2018 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Mar2018~Dec2018
Andrey Poletaev Lugansk, Ukraine
2017 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Dec2016~Dec2017
2016 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Dec2015~Dec2016
DECEMBER 2014 Shane McAdams Brooklyn, New York
Ballpoint pen art without the ballpoint pen? That and more
from Shane McAdams, who literally removes the ball point
from the equation by "blowing", milking or otherwise extracting ink from ballpoints and magic markers toward artistic ends...
pictured : Cloudslinger, 2014. © Shane McAdams
James Mylne London, England
Allan Barbeau Dublin, Ireland
2016 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Dec2015~Dec2016
Holly Cappello Portland, Oregon
Lennie Mace RETROSPECTACLE Tokyo, Japan 2004-2014
By 2004, Lennie Mace had been mastering the artistic capabilities of ballpoint pens for over two decades, producing groundbreaking 'wow'-worthy halftone effects which show little trace of the ballpoint line-work used in their creation ...
pictured : Kroc Rock, 2011, cropped. © Lennie Mace
Lennie Mace Tokyo, Japan
Yeah I went and did it, something I've always made a point to avoid: referencing pop culture within my artwork... just hate providing free publicity for corporations... Hate to admit it, I did Disney...
Minnie Mace , Nov 2019. © Lennie Mace
2017 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb2017~Nov2017
Joker Johnson James Mylne PICKSSPECIAL
''I don't think Boris Johnson is what he tries to get across on camera. His silly behavior and humorous banter serves to make people feel at ease and get people to trust him but there is more beneath that 'painted face' of his.'' ...
pictured : Joker Johnson, 2019. © James Mylne
2019 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu
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2018 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb2018~Dec2018
Lennie Mace RETROSPECTACLE Tokyo, Japan 1994-2004
By 1994, Lennie Mace had made a name for himself as an illustrator and had been exhibiting his ballpoint pen artwork in New York annually since 1990. ...
pictured : The Longer The Drool... 2005. © Lennie Mace
Christopher Arabadjis New York, NY
2019 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Mar2019~Sept2019
Nathan Lorenzana Guatemala City, Guatemala
The colors I'm using are part of the ochre/orange palette, along with some purples and blues for shades and layers of skin tones. Many ask how I achieve skin color, and is a complex answer because it depends ...
Portrait commission , 2020. © Nathan Lorenzana
2020 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu
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Archie Smith Paphos, Cyprus
Sex, Drugs & Ballpoint Pens Scott Mackie Aberdeen, Scotland
If there's a rock'n roll heaven, we know they've got a helluva band. We also know the likes of Jim Morrison, Lou Reed,
David Bowie and many more dearly departed music elite have Scott Mackie to thank for providing them with encores ...
pictured : Rebel Rebel (David Bowie), 2017. © Scott Mackie
Son of a Bich ll The BIC Collection exhibition / video review
TB's coverage of The Bic Collection came three months after the fact, but seeing as few news outlets bothered to report the exhibition, our old news was still news. To date, in fact, most of what's been written about it was written by Bic. ...
pictured : Bruno Bich, 2018. Photo © The Bic Societe
2015 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb~Nov2015
Alberto Repetti Genova, Italy
Ballpoint Art Trent Morse BOOK REVIEW
Just as so many presumptuous or naive ballpoint prodigies tripped over each other to have you believe they 'came first ', so came the race for First Place in formally documenting ballpoint pen art history...
pictured : cover art, Untitled crop, 2014. © Thomas Müller
Auto Motives Luis Silva Villa do Condo, Portugal
In the photorealist work of Portuguese artist Luis Silva, ballpoint pen artwork can be discussed in terms of 'make' and 'model' along with color and composition. Car Talk. Gear heads meet the wine and cheese crowd ...
pictured : Porsche 911, 2016, cropped. © Luis Silva
Dave Warshaw San Diego, California
Andrey Poletaev Lugansk, Ukraine
2015 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Nov2014~Nov2015
Since 2014・Volume 7
Chen Zhen Kaohsiung, Taiwan