering of scale after scale must take a huge amount of patience. I love the subtle textures in his pieces, and the almost asian dragon inspired cross with traditional western and indian wood-work.
- Elizabeth







http://www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/?method=Artist.ArtistDetail&ArtistID=ED58BBC0-3048-28EB-92CE275F482A4B5E

A.A. Rucci

A.A. Rucci's mixed greens is an exploration of electronic and romanticized art, using blocky shapes and gem like painted tape patterns to create fun, bright, unexpectedly colored art. I love how each segment of stripes (zig zags? Not quite sure what to call them..) is both connected to the last, yet completely unique. It's almost like a little garden timeline, especially when you look at it from the lens of "mixed greens" and nature, even the pinks.
- Elizabeth
-->http://www.mixedgreens.com/Artweb/html/artistresults.asp?artist=57