Now Showing: Jason Shawn Alexander "[sic]" @ 101/Exhibit, LA

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Just opened at 101/Exhibit in Los Angeles, [sic] is a new series of large-scale works by Los Angeles based artist Jason Shawn Alexander. They are his most direct and personal paintings to date. The dramatic narratives that are a signature of his work are yielding to the intensity of the figure itself, to the portrait itself. Jason digs in with his brushes, giving these paintings richer textures and dimensionality than anything that’s come before.

Conor Harrington "A Whole lot of Trouble for a Little bit of Win" Video

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We just got back from London where we had a little discussion with Conor Harrington of which you can see in the December 2012 issue of the magazine. While there, we saw Harrington's two new pieces, now on display at Lazarides' Bedlam show. Just as he prepared his Dead Meat work, there was a photoshoot with models for the new pieces, and Harrington just released a new video of the behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot. Go watch...

Opening: Ryan Travis Christian "The Second Banana" @ Guerrero Gallery, SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
As we prepare a larger look at Ryan Travis Christian's work in the print magazine, the Chicago-based artist just opened a new solo exhibition, The Second Banana, at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco. We think of Christian's work as a psychedelic trip animated by an artist in the 1930s. It just has that vintage feel to it. Maybe that is why we like it so much.

Archive: Jeremy Geddes in Conversation with Ashley Wood

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
With both Australian-based artists Jeremy Geddes and Ashley Wood debuting in the United States this weekend, October 20, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, we look back on the cover story we ran in February 2012 with Geddes. For the occasion, we asked Ashley Wood to interview Geddes, to discuss the artist's preparation for his US debut, as well as his penchant for detail and painting 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Political Works of Dignidad Rebelde

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In his interview in the November 2012 Political Art issue of Juxtapoz, Ernesto Yerena Montejano introduced us to the work of two important political artists in the Bay Area. Ernesto tells us, "It is impossible to talk about contemporary political art without mentioning the talented and artistically prolific duo/couple by the name of Dignidad Rebelde."

Works by Liz Brizzi

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A native of France born of Italian parents, Liz Brizzi grew up in Los Angeles. Inspired by urban themes, she loves to portray the beauty she captures in the raw, desolate and industrial aspects of cities and their outskirts. Her unique mixed media technique begins with the manipulation of her original photography collaged onto acrylic painted wood panels, finally blended within layers of colorful acrylic washes.

More Photoreal Works from Yigal Ozeri

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We have posted about the art of Yigal Ozeri recently on the site, but it dawned on us yesterday to look into some of his past works, and wow, he has some truly fantastic pieces in his career. Photoreal is one thing, but there is something unique about these paintings, something a photo can't capture with unique methods of captuing sunlight and color. 

New Matchbook Drawings by Jason D'Aquino

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It is hard enough to draw on a regular piece of binder paper, but Jason D'Aquino just goes ahead and does detailed works on the inside of a matchbook. And just to make sure he proves his point, he doesn't just draw a cat or dog, he draws the Mona Lisa. We like what we see....

Public Light Interventions by Armsrock

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We have always loved the work of Danish artist, Armsrock, featuring him in the magazine when he was doing brilliant street works of everyday people in their normal everyday environments. We are a litlte late to the game on these, but the artist created these fantastic light interventions for his series "Markinger", where he projected engravings done with an etching needle on black Pani slide. The project was done at a train station in 2010 in Copenhagen.

Taisuke Koyama's Traces of Tennis Balls

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 17, 2012
These extremely magnified photos by Toisuke Koyama reveal in fine detail of what is left behind when a tennis ball comes crashing down onto the court. The series is titled Thousand Impacts, suggesting the repetition and potentially massive variation in how this tennis ball residue may present itself.