Ed Ruscha is an American artist based in Los Angeles. A true inspiration, as Ruscha has been a prominent figure within the art world since the 60's. From painting and printmaking, to photography and film, he has provided us with years of bright, bold, statement pieces that have helped shape the pop art movement. Ruscha currently works out of his Culver City studio.
Thoka Maer is by far one of the coolest gif makers out there. She is currently living and working in Berlin, creating real and abstract illustrations that come to life effortlessly with the use of pencil or crayon. Thoka captures the little moments in life that are so small, they tend to go unnoticed.
DabsMyla are a husband and wife art team, currently living in Los Angeles. Their work is loosely based on their life, and clearly their life is super fun. They are not limited to a specific medium, and do everything from painting, to murals, to the sets for the MTV Movie Awards.
Alvaro "Freegums" IIizarbe is an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Los Angeles. Freegums has a systematic and pattern approach to his artwork. Each creation is intricate and detail oriented.
Karol Banach is an illustrator and graphic designer originally from Poland. His process is experimental and playful, filled with color and shape. Karol's characters are abstract and almost have their own personalities that pop off the page.
Alex Katz is a Russian painter born in New York. Katz studied painting at Cooper Union under Morris Kantor (also a Russian artist) in the early 1940's. He was heavily influenced by advertisements, billboards, and films of the 60's, which lead to his "dramatic crops" and large scale portrait paintings.