Javier Mayoral – Cartography of Nowhere

Ironic vintage-inspired paintings by Javier Mayoral.

Javier Mayoral’s paintings are reminiscent of old illustrations known from billboards and posters from the 1950s or 60s. But instead of usual advertising slogans, Javier Mayoral combines his paintings with a touch of irony and sarcasm. Also sex or the art of seduction are frequent subjects of his work, but always with a very humorous representation. His Tumblr and Instagram accounts include a lot of his images. Some of his paintings may be considered as some kind of sexist, but I like his humorous approach to this subject.

Below you can see some examples of his paintings. The selection includes a variety of Javier Mayoral’s illustrative work. Do not hesitate and discover more of the paintings on TumblrInstagram or Flickr.

I could have sworn I left it somewhere down here.
I could have sworn I left it somewhere down here. A sexy and humorous painting by Javier Mayoral.
Inertia drove us yet again to the French Riviera.
Inertia drove us yet again to the French Riviera.
My eye shadow is usually the same color of my shirt.
My eye shadow is usually the same color of my shirt.
Oh boy, another wad of dollars on the ground.
Oh boy, another wad of dollars on the ground. Most of Javier Mayoral’s images are significantly influenced by good old poster painting, vintage advertising, pin ups, and much more.
This move works all the time. Sexy painting by Javier Mayoral.
This move works all the time. Sexy painting by Javier Mayoral. A little move with a big impact.
Wait, I'm just fluffing it up a bit. Vintage inspired artwork by Javier Mayoral.
Wait, I’m just fluffing it up a bit. Vintage inspired artwork by Javier Mayoral.
We are good friends of Frank Lloyd Wright's next door neighbor's brother in law.
We are good friends of Frank Lloyd Wright’s next door neighbor’s brother in law.

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