Pete Ryan set aside some time from his incredibly hectic schedule to chat with the folks at Magenta Manor, and his charismatic personality shows through as always. Click here to have a listen and learn a bit more about his process!
Illustration continues to garner respect in the gallery world, and this Thursday, May 23rd, we are excited to join Lisa Adams at Onishi Project Gallery for “Fine Art of Illustrators,” a group exhibition curated by Coco Masuda.
Lisa keeps great company, and this program is certainly no exception – the talented artist will be joined by Nancy Stahl, Robert Crawford, David Goldin, and Mary Lynn Blasutta.
If you are in New York, we’d love to invite you to join us at the opening – come say hello, enjoy a glass of wine, and take in these wonderful works.
It’s always a treat when an email reaches us, boasting about a spectacular find – and it just so happens to be one of our artists!
Gaby D’Alessandro was one of the winners of the first Latin American Ilustración contest, and we were so happy when the newsletter “Dispatches from Latin America” reached our inboxes – the piece was even picked up by American Illustration and posted all over their social media! Describing Gaby’s work, education, inspirations and personal history, it’s a nice window into the talented young artist’s life.
Take a look here – and congratulations, Gaby!
Raul Colon received a nice note from the marketing manager at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art this week – there was a wonderful article written about the upcoming Latino storybook exhibition in “PreView Massachusetts”, and Raul’s artwork was featured on the cover! We hope that the program is a huge success.
“Folk tale literature throughout the world encompasses both magic and symbolism, comprising stories of saints, gods, myths, and legends. These repeated and recorded stories transcend various national and cultural boundaries.”
On March 26th, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be presenting “Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists,” a remarkable exhibition featuring sixty-three original works from bilingual Latino folk tales. The illustrations, which were used to enhance stories collected from various Spanish-speaking regions of the world, were created by of 12 of the best and most prolific Latin storybook artists working today, including our very own Raul Colon.
Image from Raul Colon’s “Sugarcane”
We recently announced our partnership with surrealist collage masters ALE + ALE, and as we strategize how to position their work for the American Market, it is so fun to see their new portfolios popping up.
Those that are familiar with our company know that we appreciate working with the Ispot and the Workbook, so we are very pleased that they were eager to be featured in these terrific venues.
Dave Calver has been working hard, creating new characters and surreal atmospheres for his solo show at Spazio Orlandi, a gallery in Milan. Pleased to bring his special universe to fans in Italy, it has been with great excitement that we’re seeing Dave getting a little local press – like this great blurb in the Milanese version of la Reppublica! For those of us that need to work on our Italian, here is the translation:
“DAVE CALVER’ s characters turn collective imagination upside-down. With clear references to pop surrealism, the artist gives life to a parallel world very similar to the one portrayed by animated cartoons, where objects come alive and nature is the main protagonist. Dave Calver shows a natural approach towards a meticulous and detailed drawing. The majority of his works are made with pencil; black-and-white or colour works, refined and easy-going illustrations created to alienate the spectator from the reality shown by a world that is completely different from the one we see when we are children, a world in chains where one should follow precise rules, and where the desire to dream is often put aside to face everyday problems.”
The opening will be on April 16th at 6:30, and the show will be running until April 30th. You can visit the gallery’s website here for more information, and don’t forget to check out Dave’s press in la Reppublica!
On Saturday, April 13th, Tonya Engel will be setting up shop at a wonderfully eclectic show while simultaneously helping to raise funds for PS9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Fans of her dream-like works will be happy to see that she’s bringing along a few brand new original oils, in addition to prints on wood and paper. She is also expanding her brand, however, and will be debuting a few new boutique products such as handmade journals, greeting cards, and sculpted jewelry. No matter what your price point, this incredible artist has made it easy to take a little treasure home!
She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Laura Tallardy, our resident app guru, is proud to announce her latest creation, “Flower Fairies Ballet.” This is her second collaboration with developer Scott Adelman, and her fifth app overall – color us impressed, this young lady is simply unstoppable. Congratulations, Laura!
Those familiar with her work are surely acquainted with how darling her illustrations can be. So when the illustrator herself says that this latest work is “probably the cutest- lots of fairies, rainbows, flowers, confetti and sparkles in this one,” you know it’s going to be extra special!
Last night, the Ladies of MGI were thrilled to attend the opening of VOLTA as guests of one of the participants, our very own Steven Tabbutt. Steven also has a very successful fine art career, thanks to his delightful Parisian gallerist, Yukiko Kawase. It was wonderful to spend some time with this phenomenal talent, and we were thrilled to see his latest pieces. You wouldn’t believe how finessed his originals are when viewed in person – we were truly blown away.
If you are in New York, be sure to take in this amazing show.