Ted McGrath is an artist and musician living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He maintains a studio in the Pencil Factory with Kim Bost, whom he collaborates with occasionally as JMBOTRN. He has created drawings, illustrations, murals and music for clients around the world, including but not limited to MTV Networks, The New York Times, New York Magazine, TIME Magazine, WIRED, Glamour, Plan Sponsor, Bloomberg Business Week, Texas Monthly, The Howard Hughes Medical Bulletin, NYLON, The Village Voice and BUST. He has also taught illustration and design at Pratt Institute and MICA.
Darren Booth is a Canadian illustrator and letterer who uses collage techniques and hand painting to create his work for clients like Coca-Cola, Target, Penguin Books, McDonalds, and The New York Times.
Ollie Munden currently works full-time as a Senior Designer at ILoveDust, also takes on selected commissions in the fields of illustrations, murals, tattoos, and product illustration. As MEGAMUNDEN, he takes influence from nature's creatures, tattoo design, psychedelia, 80's skate graphics and an essence of the Far East (to name just a few).. As comfortable painting large scale murals as he is illustrating for advertising, fashion, product, publishing or drawing tattoos for private clients it has been hard to escape his artwork over recent years. British Airways, Havaianas, Nike, Toshiba, Vodafone, Penguin & Levi's among many more are past clients.
Toby Neilan creates his work through a process of photography and digital manipulation, introducing hand drawn elements, geometric forms and a strong sense of colour, combined with expressive mark making. Recent developments have seen him drawing with a dot to produce pared down visuals with a more free painterly result.
Swedish illustrator Daniel Egneus's scratchy and loose watercolor illustrations have a dreamy (sometimes nightmarish) quality that have, at the same time, a vibrancy and movement all their own. He is the inventor of the style known as Quotidiano-Straordinario and his art reflects his belief in daily life and artmaking as a whole. His printed work has appeared in campaigns for Häagen-Dasz, BMW, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Pepsi and many more.
Nate Williams is an illustrator with a love for hand lettering, whose work carries a truly vintage and whimsical feel. He is inspired by nature’s inventions, foreign cultures and the questions children ask. He thinks the keys to creativity are curiosity, inspiration, play and discovery. He has worked with notable clients like Urban Outfitters, United Airlines, Microsoft, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Nick Jr. His work has been featured as OOH as well as inserted in print and broadcast.
Copro Gallery presents a group art exhibition celebrating JUXTAPOZ magazine's 18 year anniversary. This art gallery show will feature artists from Juxtapoz's past , present and future. Since its inception in the early 90's Juxtapoz has been a major factor in setting art trends and helping to make them a world wide phenomenon with its vast publishing empire and International circulation. Artists curated by Gwynn Vitello and Greg Escalante: Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Marion Peck, Camille Garcia, Kathy Staico Schorr, Cathie Bleck, Suzanne Williams,The Date Farmers, Jeremy Fish,Tara McPherson, Shag, Tiffany Bozic, Scott Musgrove, Neckface, Elizabeth Mcgrath,Anthony Ausgang, Souther Salazar, Luke Chueh, Ed Templeton, Dennis McNett, Isabel Samaras, Charles Wish, Jeremy Lipking, Steve Olson, Don Pendleton, Mike Shine, Retna, Kevin Ancell, Andrew Schoultz, Brian Bowen Smith, Skinner, Rico Deniro, Craig Stecyk, Herbert Baglione, Sandow Birk, Mike Giant, Morgan Slade, Ron Lipking, Sage Vaughn, Deanna Templeton, Bill Dee Williams, Estevan & Eriberto Oriol, Michael Carney & many more.
Copro Gallery - Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404 Ph: 310/829-2156
"JUXTAPOZ TURNS 18" group art exhibition
Opening Reception, Saturday, March 24, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Dates: Exhibit runs; March 24 – April 14 , 2012
Canadian illustrator Gary Taxali visually blends now with then. His style, inspired by vintage comics and advertising art, is repurposed with the goal of communicating the ironies and comical essence of popular culture. His work is at once alluring and endearing. Despite the vintage look, he is neither maudlin nor nostalgic. His imagery is rich in satiric verve.