Tag Archive: new york


“Zombie”: Today I’m diggin’ the illustrations of NY-based Lucas Camargo aka Flash. If there’s beauty in Camargo’s drawings (and I like to think there is), it’s a sum-of-its-parts kind of thing: teeny-tiny dots, well-rounded drips, and the intricate layering of hair strands coming together to form this fun image reminiscent of a Garbage Pail Kid card. See more colorful stuff from the artist here: http://untitledarmy.com/

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Lee Misenheimer

“The Great Masticator”: graphite-and-gouache artist Lee Misenheimer is soothed by the repetitive line technique he uses to create his drawings. He is inspired by Japanese imagery, and in his own words, “organic/floral/natural textures… mushrooms… plus many ideas about air/wind/breath”. I am enchanted by these dragon-like figures, which evoke ancient mythology and are perfectly executed. Misenheimer hails from the Carolinas, is currently based in New York and on occasion uses the pseudonym ‘Destroy Rock City’. More here: http://destroyrockcity.com/devildowsing/shop.html

Dawn Ng

“I Fly Like Paper Get High Like Planes”: This unrestrained paper-plane explosion was created in 2009 by New York-based multimedia artist Dawn Ng. With a background in commercial art, Ng proves to be a versatile gem, whose guerilla exhibitions and carefully executed installations convey playful attitudes toward art-making (she documents a 2008 foray into food sculpture entitled “Dawn Don’t Play With Your Food” on her website). According to the artist’s statement, her work is “reflective of an urge to hijack, subvert and toy with the obvious to surprise people with the truth.” Here, paper planes (ranging from the size of her palm to the size of her body) represent a powerful nostalgic pull for Ng, who negotiates her double nationality (American and Singaporean) with the idea of flying home – inundating the viewer with a barrage of planes bursting from a single window. See more here: http://www.dawn-ng.com/