Mats Gustafson (Swedish, b. 1951) began his career as an illustrator in the late 1970s, a time when editorial illustration was eclipsed by photography, and watercolor as a conceptual medium had barely been explored. A graduate of Dramatiska Institutet (University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre) in Stockholm, he first applied his graphic sensibility to the art of stage design. This experience translated into illustration when he began publishing his work in eminent international fashion publications. The elegant and subtly expressive character of Gustafson's watercolor, pastel and cut-out paperworks expanded the possibilities of fashion illustration and nearly single-handedly reinvigorated the genre.
Gustafson's fashion and portrait illustrations have been included in editorial publications such as French and Italian Vogue, The New Yorker, and Visionaire, and he has created advertising art for Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme des Garçons. His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows. Gustafson lives in New York.
"Say Their Names" by Kadir Nelson for the New Yorker. Here you will find a closeup examination of the artist’s latest cover, in which the murder of George Floyd embodies the history of violence inflicted upon black people in America.
Born in Haifa, Israel in 1959, Robichek’s illustrations come like a breath of fresh air in the often too heavy political climate of the Middle East. True to the mentality of the Tel Aviv “Bubble” where he now lives, Robichek’s subject is as a-political as can be. He takes his inspiration straight from the streets and the sea shores which he loves.
Yuval Robichek has been working as an illustrator for major media outlets, corporations, ad agencies and small businesses in the United States and Israel for over two decades. His work has been published in the New York Times and Forbes Magazine in the United States, and in all the major newspapers and magazines in Israel (Yedioth Ahronoth, Ma’ariv, Israel HaYom, Time Out Tel Aviv, etc.). His corporate clients have included British Airways, Yes Satellite Services, Bank Leumi, and Superpharm. He is currently working on a campaign with Perrier.
Yuval studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and gives illustration courses at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Robichek also mixes his illustrations with photography, á la Marty Cooper, Jean Jullien, and Sean Charmantz, playing with spacial relations or adding plot twists to his coarse black-and-white film.
Last but now least, Yuval also DJ’s in various Tel Aviv venues and has appeared in the 2015 famous Israeli comedy “Atomic Falafel”
For a lot of artists, the first brush with paint usually comes at an early age. This was not too dissimilar for Seoul-based artist Dahye Choi, who graduated from art college and “rarely thought about anything other than art.” At this time, 2009, she was exhibiting her first solo show and worked across both illustration and painting. She thought that “without a doubt” painting was the best thing she could do – but little did she know that she would come to regret it.
Illustrator Dean Rohrer has been playing around with an American classic. Using Photoshop, he has been taking the figures out of Edward Hopper paintings. His thinking is formal--do the paintings work when you take the supposed subject out? It turns out they do.
Do Público: Com 25 novos participantes e mais 32 pavilhões, a 89.ª edição, que se inaugura esta quarta-feira, aposta na sustentabilidade ambiental, distribuindo 60 mil sacos de papel e promovendo o uso de bicicletas.