Omar Ortiz: Hyperreal Painting in Focus

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Omar Ortiz' hyperreal paintings are not new to the site, and we plan on continuing our coverage of the work in the coming months because he has a prolific body of work going that is stunningly realistic. We know we cover hyperrealism on the site often, but coming across Ortiz' new work, Focus II, we had to doubletake at how insanely real these hands and depth of field are captured in this painting... see the details... 

John Tsombikos AKA BORF: New "Rothko's Modern Life" Prints

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
We were already looking forward to John Tsombikos, AKA BORF, and his solo show at the Lazarides Rathbone space later in November in London, but now we want to get our hands on these Rothko's Modern Life prints that BORF just released with the Outsiders prior to the show. He is calling that show the BORF Show. Perfect. 

Sandra Chevrier "Les Cages; Collections of the Broken" @ REED Projects, Stavanger

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
We have only been away from Stavanger, Norway for a month now, and we miss it already. But if you are still up in the great North, and need some art viewing in your life, we recommend checking out Montreal-based fine artist, Sandra Chevrier's new exhbiition, Les Cages; Collections of the Broken, opening at Reed Projects on November 8, 2013. 

Swoon Bowery Wall Completed

Street Art // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Swoon in collaboration with the Groundswell Community Mural Project (Misha Tyutyunik and Yana Dimitrova contributing work), has completed her Hurricane Sandy memorial piece at the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan. This week marks the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s landfall and the subsequent destruction left in the aftermath. The optimistic phrases “People helping people” and “Rise above the challenge” accompany the beautiful collage-style work.

Video Preview: Michael Peck "Love & Fear" @ Metro Gallery, Melbourne

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Michael Peck, who has been profiled in the magazine in the past, just sent us a stunning preview video in conjunction with his new body of work and exhibition, Love & Fear, premiering at Metro Gallery in Melbourne this November 16, 2013. The video was shot during Peck's 3 month artist in residency earlier this year at Birrarung House in Melbourne’s fringe bush land, and, in being there, Peck was "inspired by the isolation of the surrounding landscape... reimagin(ing) the human experience within a familiar yet somewhat inexplicable environment."

3D Architectural Dioramas by Heather Kocsis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
What at first appears to be a painting is actually constructed using various types of reclaimed wood. Canadian artist Heather Kocsis creates three dimensional assemblages depicting architectural elements. Make sure you take a look at some of the close-up shots after the jump to see the incredible detail!

Kuhl and Leyton's Tape Paintings of "Elite Deviance"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Using colored tape as their medium, for their latest project Elite Deviance Brad Kuhl and Monique Leyton explored disgraced millionaires and the super-rich of the United States. Depictions of Martha Stewart and Bernie Madoff act as social commentaries and critiques of capitalism in a colorful array of acrylic and bookbinding tape.

Paper Sculptures by Matt Shlian

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As an artist working with paper and an engineer, Matt Shlian's work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design. He uses his engineering skills to create kinetic sculptures which lead to collaborations with scientists. Working on the nanoscale, Matt translates paper structures to micro folds. Beginning with a system of folding, the artists finds that at a particular moment the material takes over.

Digital Art by Zeitguised

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Established by American sculptor and fashion designer Jamie Raap and German architet Henrik Maule, ZEITGUISED pushes their own rules onto computer aided by art by creating a dense universe parallel to motion graphics, drawing heavily from fashion photography, sculpture, installation and architectural set design. In the twisted worlds of ZEITGUISED, surface phenomena are the content and unstable structures of color, shape and spatial motion become narrative and protagonist at the same time.

Paintings by Luiz Zerbini

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Rio de Janeiro based artist Luiz Zerbini's work combines a myriad of sources, borrowing from the cityscapes of Rio, art history, and pop culture. Everything is dislocated in his work: the landscape loses its depth, and the grid gains it.

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