Painting by Chris Berens

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 21, 2014
Chris Berens grew up near the historic Netherlands city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, steeped in the atmosphere exalted by painters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. From an early age, he was immersed in his own inner world, a luminous realm inhabited by enigmatic characters and menageries of strange, compelling creatures...

Richard Hutten's "Playing with Tradition" Oriental Rugs

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 21, 2014
"For already many years I had the idea to do something with traditional oriental carpets. I have an antique Persian carpet at my home, which I still find the best carpets to have. The idea behind the carpet was to build a bridge between the old and the new, east meets west. From this starting point I looked at various ways to give a reinterpretation."

New Paintings From Lilli Hill

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 21, 2014
German artist Lilli Hill is back with a few more paintings for the new year. Last time we showed her work we had a hard time describing the paintings without being crass or offensive. We are still running into the same problem... that said, we really enjoy her fresh take on the classic portrait!

Studio Bertjan Pot's Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 21, 2014
Dutch designer Bertjan Pot's masks were the product of a failed material experiment. "I wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together I could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When I was about to give up on the carpet, Vladi came up with the idea of ​​shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day."

The Work of Matthew Stone

Erotica // Friday, February 21, 2014
Matthew Stone is an artist and shaman. These two interconnected roles are defined by his activities as photographer, sculptor, performance artist, curator, writer, Optimist and cultural provocateur. Stone’s work and thinking goes far beyond the remit of his art, and his power of existence is recreating the role of the artist in the 21stcentury.

Yuko Shimizu's "Winter Wonderland"

Illustration // Friday, February 21, 2014
Yuko Shimizu has compiled all of her snow themed works from over the years to remind us about the charm of winter. These illustrations tell a story. Yuko says "It's cold outside, but there is...

KAWS "Play Your Part" @ Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
KAWS had a pretty amazing year in 2013, and the Brooklyn artist is right back at it in 2014 with "Play Your Part," an exhibition at Madrid's Galeria Javier Lopez. We have long been fans of the program at Javier Lopez, with Todd James, Kaws, Jenny Holzer, and Leo Villareal on the roster, and love how KAWS' work looks in the sparse space. If you are in Spain through April 23, go check it out. 

"FAR OUT!": Jamian Juliano-Villani, Erik Parker, Peter Saul @ Marlborough Chelsea, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
Three of what we consider to be some of our favorite contemporary painters are all showing together at Marlborough Chelsea Gallery in New York City starting February 22, 2014. "FAR OUT!" will include Erik Parker, Peter Saul, and Jamian Juliano-Villani, all who paint with a touch of psychedelic influence, pop-culture references, and classic inspirations. And the work gets bright!

Preview: Cody Hudson "This Place Not For Me" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
We have long been admirers and fans of Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson's work, and love how he has turned abstraction, sculpture, drawing, and design into a cohesive and signature look. This Friday, February 21, 2014, Cody will open "This Place Not For Me" at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, coinciding with Richard Colman's show at V1.

Jules de Balincourt "Misfit Island" @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Rochechouart

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 20, 2014
One of our favorite artists of the moment, Jules de Balincourt, has had a busy few months, with works at Victoria Miro in London, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and now a full museum show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rochechouart, France. The exhibition will present a dozen of paintings from 2003 to now, and will also focus on the artist’s studio, the Starr Studio in Brooklyn, which has served for a few years a serves as a space for performances and concerts, as a gallery for local artist and as a community center.

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