We caught up with Stephen Carballo, who told us about his first sketchy tattoo at 15, how he differentiates himself in an over-saturated art market, and why just being creative in general is integral to who he is.
Sitting at Bijou Karman's dining room table, eagerly eyeballing all of her strategically placed knick-knacks and personal works of wall art, I resist the urge to blurt out, “RIHANNA! Tell me about working with Rihanna!”
Alex contributed two illustrations to our recently released tenth printed issue and took a moment to tell us a little more about his life in Portland, why he continues to make art, and what music he currently has on heavy rotation.
Gruesome yet seductive women permeate Los Angeles-based artist Kristen Liu-Wong's fluoro-colored paintings and illustrations. We spend some time in the studio with Kristen, where she shows us some of her favorite pieces and fills us in on the allure of making lewd yet lustful images.
Just off a recent collaboration with Rihanna, Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator Bijou Karman gives us an inside look at her studio and discusses how fashion and a range of strong and unique women inspire her work.