Julian Gallasch

p p So much nice work from Julian Gallasch, a ridiculously gifted artist and illustrator from Brazil. Enjoy! p p

Carlos Huante

p p " Maybe it’s due to my heritage or growing up in the East Los Angeles area or being a born again Christian all of which make me up as an individual and an artist that the activist is in there somewhere. I feel compelled to speak of things that I read about or hear about or experience through life as artwork. The meaning of each piece is very important to me and since I use imagery sometimes metaphorically or symbolically to describe my subjects I like to attach a paragraph description to the name of each piece when it’s shown in galleries. As much as I enjoy that people appreciate the artwork, my hope is that they appreciate the meaning as well when they read it. It's the point and the reason I make this kind of artwork." - Carlos Huante p

Dieter VDO

o p p Dieter VDO has already got a spot in Pinkstew art zine. He's got so much talent, I kind of want to throw up a little. From top to bottom: Rostn', Bolle, Den Brun' and Skulpe. p

Bacon Air Freshener

p This unlikely Bacon Air Freshener is the perfect way to brighten any carnivore's day. Put one up in the family room and everyone will have a sudden craving for a BLT. Each has a handy string for hanging and measures about 4'' tall. Check out the Bacon Soap (pictured below) too. Haha. p

Fabrizio Cosenza

p Go visit the portfolio site of artist Fabrizio Cosenza from Italy who emailed last week to show us his work. Not a lot of work on his site yet but hopefully they'll be more of these sideways headed girls up there in the future. I want to take this time to tell those lovely people who emailed me their work that haven't gotten a reply from me yet to please be patient. I am behind on my emails, but I'll catch up eventually. p

Korehiko Hino

p p p Korehiko Hino was born in Ishikawa and currently an instructor at Tama University of Fine Art. ' After graduating from the Art Studies Division of the Tsukuba University Graduate School with a specialization in Western painting, Hino has built up a solid reputation both in Japan and abroad for his depictions of expressionless human forms - difficult to make out whether they are adults or children - that embody the anxiety that all of us in the contemporary era sense in a vague, nebulous way. ' (via Art Tower Mito) p p

Patrick Beaulieu

p Patrick Beaulieu is a talented animator who works for Ubisoft. He lives and works in Quebec (Canada). Check out more of his work here too. p p p

Melting Building

p p This is not photoshopped. This building mural, a trompe-l'oeil, is located in Georges V Ave. in Paris, France. ' Trompe-l'oeil ' is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects really exist, instead of being just two-dimensional paintings. The name is derived from French for trick the eye, from tromper - to deceive and l'oeil - the eye. Link here. p p

Lizzy John

p p Lizzy John is a fantastic New York-based fantasy artist. Sometimes I wonder how great it would be to see these illustrations brought into life. p

Mahomi Kunikata

crayon p Mahomi Kunikata <-- Born in Kanagawa in 1979, Kunikata graduated from Nippon Design School with a major in illustration. Her work draws heavily from erotic manga. She participated in Murakami’s art seminar Geijutsu Dojo in 2000, and was specially invited to participate in Geijutsu Dojo Exhibition, which marked her debut. Her work was included in the Little Boy show at the Japan Society, and garnered attention for its otaku sensibilities. p