Carlos Huante

Carlos Huante
Carlos Huante Carlos Huante

Carlos Huante was born in East L.A. He attended night classes in life drawing at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He first worked in the animation world at Filmation. Later Carlos worked as a character designer on the Ghostbusters animated series. His professional career in animation lasted for many years before he moved fulltime into working in the film industry. He's worked for Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Guillermo Del Torro the Chiodo Bros and too many more to mention - on such films as Men in Black I and II, Mighty Joe Young, Hellboy, War of the Worlds, Spiderwick and Alice in Wonderland just name a few. Today Carlos has 25 years of experience under his belt and works for ILM at Lucas Digital and is part of the creature development team.

www.carlos-huante-monstruo.com
In: Art, Masters

Fred Larucci

Fred Larucci
Fred Larucci Fred Larucci

When you go fishing you can catch a lot of fish or you can catch a big fish. Ever walk into a guys den and see a picture of him standing next to 14 Trout?

The extraordinary work of artist Fred Larucci.

fred-larucci.pixels.com
In: Art

Bruce Whistlecraft aka Doktor A

Bruce Whistlecraft
Bruce Whistlecraft Bruce Whistlecraft

Bruce Whistlecraft (A.K.A Doktor A) has become synonymous with the creation of Victorian Futurist style Robot characters.

Indeed, his popular ongoing Mechtorians series unravels the story of the retrobotic realm of Retropolis one artwork at a time.

Brass mustachioed scientists rub copper-plated elbows with polished metal bank managers, fairground hawkers and socialites in this fantastical realm where humans play no part.

A world whose inhabitants go robotically about their daily routine, playing out their part in a mimicked society modeled on a flimsy perception of an ideal world.

Every aspect of our own lives are reflected and filtered through the robot’s ill informed perception of what they are expected to be. Social hierarchy played out as theatre and consumer trends reflected as crippling exercises in vanity or peer pressure.

When machines try and duplicate our world the nonsense of the everyday is plain.

www.brucewhistlecraft.com
In: Art, Collectibles, Steampunk, Toys

Aaron Klopp

Aaron Klopp
Aaron Klopp Aaron Klopp

Ever since I was a kid, I've always had a passion to create. My drawings started out as doodles featuring my own characters traveling through time and battling Frankenstein, or Godzilla fighting off the Hulk. I still find that raw enthusiasm in my illustration and graphic design work today. Be it print or web, illustration, design, or comic book, I find nothing more satisfying than being able to craft something new and intriguing when I get the chance.

After graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication Design from Winthrop University, I've been in the Charlotte, NC area ever since working as a Graphic Designer by day and Illustrator by night.

www.aaronklopp.com
In: Art, Design

Reinhard Michl

Reinhard Michl
Reinhard Michl Reinhard Michl

After training as a typesetter, studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science in Munich. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1977–1979. Spent time in Ireland and Scotland; first illustrations for various publishers. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1980. Increasing number of commissioned illustrations; first picture books are published and picture stories aired on the German television stations ARD and ZDF.

Since then numerous books published as an illustrator and many solo exhibitions in Germany and abroad, Workshops at Goethe institutes in various countries.

Awards: Troisdorfer Book Award; Stiftung Buchkunst: »The most beautiful German books«, Gustav-Heinemann, Peace Prize; Wildweibchenpreis (Fairly Tale Prize) 2010

www.reinhard-michl.de
In: Art

Kris Kuksi

Kris Kuksi
Kris Kuksi Kris Kuksi

“ALL OF US MIGHT WISH AT TIMES THAT WE LIVED IN A MORE TRANQUIL WORLD, BUT WE DON’T. AND IF OUR TIMES ARE DIFFICULT AND PERPLEXING, SO ARE THEY CHALLENGING AND FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITY.”
~ Robert Francis Kennedy

Born March 2, 1973, in Springfield Missouri and growing up in neighboring Kansas, Kris spent his youth in rural seclusion and isolation along with a blue-collar, working mother, two significantly older brothers, and an absent father. Open country, sparse trees, and alcoholic stepfather, all paving the way for an individual saturated in imagination and introversion. His propensity for the unusual has been a constant since childhood, a lifelong fascination that lent itself to his macabre art later in life. The grotesque to him, as it seemed, was beautiful.

Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity. Each sculpture embodies the trademarks of his philosophy and practice, while serving as a testament to the multifaceted nature of perception – From timeless iconic references of Gods and Goddess, to challenging ideas of organized religion and morality, to the struggle to understand, and bend, the limits of mortality. None is complete without a final and brilliant touch of satire and rebuke all conceived in the aesthetic essence of the Baroque fused with the modern day industrial world. In personal reflection, Kris feels that in the world today much of mankind is oftentimes frivolous and fragile, being driven primarily by greed and materialism. He hopes that his art exposes the fallacies of Man, unveiling a new level of awareness to the viewer. His work has received several awards and prizes and has been featured in over 100 exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide including the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Kris’ art can also be seen in a number of international art magazines, book covers and theatrical posters. Kris’ art is featured in both public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia that include individuals such as Mark Parker (Nike CEO), Kay Alden (three time Emmy award winning writer for Young and the Restless & Bold and the Beautiful), Fred Durst (musician, and film director), Chris Weitz (movie director The Golden Compass & Twilight: New Moon) Guillermo del Toro (movie director Pan’s Labyrinth & Hell Boy 2) and Robin Williams (Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor).

www.daranholt.com
In: Art, Sculpture
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