Category Archives: Illustration

Phillipe Weisbecker

“I’ve always loved rustic furniture, made from stumps, branches or pieces of wood. Initially I wanted to faithfully reproduce the furniture in the book. Very quickly, I realized that I was especially interested in the skeleton of these pieces of furniture, their structures and the vectors of force that govern them. Little by little, I even came to free myself from these parameters to arrive at simpler structural compositions, halfway between figuration and abstraction.” – Phillippe Weisbecker

In essence, Philippe Weisbecker’s art consist of depicting elements of our daily life untouched by the sometime devastating effects of fashion’s changing mood. Born 1942 in Dakar, Philippe Weisbecker studied interior design in Paris.  In 1968 he moved to New York where he first worked as a draftsman in an architectural firm.  At the age of 30 he started his career as an illustrator. His work has been published in major American publications and in the late 90’s he shifted gradually from commissioned work to his own original production that he is now showing in galleries worldwide.

Unfortunately, there is not a website for Mr. Weisbecker to which we could direct you.

Images:  Courtesy of Phillippe Weisbecker.

Itsuo Kobayashi

Itsuo Kobayashi was born in 1962 and lives in Saitama prefecture.  Since he was 18 years old he took the time to document each and every meal he ate. Using pen and ink he filled notebook after notebook with delicious-looking paintings. The bento boxes and ramen drawings often included the name, price and ingredients of each meal.  The Japanese outsider artist and professional cook suffers from alcoholic neuritis and has difficulty walking.  Often bed-ridden he still draws from memory relying mostly on food deliveries from restaurants or deliveries from his mother.

Mr. Kobayashi is represent by Kushino Terrace Gallery. There is a great interview with him on the website, Note.

Images:  Courtesy of Itsuo Kobayashi and Kushino Terrace Gallery.

Quentin Monge

French artist Quentin Monge grew up on a beach in the south of France. After traveling and working in Australia, UK and Paris he decided to go back to Saint Tropez. His childhood under the sun of the french riviera in the inspiration for most of his work. Since 2015 he has worked as a freelance illustrator for major companies.  On an interview with Turnbull and Asser he says this about his work:

“My work is minimalist. I pay a lot of attention on shapes and compositions—I love to work on patterns.”

“It seems that blue and pink are coming back quite often, but when it comes to colour choices I couldn’t really explain it, it just feels right or not depending on the subject/composition. It’s very subjective.”

More of his work can be found on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Quentin Monge.

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