Kent Williams' Nude Renderings

Erotica // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense...

The Anatomical Work of Nunzio Paci

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This morning we are enjoying the work of Italian artist Nunzio Paci. Paci lives and works in Bologna. His fascination with anatomy begins with an analytical look, observing the matter while dissecting it. Only then does he move 'from the phenomenon to the complexity of the symbol and of culture.'

Paintings by Steven Chapman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
San Francisco-based artist Steven Chapman surveys teh relationships people have with their own self-image within the overarching context of modern media. He uses the same visual formatting found in cinematic compositions, Photoshop, Social network tagging, among various other visual tropes, he bares the conforming influence that pervades everyday life.

A Ballerina Dances with Daggers on Her Shoes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
This video performance by Javier Perez features a ballerina whose shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives. She dances and twirls until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano. "The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel..."

Installations by Risa Fukui

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Japanese artist Risa Fukui creates large-scale paper cutouts also known as kirie and hangs them on translucent panels. The intricately cut double-sided pieces cast beautiful shadows on the floor and are on display at the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo until September 8, 2013. 

RMIT Students Paint an Anatomical Man

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Students at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) spent 18 hours fully painting a man into a highly-detailed and biologically accurate anatomical man. Using layers of pigment, the students colored the muscles and tendons to be a representation of the human body without skin. The project was a response to a national decline in time spent on anatomy in universities. Watch a timelapse after the jump...

Lina Maria Carrillo: High Fashion

Illustration // Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lina Maria Carrillo is an illustrator originally from Melbourne, Australia now living in London. Ever since she was a little girl, she has turned to drawing as a past-time and a source of immediate satisfction. She is currently rendering high fashion portraits in gorgeously muted pastel tones. Adore them. 

Kustaa Saksi "Hypnopompic" @ Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Amsterdam based and internationally appreciated artist Kustaa Saksi showcases the exhibition Hypnopompic, presenting surreal and unique artworks manufactured with jacquard weaving technique. The textiles are made of mohair and alpaca wool, cotton and synthetic materials, such as phosphate and metallic acrylic thread. The exhibition also features a series of serigraphs on paper. The show is open at Korjaamo Gallery in Helsinki, Finland through September 15, 2013.

"Seventh-Inning Stretch" curated by Carlo McCormick and Eric Firestone @ Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition Seventh-Inning Stretch, a selection of contemporary artworks exploring, employing and imploring our favorite national pastime, baseball. The exhibition does not delineate the sport's history nor ratify its tradition. Rather, McCormick explains that the show is "[a] modest sampling of some of the ways in which baseball has entered the lexicon of contemporary visual art; Seventh-Inning Stretch is hopefully a meditation on how and why we care. It is about the excitement we feel and the beauty of the boredom that borders on ennui."

Bread & Puppet, June 2011

Vault // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
If you grew up in the Northeast of the United States, and your parents were on the liberal kind, perhaps even of the hippie performance art/political theatre bent, then maybe you came across the wonderful world of Vermont's Bread & Puppet. This year, the group celebrates its 50th year, and we look back on our feature on Peter Schuman's influential, timeless live puppet and performance group, and their impact on performance art in America and the world.

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