Speak to the Past:
The Posters of Michel CasarramonaMay 3, 2021
The posters of Swiss illustrator Michel Casarramona move between impressionistic caricature and deliberate realism. With his clients in need of dense information on a single canvas, Cassramona lays out his custom type while never loses sight of the core illustration.
Peak Beauty: The Art of Cartoon SaloonMarch 23, 2021
The films of Ireland-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon adhere to the history of the fable, narrative-wise and also visually. They are designed with a folk art spin on classic 2D animation — a picture book given life.
Evil Tender Presents:
‘Salomé’ by Tula LotayMarch 21, 2021
A Brief Look: The Pencil Works of Dariya KantiApril 25, 2021
In the pencil drawings of Uzbekistan-based artist Dariya Kanti you can see patience. The textures are hazed — seemingly dulled by time. Her subjects are sculptural, each piece a still life of unknown objects.
A Brief Look: Artist Anders Nilsen’s ‘In Your Next Life…’March 18, 2021
Author and artist Anders Nilsen observes the interior human landscape and focuses on our common desires, anxieties, joys, and pains to create a visual framework for better understanding the constant drift of life. This is self-reflection and self-exploration in comic form. At times, this framework can be literal.
EVIL TENDER PRESENTS:
'La traviata' by Anne BenjaminApril 14, 2021
At the core of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La traviata stands Violetta, the courtesan — her life at the nexus of giving love for money and true love. In the background, she awaits her oncoming death. She is the tragic heroine of her own story.
Pixels in Pixels Out: Matt Griffin’s NFT ‘HeadGear’ SeriesApril 12, 2021
Griffin’s HeadGear series imagines how mankind could survive beyond our native skies. He expands and beautifies the common flight helmet into fragments of imagination and practical elements — piping and wiring, cycloptic glass framework. His figures, male and female, absorb the workload into the darkness of their flight suit.