The Forested Mind: An Interview With Joanne Nam

Illustration // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Joanne Nam's paintings are only a fraction of the lush, labyrinthian stories that inspired their creation. Stark, finely wrought visions of nightwalks and blurry memories populate the landscape of Nam's world, leaving a ghostly but familiar chill with the viewer. In this interview, Joanne Nam delves into her upbringing in the forests of Korea, relating the strange impressions her life has left on her that continue to inspire her work. "I am not going to paint an old man dragging a dead dog," she says--a recurring memory of hers--"However, I would definitely paint a girl feeling the strangely beautiful disturbance." Nam lives and works in Los Angeles.

Kim Keever "Across the Volumes” @ Waterhouse & Dodd, NYC

Photography // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Kim Keever’s new abstract works for his next solo exhibition “Across the Volumes” will be opening at Waterhouse and Dodd in early April 2014, and Juxtapoz contributor David Molesky headed to see Keever in Manhattan. 

Poetry Wanted's "This Is Not A Map"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Poetry Wanted is a small French publishing house with an interest in photography, they recently began their "This Is Not A Map" project. Like the name suggests, it looks like a map, folds like map, and feels like map, but it is actually collection of a photos corresponding to a specific location and photographer. The project began with Texas, Las Vegas was just released featuring Ronan Guillou, Scotland and Japan are next.

Tahiti Pehrson "Connectivity" @ Salon91, Cape Town

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tahiti Pehrson, who was featured in our November, 2013 issue and kicked off Juxtapoz Editions with a fantastic Zine, will be opening a new solo exhibition, "Connectivity," at Salon91 in Cape Town, South Africa on February 26th, 2014...

Kenyatta Hinkle "Say it Isn't So..." @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NY

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York will be presenting Say It Isn’t So…., the New York debut of critically acclaimed contemporary artist Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle. The exhibition features a variety of media, including drawings, paintings, text-based work, audio, and video. These pieces explore personal narratives from the artist intermingled with known and unknown historical figures in relationship to notions and constructions of the black female body as a prototype for both exotic beauty and repulsion.

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...

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