The Surreal Paintings of Oliver Vernon

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
This morning we take a look at the paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Vernon. We love his surreal, warped landscapes. Vernon was born in New York and received his BFA from Parsons School of Designs and his work is displayed in numerous collections all over the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

Photographs by Daido Moriyama

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
We are enjoying the photography of Japan's Daido Moriyama this morning. Daido is one of the most revered living Japanese photographers and his work is 'saturated with the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary. His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection.'

Hilary Brace Draws Her Cloud Worlds with Charcoal and an Eraser

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 04, 2013
While they look like they could be photographs, Hilary Brace starts with a smooth, polyester film surface darkened with charcoal, and then using erasers and other toold removes the charcoal to reveal these incredible cloud formations and worlds.

“Recolectores” by David De La Mano

Street Art // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Using only white buff paint, Spanish artist, David De La Mano, painted silhouetted figures over a layered wall of graffiti to create a very textural piece. This wall is entitled “recolectores” which in English translated to “collectors.”

James Jirat Patradoon's Electricity

Illustration // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Whenever I’m asked to describe James Jirat Patradoon’s artwork, I describe it as electric.  Because it simply is.  It’s bursting at the seams of it’s leather clad body with neon rays of pure energy... 

In L.A.: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles @ Subliminal Projects

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Last week we stopped by Subliminal Projects for the opening reception of “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles,” featuring the new works by Jessica Hess and Tara Smith.  In this exhibition, both artists provide a unique perspective on the state and decay of various objects and tools existing within the contemporary, urban environment. Photos and more after the jump…

Tape to New Heights: The Work of Rebecca Ward

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
You learn a lot in this art world, and I was still under the assumption that using tape was not the most sturdy way to put together an installation. Brooklyn-based Rebecca Ward isn't afraid of a little tape, so much so that she is creating some fantastic installation and sculptural works with the material. Ward will open a new show, cow tipping (yep, that's the name), at London's Ronchini Gallery this April 12, 2013. Cow tipping.

Paintings and Drawings by Troilo

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Milan-based artist Troilo tries to express the uncomfortable condition of beingtrapped in a void where the rules of society don't apply. There are no dresses, colors or objects, and we are liberated frome useless accessories. One day, when attempting to translate his drawings into paintings, Troilo found himself using his fingers when he couldnt find any brushes.

Illustrations by Micah Lidberg

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Micah Lidberg grew up in the American Mid-West but has since moved east, splitting his time between Kansas City, Minneapolis, or New York. His work is shaken up by nature, he finds that there's plenty of room to explore and plenty to share.

Mike Doyle Creates a 200,000 Piece Sci-Fi LEGO Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Contact 1 is a the first in a series of large-scale LEGO works that celebrate 'extra terrestrial contact events, spiritual beings and unique worlds.' The artist, New Jersey-based Mike Doyle is offering limited edition prints and DIY instructions for parts of Contact 1 on Kickstarter.

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