The drawings of Tehran-born artist Azita Moradkhani offer intersecting cultures and experiences, as framed inside intimate apparel. The scenes within are pulled from a range of sources: photojournalism, fine art photography, and personal iconography. The artist is currently a resident at the McColl Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Rachael Pease’s lush drawings, crafted in India ink on frosted mylar, create mystical settings from trees and plantlife observed in reality. The artist grew up in rural Indiana among similar backdrops. And her drawings are rooted in photographic collages created from her journeys.
In his current show at Copro Gallery, Allen Williams offers haunting visions in the form of new paintings and drawings. “The Hidden Light,” running through Jan. 11 at the space, features both lush scenes and sparse studies in the artist’s mysterious style. Williams was last featured on our site here.
Musician-visual artist Tetsunori Tawaraya’s sci-fi-infused drawings have garnered fans across disciplines over the years, as he has sold prints and comic books at shows he’s played with acts like Tokyo’s 2up and San Diego punk act Dmonstrations. Among his comics are the collections “Dimensional Flats” and “Grayworld,” both published by Hollow Press. The artist’s collaborations include work with Volcom the band Transkam.
Uli Knörzer’s gorgeous colored pencil portraits are rich with detail and humanity. The artist moves between familiar and lesser known subjects in his work. Each is given his or her own space, Knörzer using negative space and abstracting garments to extract the figure’s personality.
Micha Huigen’s illustrations dissect and reassemble everyday objects into surreal machines. The artist’s work, both in personal and commissioned forms, are marked by elegant and bold linework. Huigen has crafted album art, music videos, magazines, and other editorial work.