Update: Surreal Paintings by Moki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
We recently checked in with Hamburg-based artist Moki, whose acrylic paintings we admired earlier last year and were pleased to be introduced to her fantastic paintings on wood! Inspired by Japan's Hayo Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Hamburg-based artist Moki's acrylic paintings feature humans enveloped in cold, serene northern landscapes.

The Work of A.N.F

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Based out of Berlin, A.N.F, Andreas Nicholas Fischer, works with generative systems, digital techniques, and various mediums visualizing natural states. Known for using the Brute Force Method, A.N.F creates an array of digital high glossy fluid compositions...

The Works of Benjamin Garcia

Erotica // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Venezuela born artist Benjamin Garcia paints implicitly dark portraits of women. Each work is both surreal and intense. Benjamin says his style is inspired by the nebulous and unclear images of...

Drawings on black paper by Kyung Hwan Kwon

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
Just stumbled across an interesting series of drawings on black paper by Korean artist Kyung Hwan Kwon that leave an interesting effect. We haven't seen a ton of black paper works on the site before, but if it is a trend that looks like this, we love to see more. 

The Digital Works of xhxix

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
It had been a few years since we last checked in with the digital paintings of Japan's XHXIX, but one of our favorite blogs, The Fox Is Black, shared some of the artist's new works and we were right back on to enjoying the fascinating series...

The Tender Tentacles of Daikichi Amano (Very NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
We think it is this image of the octopus/squid with women's heads bulging out that really got us out of bed this Monday morning...creepy but cool. Japanese photographer Daikichi Amano explores the gruesome connection between Japan's metaphorical and literal consumption of both the female form and creatures of the sea...

Taisuke Mohri's Cracked Portraits

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
Taisuke Mohri is a master of detailed pencilwork, and he combines his ability for photorealism with a surrealist flair to create incredibly haunting, masterful images. Mohri overlays his pencil drawings with a pane of cracked class, calling them "material cracks," pushing the artwork to the edge of something existent in reality and something imagined. The audience is forced to take a moment to absorb what it is exactly that they are viewing.

The Work of Naomi Okubo

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
We came across these lovely paintings by Naomi Okubo this morning and can't wait to see what she has in store for the new year! Naomi is interested 'in the relationship between oneself and others or society and a contradiction that happens among the relationships...

"Loving Vincent," The 1st Feature-Length Painted Animation

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 27, 2014
The Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films is working on a remarkable and groundbreaking animated film, "Loving Vincent," in which every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted...

Glasser's "Interiors" x Jonathan Turner

Music // Monday, January 27, 2014
For Glasser's 2013 album "Interiors," the artist enlisted New York-based visual artist Jonathan Turner to design the album artwork and direct the music videos. A chrome, silver-like essence flows through both videos and is the most striking visual element of the album artwork. Fluidity is another major theme...

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