Jonathan Bartlett unleashes his highly nostalgic vision through his illustrations, encapsulating the culture of the male-dominated 1950s. His graphics are highly scenic, based in narrative, and at times, surreal. His works incorporate a dynamic compositional style to evoke a feeling of presence from the audience. His ring fighter piece is dimmed in red hues, and captures a moment of movement and excitement. The audience feels involved in the scene and enraptured by the characters depicted.
Bartlett graduated with an MFA from the School of Visual Art, with a major in illustration as visual essay. His emotional communication is astounding and engaging. His era work is reminiscent of the work of famed Norman Rockwell, with endearing characters and wholesome imagery. He takes it to the next level with retrofuturistic details, like exploding bullets and smoking toads.
Dapper 1950s Drawings
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Heavily Hued Illustrations
Geometrically Obscure Portraits (UPDATE)
Otherworldly Monochromatic Photography
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Detailed Dead Portraiture