I was introduced to the work of artist Mercedes Helnwein when reading one of my favorite UK magazines, Lula. Arresting, intriguing, and even a bit haunting, Mercedes’ illustrations are meticulous works of art.
A little bit Mad Men meets L.A. Confidential, each illustration reads like a novel with secretive and sometimes sinister characters.
Mercedes finds a way to brings us deeper into her story with each piece.
If you live in Los Angeles, you might have caught Mercedes’ latest exhibit, East of Eden. You can find upcoming shows and new work on her website.