I love using the Advocate to discover cool new artists. Maxicon is an internet artist who uses Twitter and Tumblr, Check out his feed:
Maxicon combines a generous use of symbols and self portraiture to explore some interesting ideas.
First of all, he's beautiful. Wonderful body and a really handsome mug. So of course you now we want to look at him! Then he plays with cliche and drama.
He's got this wonderful understanding of how the title of a work interacts with imagery. The title is "| I’m Like A Bird | Set Me Free |" all the sudden explains the image but also makes me want to play a sort of "Where's Waldo" of identifying his symbols. Beautiful caged bird with some pretty good plumage.
Go visit his feed and look at more cool stuff: