Idyllic rural thrift-store paintings, while perhaps pretty, might not be the most interesting paintings in the world. David Irvine, however, has set out to change all of that by collecting thrift-store paintings and “re-directing” them by adding various pop-culture book, movie and TV characters.
By day, OakOak is, as he calls himself, a “pen pusher.” But when he’s not working, he’s busy beautifying his native St. Etienne and other cities throughout France
One of our favorite artists of the moment is Belgium’s Brecht Vandenbroucke
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – Bizarre and Disturbing Illustrations by Nicola Alessandrini
Characters are punched, cutted, painted with flat colours, adorned by optical elements and soiled. Children are transformed in monsters, characters from cartoon are represented as modern San Sebastian: iconic souvenirs that are no more friendly, but aggressive, as just came out from a Joe Lansdale novel
Link: Juxtapoz Magazine – The Work of San Poggio
Argentine artist, San Poggio’s surrealist works and realistic renderings leave little to the imagination with the bizarre scenery, happenings and situations that are laid out in the intricate settings. There are beheadings and struggles, collections and a little bit of obsessive compulsion in Poggio’s masterful illustrations and paintings.