Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lisa Alisa - Girls on Canvas


Who here remembers Nagel? No? Okay, who here remembers Duran Duran? Remembers them?! (you might be exclaiming), I saw them in concert last month! Okay, maybe you didn't, but I did. A fact I am somewhat embarrassed and yet very happy to admit. Anyway, the most iconic album cover of Duran Duran's, certainly one that visually represented their 80s style, was the Patrick Nagel cover of the Rio album. Nagel, who also famously did illustrations for Playboy Magazine, was to art in the 80s as Miami Vice was to cop shows -- bold and colorful, outrageously popular, eventually dismissed, and know enjoying a renaissance in the work of later artists. There are a few wonderfully talented, original artists who seem to have been influenced by Nagel but take his influence and built on it beautifully. one of our favorites is Yumiko Kayukawa. We are excited to add to that list the soon-to-be-really-really-famous-and-successful Lisa Alisa.

Don't get us wrong, Lisa Alisa is not a brand spankin' newbee. She's been showing solo since 2004 and has quite a few professional illustrations in publications to her credit. She has shown around the world, including New York, London, Tokyo (Munich, everybody talk about mmm Pop Music... Sorry, the 80s theme -- couldn't stop myself). But in PopDrawer's opinion she is on the verge of breaking really big. Mark our words! Or just see for yourself. Some of her work seems to be available on her website. Just click on the thumbnails and look for the word "AVAILABLE." Buy her works now, before you can't afford to.


Lisa Alisa's Official Website

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