Paintings and Drawings by Kirsty Whiten

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 29, 2013
This morning we take a look at the work of Kirsty Whiten. Kirsty initially gained notice for her large-scale portrait paintings and photorealistic drawings but her work has diversified in recent years to include sculpture and photography. Kirsty was profiled in June 2009 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine where she commented on her fascination with the "psychological power that women have over men" and how the 'dominance within relationships is something that's taken and given, in a quite a fragile way."

New Blu mural in Messina, Italy

Street Art // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By far one of the most interesting and controversial artists creating public work in the past and still today is Blu. Never one to abide by a conventional art career, the Italian artist has been setting his own rules since he started. With his newest mural in Medina, Italy, Blu continues to question and attack our planets current political landscape, capitalism, war and of course religion through various graphic imagery. 

New Bohemia Signs “SignAge” @ San Francisco State University

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco has always been proud of its sign painting tradition, and the city's New Bohemia Signs shop has been keeping that art form alive with their hand-painted custom sign business. San Francisco Sate University and its art gallery will honor New Bohemia by hosting SignAge, a collection of hand-painted signs from the artists at the shop.

In L.A.: Alessandro Moroder and Erin Garcia @ HVW8 Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by HVW8 Gallery for their latest exhibition “New Neons” by Alessandro Moroder and new outdoor murals by Erin Garcia. In New Neons, Moroder explores the idea of masculinity and memory through text, light and space.  The attraction of working with neon came from a custom sign his father built in the 80’s and was then hung and lit in their apartment. Photos and more after the jump…

David Ellis, March 2007

Vault // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
On September 12, 2013, Woodstock, New York-based mixed-media, installation, and fine artist David Ellis, will open a new exhibition, Hudson River Alley, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC. Today, Juxtapoz looks back on David Ellis cover story in March 2011 by contributing editor, Joey Garfield, an interview done on the eve of Ellis' collaborative show with Swoon and Faile in Los Angeles. Skwerm was, and still is, at a creative peak.

Kent Williams' Nude Renderings

Erotica // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense...

The Anatomical Work of Nunzio Paci

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the work of Italian artist Nunzio Paci. Paci lives and works in Bologna. His fascination with anatomy begins with an analytical look, observing the matter while dissecting it. Only then does he move 'from the phenomenon to the complexity of the symbol and of culture.'

Paintings by Steven Chapman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Steven Chapman surveys teh relationships people have with their own self-image within the overarching context of modern media. He uses the same visual formatting found in cinematic compositions, Photoshop, Social network tagging, among various other visual tropes, he bares the conforming influence that pervades everyday life.

A Ballerina Dances with Daggers on Her Shoes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."

Installations by Risa Fukui

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Japanese artist Risa Fukui creates large-scale paper cutouts also known as kirie and hangs them on translucent panels. The intricately cut double-sided pieces cast beautiful shadows on the floor and are on display at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo until September 8, 2013. 

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