Thursday, May 15, 2008

Illustrator Research #1- Joshua Gorchov

Joshua Gorchov graduated from California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, and is currently working on both editorial and commercial illustration assignments. His work responds to a broad range of subjects with a distinctive graphic language which is both vivid and conceptually concise.

Several of his acrylic paintings have styles similar to work from the Art Deco movement, and they all have a very whimsical feel to them. Many others are painted with more Impressionistic colors.

Some of his clients have been Time Magazine, Newsweek, Business Week, Reader’s Digest, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Rolling Stone, Premiere Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, CNET Networks, Tennis Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and The New York Times.

I really enjoy his conceptual work, and the political topics he deals with seem to stand out a lot in meaning. I do find his personal work more interesting to the eye in a way, as this is really where his whimsical side in painting comes out.

His website is located here:

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