Archive for the 'Illustration' Category

Gretchen Huffman

Hello all! Sorry for the lag in blogging, after Kristen’s amazing wedding last week we are all finally settling back down into the normal routine of things again!

Gretchen Huffman is a printmaker whose work reflects on the idea of stories, imagination and interpretation.

“I love stories, I am continuously fascinated with the strange and humorous occurrences that happen in my everyday life. Stories grow out of these events and, far from being a didactic re-telling of the factual events, good stories are “delivered” replete with embellishment, nuance and theatricality that serve to communicate the emotional states that accompany the story. Awe, curiosity, disgust, disbelief and especially humor are the emotional reactions that tell me a story is a good one. As an artist of course my interest is in the visual detail contained in these narratives. As I recount events in my head they exists in acute detail with all the vivid splendor of that detail. My work spins out of that narrative detail, not to illustrate a verbal story, but to visually portray my exaggerated imagination and interpretation of events.”

-Gretchen Huffman

www.gretchenhuffman.com

(The artist featured today is actually having a show opening Nov.6th at our gallery in Lincoln Square, so if you like her work you should definitely come check it out in person too!)

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Ana Lopez

Lopez is a graphic designer and illustrator from Colombia. Her style is playful yet mature, in both style and subject matter. Although many of her works could be viewed as children’s illustrations from a distance, a closer look shows the subtle juxtaposition of soft and hard that give an unexpected—adult—humor to her works.

Ana’s illustrations were featured in a book called The Garden of Eye Candy from Gingko Press, a book that “introduces us to immaculate illustrations that enshroud the viewer’s perception and give flight to the imagination with each adventure and every character presented.” The book is available for purchase through the Gingko Press website.

To see more of her work visit her website: www.cabizbaja.com

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Chiho Aoshima

In the past 10 years Chiho Aoshima has made quite a splash in the world of Japanese pop art.  Her large scale fantasyscapes frequently depict surreal nature scenes incorporating images of young women and otherworldly beings.  She has no formal art training, but is a master of her computerized techniques.  Her technologically dependent style of image making falls directly inline with the Japanese pop art aesthetic, and her complex layering of color, culture, and cuteness combine to create truly enchanting and twisted views of the world.

Chiho Aoshima is a member of the Kaikai Kiki Collective of artists.  Check out their site for more of her images and links to a bunch of other super cool “Superflat” art!

Hand-drawn fonts on Flickr

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www.flickr.com/photos/brettisagirl

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www.flickr.com/photos/36106576@N05

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www.flickr.com/photos/nadjalossgott

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www.flickr.com/photos/osmangranda

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www.flickr.com/photos/valtastic

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Arturo Mosquera, or ▲*, is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Vigo, Spain. His illustrative works are mostly of young women, dark and mysterious. See his flickr or website for more.

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Five Etsy Artists on Anthropomorphism

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MATTY8080 www.MATTY8080.etsy.com

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Frankenkitty www.Frankenkitty.etsy.com

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Sarah Ogren www.sarahogren.etsy.com

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Berkley Illustration www.berkleyillustration.etsy.com

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Skelatal Dropkick www.skeletaldropkick.etsy.com

Nick Morley

Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator working in London whose wryly humorous take on the human condition manifests itself through drawings, prints, books and interactive works.

The major themes running through Nick’s personal work are masculinity, heroism, human achievement and man’s efforts to leave his mark on the world. The subjects usually found in these themes include hunters, wrestlers and bearded men. Shown below are some of his artists books. Including his new book Man and Beast, featuring drawings of men and animals. As well as Man Book, a book of drawings of hunters, wrestlers and men with enormous cabbages!

You can find out more about Nick’s artwork on his website or purchase his books, prints and inspirational buttons through his Etsy shop.

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About Us

Fill in the Blank Gallery was formed out of the desire to create a space where art can be presented, discussed, created, performed, written, shared, and taught on an accessible level. Our goal is to foster creativity in our community, which is so full of talent but perhaps lacking in creative outlets. Part artist collective, part gallery, we feature a wide range of artistic works each month including fine art, craft, film, and music.