Using pop culture and his distinct distortion of scale, artist Arnus crafts humorous, engrossing illustrations. His self-description as an “Ugly illustrator since 1982” offers a hint at his sense of humor, moving between both terrifying and playful characters. These pop characters include Alice Cooper, Batman, and a slew of smiling demons.
Finland illustrator Milena Huhta crafts unsettling drawings that pull from fashion, ’90s pop, and other global influences. The artist’s projects include her own personal work, album artwork, editorial illustrations, and other projects. Huhta describes herself as a “Finnish-Polish artist with macabre inclinations.”
In illustrator David Álvarez’s recent charcoal works, the night is a character that walks the countryside. “I Dreamed I Was the Night” is the name of that latest series, a collection that will presumably comprise another story for the Mexico-based artist.
The acrylic paintings of illustrator Sasha Ignatiadou carry a vibrancy and visceral detail. The artist’s work tends to leave viewers on guessing on the origins of his creation, which outside of her acrylic work, moves between watercolor and digital approaches.
Victo Ngai’s dramatic illustrations are packed with elements from fantasy and contemporary life. Whether in personal or editorial work, her talent in narrative shines. The Hong Kong-born, New York-based illustrator most often plays with scale in her stirring works.
Illustrator Sena Kwon excels in both grandiose and quiet moments, with a flair for injecting whimsy into her works. The South Korea-born, New York City-based artist seems to pull from both mythology and the contemporary experience. Whether via film posters or emblazoning apparel, her work carries over to other formats and benefits from artist’s distinctive, unexpected palettes.