Sasaku Kusuriyubi’s wild characters and scenes carry both joyful and otherworldly qualities. The artist, garnering praise on social media from the likes of James Jean and Yu Maeda, seems to take influence from both anime, mythology, and a broader pop sensibility.
On scraps on paper, the drawings of Turkish artist Razi Razavi seem to apparate in a ghostly manner, the artist’s sparse details having both uneasy and captivating effects. Each visage carries its own, private narrative, yet many stare directly into the viewer’s eyes. As you’lll see below, the artist’s practice also extends to painting, yet maintains similar qualities.
The work of surrealist Igor Morski combines analogue and digital approaches. His illustrations often contain their own secret messages and mythologies. Yet, there’s still something baldly universal in his subjects, whether unraveling or confined to contained within a seemingly endless wall of compartments.
Alessandro Fogo’s oil paintings reach back through time, taking a deep inspiration from history with stirring results. There’s a sense of ritual in many of the Italian artist’s recent work, with connections so numerous that the end result is a broader look at our human history.
Miki Kim’s psychedelic and at times, humorous illustrations blend pop elements across cultures. The artist, who also works in the tattoo industry, creates her bold imagery with fluid linework and soft palettes, both underscoring her absorbing and psychedelic concepts. She has created tattoos and illustrations under the moniker Mick Hee over the past few years.
Manuel Zamudio‘s oil paintings deftly blend realistic portraits with elements of street art. The Texas artist’s work comes to us through our Submission page (here). Over the last few years, Zamudio has shown his work through Texas and Mexico City.