Friday, March 1, 2013

Istvan Banyai: Stranger in a Strange Land (1)

An exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum from March 9 to May 5, 2013

An innovative Hungarian-born artist whose illustrations have been sought after by clients throughout the world, Istvan Banyai made his mark as an award-winning artist in the United States, and has been creating persuasive, elegant artworks for publishers and corporations for more than thirty years.

Banyai’s striking imagery has appeared on the covers and pages of The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The New York Times, GQ and Esquire, and has been featured by Absolut Vodka, Nickelodeon, MTV Europe, Encyclopedia Brittanica, Penguin Putnam/Viking, and many others. The artist’s influential visual commentary and his approach to image-making will be explored. 

Visit the artist’s website:
Attend the exhibition opening, Saturday, March 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; artist commentary: 6:30 p.m.
Art Talk: A Conversation with Istvan Banyai. Saturday, March 23, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Exhibition Highlights

  • “Zoom” for Nickelodeon, 1998

Charley Parker from lines and colors:

Istvan Banyai

On his site you can find a selection of his drawings as well as a few short animations, many with accompanying drawings from their frames.

I particularly enjoy his takes on a number of well-known artists (above, bottom three), which you can find as prints in his site’s “For Sale” section.

You will find a better selection of his work, with larger images in an easier to browse arrangement, on the DebutArt site.

Banyai is also the author of several books including Zoom.

[Via Spectrum Fantastic Art on Twitter]

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