I think Spacemiu or someone had one of his illustrations as their avatar way back when which prompted some frantic but futile googling of his work until the creation of this thread.. thanks Estella! The spare and baleful feel of the earlier sketches are delightfully disconcerting, while the second set are admittedly a little plastic but still very beautiful. It would be a shame if he completely abandoned his former aesthetic.
I was just at the website...
Does anyone know what he did for Sitbon, Galliano and Dior? It says he designed than illustrated. I wonder what he would have been designing
There are a few illustrations on the website that are interesting too, like the nudes that still stay nude although they are wearing Givenchy or whatever. And, the portraits of the artists, instead of models, displaying jewellery
Oh I like his work. He's got some beautiful portraits of his friends,the Yazbukey sisters.
I love these-
However,I do agree that his work is kind of Anastase-like....somehow I would hope he would find more of a niche as in the former(although those actually remind me of Devastee,come to think of it)and latter posts. But I suppose that vein of the Anastase style isn't bad company though. I do think his work is less surrealistic than Charles.
two months off, i do like the unfinished feel about the first batch, actually. i always think it's best to make a flaw an advantage if you're not able to draw flawless (who is?) ... and with the later ones i feel he is trying to be flawless (maybe with an ironic touch but still) and failing...
cutxpaste, you remind me that i haven't had a look at jr1's work for too long
scott, i think he was featured on the devastee website some time ago. those gothic images were too over the top for me at first but at second glance they're quite funny.
the ones on post #3, while still beautiful, relatively seem too commercial, lifeless and flat. it's great though that he has some variety in his work. i have to say i'm smitten with the ones on post #10. just slightly comical but his aesthetic is still quite felt.
... they lived and laughed and loved and left ... pseudo-oz~ tintin!